A little rain on Sunday did not stop the beauty of the annual Hampton Classic Grand Prix. Guests from all over the world attended the spectacular event that takes place in a stunning summer environment.
For the third time this week, Daniel Bluman led the victory gallop around the spectacular grand prix field of the Hampton Classic Horse Show, as he topped the list of 31 starters Sunday afternoon, winning the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI. The award was presented by SOVARO®.
With a late draw working in his favor, Bluman, riding for Israel with his mount Ladriano Z, had the advantage of knowing precisely what the situation was when entering the arena in the first round of competition.
It was a year full of difficult jumps, but overcoming them in the rain made this winer successful.
In the gorgeous VIP tent were Michael Bloomberg, Mary-Kate Olsen, Brook Shields, and more supportive celebrities.
Walking around the grounds and checking out the pop-up shops was the always lovely Donna Karan and her family. Guests in the tent ate at designer tables to add to the luxury of the day.
In addition, Ireland’s Richie Moloney proved that consistent results yield big things, as he earned the Longines Rider Challenge, as the Classic‘s leading open jumper rider. Moloney received a lovely Longines timepiece and a special prize for $30,000. In the five years this award has existed at the Classic, Moloney has won it four times.
The Hampton Classic is one of the most spectacular equestrian events in the nation and showcases the highest levels of hunter-jumper competition. The world-class event hosts hundreds of top riders and horses from all over the nation and world.
The 42nd Hampton Classic featured over 200 classes in six beautifully manicured show rings; a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors for shopping, and a wide selection of dining options on the world-class 60-acre showground.