Fox 5 Anchor Rosanna Scotto poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the 36th Hampton Classic
Socialtie Joy Marks poses for a photo-op at the 36th Annual Hampton Classic
Restaurant Owner B. Smith poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane
at the 36th Annual Hampton Classic
Katlean DeMonchy Cassandra Seidenfeld and Sara Herbert Galloway pose for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the 36th Annual Hampton Classic
East Hampton Studios Owner Michael Wudyka poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane
Mayor Blumberg attends the 36th Annual Hampton Classics
Kathy and Rick Hilton attend the 36th Annual Hampton Classic
Hello darlings, welcome back to Cognacs Corner Magazine. Celebrities, Politicians, Socialites and anyone that is anyone gathered to celebrate in their fancy attire and Couture Hats at the 36th Annual Hampton Classic.
The Hampton Classic is one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the United States and a premier destination for horse enthusiasts and equestrians. The Classic is a much-anticipated stop on the summer tour and closes the Hampton season as the social event of the summer. Now well into its third successful decade, The Hampton Classic Horse Show is in a class all its own both in the minds of spectators and horse people alike.
In 2009 the Hampton Classic became only the second horse show ever to receive the status of Heritage Competition by the United States Equestrian Federation. This prestigious status is reserved for competitions that have been in existence for at least 25 years and have provided for their communities as well as the horse community as a whole in an unprecedented fashion.
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews President Dennis Suskind from the Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton on Sunday The Grand Championship as well as Fox 5 Rossano Scotto, Joy Marks and TV Personality and Restaurant Owner B. Smith from Sag Harbor.
The Hampton Classic is proud to play host to the year-end finals of the very popular Young Jumper Championships. Horses ranging in age from 5 to 8 years old competed in their respective divisions after qualifying in a year-long, very competitive points race for their top prize of the season.
As the first U.S. stop in the East Coast World Cup League, the quest for those coveted spots on the World Cup Finals squad kicks off at the Classic. Guests and spectators saw some of the top jumper riders from around the world competing for some of the richest prize money offered in this country.
I had a chance to chat with President Dennis A. Suskiind who informed me that there was an exciting new addition to the schedule this year which is the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. Likened to a "grand prix for show hunters," the new competition showcased the magnificent beauty and athleticism of the High Performance Hunter.
On Sunday The VIP tent was filled to capacity with A-listers and VIP's dressed to be seen and the gorgeous grand prix field continued to be one of the best show jumping arenas anywhere, while former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and current Mayor Michael Bloomberg arrived to delight photographers as always. McLain Ward won the $250,000 FTI grand prix for the third consecutive year and a record sixth time since 1998.
"This is the best show in our country," revealed Ward, "I always bring my best horse because I believe that the event that is put on here is worthy of that. It means a lot to win here, it means as much for me to win this grand prix as any."
For more information please visit www.hamptonclassic.com.
Until my next RedCarpet Event in the Hamptons,
Pink Champagne Kisses