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David Yurman Celebrates 10th Year at the Hampton Classic

Expanded participation includes
Opening Day “$20,000 David Yurman Time Challenge”
and David Yurman introduces the Hampton Classic commemorative pin
David Yurman “Thoroughbred Collection” is again the Official Timepiece

Bridgehampton, NY—July 9, 2002— David Yurman, the fine jewelry designer and long time resident of the Hamptons, will celebrate ten years as a loyal supporter of the Hampton Classic Horse Show with an expanded presence in 2003! This year David Yurman is designated as the Official Timepiece and Jewelry Designer of the Hampton Classic. The acclaimed designer will also create a special Hampton Classic pin that will be sold to raise funds for the Hampton Classic and its designated beneficiary, Southampton Hospital.

The 28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, which runs from August 24-31 and benefits the Southampton Hospital, is a showcase for hunter and jumper competition from junior levels through grand prix.

In honor of Yurman’s sponsorship as the Official Timepiece, the 28th annual Hampton Classic will feature a new open jumper speed class, the $20,000 David Yurman Time Challenge Opening Day, August 24 in the Grand Prix Ring.

“For a decade, David and Sybil Yurman have been among our most devoted sponsors,” noted Anthony Hitchcock, Executive Director of the show. “And we are pleased to begin the week with this exciting new jumping competition. What a great way to begin the Yurman’s tenth year of support with an event that will mark the first time we have presented a jumping competition in the Grand Prix Ring on Opening Day. They will both be on hand to present the winner with one of the David Yurman Thoroughbred or Color Chrono Timepieces.”

“We are very proud to announce the new ‘cable encircled’ design for a special Hampton Classic pin that David has personally designed for the show. These elegant pins will be sold in the Hampton Classic Boutique in our Boutiques Garden.”

“Sybil and I have been part of this community for 25 years”, stated David Yurman, “We are pleased to have taken our sponsorship to this new level launching the week with a new, timed competition and designing a Hampton Classic pin, proceeds of which will go to the Southampton Hospital.”

Once again, David Yurman will be presenting a handcrafted, custom-made silver and gold championship belt buckle to the winner of the $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix on Sunday, August 31, 2003. A “David Yurman” signature jump will be an integral part of the Grand Prix course, as well as courses for the $30,000 Adequan Grand Prix Qualifying Class, the $25,000 Sally Hansen Grand Prix, and the $25,000 Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby.

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This year’s Classic, running from Sunday, August 24, through Grand Prix Sunday, August 31, 2003, features exciting hunter/jumper competitions from junior levels up to the pinnacle of the sport, grand prix show-jumping. The best riders, including Olympic medalists and World Cup winners, will be competing for the $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix. Expected to be at the 2003 Classic are members of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team Nona Garson, Margie Goldstein-Engle, Lauren Hough, and Laura Kraut, as well as other Olympians including Norman Dello Joio (1992), Anne Kursinski (1988, 1992, and 1996), Joe Fargis (1984 and 1988), Leslie Burr Howard (1984 and 1996) and Peter Leone (1996).

Admission Information

Competition runs from Sunday, August 24, to Sunday, August 31, with a break in competition on Monday, August 25. 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 for premium center section seating in the Grand Stands. Parking throughout the show is free.

In addition to the daily simultaneous competition in five rings, spectators will be treated to a variety of other exciting exhibits, including the Boutique Garden’s 40 vendor booths, Stable Row’s 20 booths, three on-site public restaurants, and the educational exhibition area “The World of the Horse,” with its pony Rides, the new Mercado and various displays of horses, birds, and farm animals. All of these areas are open throughout the week except for the Mercado which is open Thursday through Grand Prix Sunday only.

For more information about the Hampton Classic and Wine Spectator’s Long Island Wine Classic, be sure to visit the show’s website at


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