Articles: Press Release
Canadian Rider Takes Three in Manhattan Style $10,000 Open Jumpers
Martha Woodham (631) 537-5446, firstname.lastname@example.org
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY (Aug. 29, 2001) - Canadian rider Eric Lamaze
negotiated a tricky ending by course designer Conrad Homfeld to win the
Manhattan Style $10,000 Open Jumper Class at the 26th Annual Hampton
Classic Horse Show Wednesday. The Canadian equestrian team rider took
not only first place, but third and fifth as well - taking home $4,600
in prize money.
"It's often difficult to ride Conrad's courses," said Lamaze of Ontario.
"The toughest line was a double with very short distances. Since this
was a speed class, it was difficult to gather the horse for the last
double. Your horse had to come back well to you to keep his jump to get
Ramiro Quintana of Southampton, NY, finished second aboard Lacost, who
received $2,000 in prize money. In Open Jumper classes, winning is
determined by the horse's completion of a course of jumps up to 5 feet
in height, with as few penalties as possible. Speed also counts against
the horse and rider.
Lamaze, who has competed in two World Cups, actually rode four horses in
the Manhattan Style Open Jumper class. His first mount, a 9-year-old
German warmblood named Gazetto, had a pole down on that last tricky
combination, which kept the horse out of the ribbons. But that pulled
pole helped Lamaze understand the course.
Lamaze's next ride was Rosina, a 9-year-old German mare, who took the
lead. But then Lamaze beat himself and Rosina with his next mount, an
8-year-old Selle Francais named Ezior Danum. He took the class with his
final mount, a 10-year-old German warmblood named Millcreek Raphael.
Ezior received third place and the $1,000 prize money in the Manhattan
Style class, while Rosina took fifth place and $600 in prize money.
The Hampton Classic continues through Sunday, Sept. 2, which winds up
with the exciting $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix Presented by
Other major highlights at this year's Hampton Classic include:
- Thursday, Aug. 30
- Seniors Day presented by 50 Plus Senior News
- Friday, Aug. 31:
- Celebrity Cruises' Fiesta Day presented by Avis;
- $25,000 Adequan Fiesta Day Grand Prix Qualifier
- Saturday, Sept. 1:
- Cablevision's Kids Day;
- $25,000 Sally Hansen Grand Prix;
- Pony Jumpers
- Sunday, Sept. 2:
- $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix presented by David Yurman
- $50,000 AmeriChoice Eastern Finals of the Young Jumper Championships
- $25,000 Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby
- $100,000 New Things Grand Prix Bonus Challenge
Admission to The Hampton Classic is $5 per person, $15 per carload, and
children under six are admitted free daily. On Friday and Saturday
(August 31-September 1), children under 12 are admitted free, and
seniors are admitted free Thursday, August 30. Reserved grandstand
seats for Grand Prix Sunday, September 2 are an additional $15 per
person. Parking is free during the event.
The Hampton Classic Horse Show benefits the Southampton Hospital,
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the United States Equestrian Team.
Offering up the best in show jumping, there is no other competition that
brings together the hunter-jumper circuit with thousands of spectators,
extravagant social events, celebrities, shopping and fine dining in the
The Hampton Classic Horse Show benefits the Southampton Hospital, Juvenile
Diabetes Foundation and the United States Equestrian Team. Offering up the
best in show jumping, there is no other competition that brings together the
hunter-jumper circuit with thousands of spectators, extravagant social
events, celebrities, shopping and fine dining in the Hamptons.
For more information on the Hampton Classic, be sure to visit the show's web
site at www.hamptonclassic.com or call (631) 537-3177. Email requests for
information may be submitted to email@example.com.
Find daily results online at www.hamptonclassic.com.