Articles: Press Release
Chris Kappler and Rivell C Drive Home First in the
Jaguar Open Jumper Class at the Hampton Classic Horse Show
Marty Bauman 631-537-3177,
Bridgehampton, NY-August 29, 2006-Olympic Medalists swept the top
places in the $5,000 Jaguar 1.35m Open Jumper Class at the 31st Annual
Hampton Classic Horse Show.
Finishing first was Chris Kappler of Pittstown, NJ, winner of team Gold
individual Silver Medals at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, who drove
the top spot with the fastest clear round. Kappler finished in a time
52.70 seconds, riding Rivell C, owned by Allyson Hawkes.
Norman Dello Joio of Wellington, FL, the individual Bronze Medalist of
1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, was second in a time of 53.71 on
Third place went to Joe Fargis of Southampton, NY, who won individual
team Gold Medals at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Fargis finished
clean in a time of 53.76 on Ingaletta, the mount on whom he came in
in the $20,000 Nicolock Time Challenge on Manhattan Mortgage Company's
Opening Day at the Classic on Sunday.
Kappler and Rivell C bested a competitive field of 48 that produced 22
rounds making the clock the one to beat instead of the Jose Gamarra
course. Fortunately, the weather was not a factor since the class
just prior to the rain returning.
The Hampton Classic runs through Sunday, September 3. Admission is $10
person or $20 per carload, with children under 6 admitted free. Seniors
admitted free through Thursday, and children under 12 are free on
Cablevision's Kids Day on Saturday. Reserved grandstand seating for
September 3 is $15 per person (in addition to regular admission) or $25
person in the special Premium Seating center sections. Parking is free
throughout the week.
Those unable to attend the Hampton Classic have ample opportunity to
the show on television. WVVH-TV, the official Long Island television
of the Hampton Classic, is broadcasting up to five hours of competition
highlights each day during the Classic. These broadcasts can also be
online at "http://www.wvvh.tv/"www.wvvh.tv.
Additionally, WCBS-TV/CBS 2 New York, the official New York television
station of the Hampton Classic, will broadcast a special one-hour
Hampton Classic highlights on Saturday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. The
will feature action from the frontlines, behind the scenes, and colorful
social events connected with the Classic.
The Classic is also receiving extensive coverage on WLIU 88.3 FM, the
official radio station of the Hampton Classic. WLIU will broadcast
daily throughout the Classic as well as live programs from the Classic
Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3.
Results and further information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show are
available at the Hampton Classic website at HYPERLINK
"http://www.hamptonclassic.com/"www.hamptonclassic.com or call (631)