Articles: Press Release
Peter Wylde Captures Nicolock Time Challenge After Seven Year Hiatus
On Manhattan Mortgage Company's Opening Day at Hampton Classic Horse Show
Marty Bauman, 631-537-2502 ext. 3021,
Bridgehampton, NY-August 26, 2007- Peter Wylde, 2004 Show Jumping Olympic
Team Gold Medalist, sped to victory in the $20,000 Nicolock Time Challenge
on Manhattan Mortgage Company's Opening Day at the 32nd annual Hampton
Classic Horse Show.
This is the first time Wylde has ridden at the Classic in seven
years, competing in the first marquee event of the Classic on Gael Force,
owned by Missy Clark and North Run, a horse that he was riding for the first
"I surprised myself with how easy he was to win on today," said
Wylde. "I have never ridden him before and after I took fences one and two,
I said 'wow! this is a fantastic horse.'"
There were 23 clean rounds out of the fifty competing in this welcoming
speed class, but Wylde blazed around in the fastest time of 66.28 seconds.
Hillary Dobbs and Marengo, owned by the Dobbs Group, just missed with 66.71
and Callan Sollem was third with 67.20 riding Mianta, owned by Quiet Winter
Farm and Redfie. The Nicolock Time Challenge debuted at the Classic in
2003, and has become one of the most popular events of the week.
Wylde is most famous for his time spent aboard Fein Cera, a 16 year-old mare
who won the Best Horse title at the 2002 Show Jumping World Championship as
part of the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Jerez, Spain where Wylde also
won the Individual Show Jumping Bronze medal. Fein Cera is also in the
process of a comeback after having taking time off to have an embryo
inserted into a surrogate mare.
"Cross your fingers," said Wylde anxiously. "We passed the first two
milestones and are into the third month of pregnancy."
The 32nd Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the nation's premier
show jumping competitions continues through September 2. The Classic hosts
hunter/jumper competition for riders ranging from the youngest competitors
in Leadline and Short Stirrup all the way up to the Olympic veterans in the
$150,000 FTI Grand Prix.
With more than $500,000 in prize money, 50,000 spectators and
1,500 horses, the Hampton Classic is not only a sporting event of major
proportions, but also one of the most noteworthy social events of the
summer. The Classic's featured event, the $150,000 FTI Grand Prix, will be
held on Sunday afternoon, September 2.
The bluhammock music 1.45 meter Open Jumper class takes place on
Thursday, August 30. The $50,000 GREY GOOSE(r) Vodka FEI World Cup Qualifier
CSI-W, will begin at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 31 and sets the order for
Sunday's $150,000 FTI Grand Prix.
Saturday, September 1 is Cablevision Kid's Day, presented by
Monty Python's SPAMALOT. Competition includes the $25,000 Sotheby's
International Realty Challenge and the final phase of the $10,000 Wölffer
Estate Equitation Championship, both which will be held in the Grand Prix
The $25,000 Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby, a member of event
of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, and the $10,000
Hermès Hunter Classic will provide an exciting morning to spectators on
Grand Prix Sunday, September 2.
Those unable to attend the Hampton Classic will have ample
opportunity to see it on television. WVVH-TV, the official Long Island
television station of the Hampton Classic, will broadcast up to five hours
of competition and highlights each day during the Classic. These broadcasts
can also be seen online at www.wvvh.tv .
The Classic will also receive extensive coverage on WLIU 88.3
FM, a long time sponsor and the official radio station of the Hampton
Classic. WLIU will broadcast updates daily throughout the Classic as well as
live programs from the Classic today and Saturday-Sunday, September 1-2.
For more information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show, please visit the
Hampton Classic website at
www.hamptonclassic.com or call (631) 537-3177. Hampton Classic Horse Show,
Inc. is a 501.c.3 charitable corporation.