Kids Day Clowns Around at 2003 Hampton Classic Horse Show
NYAugust 30, 2003Cablevisions Kids Day provided
an entire day of fun and activities for the whole family at the
28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show.
to the young people who attend the Hampton Classic Horse Show, the
Eighth Annual Cablevisions Kids Day offered no shortage of
games and attractions. Youngsters spent time at the World of the
Horse Exhibition Tent and Show Yard area right behind the
main Grandstands. A big hit was Llamaland, which featured goats
and alpacas, too, Millstone Farm's Miniature Horses and several
unusual breeds of horses.
petting zoo was also on hand to introduce kids to the formerly abandoned
creatures that they have lovingly rescued, including rabbits and
even a pot bellied pig. Following free pony rides, the Kids-Teaching-Kids
Pony Care Program allowed children to get interactive and learn
that a lot of work goes into having a pony. Additional educational
projects included a special presentation on the contributions made
by Companion Dogs.
circus acts with the National Circus Project were a huge hit - face
painting, balloon sculpting, plate spinning, juggling, stilt walkers,
and Alcazar the Magician all added to a fun-filled day. Kids were
also encouraged to enter the Classic's free drawings for great prizes
donated by Cablevision and many of the Classic's other sponsors
and boutique vendors.
Kids Day exhibition also featured a Child Life swing-set, complete
with four swings, a rock climbing wall, trapeze, and crows nest
fort, supplied by Walpole Woodworkers. Kids were also invited to
relax in Cotton Candy Manor house by Lilliput a child-size
replica of an elegant East End manor house, also supplied by Walpole.
an educational walking tour, children could follow life-sized Junior
Kroll figures around the grounds to see riders, horses, grooms,
veterinarians, ferriers and many of the other people who bring the
horse show to life in action as they went about their daily business.
kids competing at the Hampton Classic, equestrian events included
the $2,500 Children's Jumper Classic and the $2,500 Pony Hunter
Classic, both for junior riders under the age of 18. The main events
in the Grand Prix Ring included the $10,000 CK Equitation Championship
for riders 21 and under, and the $15,000 W.G.H.R. Junior/Amateur
Jumper Classic. All ages enjoyed watching the $25,000 Sally Hansen
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. Thursday, August 28 was Seniors Day, Presented by
50 Plus Senior News, while Friday brought the third annual Fiesta
Day, Presented by Hoy, in a tribute to the Greater New York Hispanic
and Latino community. The Hampton Classic Horse Show culminates
in Super Sunday on August 31. Amid the flurry of social
action, the $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix takes center
stage at 2 p.m. in the grand prix ring.
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.