Bridgehampton, NY – Aug. 30, 2021 – Sunday, August 29, was Opening Day of the 45th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the world’s most prestigious horse shows. The Hampton Classic, August 29-September 5, features competitors at every level from young children in leadline to Olympic, World, and World Cup Champions, and hosts competitions for riders with disabilities. 
“Local Day” at the Classic is traditionally reserved for the Long Island equestrian community, with classes open exclusively to horses stabled in Nassau or Suffolk County for at least 75 days since January of the calendar year. Many of the rings focused on the local hunters leading up to Sunday afternoon’s featured class, the $10,000 Marders Local Hunter Derby.
Adriana Forte of Water Mill, N.Y., rode to the Miller & Associates Local Junior Hunter Championship and the Grand Local Hunter Championship aboard Memorable, owned by First Blue LLC. The pair earned the most points out of every hunter division and took home the South Fork Perpetual Trophy for their impressive rounds.
Adriana Forte and Memorable © Kind Media
The Health Rover Local Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship was awarded to Justine Ryan of East Hampton, N.Y., and Lisa Ryan’s Monalisa. Twin Oaks Stables’ Goodman, ridden by Brett Lieb of Wellington, Fla., was the Local Hunter Non-Pro Champion. 
Justine Ryan and Monalisa © Kind Media


Brooke Chasin of Huntington, N.Y., and Erin Brody’s Jalisco walked away with the Overall East Hampton Star Local Professional Working Hunter Championship and the Eddie Horowitz Memorial Trophy sponsored by North Shore Equestrian Center for their success in the Professional Working Hunter Section B. Section A was won by Molly Sewell of Wellington, Fla., aboard Einstein, owned by Ellin Berman. Laura Bowery of Bridgehampton, N.Y., was Reserve Champion in both sections with Anne Byers’ Rocklyn (Section B) and Quantonius (Section A – tied with Lisa Rex of Westbury, N.Y., and Red Diamond, owned by Fait Accompli LLC). 
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Each year approximately 50,000 people – including many A-list celebrities – come to watch the nation’s best equestrian athletes compete at the Hampton Classic. The Hampton Classic features more than 200 classes in six show rings, the Agneta Currey Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options, all on its world-class 60-acre show grounds. This year’s Hampton Classic features five FEI classes in its grass Grand Prix ring showcasing elite riders from around the world, including Olympic and World Equestrian Games veterans. There are also kid-friendly activities throughout the week including pony rides, petting farm animals, daily special attractions and more.
Daily admission to the Classic is $20 per carload. Admission is free on Monday, and seniors are admitted free on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Grandstand tickets for the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix on Sunday, September 5, are $45 per person for reserved bucket seating, which are available for purchase on the Hampton Classic website.
The Hampton Classic is pleased to continue its relationship with ShowNet by offering its services FREE to all exhibitors. Services include: Orders of Go; Live Ring Status; Live Results; and Post Round Video. 
For those who can’t make it to the show grounds, complimentary live webcasts of all Grand Prix ring competitions air on the Hampton Classic website, produced by ClipMyHorseTV and courtesy of LONGINES. ClipMyHorseTV is also providing a complimentary live webcast of all Anne Aspinall ring competitions and archive video, all available on the Hampton Classic website. In addition, WVVH-TV, Hamptons Television, broadcasts up to five hours of competition and highlights each day during the Classic. These broadcasts can also be seen online at
For more information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show, please visit the Hampton Classic website at or call (631) 537-3177. Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.