Articles: Horse News
O'Mara Gallops To Top of $25,000 David Yurman Show Jumping Derby At the
Hampton Classic -- On Sinatra IV, She Beats Two Others In Jump-Off
Meg O'Mara and Sinatra IV, winners of the $25,000 David Yurman Show Jumping
Derby at the Hampton Classic Horse Show. Shawn McMillen Photo.
Marty Bauman, 631-537-5177, email@example.com
Bridgehampton, NY -- Sept. 2, 2012 -- As the last rider to go in the jump-off for the $25,000 David Yurman Show
Jumping Derby, Meg O'Mara scored her biggest win ever ever at the 37th Annual
O'Mara, from Rumson, N.J., urged Sinatra IV through the jump-off timers with
no faults in 41.29 seconds. The other two riders also jumped faultlessly,
with Lauren Ward, of Brewster, N.Y., finishing second on Oscar 72 (42.47
seconds) and Canadian rider Wesley Newlands finishing third on Lapacco
Even though shed never ridden in the Hampton Classics Grand Prix Ring,
O'Mara, 18, said she felt comfortable on the grass footing in the expansive
and brightly decorated ring. The Hampton Classic is one of the few
U.S. shows run on grass footing.
O'Mara was the only junior rider (18 or younger) in the jump-off of the David
Yurman Show Jumping Derby, which was limited to junior or amateur-owner
riders. She said she watched Newlands and Wards rounds before she started.
Since they were both clean, I knew I really had to go for it. But Sinatras
not so fast, so I had to really think about my pace the whole time, said
O'Mara. But he is a really careful horse, so I knew I could keep asking him
to go faster.
O'Mara described Sinatra, 12, as a really
special horse. He acts a little bit crazy in the warm-up ring, but hes a
winner once he goes in the ring, and he likes to win. He also knows when its
important, and he didnt hit a rail all week.
O'Mara also won the High Junior Jumper Championship and the Shalanno Jumper
For those who couldnt make it to the 37th Annual Hampton
Classic this week, WVVH-TV, the official Long Island
television station of the Hampton Classic, broadcasts up to
five hours of competition and highlights each day during the
Classic. These broadcasts can also be seen on line at
All classes held in the Grand Prix Ring are available live
throughout the horse show on webcasts provided by ShowNet.
Access to this pay-per-view stream may be found on the
Hampton Classic website at www.HamptonClassic.com, or via
ShowNet membership at www.ShowNet.biz. In addition, most of
the Classics jumper and hunter classes from all other rings
will also be available, many live, through ShowNet at
Two additional outlets, the USEF Network.com, Presented by
SmartPak, and HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, will both
offer free live webcasts of the Classics featured event, the
$250,000 FTI Grand Prix and FEI World Cup Qualifier on
Sunday, September 2 starting at 2:00 p.m. EDT. These free
live webcasts are available at www.USEFNetwork.com and
Further information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show is available at the
Hampton Classic website at www.HamptonClassic.com or by calling
631-537-3177. Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable