Highlights from the Hampton Classic
The Hampton Classic is taking place from August 25 through September 1 in Bridgehampton. News 12 will bring you daily digital coverage. Use this highlight rundown for updates about winners and news and notes about the competition.
Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019
Winner Crowned in Grand Prix
The 44th annual Hampton Classic came to a close Sunday, with the closely watched Grand Prix capping a whirlwind week of competitions and events. Two-time Canadian Olympic veteran Mario Deslauriers captured the $300,000 DOHA.INC Grand Prix on his mount, Bardolina. Ireland's Shane Sweetnam also won the $30,000 LONGINES Rider Challenge.
Rider / Horse / Country / Faults : Time
1. Mario Deslauriers / Bardolina / Canada / 0 : 42.82
2. Lucy Deslauriers / Hester / USA / 4 : 39.60
3. Devin Ryan / Eddie Blue / USA / 4 : 42.66
4. David Blake / Keoki / Ireland / 1 : 88.62
5. Jonathan Corrigan / Loughnavatta Indigo / Ireland / 1 : 88.99
6. McLain Ward / Noche de Ronda / USA / 4 : 81.56
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Top hunters crowned in Hunters Ring
Top hunters were crowned in the Hunter Rings at the Hampton Classic Horse Show. The show represents the culmination of the outdoor season for many show hunters in America. Hunter competitions continue through Sunday, but some divisions awarded Champion and Reserve Champion. Holly Orlando and True Story took the championship title in the Green Conformation. Scott Stewart and Private Life won High Performance Hunter. Thursday's jumper action will feature the $40,000 SOVARO Speed Stake and the Citarella Adult Amateur Jumpers. Hunters will continue with Adult Amateurs, Juniors and the Dover Saddlery / USEF Hunter Seat Medal Qualifiers.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
$10,000 Wölffer Estate Open Jumper
First Place - Adrienne Sternlicht on at time of 55.868 seconds
Second Place - Richie Moloney on a time of 57.121 seconds
Third Place - Molly Ashe-Cawley on a time of 57.255 seconds
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Show Jumping Talent Search
First Place - Elli Yeager
Second Place - Alexandra Pielet
Third Place - Taylor Griffiths
Best Boutique Award
First place - Alicia Kossick’s Polished Coconut
This boutique features a d selection of sustainable, fair-trade handmade items. The sales help empower women and support local economies.
Second Place - Stick & Ball
This boutique is a luxury lifestyle and apparel brand inspired by polo in the countryside.
Third Place - Long Island Yarn and Farm
This boutique features a collection of bath and body, clothing and yarn from local llamas and alpacas.
Monday, August 26, 2019
Opening Competition, 10 a.m.
The 2019 Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities Championship Finals were held at the Hampton Classic with 19 riders across three divisions competing for the year-end titles.
Long Island Show Series for Riders With Disabilities Finals
Grand Champion: Isaiah Forte with horse My Fairy Tale Hero.
Reserve Champion: Julia Glenz with horse 5th Avenue.
Beginner Independent Division
Grand Champion: Kylie Long with horse Reade.
Reserve Champion: Sheridan Basso with horse Cup O’ Joe.
Advanced Independent Division
Grand Champion: Sophie Baghdassarian with horse The Devil Wears Prada.
Reserve Champion: Noah Capps riding horse My Fairy Tale Hero.
For more on the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities event click here. Adoption Day for cats, dogs and horses
In its ninth year at the Hampton Classic, the Animal Welfare hosted Adoption Day featuring dogs, cats and horses from a variety of animal rescues and shelters on Long Island. The event was held to help animals get adopted, and to promoting the idea of adoption.
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue, North Fork Animal Welfare League, North Shore Animal League America, Omega Horse Rescue, ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption, Rising Starr Horse Rescue, Second Chance Rescue NYC, Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, The EQUUS Foundation, The Mustang Heritage Fuondation, The Retired Racehorse Project and The Rider’s Closet.
August 25, 2019
Opening day is traditionally "Local Day." Competitors are horses stabled in Nassau or Suffolk County for at least 75 days since January of the calendar year.
Opening competition, 9 a.m.
Young riders were first to take to the newly-renovated Grand Prix Ring. The Leadline competition, which drew nearly 100 entries, is open to children as young as 2 years old.
Section Champions of the Leadline 2-4 years
Gemma Sydney Klein, Shenandoah Emperor, Bridgehampton, NY
Althea Rose Berkhoffer, Ironwood's Prestige, Montauk, NY
Evelyn Davis, Turning Point, Bridgehampton, NY
Ian Luca Roman, Buttons and Bows, Wellington, FLA
Section Champions of the Leadline 5-7 years
Margot Whalen, Junior Mint, Sayville, NY
Chloe Wassong, Strawberry Fields, Watermill, NY
Meridian Ising, Fancy Pants, New York, NY
Kendall Coleman, Lolli Pop, New York, NY
Long Island Sportsmanship Award
In its 13th year, the Long Island Sportsmanship Award was presented to Raquel Batto. Batto emigrated from Argentina with a degree in veterinary medicine. She has since become a citizen of the United States and a resident of Long Island, where she has now been a part of the equestrian community for decades. Batto started as a groom, then became a stable manager, rider, and USEF certified instructor with her own business.
$10,000 Marders Local Hunter Derby
First place: Holly Orlando and Cathy Zicherman's True Story
Fun fact: True Story, who edged out Curo and Geoffrey Hesslink by just one point, had a different partner for practice. The horse "spent the last week preparing for the Hampton Classic by giving my four-year-old granddaughter, Elsie, rides around the farm," says Cathy Zicherman. "She thinks he is a unicorn, which he basically is!"
$30,000 Land Rover Jumper Challenge presented by Jaguar
First place: Adrienne Sternlicht and Fantast
Fun fact: Sternlicht was a team gold medalist at the 2018 World Equestrian Games. She says she knew her horse, Fantast, was "quite seasoned at speed classes."
"He has great foot speed, so it may not look like he's moving fast," she says. "Often times I can add a stride through the turns and still know that I'm getting across the jumps."
Second place: Molly Ashe-Cawley and Berdien
Fun fact: Berdien was competing with just two "studs" for traction in her shoes. That's like competing in grass-gripping soccer cleats.
"Berdien is just eight years old and she got a little green and star-struck at the beginning of the course," Cawley says. "She was really comfortable by the end."
Note: This pair came in just four one-thousandths of a second behind Sternlicht and Fantast.
Third place: Geoffrey Hesslink and HH Casey Jones
Fun fact: This duo finished in a time of 64.389 – just a fraction of a second after the Ashe-Cawley and Berdien.
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