The 39th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show has returned to Bridgehampton, NY, showcasing the highest levels of equestrian show jumping competition. The Hampton Classic features six show rings, a boutique garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options, and a new farmer’s market, all on its 60-acre show grounds.
The Hampton Classic hosts more than 100 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages and abilities. A wide range of hunter, jumper and equitation classes are offered from leadline classes all the way up to the grand prix level with riders ranging from young children to Olympic medalists. The Classic also has classes for riders with disabilities.
Saturday, August 30th, showcases the $40,000 Longines Cup presented by the Crown Family, the $20,000 SHF Enterprises’ 5-Year-Old Young Jumper Championship Finals, the $30,000 6-Year-Old Young Jumper Championship Finals, and the $15,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic. In addition, Saturday is the longstanding favorite Optimum® Kids’ Day which features children’s activities throughout the day. Kids under the age of 12 receives free admission and a complimentary pony ride.
The final day of the Hampton Classic, Sunday, August 31, features the $30,000 7 & 8 Year-Old Young Jumper Championship Finals, the $25,000 Marders Show Jumping Derby and the $10,000 Hermès Hunter Classic. The week of competition culminates with the $250,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix & FEI World CupTM Qualifier presented by Land Rover. The Hampton Classic is famous not only for its world-class equestrian competition, but also for its celebrity sightings throughout the week. Among those who were present in recent years were TV personalities Matt Lauer, Jerry Seinfeld and Kelly Ripa, actors Sofia Vergara and Julianne Moore, musicians Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and L.A. Reid, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and supermodel Christie Brinkley. For more information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show, please visit the Hampton Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com or call (631) 537-3177. Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.