Articles: Press Release
Kappler, Thornton, and Bourns Are Among Saturday's Winners at the Hampton
Classic Horse Show
Contact: Meg Schermerhorn, (508) 698-6810, email@example.com
Bridgehampton, NY-August 30, 2009- Rain did not keep the top show jumping
horses and riders from competing at the Hampton Classic Horse Show on
The 34th Hampton Classic, one of the nation's premier show jumping
competitions, culminates on Sunday, August 30. The Classic hosts
hunter/jumper competition for riders ranging from the youngest competitors
in Leadline and Short Stirrup classes all the way up to Olympic veterans in
the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix. Entered in the show are McLain Ward and Chris
Kappler, members of the United States' 2004 Gold Medal Olympic show jumping
team, as well as legendary riders such as Olympian and Hall-of-Famer Joe
Chris Kappler and VDL Dundee, owned by Sand Castle Farm, won the $30,000
Split Rock Farm Young Jumper Championship for 6-year-olds. Kappler was the
only one to score a double clear in the class. Alexa Lowe made the jump-off,
but had a rail with Windsor Farm Sales' Westham to take the runner-up spot.
Shane Sweetnam and Tangelo Z, owned by Spy Coast Farm, LLC, were third.
In the $20,000 SHF Enterprises Young Jumper Championship for 5-year-olds,
three made it to the jump-off with clear rounds. Andrew Bourns and S&L
Waikiki, owned by S & L Farm, negotiated the fastest clear in the jump-off
to win in a time of 39.071 seconds. Kate Gerhart and Zen Rose, owned by
Christine McDade, just missed also going clear, but in a time of 39.105.
Ramiro Quintana and Forever Z, owned by Tiffany Ann Avon, had a rail for
Four made it to the jump-off in the $15,000 WGHR Farm Junior/Amateur-Owner
Jumper and the winner was Alexandra Thornton riding Silvana, owned by
Dunwalke, LLC, managing the only clear round in a time of 44.468 seconds.
Tracey Weinberg had the fastest of the two four-fault rounds with 41.366 on
Larone, owned by Weinberg Brokerage Group, and Marshall Shear stood third on
Quipraquo du Lodge, owned by Central PA Equine Center with 43.099.
The Hampton Classic culminates on Sunday with the FTI Grand Prix and FEI
World Cup Qualifier. The $250,000 Grand Prix event serves as the horse
show's feature attraction.
Those unable to attend the Hampton Classic 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 is also receiving extensive coverage on WLIU 88.3 FM, the
official radio station of the Hampton Classic. WLIU is broadcasting
broadcast updates daily throughout the Classic as well as live programs from
the Classic through Sunday, August 30.