McCormack Captures $25,000 Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby
at the 2002 Hampton Classic Horse Show
NY September 1, 2002 Amateur show jumping talent was
showcased with the $25,000 Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby at the
27th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY.
Kristy McCormack of Lakewood, NY, was the big winner in the Calvin
Klein Show Jumping Derby, a member event of the Show Jumping Hall
of Fame Jumper Classic Series, riding off with $7,500 in prize money
for her performance riding Marga. Of the 27 riders who started,
six advanced to the jump-off. Second-last to ride in the jump-off,
McCormack posted a clear round in a time of 32.79 seconds. The final
rider in the ring, junior competitor Krista Freundlich of Locust,
NJ, gave it her best shot with Laurin but fell short when the timers
stopped in 33.85 seconds.
Open to Junior riders age 18 and under and Amateur-Owner riders,
the top 30 riders from Fridays $7,500 Hampton Classic Derby
Welcome Stake qualified for Sundays $25,000 Calvin Klein Derby.
Freundlich was Thursdays winner while McCormack placed third.
For the third year, the Hampton Classic Horse Show hosted the Young
Jumper Championships, Eastern League Finals, showcasing the nations
top developing show jumping horses. In the $30,000 Six-Year-Old
Young Jumper Championship, Lauren Hough of Wellington, FL, was unstoppable,
taking the top two spots. The six-year-old Oldenburg mare, Outsider
who is by the Oldenburg stallion, Celano, and out of a Hanoverian
mare, was the winner. Bred in Germany by Bernhard Rensen, Outsider
is owned by Anne Emmet of Oldwick, NJ.
Hough was second riding Buena Vista Farms Winniepoo, a German-bred
gelding by the Hanoverian stallion, World Man 6. Olympic Silver
Medalist Peter Leone of Franklin Lakes, NJ, took third place riding
Casadora, Samantha Wills Dutch Warmblood mare by Indoctro.
In the hunter ring, Stormy Good of New York, NY, claimed the $5,000
Junior/Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic riding Shameless while Caitlin
Donovan, also of New York, was the runner-up with Legend.
The Hampton Classic Horse Show is one of the nations premier
show jumping competitions. Many of the worlds top equestrians
are competing for more than $250,000 in prize money during the Classic,
which benefits the Southampton Hospital. Each day of the show is
devoted to special events and social activities, culminating with
the $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix on Sunday, September
1. In addition to the competition, spectators will be treated to
a variety of other exciting exhibits including the Boutique Gardens
numerous vendor booths, Stable Rows 20 booths, three on-site
public restaurants, and an Exhibition Horse/Childrens area
open throughout the week.
The Hampton Classic continues through Sunday, September 1. Admission
is $5 per person or $15 per carload per day, with children under
6 admitted free. Reserved grandstand seating for Sunday, September
1, is $15 per person (in addition to $5/person or $15/carload admission)
or $25 per person for premium front-row seating. Parking throughout
the show is free.
more information and full competition results, please visit the
Hampton Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com