Sandor Urban, Noted Equestrian Painter, Chosen as Artist for 2004
Hampton Classic Art Poster
Bridgehampton, NY July 6, 2004 A painting of the Hampton
Classic Showgrounds by Jocelyn Sandor Urban has been selected as
the artwork for the 2004 Hampton Classic Horse Show art poster.
The work by the noted equestrian artist is the latest in the Classics
series of collectible art treasures. It is now available for purchase
on the Classics website (www.hamptonclassic.com).
Hampton Classic poster is a highly anticipated and much coveted
souvenir of the Hampton Classic Horse Show. There are individuals
who have collected every poster representing the Hampton Classics
rich history, including signed editions by artists such as Paul
Davis, Henry Koehler, Nina Duran, and Mickey Paraskevas.
work is a great addition to the tradition of beautiful Hampton Classic
posters that have been created over the years, said Tony Hitchcock,
Executive Director of the Hampton Classic.
2004 poster features an image of stable row as viewed
from the horse show office. Vivid blue and white tents extend down
both sides of the lane. Vendors sell their wares on the right while
horses and grooms fill the tents on the left; the two rows are held
in balance by the hustle and bustle of people, dogs, and horses
sharing the experience. Bright sunlight brings out the natural and
vibrant colors of the Hampton Classic show grounds This captured
moment portrays a quintessential Hampton Classic scene,
said Urban. You look at it and instantly know that it could
not be any other horse show. Urban used oil on linen to create
has displayed and sold her work at the Hampton Classic for more
than sixteen years. She found herself taking photographs of stable
row each year and it is these pictures that provided the inspiration
for the true to life painting.
received a BFA from Skidmore College and a MFA in print making from
The University of Massachusetts Amherst. She began riding English
pleasure at age ten and enjoyed living on a farm with many horses.
Recently Urban has sold all of her horses except one, which she
continues to ride. Her work is represented in Nantucket, MA by the
Four India Gallery and in Bedford, NY by the Holland and Company
Gallery. Currently she is working on a series of paintings that
combine racehorses and landscapes; several of these pieces will
be exhibited in her vendor tent at this years Hampton Classic.
29th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show begins on Sunday, August
29 and culminates with the excitement of the $150,000 Prudential
Financial Grand Prix, on Sunday, September 5. Each year the Hampton
Classic Horse Show attracts more than 50,000 spectators and celebrities
to watch the countrys best horses and riders compete. With
the crème de la crème of show jumping riders attending
the show and a star-studded audience cheering them on, the Hampton
Classic is weeklong sports and entertainment spectacle; as well
as a benefit for the Southampton Hospital.
simply is no other competition that brings together the thrill and
prestige of the hunter-jumper circuit with so many thousands of
spectators, extravagant social events, and celebrities, all surrounded
by the beaches and elegant villages of Long Islands summer
and General Information
runs from Sunday, August 29 through September 5 with a break in
competition on Monday, August 30. Admission is $10 per person or
$20 per carload, with children under 6 admitted free. Reserved grandstand
seating for Sunday, September 5 is $15 per person (in addition to
regular admission) or $25 per person in the special Premium Seating
center sections. Parking is free throughout the week.
more information on Wine Spectators Long Island Wine Classic
or the Hampton Classic Horse Show, please visit the Hampton Classic
website at www.hamptonclassic.com or call (631) 537-3177.