The Hampton Classic Begins Sunday

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Daniel Bluman clears a jump on his mount Ladriano Z during the 2017 Hampton Classic Grand Prix Sunday. Michael Heller photos

The Hampton Classic Horse Show will host eight days of competition in Bridgehampton starting this Sunday, August 26. The show will run through September 2, the day of the event’s famed Grand Prix. The 43rd annual show kicks off with Harmony Home Concierge Opening Dayon Sunday, with a variety of classes and attractions including competition running in six separate rings and the always-enjoyable leadline class, judged once again by Olympic Gold medalist Joe Fargis in the grand prix ring. The featured event of the day is a $30,000 Boar’s Head Jumper Challenge.

“Opening Day at the Hampton Classic is always exciting as it’s the start of an amazing week of competition,” said Shanette Barth Cohen, the horse show’s executive director. “All six show rings will be busy with a wide variety of classes throughout the day, so there’s something that everyone will enjoy watching – from tiny ponies to Olympic competitors.”

Over the eight days of competition, the Hampton Classic showcases more than 1,600 horses competing in 200 hunter, jumper and equitation classes. The Classic, which also hosts classes for riders with disabilities, offers five FEI classes, culminating with the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix Presented by Douglas Elliman on Sunday, September 2.

For more information on the Hampton Classic, visit hamptonclassic.com.

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