2016 Hampton Classic. August 28 – September 4 2016

HAMPTON CLASSIC – a tournament with a long history of great achievements!

In the Hamptons each summer, horses and riding enjoy unprecedented popularity. Since the revival in 1971 of the Southampton Horse Show, and the growth of its successor, the Hampton Classic, the area has seen the return of an equestrian tradition dating back to the turn of the century.

When first organized in the early 1900s, the annual Horse Show in Southampton took place on the sprawling open fields overlooking Lake Agawam. With the outbreak of the First World War the show was discontinued, to be revived again with the advent of the Roaring Twenties. During the next decade, riding and the Horse Show flourished in the Hamptons; with a group of enthusiasts forming the Southampton Riding and Hunt Club in 1922. Construction of the Club began that year on 20 acres of land on the outskirts of town. The stables and other buildings were made with the finest of materials, and were finally completed after six years. When it opened in 1928, the Club was a showpiece for the entire eastern seaboard.

Past Grand Prix Winners:

1977

Bernie Traurig on “Southside”

 

1997

 Debbie Dolan-Sweeney on “Itziweenie”

1978

Lynn Little on “Port”

 

1998

McLain Ward on “Twist du Valon” 

1979

Mark Jungherr on “Just Plain Wilbur”

 

1999

McLain Ward on “Twist du Valon”

1980

Melanie Smith on “Calypso”

 

2000

 Margie Goldstein-Engle on “Hidden Creek’s Laurel”

1981

Rodney Jenkins on “Idle Dice”

 

2001

 Margie Goldstein-Engle on “Hidden Creek’s Laurel”

1982

Conrad Homfeld on “Touch of Class”

 

2002

 Margie Goldstein-Engle on “Hidden Creek’s Perin”

1983

Rodney Jenkins on “Coastline”

 

2003

McLain Ward on “”Hurricane” 

1984

Rodney Jenkins on “Sugar Ray”

 

2004

Darragh Kerins on “Nabucco” 

1985

Tony D’Ambrosio on “Nimmedor”

 

2005

Joe Fargis on “Edgar 12” 

1986

Katherine Burdsall on “The Natural”

 

2006

Anne Kursinski on “Roxanna112”

1987

Jay Land on “Leapy Lad”

 

2007

Eliza Shuford on “Larentino” 

1988

Katie Monahan Prudent on “The Empress”

 

2008

Hilary Dobbs on “Corlett” 

1989

Michael Matz on “Schnapps”

 

2009

McLain Ward on “Sapphire” 

1990

Michael Matz on “Heisman”

 

2010

McLain Ward on “Sapphire” 

1991

Joe Fargis on “Mill Pearl”

 

2011

McLain Ward on “Antarres F”

1992

Jeffrey Welles on “Serengeti”

 

2012

Kent Farrington on “Voyeur” 

1993

Beezie Patton on “Ping Pong”

 

2013

Kent Farrington on “Zafira” 

1994

Jeffrey Welles on “Irish”

 

2014

Kevin Babington on “Shorapur”

1995

Debbie Dolan on “Quantum Leap”

 

2015

 Karen Polle on “With Wings”

1996

Tim Grubb on “Elan’s Denizen”

 

2016

 

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