Hampton Classic Offers Lifestyle Under Glass
Conservatories Will Add Gracious Touch to 2002 Show Grounds
NYAugust 12, 2002The Hampton Classic Horse Show will
install two glass conservatories from Hampton Conservatories, LLC.
The Long Island company, based in the Village of Huntington, will
place one of the imported Irish conservatories in the shows
Boutique Garden and one at the main entrance to the Grand Prix tent.
The two structures will sparkle like jewels on the Hampton Classic
show grounds, looking as though they had been plucked from an Irish
country property or a Hamptons estate.
two conservatories will be on view throughout the week of the 2002
Hampton Classic, August 25 September 1. One of the conservatories
is made of glass and wood, while the other is made of glass, aluminum
conservatory that is the grand entrance to the Grand Prix tent is
designed in the Georgian style, said Paul Avis, the architectural
design consultant for Hampton Conservatories.
This 24-foot-square conservatory will feature a decorative
lantern with colored glass, with windows and doors in a traditional
leaded pattern. The inside will be finished with a light oak, and
furnishings will include willow, wrought iron and wire work."
smaller conservatory gracing the Boutique Garden will be in a Victorian
style. This 17-foot-by-14-foot conservatory, built of glass and
mahogany, features decorative gothic windows.
conservatories were manufactured in North Ireland and will be moved
to clients homes on Long Island following the horse show,
addition to furnishings, the conservatories will be surrounded by
beautiful, natural landscapes. The conservatories, the furnishings
and the landscaped gardens are sponsored by Hampton Conservatories,
LLC., Ireland Gannon and Associates, and Martin Viette Nurseries.
conservatories are examples of what one can achieve on his or her
own property. "Were very excited about it," Avis
said. "We visited the show last year and decided that a showcase
of what we offer would be a very nice complement to the Hampton
and spectators alike will enjoy the ambiance, according to Avis.
"Conservatories are designed and created with lots of glass
to allow the full enjoyment of being closer to nature, 365 days
conservatories will be a fitting addition to our 27th annual horse
show, said Tony Hitchcock, Executive Director of the Hampton
Classic. "Each year, we strive to offer something new and different.
Thats our tradition, along with attracting the finest equestrians
to compete in the pinnacle of the sport -- grand prix show jumping."
Hampton Classic Horse Show, held to benefit the Southampton Hospital,
features the exciting $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix on
Sunday, September 1, 2002. As always at the Classic, many of the
worlds best equestrians will be competing on some of the nations
HAMPTON CLASSIC HORSE SHOW HIGHLIGHTS
Annual Seniors Day, Thursday, August 29: Senior citizens will be
admitted free on Seniors Day, Thursday, Aug. 29, presented by 50
Plus Senior News. Festivities include An Evening of Shopping
from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Boutiques Garden. The Evening of Shopping
is a new addition to the Classic this year and promises to be a
Day, Friday August 30: A tribute to Long Islands growing Hispanic
community, Fiesta Day presented by Avis celebrates the culture and
traditions of more than 23 Spanish-speaking countries and regions
worldwide. Hispanic food, music, and dancing will be highlighted
as a tribute to diversity in work and play. A new bilingual horse
coloring book will be given to all children under 12, along with
a box of crayons, so kids can color on the spot!
Kids Day, Saturday, August 31: Sure to delight kids of all ages,
Cablevisions Kids Day will feature the National Circus Project,
an opportunity for youngsters to try out their circus skills. The
day also includes face painting, balloon sculpting, pony rides,
and magic acts. A visit to the petting zoo is included in the fun,
along with the chance to win some great prizes. Kids can even brush
up on their horse grooming skills.
featured show jumping events during the Hampton Classic include
the $15,000 W.G.H.R. Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic, the $25,000
Sally Hansen Grand Prix, the $30,000 Adequan Grand Prix, the $50,000
Eastern Finals of the Young Jumper Championships, and the $25,000
Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby for riders under the age of 21.
week-long competition runs from Sunday, August 25 through Sunday,
September 1, with a break in competition on Monday, August 26. Admission
is $5 per person or $15 per carload per day, with children under
6 admitted free. Reserved grandstand seating for Sunday, September
1, is $15 per person (in addition to $5/person or $15/carload admission)
or $25 per person for premium front-row seating. Parking throughout
the show is free.
addition to the competition taking place each day simultaneously
in five rings, spectators will be treated to a variety of other
exciting exhibits, including the Boutique Gardens 36 vendor
booths, Stable Rows 20 booths, three on-site public restaurants,
and an Exhibition Horse/Childrens area open throughout the