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Second Annual “An Evening of Shopping” at the Hampton Classic, August 28

Music, Food and Shopping in the Boutique Garden

Bridgehampton, NY—August 19, 2003—The Hampton Classic will once again offer “An Evening of Shopping”, to take place Thursday, August 28 from 5:00 -7:00 pm.

Every year more than four dozen vendors set up shop at the Boutique Garden at the Hampton Classic which returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 24-August 31, to sell their wares throughout the course of Long Island’s premier week-long equestrian event. For seven days, visitors to the Classic can browse and shop for everything from jewelry to art to equestrian supplies and leather goods.

For one special night, the forty-six vendors at the Boutique Garden will keep their doors open a little late to provide visitors the opportunity to spend the evening on the Classic’s beautiful showgrounds browsing through boutiques that offer exquisite shopping opportunities while at the same time enjoying music by the Jim Turner band plus free hors d’oeuvres, wine and other beverages.

“We feel that by keeping the Boutique Garden open late one night competitors, trainers, and all those busy with the horse show during the day will have a chance to shop at the Classic’s top quality boutiques in the evening after they have finished all their horse show duties,” said Tony Hitchcock, Executive Director of the Hampton Classic.

The Boutique Garden offers a wide range of goods, from souvenir Hampton Classic t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, jackets, and posters to this year’s showcased hand made one-of-a-kind furniture and leather goods to antiques, fine jewelry, boots and shoes, gifts from all over the world, and fashion apparel.

The Food Court will remain open for the evening as will the bar operated by Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs offering full beverage service at a cash bar.

Vendors at this year’s Hampton Classic include:

American Express
Ann Kolb Gallery
Ashley’s Fine Jewelry
Bombardier FlexJet
Brennan’s Bit &Bridle
Briar Hill Signworks
The Carriage House
Der Dau Custom Made Boots &Shoes
Cyndy Love Designs
Eclectic Design
Emilio Clothier &Specialty Shop Ltd
Faith Designs
Fountainebleau II
Fox Run Ltd.
Freymann Enterprises, Inc.
David Gregory
Hampton Classic Kids
Hampton Classic Poster Booth
Hampton Classic Souvenir Booth
Hampton Conservatories
IZ New York
Land Rover
Marders Nursery
Monkey Business
O’Halloran Company
Connie Deussen Oshrin
Outback Survival Gear
PJ Huntsman &Company
Penny Whistle Toys, Inc.
Petography, Inc.
Pinnell Custom Leather
The Putting Green
Sandor Fine Animal Portraits
Silverado Jewelry
Southampton Hospital
Steuben Glass
Tracey Tooker, Inc.
Victoria’s Mother
Vineyard Vines
Vogel Boots &Shoes
Wolffer Estate
David Yurman

After a busy day of competition or a relaxing day at one of the Hamptons’ nationally renowned beaches, “An Evening of Shopping” offers vacationers the perfect ending to a perfect day. “Not only can equestrian enthusiasts and those involved with the competition enjoy the boutiques, but visitors and vacationers of the Hamptons will also take pleasure in the high-quality boutiques,” Hitchcock noted.

As the sun fades out over the showgrounds and the summer of 2003 starts to slip away, an Evening of Shopping is the perfect way to take some time off to relax and savor the last days of summer. One can enjoy the elegant horse show atmosphere, the company of friends, as well as the vendors and all the exquisite wares they have to offer as they showcase their goods throughout the evening.

The Jim Turner Band will perform throughout “An Evening of Shopping.” Jim Turner is a highly versatile performer who has assembled some of the finest musicians in the Hamptons in his group. One East End newspaper has called him “an eclectic original…a musician who is aware of the theater of performance.”

There will be no admission charge to enter the showgrounds for “An Evening of Shopping” after the day’s competition has been completed and there is never any charge for parking.

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Five show rings, plus vendors, restaurants, and the children’s area will be operating throughout the week. Admission is $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.

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