Articles: Press Release
Joe Fargis Wins Land Rover Speed Test At the 30th Annual Hampton Classic
Marty Bauman(631) 537-2502, ext. 3019, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridgehampton, NY—August 30, 2005—Three-time Olympic medalist Joe Fargis of
Southampton, NY rode Diams III to victory in the Land Rover Speed Test at
the 30th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show.
Riding 21st out of 26 in the 1.40-meter class, Fargis earned the win by
completing the 13-jump, one-round course fault-free in 48.36 seconds.
Norman Dello Joio of Wellington, FL, the 1992 Olympic Bronze medalist who
had taken an early lead in the class by finishing clean in 50.41 seconds on
Malcolm, placed second. Third went to Robin Sweely of Madison, VA, who
finished clean in 51.76 seconds on Carlow Clover. Sweely had ridden first
in the class where the fastest clean round would win and then she watched as
all but two failed to catch her.
“What can you say? The horse did her job,” said Fargis of his mount who won
the Hampton Classic’s David Yurman Time Challenge at the same height a year
ago. “Going late in the class helped as I knew just what we were shooting
for. I actually took the same route as Norman but I had a faster horse so I
was fortunate enough to get the win. I have to say that it was a great way
to end the day.”
One of the nation’s premier show jumping competitions, the Hampton Classic
features the sport’s biggest names competing for big prize money. Other
competition highlights of this year’s horse show include the $30,000 Sotheby
’s International Realty World Cup Qualifier and the Calvin Klein Show
Jumping Derby Qualifier on Friday and Cablevision’s Kids Day/Dia de los
Ninos, presented by Hickey Freeman, featuring the $25,000 Fendi Cup on
Saturday. The following day, Grand Prix Sunday, features the $100,000
Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate Grand Prix and the $25,000 Calvin
Klein Show Jumping Derby. Grand Prix Sunday also features a dressage
demonstration by six-time Olympic dressage rider Robert Dover, the most
accomplished dressage rider in U.S. history!
Awards presentations take place on Sunday, including a gold and silver
David Yurman belt buckle and a jeroboam of Louis Roederer Champagne to be
awarded to the Grand Prix winner.
Hampton Classic admission is $10 per person or $20 per carload, with
children under six admitted free. Reserved grandstand seating for Sunday,
September 4 is $15 per person (in addition to regular admission) or $25 per
person in the special Premium Seating center sections. Parking is free
throughout the week. The Hampton Classic is a benefit event for Southampton
Some Hampton Classic classes can be seen live online at www.wvvh.tv.
For more information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show, please visit the
Hampton Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com or call (631) 537-3177.