The Hampton Classic, August 29-September 5, is one of the world’s most prestigious horse shows and features competitors at every level from young children in leadline to Olympic, World, and World Cup Champions. The Classic also has competitions for riders with disabilities. 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.
Highlighting the Hampton Classic is the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI**** Presented by Land Rover on Sunday, September 5. In addition to the Grand Prix title, the world-class field of riders will be looking to win the LONGINES Rider Challenge that awards $30,000 to the rider who accumulates the most points throughout the week in the horse show’s Open Jumper competitions.
Located near the Hamptons' famous beaches, nightclubs, restaurants, and boutiques, the Hampton Classic is a celebrity hot-spot. Among those who have attended in recent years are many A-listers including Jennifer Lopez, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Sofia Vergara, Mary-Kate Olsen, Julianne Moore and Michael Bloomberg.
Sunday, August 29 – Leadline classes, Opening Day Ceremonies, the $30,000 Jumper Challenge and $10,000 Marders Local Hunter Derby highlight Opening Day. Local hunter classes, including the Miller & Associates Local Junior hunter division, East Hampton Star Local Professional division and Health Rover Local Amateur-Owner division take place as well as Children’s (including the Knox School High Children’s Equitation) and Adult Equitation classes.
Monday, August 30 - The Finals of the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities Presented by Dime Bank will be the only competition. Spectators are invited to shop in the Agneta Currey Boutique Garden or visit the Exhibition Tent. The Classic will host the 10th annual Animal Adoption Day presented by Gotham Enterprizes where adoptable cats and dogs will be in the Kids area from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and adoptable horses featuring horse rescues that are part of the EQUUS Foundation’s guardian program will be showcased in Hunter Ring 2 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. There is no admission charge on Monday.
Tuesday, August 31 - Tuesday’s events include the $10,000 Gimme Shelter & Storey Brook Farm Open Jumper classes, $10,000 7 & Under Jumper class, Amateur and Junior Jumpers (including the Brown Harris Stevens Amateur/Amateur-Owner Low class), Green Working and High Performance Hunters, and Children’s Hunters. The Show The Bows Short-Stirrup classes and Championships will take place in the Annex Ring.
Wednesday, September 1 - Competition in Amateur, Junior (including the Maria Mendelsohn Junior Jumper class) and Open Jumpers including the $10,000 Wölffer Estate Open Jumper and $10,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate Open Jumper classes. Amateur, Junior and Adult Amateur Hunter classes (including the Carbon38 Adult Amateur 36-49 section) are featured, as are Green and High Performance Hunters and Children’s Hunter Classics.
Thursday, September 2 - News 12 Long Island Kids Day will feature plenty of activities for the entire family from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Children under 12 receive a free pony ride. Jumper competition continues with $37,000 Speed Stake, as well as Amateur, Junior, and Children’s Jumper classes including the Washington International Equitation Classic, Jumper Phase. Hunter classes include Small and Large Junior Hunters, Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, and the $2,500 Adult Amateur Hunter Classic. USEF Adult Equitation and the Dover Saddlery/U.S. Hunter Seat Medal Qualifying class will also take place.
Friday, September 3- Friday features the $10,000 Lugano Diamonds Junior/Amateur Welcome Stake, $10,000 7 & Under Jumpers Championship, and $37,000 Jumper Classic. The $75,000 Grand Prix Qualifier will set the participant list for Sunday’s $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix presented by Land Rover. The schedule also includes the TAK Protective Group Junior Jumper Classic, Citarella Amateur Jumper Classic, Anna Klose Adult Amateur, Amateur and Junior Jumper Championships. Hunter classes will take place for Amateur (including the Hunt Ltd. 3’6” Amateur-Owner Hunter 36+, Human Touch 3’3” Amateur-Owner Hunter 36+ and The Whitman Team 3’3” Amateur-Owner Hunter 18-35), Junior, and Ponies, featuring Small and Large Junior Hunter Championships.
Saturday, September 4 - The Grand Prix ring will host the $10,000 Equitation Championship and the $15,000 Benetti Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic followed by the big event of the day, the $73,000 LONGINES Cup. The Jumper 2 Ring will host the $12,500 Amateur Jumper Classic, $12,500 Junior Jumper Classic, $5,000 Adult Amateur Jumper Classic, and $5,000 Children’s Jumper Classic. The other rings will host a multitude of Hunter championship classes for Amateurs, Juniors and the $2,500 Pony Hunter Classic.
Sunday, September 5 - The $10,000 Hampton Classic Hunter Classic is among the featured competitions on Grand Prix Sunday. The $5,000 Mane ‘n Tail Hunter Challenge winner will also be announced. The Grand Prix Ring begins with the $25,000 Agneta & Brownlee Currey Jumping Derby followed by the Amateur and Junior Jumper Championships. Winners of the Hamptons Cottages & Gardens VIP Table Décor contest are announced, and then the premiere event gets underway — the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix presented by Land Rover. The winner of the $30,000 LONGINES Rider Challenge will also be presented.