Articles: Press Release
Saddle Up for Outdoor Life Network's Live Coverage of the Hampton
Classic on Sunday, September 2 at 2 PM ET
Sheila Feren/Josh Gross FerenComm 212.983.9898
Stamford, CT, August 30, 2001 - The 2001 Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of
the world's largest and most prestigious equine events, will be broadcast
live on Outdoor Life Network (OLN), Sunday, September 2nd at 2:00 PM ET.
OLN's coverage will put the spotlight on the $150,000 Prudential Financial
Grand Prix presented by David Yurman.
With more than 1,500 horses and more than $400,000 in prize money, the
Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton, Long Island, is the country's premiere
hunter/jumper horse show. The week-long equine celebration culminates in
the Prudential Financial Grand Prix on September 2. OLN will also present
taped coverage of the $25,000 Sally Hansen Grand Prix on Tuesday, September
4th at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
Peter Englehart, Senior V.P. of Programming and Production for OLN said:
"Our horse show fans are among OLN's most supportive. Airing live coverage
of one of the great equine events is our way of saying thank you. "
Executive Director of the Hampton Classic, Tony Hitchcock added: "Outdoor
Life Network has been a terrific partner for a number of years now. We are
overjoyed that they are allowing the rest of the country, those who cannot
attend, the chance to soak up the atmosphere that is the Hampton Classic."
Not only does the event draw the most impressive horses from around the
world, it also boasts the attendance of an extraordinary list of celebrities
and corporate power players. Some of the personalities who have competed or
attended in the past are Candice Bergen, Steven Spielberg, Peter Jennings
(whose daughter rides), Ralph Lauren, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward (their
daughter, Clea competes).
Outdoor Life Network's dedication to horse show coverage is unmatched,
airing over 40 different competitions each year. In addition to the Hampton
Classic, the network airs other prestigious events, such as the Hardenberg
Trophy, the Aachen Nation's Cup, the U.S. Grand Prix League Finals and the
Royal International Horse Show Queen Cup.
The leader in adventure TV, Outdoor Life Network (www.OLNTV.com) offers
original and exclusive programming targeted to outdoor enthusiasts of all
kinds. The 24-hour cable network, now available in 38 million homes, is the
leading source for television coverage of outdoor adventure sports and
wildlife and environmental issues.