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Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show Grand Prix Sunday

August 30, 2012 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

WHAT: 37th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show Grand Prix Sunday

WHEN: Sunday, September 2, 2012
Horse Show runs Sunday, August 26 through Sunday, September 2, 2012

WHERE: 240 Snake Hollow Road
Bridgehampton, NY

FEATURES: The Hampton Classic Horse Show draws many of the world’s top horses and riders, including Olympic, World Cup and World Championship veterans. Headlining this year’s field is defending Grand Prix champion and two-time U.S. Olympic team Gold Medalist McLain Ward.

The featured attraction of the Hampton Classic is the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix and FEI World Cup™ Qualifier, one of the most highly anticipated show-jumping classes in the country and a World Cup Qualifier, gaining valuable points for riders hoping to qualify for the 2013 Rolex FEI World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The $10,000 Hermès Hunter Classic for junior and amateur-owner riders tops off a week of outstanding hunter competition. Another highlight of Grand Prix Sunday is the $25,000 David Yurman Show Jumping Derby.

The line-up of celebrities who have attended in the past includes Alec & Billy Baldwin, Candace Bergen, Christie Brinkley, Kate Capshaw, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Glenn Close, Katie Couric, Robert Duvall, Katherine Hellman, Mariel Hemingway, Bianca Jagger, Billy Joel, Mick Jones, Quincy Jones, Donna Karan, Caroline Kennedy, Calvin Klein, Kelly Klein, Matt Lauer, Ralph Lauren, Susan Lucci, Joan Lunden, Elle MacPherson, Kelsey Grammer, Chynna, Bijou & Mackenzie Phillips, Stefanie Powers, Randy Quaid, Chuck Scarborough, Steven Spielberg, Bruce Springsteen, Martha Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Kathleen Turner, Robert Wagner, and Tom Wolfe.