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Hampton Classic Horse Show Offers Fun for the Whole Family

August 06, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Full Schedule of Kids and Family Activities Add to World-Class Horse Show Competition

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Bridgehampton, NY–In addition to world-class equestrian competition, the Hampton Classic Horse Show, August 25-September 1, 2013 in Bridgehampton, NY, hosts a variety of activities sure to entertain every member of the family.

The Hampton Classic features 6 show rings, a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options, all on its 60-acre show grounds.  The Classic’s competition attracts many of the nation’s top professional and amateur riders, and its Hamptons charm and schedule of family attractions make it the perfect destination for anybody looking for something different to do with the kids to end their summer.

“While the main attraction of the Hampton Classic is always our world-class equestrian schedule, we are thrilled to offer a full range of activities and entertainment attractions,” said Shanette Cohen, Executive Director of the Hampton Classic.  “This year is among the best line-ups we have ever had and we invite everyone to come to the Classic and enjoy all we have to offer!”

In addition to shopping at the Classic’s famed Boutique Garden and the tasty food options in the

International Food Court, there’s lot of great fun in store in the Kids Area.  The Long Island Livestock Co. will be there all week long (with the exception of Monday) with Llamas, alpaca, sheep, goats and Pansey the pig.  In addition, there will be ping pong tables available for play every day thanks to Khanh Sports.

The line-up of attractions and entertainment at this year’s Hampton Classic includes:

Opening Day Presented by Hamptons Escape, Sunday, August 25:

  • 11:00 am-2:00 pm – Book signing at  the ASPCA Patio with Jayne M. Silberman, author of In the Herd: A Photographic Journey with the Chincoteague Ponies and Assateague Horses, with proceeds from the sale of the book benefiting the ASPCA Equine Fund.
  • Official Radio Station WPPB will broadcast live
  • Wölffer Estate will host a sampling of their wines in the Lugano Diamonds VIP Lounge
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Cookie decorating with Citarella
    • Sue Kies, Trick-roper, will be onstage with her trick-roping and target whips

 Monday, August 26:

  • 11:00 am-3:00pm – The Fourth Annual ASPCA Adoption Day will feature local dog, cat, pig, and horse rescue groups with animals available for adoption. The event will feature VIP hosts Jill Rappaport, NBC’s award-winning animal advocate and bestselling author, along with ASPCA Equine Welfare Ambassadors Georgina Bloomberg and Brianne Goutal.
    • Participating rescue groups include: The Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center; Southampton Animal Shelter; Gimme Shelter; ARF Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons; and Pigs4Me. Adoptable dogs, cats, and pigs will be available in the Kids/Exhibition area across from the ASPCA Patio and Animal Advocacy Station.
    • Participating horse rescue groups include Kaeli Kramer Foundation and Project Sage Horse Rescue. There will be a live, interactive program with adoptable horses and horse rescue groups in the Anne Aspinall Ring from 12:00-2:00pm; guests can take a tour of the state of the art HEART Horse Ambulance.

Tuesday, August 27:

  • People who come to the horse show with three or more items to donate to the Sag Harbor Food Pantry will have their entire car-load admitted for free.
  • Tick-Borne Disease Alliance will be on site to educate people about tick-borne diseases.
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Come for readings of the story of Pig and Giraffe.  The author, John Caine, will tell his original story about friendship at noon.
    • The Wolf Conservation Center’s Atka the wolf, will be on hand along with experts from the conservation center.  Meet Atka and learn about the mythology of wolves and the red and Mexican wolf federal program.  The presentation will begin at 11:00am.

Wednesday, August 28:

  • People who come to the horse show with three or more items to donate to the Sag Harbor Food Pantry will have their entire car-load admitted free.
  • Tick-Borne Disease Alliance will be on site to educate people about tick-borne diseases.
  • WLNG Radio will broadcast live
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center with read stories focused on peoples from around the world throughout the day.

Thursday, August 29:

  • Delete Blood Cancer will be on site to collect donor information for DBC’s bone marrow registry.
  • WLNG Radio will broadcast live
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will present birds of prey.

Friday, August 30:

  • Delete Blood Cancer will be on site to collect donor information for DBC’s bone marrow registry.
  • WLNG Radio will broadcast live
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will present birds of prey.
    • Stony Brook Children’s Hospital will be on-site with entertaining and educational activities.

Saturday, August 31:

Optimum Kids Day

  • Artist JD Miller of Samuel Lynne Galleries, founder of the Reflectionist School, will demonstrate his painting techniques in the Lugano Diamonds VIP Lounge
  • Official Radio Station WPPB will broadcast live
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Performances by the Grammy-nominated Children’s band the Pop-Ups
    • Bellini Family Circus
    • Face Painting & Airbrush Tatoos
    • Crafts with Children’s Museum of the East End
    • The Amazing Zola
    • Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will present birds of prey.
    • Free pony rides for children under 12

Sunday, September 1: Grand Prix Sunday

  • Official Radio Station WPPB will broadcast live
  • Wölffer Estate will host a sampling of their wines in the Lugano Diamonds VIP Lounge
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will present birds of prey.

 

For those who can’t make it to the show grounds, WVVH-TV, the official Long Island television station of the Hampton Classic, broadcasts up to five hours of competition and highlights each day during the Classic.  And, ShowNet Vision will webcast all Grand Prix ring competition at no charge, and competition in other rings on a pay-per-view basis.  For a link to this coverage and for more information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show, please visit the Hampton Classic website atwww.hamptonclassic.com or call (631) 537-3177.  Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.

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