Drives to Top of Jaguar Open Speed at Hampton Classic Horse Show
NYAugust 26, 2003Leslie Howard of Westport, CT, was
the winner of the Jaguar Open Speed competition at the 28th annual
Hampton Classic Horse Show held in Bridgehampton, NY.
the old adage, its not over until its over!,
Howard was the second-last competitor in the 62-horse starting field.
Riding Kenwi, Howard clocked in at 60.11 seconds to finish just
ahead of Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, NY, riding the 13-year-old
grey gelding, Cloud Nine, whose time of 60.71 seconds earned her
second place. McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, was third riding Labelle.
an Olympic silver medallist, is known for her speed riding, but
the win was simply a matter of planning.
only watched two people go, but I had my plan, explained Howard.
I knew what strides I wanted to leave out and I knew what
turns I wanted to make. Shes so fast across the ground I knew
that I just had to stick to my plan.
has been riding Kenwi, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned
by David Goodwin of Fairfield, CT, for the past five years.
grown up here, she won her first class something like four years
ago in the high preliminaries, laughed Howard. Shes
super careful, extremely fast, and has a great mind. Shes
always doing what she can to please. Now I am aiming her towards
the $25,000 Sally Hansen Grand Prix on Saturday.
official luxury vehicle of the 28th Hampton Classic Horse Show,
Jaguars long-time sponsorship is led by Skip Lehman of Mach
II management. Jaguars slogan, Born to Perform,
was the perfect fit for the Open Speed competition.
28th Hampton Classic Horse Show that once again features the top
show jumping riders in the country competing in Bridgehampton, NY.
Officially opened on Sunday, August 24, the Hampton Classic Horse
Show runs until Sunday, August 31, when it culminates with the $150,000
Prudential Financial Grand Prix, a member event of the King Shavings
U.S. Grand Prix League (USGPL).
highlights include Fridays $30,000 Adequan® Fiesta Day
Grand Prix, the qualifying event for Sundays $150,000 Prudential
Financial Grand Prix, and the $25,000 Sally Hansen Grand Prix on
activities and exhibitions will take place throughout the week while
shopping is at its best in the Boutique Garden and Stable Row. There
is no lack of choice when it comes time to eat with numerous on-site
restaurants offering a variety of choices.
is $5 per person or $15 per carload, with children under 6 admitted
free. Reserved grandstand seating for Grand Prix 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.