Hampton ClassicWeek of Show Jumping Leading up to the
$150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix
collaboration with the Long Island Wine Council, the Classic will
kick off on Saturday, August 23 with Wine Spectators Long
Island Wine Classica one-day event featuring an afternoon
tasting of wines from twenty-four Long Island vineyards and an evening
paired-wine dinner and auction. Both events benefit three East-End
hospitals and are open to the public who purchase tickets in advance.
August 24 at the Hampton Classic is The Manhattan Mortgage Companys
Opening Day, presented by Distinction Magazine. Officials of the
show also announced a new show jumping competition to take place
that daythe $20,000 David Yurman Time Challenge.
Day, presented by 50 Plus Senior News, will take place on Thursday,
August 28. Senior Citizens will be admitted free to the Classic
and can enter the Classics free drawings for great prizes
donated by Seniors Day sponsors and many of the Classics other
sponsors and boutique vendors. An Evening of Shopping in the
Boutique Garden will cap off the day.
Friday, August 29, the Hampton Classic will again host Fiesta Day,
presented by Hoy, the Classics community-centered salute the
growing Hispanic community on Long Island. Fiesta Day is an event
celebrating the culture and traditions of its Latino participants
and will include ethnic food, music, and dancing in tribute to diversity
in work and play. A new mini-Mercado in the relocated exhibition
area will open on Fiesta Day for the last weekend of the show and
will include displays of arts and crafts by Latino and Hispanic
artists and merchants.
show jumping competition will be highlighted by the top riders of
the sport, competing in the $30,000 Adequan® Fiesta Day Grand
Prix, the qualifying event for Sundays $150,000 Prudential
Financial Grand Prix.
eighth annual Cablevision Kids Day, presented by Long Island Parents
& Children magazine, on Saturday, August 30 is a family-friendly
day featuring free admission for children under 12 as well as an
array of activities sure to please kids of all ages. Along with
the fun of face painting, balloon sculpting and a magician, the
day will feature hands-on circus acts with the National Circus Project.
There will be free pony rides, courtesy of Sally Hansen Cosmetics,
and many interesting animal exhibitions designed to educate and
entertain in the World of the Horse Exhibition Tent and Show
Day competition is highlighted by the $25,000 Sally Hansen Grand
Prix, the $15,000 W.G.H.R. Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic, as well
as the $2,500 Children's Jumper Classic and the $2,500 Pony Hunter
Classic for junior riders under the age of 18.
Prix Sunday events include the $30,000 Young Jumper Championship
Finals and the $25,000 Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby for riders
under the age of 21, both in the morning, followed by the grand
finalethe $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix.
show rings, plus vendors, restaurants, and the childrens area
will be operating throughout the week. 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 in the
special Premium Seating center sections. Parking is free throughout
the show week.
more information on the Hampton Classic be sure to visit the website
or call 631-537-3177.