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Katherine Strauss Receives the SHALANNO Award at the 38th Annual Hampton Classic

September 03, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Junior jumper rider receives award for style.

 

Bridgehampton, NY-September 3, 2013- Katherine Strauss, of Southampton, N.Y., received the 2013 SHALANNO Style of Riding Award at the 38th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show.

 

The SHALANNO Style of Riding Trophy is awarded to the junior jumper rider who best exemplifies the American style of equitation as modeled by Olympic medalists Joe Fargis, Conrad Homfeld and George Morris. The award recipient must have the respectful, dignified, courteous and workmanlike manner of a true sportsman.

 

The process for selection of the award is unique in that it includes the jumper judges and horse show personnel such as the starter at the jumper ring in-gate, the jumper stewards and the announcers. These members of the staff are in position to observe the necessary sportsmanship qualities of all of the junior jumper riders competing at the Hampton Classic. They also have the knowledge of equitation riding that is necessary to select the rider that best represents the SHALANNO Style of Riding Trophy.

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The 38th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show featured world-class show jumping competition, as well as magnificent shopping and a variety of entertainment attractions. The Classic features six show rings with more than 100 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages. A wide range of jumper, hunter, equitation, short stirrup and leadline classes are all part of the Classic’s schedule, as well as competitions for riders with disabilities.

 

For those who couldn’t make it to the show grounds, WVVH-TV, the official Long Island television station of the Hampton Classic, broadcast up to five hours of competition and highlights each day during the Classic. These telecasts were also available online at www.WVVH.com.

 

Free live webcasts of all Grand Prix Ring competition were also available, courtesy of ShowNet, at www.HamptonClassic.com. Competition in other rings was available on a pay-per-view basis at www.shownet.biz.

 

For further 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.

Richter Claims Amateur-Owner Jumper Title At 38th Annual Hampton Classic

August 29, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

With Firefly, he scores a three-peat.

Bridgehampton, NY-Aug. 29, 2013-For the third consecutive year, Phillip Richter rode his Firefly to the Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Championship after winning the $5,000 Strong’s Marine Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic at the Hampton Classic. Richter’s jump-off time of 37.38 seconds easily defeated the time of 38.22 seconds Tracey Weinberg posted on Linda Z.

Danielle Cooper rode Vegas Du Houssoit to third place (40.33).

Richter, 43, has ridden at the Hampton Classic since its earliest days and won a pony hunter championship here in 1983. His godmother, Christophe de Meniel, was one of the show’s founders, and now he’s on the Hampton Classic Board of Directors.

“So, obviously, this show is very special to me, a part of my life. And Firefly loves this horse show too,” said Richter.

Richter co-founded the investment firm Hollow Brook Wealth Management in 2001, and since Firefly is stabled at mother Judy Richter’s Coker Farm in Bedford, N.Y., and his office is in Manhattan, Phillip doesn’t get much chance to ride. He said that he hadn’t ridden Firefly since winning the championship at the Lake Placid Horse Show in July, and he credits grand prix rider Norman Dello Joio with working Firefly, now 17, between shows.

“I know how to jump, and Firefly knows how to jump, so it’s just a matter of keeping him fit and ready. He’ll do whatever I ask of him,” said Richter. “I’d rather win once at a show like this than win championships at another eight shows. This show is the peak of the year for me, every year.”

The Hampton Classic is also a special show to Cloe Hymowitz, who won the Junior Jumper Championship, because she lives in Bridgehampton. Hymowitz, 17, earned the championship after winning the $5,000 Entrust Junior Jumper Classic on Bon Vivant.

Hymowitz In has been showing at the Hampton Classic since she was 3 years old, and in 2011 she won the Local Non-Pro Hunter Championship.

Hymowitz rode Bon Vivant to a clear jump-off round in 34.74 seconds to defeat Brianne Link on two horses-E-Bay (36.21 seconds) and Zycarla Z (37.05 seconds). Link, 15, lives in East Islip, N.Y.

“He’s an amazing horse-he loves to go really fast and jump,” said Hymowitz. “I knew I had a chance in the classic. I knew I had to just let go of the reins, and he’d do the rest for me.”

The 38th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show runs through Sunday, September 1 and features world-class show jumping competition, as well as magnificent shopping and a variety of entertainment attractions. The Classic features six show rings with more than 100 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages. A wide range of jumper, hunter, equitation, short stirrup and leadline classes are all part of the Classic’s schedule, as well as competitions for riders with disabilities.

Firefly and Phillip Richter won the $5,000 Strong's Marine Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic and the Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Championship at the Hampton Classic. (Shawn McMillen photo)

Firefly and Phillip Richter won the $5,000 Strong’s Marine Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic and the Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Championship at the Hampton Classic. (Shawn McMillen photo)

The Classic features an FEI-recognized Grand Prix on three consecutive days – the $50,000 Spy Coast Farm/Young Horse Show Series Grand Prix Qualifier Presented by Longines on Friday, the $40,000 Longines Cup on Saturday, and the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix and FEI World Cup™ Qualifier on Sunday. The world-class field of riders will also be looking to win the new Longines Rider Challenge that awards $30,000 to the rider who accumulates the most points in the horse show’s Open Jumper division.

The FTI Grand Prix is part of the Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge which awards a $200,000 bonus should the same horse-and-rider combination win the $100,000 Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Devon, $250,000 FTI Grand Prix at the Hampton Classic, and $250,000 Alltech Grand Prix at the Alltech National Horse Show. McLain Ward won the Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Devon on Rothchild in May and now stands to win the $200,000 bonus should he ride Rothchild to wins in the remaining two events in the Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge.

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. These telecasts can also be seen online at www.WVVH.com.

Free live webcasts of all Grand Prix Ring competition will be available, courtesy of ShowNet, at www.HamptonClassic.com. Competition in other rings will be available on a pay-per-view basis at www.shownet.biz.

Further 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.

Goutal Wins $10,000 Wolffer Estate Jumper Class At The Hampton Classic

August 28, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Tromp takes lead in Longines Leading Rider Challenge

Bridgehampton, NY-Aug. 28, 2013-Brianne Goutal, of New York, N.Y., urged Uata to the fastest time in the $10,000 Wolffer Estate Open Jumper at the Hampton Classic. Her time of 58.60 seconds just edged Darragh Kenny on Matana (58.99).

 

Chelsea Sundius, on Quiet Lady, claimed third (60.02). A total of 77 horses started in this class, the morning’s feature in the Grand Prix Ring.

 

“I was thinking I might make the top five before I went in,” said Goutal, 24. “I didn’t think the class was that fast, and I really think I could have gone faster. I didn’t go super-fast, but she doesn’t spend a lot of time in the air over the jumps.”

 

Uata is an 11-year-old warmblood mare. “She’s a real winner,” said Goutal. “She’s quite opinionated and very aggressive to the jumps. She likes to come to the jumps with a lot of speed, so classes like this are perfect for her.”

 

Mattias Tromp, 18, continued the younger generation’s winning streak in the Hampton Classic’s jumper classes by winning the afternoon’s feature, the $10,000 Open Jumper, presented by Ariat. Tromp, of No. Salem, N.Y., rode Casey to a perfectly clear round in 55.99 seconds, to defeat experienced competitors Kevin Babington, on Shorapur (56.52 seconds) and Shane Sweetnam, on Diktator Van De Boslandhooeve (56.65).

 

“I thought I could be in the top four, but I could see the other riders were really fast,” said Tromp. “So I just tried to keep an open stride around the course and tried to keep the turns tight.”

 

Tromp thought the key to his half-second victory was how he rode the last part of the course. “The distances [to the jumps] started showing up for me from far away, so I could really go for it, and I left out a stride to the last fence,” he said.

 

This class was Tromp’s first victory in the Hampton Classic’s Grand Prix Ring. “I’ve always wanted to win here,” he said. “I come here every year, because it’s one of the best shows I go to. It’s a classic-it’s the Hampton Classic.”

 

Since Tromp also placed third in Tuesday’s $10,000 Newsday Open Jumper class on Casey, he moved to the top of the Longines Leading Rider Challenge, with 85 points.

With two third-placed finishes on Quiet Lady, Sundius is tied for second place with Shane Sweetnam, on 70 points. Neither Tromp nor Sundius will be showing again in the open jumper division at this year’s Hampton Classic, but they’re each enjoying their brief time atop the leader board.

 

“I never ever dreamed I’d be in this position,” said Sundius, of Bartonville, Texas, who gained the lead after Wednesday morning’s class. “I was hoping maybe just to get a ribbon here, but to have two thirds and be the Longines leading rider-even for just a few hours-is beyond anything I could have imagined,” she said.

 

Goutal, who’s just off the lead with 50 points, will continue to show her jumpers at the Hampton Classic, eager to win the $30,000 prize.

Brianne Goutal rode Uata to victory in the $10,000 Wolffer Estate Open Jumper at the Hampton Classic. (Shawn McMillen photo)

Brianne Goutal rode Uata to victory in the $10,000 Wolffer Estate Open Jumper at the Hampton Classic. (Shawn McMillen photo)

“The challenge is definitely something I’d like to win. It’s an amazing bonus and a wonderful incentive, something that all of us are thinking about and hoping to win,” said Goutal. “I think that things like this add to the allure of the show.”

 

The 38th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show runs through Sunday, September 1 and features world-class show jumping competition, as well as magnificent shopping and a variety of entertainment attractions. The Classic features six show rings with more than 100 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages. A wide range of jumper, hunter, equitation, short stirrup and leadline classes are all part of the Classic’s schedule, as well as competitions for riders with disabilities.

 

The Classic features an FEI-recognized Grand Prix on three consecutive days – the $50,000 Spy Coast Farm/Young Horse Show Series Grand Prix Qualifier Presented by Longines on Friday, the $40,000 Longines Cup on Saturday, and the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix and FEI World Cup™ Qualifier on Sunday. The world-class field of riders will also be looking to win the new Longines Rider Challenge that awards $30,000 to the rider who accumulates the most points in the horse show’s Open Jumper division.

 

The FTI Grand Prix is part of the Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge which awards a $200,000 bonus should the same horse-and-rider combination win the $100,000 Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Devon, $250,000 FTI Grand Prix at the Hampton Classic, and $250,000 Alltech Grand Prix at the Alltech National Horse Show. McLain Ward won the Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Devon on Rothchild in May and now stands to win the $200,000 bonus should he ride Rothchild to wins in the remaining two events in the Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge.

 

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. These telecasts can also be seen online at www.WVVH.com.

 

Free live webcasts of all Grand Prix Ring competition will be available, courtesy of ShowNet, at www.HamptonClassic.com. Competition in other rings will be available on a pay-per-view basis at www.shownet.biz.

Further 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.

Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities Returns to the Hampton Classic Horse Show

August 15, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Bridgehampton, NY- August 15, 2013 -The Hampton Classic Horse Show, returning to Bridgehampton, NY, August 25 – September 1, is proud to once again host the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities (LIHSSRD) Championships.

The Hampton Classic Horse Show features more than 100 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages. In addition to competitions for riders with disabilities, the Hampton Classic features  Grand Prix and open jumper classes featuring Olympic medalists and other Grand Prix veterans,  a wide range of jumper, hunter, equitation, short stirrup and leadline classes. The highlight is the $250,000 FTI Consulting Grand Prix and FEI World Cup™ Qualifier on Sunday, September 1 which serves as a qualifying competition for the 2014 Longines FEI World Cup Final in Lyon, France next April.

The LIHSSRD Championships, celebrating the 8th anniversary being held at the Hampton Classic, are held on Monday, August 26,  and include three divisions-one for riders requiring the assistance of a leader, one for riders requiring a spotter at the beginner independent level, and one for more advanced independent riders.

Hampton Classic hosts the championship finals for the  Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities

Hampton Classic hosts the championship finals for the
Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities

LIHSSRD classes are held at rated competitions throughout Long Island and are open to all riders with a documented disability. Riders compete for points at each show helping them to qualify for the Series Finals at the Hampton Classic.

“We are proud to highlight these Championships as part of the Hampton Classic schedule,” said Shanette Cohen, Executive Director of the Hampton Classic Horse Show.  “The Championships are the culmination of the LIHSSRD’s eight show series and what better place to host the grand finale than here at the Classic which features the leading horses and riders from across the nation.”

The series, founded by Katie McGowan of HorseAbility, Inc., was created to provide riders with disabilities the same competitive experience that other equestrians enjoy. Riders are judged on equitation, and demonstration and knowledge of riding skills. Therapeutic riding students are able to experience physical, emotional, and mental rewards through HorseAbility’s motto, “Riding is for Everyone.”

HorseAbility’s mission is to offer a wide range of horse-related programs to children, adults, and families with special needs to promote the physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual well being of its participants. Consultation with participants, their families, and staff takes place on a regular basis to ensure that the appropriate services and programs are being utilized to optimize the impact of their programs. HorseAbility is proud to be the only North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) Premier Accredited Center on Long Island. This prestigious title is awarded to centers that demonstrate excellence in providing quality, professional equine assisted activities.

There is no admission charge to come to the Hampton Classic and watch the LIHSSRD Finals on Monday, August 26.

For more information about the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities, please visit www.horseability.org or call (516) 333-6151.

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.

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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Hampton Classic Looks to Protect Horses’ Safety with Statement of Health Requirements

July 11, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

 

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Bridgehampton, NY—July 10, 2013— All horses coming on to the grounds of the Hampton Classic Horse Show will be required to bring a Statement of Health signed by a licensed veterinarian within 7 days of arrival at the Hampton Classic.

 

The Hampton Classic Horse Show returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 25–September 1, for its 38th year of world-class equestrian competition, shopping and entertainment.  The Classic is requiring the signed Statement of Health as a precaution to protect the well-being of all horses at the Classic.

 

“The new Statement of Health requirement will help us in our goal of keeping every horse at the Hampton Classic as safe as possible,” said Shanette Barth Cohen, the horse show’s Executive Director.

 

The Statement of Health must certify that the horse has:

 

1.  Been enrolled in a regular and consistent program of vaccination against EHV-4/1 with the most recent booster being within 120 days;

 

2.  Has not shown symptoms of, nor been treated for, EHV-4/1 within the past 28 days; and

 

3.  Has not been exposed to any horses that have been treated for or shown symptoms of EHV-4/1 within the past 28 days.

 

            A separate Statement of Health is required for each horse being brought on to the grounds and will need to be submitted to Hampton Classic staff prior to horses’ unloading.  A form for this purpose is available in the prize list and online (please note that the original form required a 90-day booster, which has been revised to 120 days).    

 

Questions can be directed to the Hampton Classic Horse Show office at 631-537-3177.  Further information on the Hampton Classic is available at the Hampton Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com.  Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable.