Crowned at the 2003 Hampton Classic Horse Show
NYAugust 31, 2003As is the case every year at the Hampton
Classic Horse Show, a wide variety of championship titles were awarded.
the 28th edition of the Hampton Classic, local favorite Joe Fargis
of Southampton, NY, was named the Open Jumper Champion riding Ingaletta.
Fargis, 55, is a double Olympic gold medalist, having won both team
and individual gold in 1984.
this years Championship report, a number of coincidences were
found. Double victories went to Alexandra Arute of Avon, CT. Arute
won the Small Pony Hunter title riding Far From Home and the Medium
Pony Hunter Championship title riding Enchanted Forest.
rider Paige Allardice of Sagaponack, NY, won two titles as well.
Riding Rainbeaus Reflection, Allardice took home the Childrens
Working Hunter Large Pony Championship and the Childrens Working
Hunter Large Pony Section B, riding King of Hearts.
L. Stevenson of New York, NY, and Partly Cloudy did double duty.
They picked up the Adult Amateur Hunter 18-35 Championship as well
as the Local Working Hunter (Non-Pro) Championship.
the Childrens Hunter Horse 14 and Under - Section B, Kelsey
Rae Calabro of Sagaponack, NY, earned the Championship riding Renior.
Calabro was also the winner of the Local Childrens Hunter
Horse 14 and Under - Section B Championship.
Vance of Amenia, NY, should have also been awarded a championship
title for rare occurrences. She won the Adult-Amateur 36-45 Championship
title riding Seven Bridges and also claimed the Adult Amateur 36-45
- Section B title with Coatails. Not only did Vance earn the two
titles, her two horses also tied for the High Score Award in the
Adult Amateur division.
champions seemed to be a theme. While David Tromp, 17, of North
Salem, NY, jumped his way to the Junior Jumper Championship title
for riders 18 and under, his sister, Emmy, 19, won the Amateur/Owner
Jumper Championship riding Amelia just hours later.
also taught their students by example. While Shacine Belle, riding
for JT Farm of South Salem, NY, earned the Green Confirmation Hunter
Championship title riding In Disquise, her student, Alesandra Perna,
earned the Small Junior Hunter 15 and Under Championship title riding
rider Charlie Weaver of North Salem, NY, won the Local Working Hunter
Pro Section B, on Opening Day while two of his students also
won Championship titles. Stormy Good of New York, NY, claimed the
Amateur-Owner Hunter 36 and Over title riding Broadway while Kelly
Klein of New York, NY, earned the Adult Amateur Hunter 46 and Over
- Section B title riding Oz.
28th Hampton Classic Horse Show featured the top riders in the country
competing in Bridgehampton, NY. Officially opened on Sunday, August
24, the Hampton Classic Horse Show ran until Sunday, August 31,
when it culminated with the $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand
Prix, a member event of the King Shavings U.S. Grand Prix League
(USGPL). Once again, the Hampton Classic Horse Show was the perfect
end to a perfect summer.