Friday, August 15 2014 by Editor
Bridgehampton, NY – August 14, 2014 - The 39 th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show returns to Bridgehampton, NY, starting with The Atlantic Opening Day on Sunday, August 24. The Classic, which runs August 24-31, features world-class show jumping competition, as well as magnificent shopping and a variety of entertainment attractions. The highlight of the Classic’s The Atlantic Opening Day is the $50,000 Clear Channel Hunter Der b y, presented by MeadowView Farms, which will take place at noon in the Classic’s famed Gran d Prix Field. The Derby follows the adorable SeaAire leadline classes, jud ged by Olympic gold medalist Joe Fargis, which feature riders as young as 2 years old. In addition, traditional Local Hunter Divisions will include the Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists Professional Division, the Revco Local Junior Hunter division, and the Local A mateur-Owner division, all open to horses that make their home on Long Island. “The Atlantic Opening Day activities set the Classic off on a great foot,” said Shanette Barth Cohen, Executive Director of the Hampton Classic. “Our local Long Island exhibitors get their chance to take center stage and spectators are able to see top level hunters in action!” Kids will not b e l eft out of the O pening Day fun wit h m an y activities taking place in the Kids Tent! Cookie decorating with gourmet market, Citarella, live animals from Long Island Livestock Co., and activities with Church Street School for Music & Art will all be taking place throughout the day.