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Hampton Classic

March 3, 2014

Stephens Parts Ways With Hampton Classic

After 30 years of service, Steve Stephens has retired from his position as horse show manager for the Hampton Classic Horse Show (N.Y.).

“Steve has played an integral role in the growth of the Hampton Classic into one of the world's most highly regarded horse shows and no words can express the credit he is due,” said Dennis Suskind, president of the Hampton Classic Board of Directors, in a written statement. “His efforts have helped the Classic achieve a position of prominence in the horse show world and we all owe him an incredible debt of gratitude.”

September 3, 2012

Farrington Is Fastest To Win Hampton Classic $250,000 FTI Prix

September 2—Bridgehampton, N.Y.

Course designer Guillherme Jorge put a lot of thought into the number of fences he would include for the $250,000 FTI Consulting Grand Prix CSI-W at the Hampton Classic Horse Show. In fact, it wasn’t until he saw the final list of entries on the morning of the class that he made his final decision.

“At this level of competition, it’s always a very fine line between an easy course and a difficult course,” he explained. “But this is a very important class and very important prize money.”

August 27, 2012

Kennzo Carries Ashe-Cawley to Hampton Classic Derby Win

Aug. 26—Bridgehampton, N.Y.

Molly Ashe-Cawley rode into the lead at the Hampton Classic’s $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and never looked back. Despite going last in the field of 35, Ashe-Cawley rode Kristen Abbatiello-Neff’s Kennzo to scores of 90 and 92 in the first round over Steve Stephens’ big, flowing track.

This was the first year that the class was held on the grass grand prix field, so Kennzo, a former jumper, felt right at home.

September 4, 2011

Ward Makes History With Win At Hampton Classic

Bridgehampton, N.Y.—Sept 4

For the third year in a row, McLain Ward found himself celebrating in the Hamptons. In the wake of Hurricane Irene, on a gorgeous and sunny day over Labor Day weekend and in front of an enthusiastic crowd, Ward accepted the winning honors in the grand prix event held during the Hampton Classic.

September 3, 2011

Inclusive Puts It All Together In The Hampton Classic Hunter Derby

Bridgehampton, N.Y.—Sept. 3

After the excitement of the $100,000 International Hunter Derby Finals on Aug. 19-20 in Lexington, Ky., many riders who competed there gathered again in Bridgehampton, N.Y., for the Hampton Classic’s first ever hunter derby. In a beautiful setting, the class was an aesthetically pleasing, but less physically rousing experience.

September 1, 2011

Take Two: Schaefer Is Sam Edelman Equitation Champion Second Year Running

Sept. 1—Bridgehampton, N.Y.

As Samantha Schaefer contemplated coming back to compete in the $10,000 Sam Edelman Equitation Championship at the Hampton Classic Horse Show, which she won last year, her theory was that if she was going to enter the class, she might as well win it again—because anything less would be a step down.

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