Articles: Press Release
26th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show Summary
Martha Woodham (631) 537-5446, firstname.lastname@example.org
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY (September 2, 2001) - The 26th Annual Hampton Classic
Horse Show wrapped up today with high stakes grand prix action that
delighted the crowd gathered under the distinctive yellow-and-white
In addition, top hunter awards were presented Sunday.
The $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix presented by David Yurman:
Hidden Creek's Laurel, ridden by Margie Engle of Wellington, Fla.; owned
by Hidden Creek Farm, Hidden Creek, Wis.
The $25,000 Calvin Jumping Show Jumping Derby: Gera; owned by agent Gene
ische of Palmetto, Fla.; ridden by Michael Morrissey of Bradenton, Fla.
The $20,000 AmeriChoice Young Jumper Championship Finals for
Cingular, owned by Jessica Pasmore, ridden by U.S. Olympic rider Laura
The $30,000 AmeriChoice Young Jumper Championship Finals for
Rollercoaster, owned by Mr. & Mrs. Steven Dicanio; ridden by U.S.
Equestrian Team member Todd Minikus, Loxahatchee, Fla.
The $5,000 Junior Amateur Owner Hunter Classic: Dialog, owned and ridden
Georgina Bloomberg, NY, NY
Grand Hunter Championship: Pearl Gold, owned by Ellen Toon, South Salem,
Leading Hunter Rider Award: Holly Hayes-Orlando, Colts Neck, NJ
Best Junior Rider Award: Whitney Roper, hometown unavailable
Hunter Groom Award: Betsy Keating of South Salem, NY
More than 60,000 spectators enjoyed seeing some of the country's finest
equine athletes in action during the past 10 days with non-stop
competition going on in The Hampton Classic's five well-groomed rings at
The Classic has become a tradition for top national competitors,
including veterans from the U.S. Equestrian Team such as Joe Fargis,
Jeffrey Welles, Tim Grubb, Laura Kraut, Nona Garson, Leslie Howard, Todd
Minikus and many others. The Hampton Classic attracts 1,800 show hunters
and jumpers from as far away as
California, Florida, Texas and Canada.
The Hampton Classic Horse Show benefits the Southampton Hospital, the
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the United States Equestrian Team.
Offering up the best in show jumping, there is no other competition that
together the hunter-jumper circuit with thousands of spectators,
extravagant social events, celebrities, shopping and fine dining in the
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.