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Hampton Classic Grand Prix Wraps Out Summer in Style

Hampton Classic Grand Prix Wraps Out Summer in Style

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.

Daniel Bluman receives his awards from Tom and Jeanne Tisbo of SOVARO, together with Hampton Classic Executive Director Shanette Barth-Cohen. © The Book, LLC

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®.

L-R Richie Moloney, McLain Ward, Daniel Bluman and Brianne Goutal with Pascal Savoy, US Brand President of Longines. © Michelle Dunn

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.

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It was a year full of difficult jumps, but overcoming them in the rain made this winer successful.

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In the gorgeous VIP tent were Michael Bloomberg, Mary-Kate Olsen, Brook Shields, and more supportive celebrities.

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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.

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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.

hcThe 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.

 

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ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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