Saturday at The Hampton Classic is Not Just “Another Day at The Beach”

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The Hampton Classic Horse Show, August 23-30, in Bridgehampton, NY, will again feature exhibitions, games, activities and music geared toward children of all ages. Family attractions will be featured throughout the week with expanded activity on Saturday, August 29 as part of Optimum® Kids Day.
Optimum® Kids Day features a myriad of unique, fun and educational offerings in the Classic‘s Kids Area. Free pony rides give the little ones the experience of riding at the Hampton Classic, just like their horse show heroes. The Bellini Family Circus and Magic Tricks with The Amazing Zola will astound kids from 3 to 103 while Birds of Prey from the Wildlife Rescue Center of theHamptons will hold kids’ attention as they take flight.
There will be Face Painting by Ruby as well as Face Painting and Airbrush Tattoos by Fancy Faces. Children can craft with members of the Ross School and Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research, and there will be plenty of music courtesy of Jarrell Entertainment.
Always a highlight of Optimum® Kids Day at the Hampton Classic is The Long Island Livestock Co. which will be there with llamas, alpaca, sheep, goats and, of course, Pansy & Pigety the pigs.

“Optimum® Kids Day is always a special part of the Hampton Classic Horse Show,” said Shanette Barth-Coh en, Hampton ClassicExecutive Director. “We pride ourselves on being a fun family event that offers something for everyone and this year is no different. In addition to our world-class equestrian competition, we have a great selection of dining, shopping and family activities available. This is sure to be the bestClassic yet!”
 
While Optimum® Kids Day features the most activity for kids and families, theHampton Classic features a full schedule of entertainment attractions throughout the week. The line-up of attractions and entertainment at this year’s Hampton Classic includes:
 
The Atlantic Opening Day, Sunday, August 23:
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Cookie decorating with Citarella at 11:00 am
    • Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals
    • Church St. School providing crafts and music
    • Nature Nick’s Animal Show at 10:30 am and at 12:00 noon

 

Monday, August 24:
11:00 am-3:00 pm – The Annual ASPCA Adoption Day will feature local dog, cat, and horse rescue groups with animals available for adoption.
Participating dog/cat groups are:
  • ARF
  • Southampton Animal Shelter
  • Ruff House Rescue
  • Tails of Courage
  • Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue
  • Last Chance Animal Rescue
  • Cawz for Pawz
  • Brookhaven Animal Shelter
The horse rescue event will feature VIP hosts:
  • Jill Rappaport, ASPCA Honorary Equine Welfare Ambassador
  • Brianne Goutal, ASPCA Equine Welfare Ambassador
  • Georgina Bloomberg, ASPCA Equine Welfare Ambassador
  • Hayley Barnhill, ASPCA Equine Welfare Ambassador
  • Jessica Springsteen, ASPCA Equine Welfare Ambassador
  • Stacia Madden, ASPCA Equine Welfare Ambassador
  • Jenny Dunion, Trainer, Evermore, Inc., Special Guest
  • Jennifer Gates, Equestrian and Special Guest
Tuesday, August 25:
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons will bring some friends and teach all about turtles
    • Stony Brook Children’s Hospital will off children’s activities including “The Pipecleaner Lady” who will make anything out of pipe cleaners
    • Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals
Wednesday, August 26:
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons will bring some friends and teach all about turtles
    • The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center will host arts & crafts
    • Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals
Thursday, August 27:
  •  In the Kids Area:
    • Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will present birds of prey
    • Interact with live reptiles and amphibians from the South Fork Natural History Museum
    • Chris “Wonder” Schoeck, known as an Old Time Strongman, will perform on stage at 12:00 noon. Meet him and watch him bend steel.
    • Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals
Friday, August 28:
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will present birds of prey
    • The Ross School will be entertaining with multiple arts and crafts projects
    • Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals
    • Erik’s Reptile Edventures
    • Stony Brook Children’s is back with the Pipercleaner Lady
    • Southampton Hospital’s “Tick Wise” Puppet Show at 10:30 am
Saturday, August 29:
Optimum® Kids Day 
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Music by Jarrell Entertainment
    • Bellini Family Circus & Friends
    • Face Painting by Ruby
    • Face Painting & Airbrush Tattoos by Fancy Faces
    • Crafts with The Ross School and The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research
    • Magic by The Amazing Zola
    • Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will present birds of prey
    • Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals
    • Free pony rides for children under 12 
Sunday, August 30: Grand Prix Sunday
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will present birds of prey
 More About the Classic
The Hampton Classic, the prestigious culminating event of the famed Hamptons‘ summer season on Long Island, returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 23-30, for its 40th year of world-class equestrian competition.
Many of the world’s top jumper and hunter riders come from across the country and beyond to compete for their share of some of the richest prize money in the nation.
The Hampton Classic features six show rings, a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options and a Farmer’s Market, all on its 60-acre show grounds. With its top competition and pristine setting, The Hampton Classic is not just a place to see, it’s also a place to be seen. Just in the last two years, A-list celebrities such as Jerry Seinfeld, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Matt Lauer, Kelly Ripa, Julianne Moore, Sofia Vergara and Mary-Kate Olsen have been spotted enjoying the competition from the sidelines.
The Hampton Classic hosts more than 100 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages and abilities. A wide range of hunter, jumper and equitation classes are offered from leadline classes all the way up to the grand prix level. The Classic also has classes for riders with disabilities. The Classic culminates on Sunday, August 30, “Grand Prix Sunday,” with an impressive schedule of classes including three finals – the $30,000 7-Year-Old Young Jumper Championship Finals, the $25,000 Campbell Stables Show Jumping Derby, and the $250,000Hampton Classic Grand Prix – in the Grand Prix Ring, as well as the $10,000 Hermès HunterClassic in the Anne Aspinall Ring.
For those who can’t make it to the show grounds, a complimentary live webcast of all Grand Prix ring classes will air on the Hampton Classic website, produced by ShowNet and courtesy of LONGINES, the official timekeeper of the Hampton Classic.  In addition, WVVH-TV, the official Long Island television station of the Hampton Classic, broadcasts up to five hours of competition and highlights each day during the Classic. These broadcasts can also be seen on line atwww.wvvh.tv.  Most of the Classic‘s other classes will also be available on ShowNet.biz.