Jumper David Tromp Crowned Champion at Hampton Classic
NYAugust 28, 2003David Tromp of North Salem, NY, jumped
his way to the Junior Jumper Championship title at the 28th annual
Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY.
a win in Wednesdays $2,000 Junior Jumper competition riding
Calvin, Tromp, 17, again topped the standings in Thursdays
$5,000 Junior Jumper competition, this time aboard Jasper Gold.
The two wins easily earned Tromp the Junior Jumper Championship,
open to riders aged 18 and under.
the $5,000 Junior Jumper competition, Tromp was one of nine riders
to post a clear round and advance to the jump-off. While four riders
were again able to jump clear, Tromp had the fastest time, 35.47
seconds, to take the win.
a really fast horse, he likes to jump, and he goes for it,
said Tromp, showing at the Hampton Classic for the third consecutive
year. It is very rare that he doesnt have a clear round.
He tries really hard, hes a fun horse, and I am very lucky
to have him.
has been riding Jasper Gold, a nine-year-old bay gelding, for owner
Sagamore Farm of Oyster Bay, NY, since the beginning of this year.
The two have had great success together, winning a junior/amateur
championship title earlier this summer at CSI-W Blainville, Canada.
was not the only member of his family to earn a championship title
on Thursday at the 2003 Hampton Classic Horse Show. His older sister,
Emmy, 19, won the Amateur/Owner Jumper Championship riding Amelia.
There is also a future champion in nine-year-old younger brother,
Mattias, who has just begun riding in the short stirrup classes.
All three family members train with Jeffrey Welles, a two-time Hampton
Classic Grand Prix victor and the winner of the first jumper competition
offered at the 2003 Hampton Classic, the $20,000 David Yurman Time
able to explain how things need to be done, notes Tromp, who
has been training with Welles for the past five years. He
understands how a horse needs to be ridden, and how to adopt your
style of riding for each horse.
28th Hampton Classic Horse Show features the top riders in the country
competing in Bridgehampton, NY. Officially opened on Sunday, August
24, the Hampton Classic Horse Show runs until Sunday, August 31,
when it culminates with the $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand
Prix, a member event of the King Shavings U.S. Grand Prix League
highlights include Fridays $30,000 Adequan® Fiesta Day
Grand Prix, the qualifying event for Sundays $150,000 Prudential
Financial Grand Prix, and the $25,000 Sally Hansen Grand Prix on
activities and exhibitions will take place throughout the week while
shopping is at its best in the Boutique Garden and Stable Row. There
is no lack of choice when it comes time to eat with numerous on-site
restaurants offering a variety of choices.
is $5 per person or $15 per carload, with children under 6 admitted
free. Reserved grandstand seating for Grand Prix 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.