Classic Hosts Fourth Annual Seniors Day Presented by 50 Plus Senior
NY August 28, 2003 The 2003 Hampton Classic Horse
Show held its fourth annual Seniors Day, Presented by 50 Plus Senior
News, on Thursday, August 28.
In addition to hosting world-class hunter-jumper horse show competition,
Seniors Day at the Hampton Classic featured special activities for
seniors including blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings,
and health awareness programs designed and presented by the Classic's
primary beneficiary, Southampton Hospital. Grandchildren accompanying
their grandparents enjoyed pony rides while 50 Plus Senior News,
the monthly newspaper for Long Island and New York seniors, conducted
prize drawings throughout the day.
Seniors Day culminated with the Hampton Classics second annual
An Evening of Shopping. Many seniors stayed late to
join horse show exhibitors shopping in the 43 vendor booths in the
Boutiques Garden. An Evening of Shopping was created
to accommodate horse show exhibitors who often find themselves too
busy during the horse show competition day to take advantage of
the exquisite shopping found only at the Hampton Classic. If a break
was needed, shoppers could dine in the on-site public restaurants
and explore the World of the Horse area where miniature horses,
llamas, alpacas, farm animals and the Classic's special horse acts
Hampton Classic Horse Show brings together the thrill and prestige
of the hunter-jumper horse show circuit with thousands of spectators,
extravagant social events, celebrities, shopping and fine dining
in the Hamptons. The Hampton Classic is the most prestigious outdoor
hunter-jumper horse show in the U.S.
Hampton Classic continues on Friday with its third annual Fiesta
Day, presented by Hoy. A community-centered salute to the growing
Hispanic community on Long Island, Fiesta Day celebrates the culture
and traditions of the Classics Latino participants with ethnic
food, music, and dancing. A new mini-Mercado, including displays
of arts and crafts by Latino and Hispanic artists and merchants,
opens on Fiesta Day and will remain open until the end of the show.
eighth annual Cablevision Kids Day, presented by Long Island Parents
& Children magazine, on Saturday, August 30, is a family-friendly
day featuring free admission for children under 12 as well as an
array of activities sure to please kids of all ages. Along with
face painting, balloon sculpting and a magician, the day will feature
hands-on circus acts with the National Circus Project. There will
be free pony rides, courtesy of Sally Hansen Cosmetics, and many
interesting animal exhibitions designed to educate and entertain
in the World of the Horse Exhibition Tent and Show Yard.
Day competition is highlighted by the $25,000 Sally Hansen Grand
Prix, the $15,000 W.G.H.R. Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic, as well
as the $2,500 Children's Jumper Classic and the $2,500 Pony Hunter
Classic for junior riders under the age of 18.
Prix Sunday events include the $30,000 Young Jumper Championship
Finals and the $25,000 Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby for riders
under the age of 21, both in the morning, followed by the grand
finalethe $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix. The Prudential
Financial Grand Prix is a member event of the King Shavings/U.S.
Grand Prix League (USGPL).
to the Hampton Classic $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 in the special Premium Seating center sections.
Parking is free throughout the show week.