Bridgehampton, NY – March 8, 2019The Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the country’s biggest and most prestigious equestrian events, has joined forces with Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows to offer a new and exciting $5,000 Mane ‘n Tail Hunter Rider Challenge
 A $5,000 cash prize will be awarded to the rider who accumulates the most points in open hunter classes, 3’6” and higher, at the 2019 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows (May 7-12 and May 14–19) and the 44th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, August 25–September 1, 2019 in Bridgehampton, NY.
Mane ‘n Tail is also sponsoring the wash stalls at the Hampton Classic and all the wash stalls at the Classic will be branded as “Mane ‘n Tail Spa Stations” and will feature complimentary Mane ‘n Tail horse shampoo for use on site.
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How It Works
Riders will receive points for their best finish in each over fences class, regardless of which horse they are riding. Points will be awarded for the rider’s actual placing (for example, if one rider finishes first and third, the fourth place rider will still receive the points assigned to fourth place even though no points for third will be awarded). Riders who are tied in any class will each receive the points assigned to that placing. The Challenge is open to all riders and no entry fee is required. The leading rider must wear the Mane ‘n Tail Hunter Rider Challenge arm band when competing.
In the event of a tie in the $5,000 Mane ‘n Tail Hunter Rider Challenge, the rider with the most points in the Hampton Classic High Performance Hunter division will be the winner. Presentation of the award will be on Friday afternoon, August 30, in the Anne Aspinall Ring at the Hampton Classic Horse Show. 
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Points will be awarded as follows:
Old Salem Farm Spring Shows:
1st – 50
2nd – 40
3rd – 35
4th – 30
5th – 25
6th – 20
Hampton Classic Horse Show:
1st – 100
2nd – 80
3rd – 70
4th – 60
5th – 50
6th - 40
“We are delighted to offer the $5,000 Mane ‘n Tail Hunter Rider Challenge together with the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows,” said Shanette Barth Cohen, the Hampton Classic’s Executive Director. “The Challenge is a wonderful addition to both our show schedules and we look forward to crowning the winner at the 2019 Hampton Classic!” Michael Morrissey, Manager of the Old Salem Farm Spring Shows added, “Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows is pleased to be involved with the Hampton Classic in support of hunter riders. The Challenge will highlight some of the best hunter riders in the country and will be an exciting addition to the show.”
“Mane ‘n Tail is proud to be a sponsor of the Hunter Rider Challenge at the 2019 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows and the Hampton Classic. Mane ‘n Tail is also looking forward to participating again in the Hampton Classic this year, sponsoring the wash stalls. We will make sure grooms have our new Mane ‘n Tail Ultimate Gloss Shampoo and Conditioner to help keep all the horses looking great and show-ready all week long,” states Devon B. Katzev, President of Straight Arrow Products, Inc. the makers of the Original Mane ‘n Tail.
About the Hampton Classic Horse Show
A highlighted event on both the equestrian competition and Hamptons social calendars, the Hampton Classic is the place to see and be seen. The show features competition for horses and riders of all ages and abilities, ranging from children’s leadline classes all the way up to the grand prix show jumping with Olympic veterans that come from all across the U.S. and abroad. The Classic also hosts classes for riders with disabilities.
The 2018 Hampton Classic hosted approximately 1,600 horses and riders who competed in more than 200 classes of hunter, jumper and equitation classes in their six beautifully manicured show rings. Riders from twelve nations – including Olympic and World Cup champions – competed at the world-class event, which culminated in a brilliant victory by two-time Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward in the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI**** presented by Douglas Elliman.
Further information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show is available at the Hampton Classic website at or by calling 631-537-3177. The Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.
About Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows
The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show features over 130 Hunter and Jumper classes each week, bringing together top competitors from all over the country, including many world-class competitors. In addition to the Olympic caliber Grand Prix events, the event features premier competitions for children, juniors, adults and amateurs. The 2019 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows return this spring, celebrating its 37th year and offering two weeks of exceptional equestrian sport May 7-12 and May 14–19 at one of the nation’s premier equestrian facilities, Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York. For more information visit: