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Animal Welfare and Adoption Day celebrated its ninth year at the Hampton Classic Monday, welcoming dogs, cats and horses from a variety of animal rescues and shelters on Long Island and beyond.
The 2019 Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities (LIHSSRD) Championship Finals were held at the Hampton Classic Monday, with 19 riders across three divisions competing for the year-end titles, generously presented by BNB Bank.
Local Day at the Hampton Classic Showcases Top Horses and Riders from Long Island
Sunday, August 25 was opening day of the 44thAnnual Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the most prestigious hunter-jumper equestrian events in the nation. Showcasing the highest levels of the sport, the world-class event hosts hundreds of top riders and horses from across North America and abroad.
Fantast was fantastic to open the 44th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, taking Adrienne Sternlicht to top spot in the $30,000 Land Rover Jumper Challenge presented by Jaguar, Sunday afternoon. They bested fellow American Molly Ashe-Cawley and Berdien by a mere four one-thousandths of a second, stopping the clock in 63.661 seconds to Cawley’s 63.665.
The 44th Hampton Classic Horse Show opened Sunday morning under breezy and cool conditions, welcoming horses and riders from near and far to this spectacular annual equestrian and social event. For the next seven days the Hampton Classic will host the highest levels of competition for hunter-jumper horses and riders of all ages and abilities. From the youngest leadline riders (ages 2+) all the way to Olympic and World Champions, the prestigious Hampton Classic Horse Show attracts the best of the best.
Ireland’s Shane Sweetnam wins the $30,000 LONGINES Rider Challenge
The 43rd edition of the Hampton Classic Horse Show ended in spectacular fashion Sunday, with America’s McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, capturing the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix presented by Douglas Elliman for a record seventh time.
Stephanie Danhakl swept the top three places in the $10,000 Hermès Hunter Classic Sunday morning at the Hampton Classic, the final hunter competition at the 43rd edition of the horse show.
Taylor St. Jacques, 19, won the $25,000 DAWTS Junior/Amateur Owner 1.45m Show Jumping Derby Sunday morning at the Hampton Classic, on the final day of competition of this year’s horse show.
The Irish flag flew once again the Hampton Classic for Shane Sweetnam, after he won Saturday’s $70,000 LONGINES Cup with Indra van de Oude Heihoef, owned by the Blue Buckle Group. It was also two years in a row for Sweetnam, as he won this class in 2017 with another of his top mounts, Main Road.