Day Fun Featured at the 2003 Hampton Classic Horse Show
NYAugust 29, 2003The fun and excitement of the third
annual Fiesta Day was the main attraction at the 28th annual Hampton
Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY.
by Hoy, the second largest Spanish language daily in the country,
Fiesta Day is a one-day event intended as a tribute to the Greater
New York Hispanic and Latino community. Over thirty diplomats from
Latin America and numerous Hispanic civic leaders including representatives
of the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce participated in
Fiesta Day celebrations at the Hampton Classic Horse Show.
a special ceremony in the grand prix ring, Yanina Alvarez of Argentina
was honored with the 2003 Outstanding Hispanic Horseman Award, presented
to a Hispanic individual who has contributed to the horse industry
in the United States. Alvarez is Argentinas National Champion
of Artistic Gymnastics and is also a veteran World Vaulting Championship
competitor. Throughout the Hampton Classic Horse Show, Alvarez has
been treating spectators to world-class vaulting demonstrations
that include executing a sequence of compulsory vaulting movements
on horseback as well as performing a freestyle program to music.
information and career opportunities were available to visitors
interested in working in the equine field. Careers in the
Horse Industry/Las Carerras en la Industria de Caballo, a
bilingual pamphlet created by the Hampton Classic and unveiled at
the first Fiesta Day in 2001, was again made available free of charge
as was the bilingual childrens coloring book, The World of
the Horse/El Mundo del Caballo.
was provided by a wide variety of performers including third-generation
Latin American performer Apryl Cadabra, the childrens ballet
Mexico Lindo dancing to traditional Mexican Folkloric Music, and
the Traveling Hispanic Theater. Latin Music sensations Felix Andino,
Raices Del Viento, Pepe Castillo and the Caribbean Tropical Trio,
Punto Y Coma, and Willie Santana showcased their unique musical
abilities with the sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Mambo, Bachata and
Bolero filling the air.
addition, traditional cuisine from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia
and Cuba was sampled and enjoyed.
was added to the mix with the debut of the Mercado at the Classic
with Latino-owned vendor booths offering arts, crafts, fashion,
and other items for sale. For those who missed the opportunity to
shop on Fiesta Day, the Mercado will be open until Sunday to meet
opening in spectacular style on Sunday, August 24, with Manhattan
Mortgage Companys Opening Day, presented by Distinction Magazine,
the horse show grounds in Bridgehampton, New York, have been alive
with activity. Featured events on the weekend include the Eighth
Annual Cablevisions Kids Day on Saturday, August 30, while
the Hampton Classic Horse Show culminates at 2 p.m. with the $150,000
Prudential Financial Grand Prix on Sunday, August 31.
year the Hampton Classic Horse Show attracts more than 50,000 spectators
and celebrities to watch the countrys best horses and riders
compete as well as enjoy the extravagant social events.
show rings, plus vendors, restaurants, and the childrens area
are operating throughout the week. Admission 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.