King Crowned the Winner of the David Yurman Open Jumper at the
2002 Hampton Classic Horse Show
NY August 27, 2002 A large field of show jumping competitors
took to the grand prix field in the $5,000 David Yurman Open Jumper
competition, but it was Candice King who was crowned the winner
at the 2002 Hampton Classic Horse Show.
the 69 horses that contested the competition, King of Wellington,
FL, was able to post a clear round in the fastest time, 68.47 seconds,
went in to try to get a piece of the competition, but also to keep
him confident, said King of the 10-year-old selle francais
gelding that was purchased in Belgium this past January. Hes
a special horse, he is like my best friend.
used the $5,000 David Yurman Open Jumper competition to determine
if she will compete in Fridays $30,000 Adequan Grand Prix,
and Espandon certainly proved he is up to the challenge.
Olympic gold medallist Joe Fargis of Middleburg, VA, finished the
day as runner-up, clocking in with a time of 69.31 seconds riding
Diams III. Local rider Laura Bowery, 33, of Bridgehampton, NY, was
third with Gandini Sky Boy, a 12-year-old Hannoverian gelding owned
by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dimenna.
silver medallist Peter Leone of Franklin Lakes, NJ, was fourth riding
Rastella while New Yorks Sheila Burke rounded out the top
five with her seasoned partner, Jamison. The only other rider to
post a clear round was Argentinas Federico Sztyrle who now
makes his home in Bridgehampton, NY.
The Hampton Classic is one of the nations premier show jumping
competitions. Many of the worlds best equestrians are competing
for more than $250,000 in prize money during the Classic, which
benefits the Southampton Hospital. Each day of the show is devoted
to special events and social activities, culminating with the $150,000
Prudential Financial Grand Prix on Sunday, September 1.
featured show jumping events during the Hampton Classic include
the $15,000 W.G.H.R. Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic, the $25,000
Sally Hansen Grand Prix, the $30,000 Adequan Grand Prix, the $50,000
Eastern Finals of the Young Jumper Championships, and the $25,000
Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby for riders under the age of 21.
addition to the competition, spectators will be treated to a variety
of other exciting exhibits including the Boutiques Gardens
numerous vendor booths, Stable Rows 20 booths, three on-site
public restaurants, and an Exhibition Horse/Childrens area
open throughout the week.
Hampton Classic continues through Sunday, September 1. Admission
is $5 per person or $15 per carload per day, with children under
6 admitted free. Reserved grandstand seating for Sunday, September
1, is $15 per person (in addition to $5/person or $15/carload admission)
or $25 per person for premium front-row seating. Parking throughout
the show is free.
more information, please visit the Hampton Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com