Articles: Press Release
Kristy McCormack Captures $25,000 Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby at the 2002 Hampton Classic Horse Show
Jennifer Ward, (631) 537-2502 ext. 3019 or 3020,
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - September 1, 2002 - Amateur show jumping talent was
showcased with the $25,000 Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby at the 27th
annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY.
Kristy McCormack of Lakewood, NY, was the big winner in the Calvin Klein
Show Jumping Derby, a member event of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame
Jumper Classic Series, riding off with $7,500 in prize money for her
performance riding Marga. Of the 27 riders who started, six advanced to
the jump-off. Second-last to ride in the jump-off, McCormack posted a
clear round in a time of 32.79 seconds. The final rider in the ring,
junior competitor Krista Freundlich of Locust, NJ, gave it her best shot
with Laurin but fell short when the timers stopped in 33.85 seconds.
Open to Junior riders age 18 and under and Amateur-Owner riders, the top
30 riders from Friday's $7,500 Hampton Classic Derby Welcome Stake
qualified for Sunday's $25,000 Calvin Klein Derby. Freundlich was
Thursday's winner while McCormack placed third.
For the third year, the Hampton Classic Horse Show hosted the Young
Jumper Championships, Eastern League Finals, showcasing the nation's top
developing show jumping horses. In the $30,000 Six-Year-Old Young
Jumper Championship, Lauren Hough of Wellington, FL, was unstoppable,
taking the top two spots. The six-year-old Oldenburg mare, Outsider who
is by the Oldenburg stallion, Celano, and out of a Hanoverian mare, was
the winner. Bred in Germany by Bernhard Rensen, Outsider is owned by
Anne Emmet of Oldwick, NJ.
Hough was second riding Buena Vista Farm's Winniepoo, a German-bred
gelding by the Hanoverian stallion, World Man 6. Olympic Silver
Medalist Peter Leone of Franklin Lakes, NJ, took third place riding
Casadora, Samantha Will's Dutch Warmblood mare by Indoctro.
In the hunter ring, Stormy Good of New York, NY, claimed the $5,000
Junior/Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic riding Shameless while Caitlin
Donovan, also of New York, was the runner-up with Legend.
The Hampton Classic Horse Show is one of the nation's premier show
jumping competitions. Many of the world's top equestrians are competing
for more than $250,000 in prize money during the Classic, which benefits
the Southampton Hospital. Each day of the show is devoted to special
events and social activities, culminating with the $150,000 Prudential
Financial Grand Prix on Sunday, September 1. In addition to the
competition, spectators will be treated to a variety of other exciting
exhibits including the Boutique Garden's numerous vendor booths, Stable
Row's 20 booths, three on-site public restaurants, and an Exhibition
Horse/Children's area open throughout the week.
The Hampton Classic continues through Sunday, September 1. Admission is
$5 per person or $15 per carload per day, with children under 6 admitted
free. Reserved grandstand seating for Sunday, September 1, is $15 per
person (in addition to $5/person or $15/carload admission) or $25 per
person for premium front-row seating. Parking throughout the show is
For more information and full competition results, please visit the
Hampton Classic website at
or call 631-537-3177.