“I’ve been with Bear for three years, and I wasn’t nervous at all,” Pu-Folkes said. “It was just another day in the ring for us.”
The Advanced Independent division champion was Noah Capps of Glen Cove, N.Y., riding Wall Street Tickertape.
“It’s such a privilege to be at the Hampton Classic, especially after missing last year with COVID,” said Katie McGowan, Executive Director of HorseAbility and one of LIHSSRD’s founding members. “I’m proud of our riders to be able to come here with some sense of normalcy, and we’re always so grateful to Shanette, Marty, and the whole crew at the Hampton Classic for all that they do to support us. They roll out the red carpet for these rockstar riders, and they always honor the riders for the competitors and athletes that they are.”
“We were thrilled to have so many familiar faces back, especially since we missed them all last year,” said Shanette Barth Cohen, Executive Director of the Hampton Classic. “I am so proud of everyone for qualifying to be here.”