Yurman Celebrates 10th Year at the Hampton Classic
Day $20,000 David Yurman Time Challenge
David Yurman introduces the Hampton Classic commemorative pin
Yurman Thoroughbred Collection is again the Official
NYJuly 9, 2002 David Yurman, the fine jewelry designer
and long time resident of the Hamptons, will celebrate ten years
as a loyal supporter of the Hampton Classic Horse Show with an expanded
presence in 2003! This year David Yurman is designated as the Official
Timepiece and Jewelry Designer of the Hampton Classic. The acclaimed
designer will also create a special Hampton Classic pin that will
be sold to raise funds for the Hampton Classic and its designated
beneficiary, Southampton Hospital.
28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, which runs from August 24-31
and benefits the Southampton Hospital, is a showcase for hunter
and jumper competition from junior levels through grand prix.
honor of Yurmans sponsorship as the Official Timepiece, the
28th annual Hampton Classic will feature a new open jumper speed
class, the $20,000 David Yurman Time Challenge Opening Day, August
24 in the Grand Prix Ring.
a decade, David and Sybil Yurman have been among our most devoted
sponsors, noted Anthony Hitchcock, Executive Director of the
show. And we are pleased to begin the week with this exciting
new jumping competition. What a great way to begin the Yurmans
tenth year of support with an event that will mark the first time
we have presented a jumping competition in the Grand Prix Ring on
Opening Day. They will both be on hand to present the winner with
one of the David Yurman Thoroughbred or Color Chrono Timepieces.
are very proud to announce the new cable encircled design
for a special Hampton Classic pin that David has personally designed
for the show. These elegant pins will be sold in the Hampton Classic
Boutique in our Boutiques Garden.
and I have been part of this community for 25 years, stated
David Yurman, We are pleased to have taken our sponsorship
to this new level launching the week with a new, timed competition
and designing a Hampton Classic pin, proceeds of which will go to
the Southampton Hospital.
again, David Yurman will be presenting a handcrafted, custom-made
silver and gold championship belt buckle to the winner of the $150,000
Prudential Financial Grand Prix on Sunday, August 31, 2003. A David
Yurman signature jump will be an integral part of the Grand
Prix course, as well as courses for the $30,000 Adequan Grand Prix
Qualifying Class, the $25,000 Sally Hansen Grand Prix, and the $25,000
Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby.
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years Classic, running from Sunday, August 24, through Grand
Prix Sunday, August 31, 2003, features exciting hunter/jumper competitions
from junior levels up to the pinnacle of the sport, grand prix show-jumping.
The best riders, including Olympic medalists and World Cup winners,
will be competing for the $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix.
Expected to be at the 2003 Classic are members of the 2000 U.S.
Olympic Team Nona Garson, Margie Goldstein-Engle, Lauren Hough,
and Laura Kraut, as well as other Olympians including Norman Dello
Joio (1992), Anne Kursinski (1988, 1992, and 1996), Joe Fargis (1984
and 1988), Leslie Burr Howard (1984 and 1996) and Peter Leone (1996).
runs from Sunday, August 24, to Sunday, August 31, with a break
in competition on Monday, August 25. Admission is $5 per person
or $15 per carload, with children under 6 admitted free. Reserved
grandstand seating for Sunday, August 31, is $15 per person (in
addition to $5/person or $15/carload admission) or $25 per person
for premium center section seating in the Grand Stands. Parking
throughout the show is free.
addition to the daily simultaneous competition in five rings, spectators
will be treated to a variety of other exciting exhibits, including
the Boutique Gardens 40 vendor booths, Stable Rows 20
booths, three on-site public restaurants, and the educational exhibition
area The World of the Horse, with its pony Rides, the
new Mercado and various displays of horses, birds, and farm animals.
All of these areas are open throughout the week except for the Mercado
which is open Thursday through Grand Prix Sunday only.
more information about the Hampton Classic and Wine Spectators
Long Island Wine Classic, be sure to visit the shows website