By Nanci Meyer

Hampton Classic Horse Show Celebrates 35 Years

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The 35th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, scheduled August 30-September 5, will offer world-class riding competition along with a host of family-friendly activities and events.

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There's something for everyone at the 35th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton. Located on 60 acres of beautiful show grounds, the Hampton Classic provides an arena for young amateur competitors to show off their skills as they ride for titles and prizes. Highlighted throughout the week is a world-class jumping competition, featuring Olympians, world champions, and USEF veterans such as two-time Olympic team gold medalist McLain Ward, who won the Grand Prix last year for a record fourth time.

face painting; child with face painted like a cat   Cablevision's Kids' Day is Saturday, September 4, when kids under 12 are admitted free and receive a complimentary pony ride. Children's activities take place throughout the day, including the "Kids-Teaching-Kids" pony care program in the exhibition tent. In addition, a variety of seminars and events hosted by the ASPCA will take place throughout the horse show. Three local animal shelters and four local rescue groups will present animals available for adoption. A Boutique Garden provides everything from Hampton Classic souvenirs to fine custom clothing.

 Held in high regard by the horse community, and famous for its celebrity sightings and shopping boutiques, the show earns its nickname, The Classic. It's a great way for the whole family to end the summer.


Horse Show Info

Where: Off Montauk Highway, Route 27, at 240 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton

When: August 30-September 5; 8:30am-5pm daily

How much: Daily admission: $10, free for children under 6, or $20 per carload; seniors free Tuesday-Thursday; kids free Saturday. Reserved seats for Grand Prix Sunday (cost in addition to admission): $20 bench seats in the Grandstands; $30 premium center-section Grandstand seating. Free parking.

For more information: 631-537-3177;



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