Huntering Around The Hampton Classic

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:47 PM

Bridgehampton, N.Y.—Aug. 31

There’s no question that the Hampton Classic Horse Show takes horse competition to the nines. With lavish VIP tents and decorated barn aisles, yummy food that brings typical horse show food to shame and the lofty grass fields still pristinely green even after the all the summer sun, there’s a reason competing in the Hamptons fulfills a hunter rider’s dream. Here are some of the scenes from Friday hunter rings.

Jef Lauwers and Sutherland jumped to a pair of red ribbons in the amateur-owner hunter, 18-35. Photo by Laura Lemon.
Making a friend. Photo by Laura Lemon.
Inspiring the next generation? Photo by Laura Lemon.
Small ponies line up after dancing their way around the under saddle. Photo by Laura Lemon.
Photo by Laura Lemon.
You don’t expect me to be this perfect without getting a munch? Chablis wanted Kelly Tropin to just take a moment of pause for him. Photo by Laura Lemon.
Logan Butzer and Boca’s Blue Nile jumped around the small pony hunters. Photo by Laura Lemon.
Alexa Lignelli and iParty got in the zone as they conquered the small pony hunter course. Photo by Laura Lemon.
Mimi Gochman guided Evermore to the top of the small junior hunter division. Photo by Laura Lemon.
Such a good Evermore! Photo by Laura Lemon.
Ellie Ferrigno guided Bilbao around the small juniors. Photo by Laura Lemon.
Got your hands full! Photo by Laura Lemon.
Winning with friends! Mimi Gochman (left) earned champion in the small juniors on Evermore with friend Augusta Iwasaki and Vistano taking reserve champion. Photo by Laura Lemon.
Chablis jumped his heart out for Kelly Tropin to win both rounds of the amateur-owner hunter, 18-35, division on Friday. Photo by Laura Lemon
Pointing those toes! Carolyn Colter guided So Enchanted to the top of the small pony hunter under saddle. Photo by Laura Lemon.
Augusta Iwasaki earned two blues with Vistano to earn the small junior reserve championship. Photo by Laura Lemon.

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