Articles: Press Release
Ramiro Quintana Wins $20,000 David Yurman Time Challenge to Kick Off Show
Jumping Action at the 30th Annual Hampton Classic
Marty Bauman (631) 537-3177, email@example.com
Bridgehampton, NY — August 28, 2005 — The 30th annual Hampton Classic got
underway on Sunday, August 28, with Ramiro Quintana of Argentina claiming
the first show jumping title of the week, the $20,000 David Yurman Time
A total of 34 starters tackled the 14-jump, one-round course designed by
Conrad Homfeld. Quintana, who has a home locally in Southampton, claimed
the win by completing the course without penalty in 64.08 seconds on
Carousel, owned by Mary B. Schwab and OEJI Farm.
“This is always such a great class,” Quintana said after his win. “Riding
in this big ring is a thrill and the course was beautifully put together by
Conrad. It was certainly a great way to start the week.”
Early in the class, Addison Phillips of New York City, riding tenth in the
order, set a tough mark to beat when she finished penalty-free in 64.95
seconds on Flight, the horse on whom she won team Gold and individual Silver
medals at last month’s CN North American Young Riders’ Championships in
Eleven rides later, two-time Olympic medalist Leslie Howard of Westport, CT
beat Phillips’s time, finishing in 63.03 seconds. However, her mount, Youp,
had knockdowns at two fences for eight penalty seconds, giving them a final
score of 71.03 and an eventual 10th place finish.
Six rides after Howard, Quintana took to the ring and turned in his winning
ride, beating Phillips, who held on for second place, by .87 seconds. Third
place went to Roberto Teran of Mexico, who rides out of Ontario; Teran
finished fault-free in 66.15 seconds on Polyfax.
“I had a good draw going so late in the class,” said Quintana. “I had the
advantage of being able to watch most of the others go and my horse is
naturally fast which is another advantage. It was great the way it worked
First added to the Opening Day schedule in 2003, and sponsored by long-time
Hampton Classic supporter and renowned jewelry designer, David Yurman, the
$20,000 David Yurman Time Challenge has become an exciting fixture on the
Hampton Classic’s Manhattan Mortgage Company’s Opening Day.
Each year the Hampton Classic Horse Show attracts more than 50,000
spectators and celebrities to watch the country’s best horses and riders
compete. One of the nation’s premier show jumping competitions, the Hampton
Classic boasts jam-packed social events and equestrian competitions from
August 28 to September 4, culminating with the $100,000 Prudential Douglas
Elliman Grand Prix on Sunday, September 4.
Although there is no competition on Monday, August 29, at the Hampton
Classic, all of the boutiques will be open for shopping, and admission is
The rest of the week, 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. Hampton Classic proceeds benefit Southampton Hospital.
As with the David Yurman Time Challenge, many classes from the Hampton
Classic can be watched live as they happen via webcasts on www.wvvh.tv.
For more information on the David Yurman Time Challenge, Manhattan Mortgage
Company’s Opening Day or the Hampton Classic Horse Show, please visit the
Hampton Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com or call (631) 537-3177.