The Hampton Classic Horse Show began Sunday in Bridgehampton, with hunter and jumper competitions and, of course, big hats.
$50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
- Molly Ashe-Cawley, of Wellington, Fla., rode Kennzo to first place in both rounds of the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by MeadowView Farms, to earn the blue ribbon on the first day of the Hampton Classic. Their total score of 373.5 edged out teenage sensations Victoria Colvin on Inclusive (368.75) and Lillie Keenan on Monterrey (368.0). Colvin also finished 11th on Listen (271.0) and 12th on VIP Z (268.0) in the 35-horse field.
$20,000 Nicolock Time Challenge.
- Shane Sweetnam, of Wellington, Fla., rode Cyklon 1083 to a narrow victory in the Classic’s first jumper class, the $20,000 Nicolock Time Challenge.
Local Hunter Championships
- J.C. Bugatti, owned by North Shore Equestrian Center and ridden by Kimberly Sarrica, won The Chronicle of the Horse Local Non-Professional Hunter Championship, finishing second and third in the over-fences classes after winning the under-saddle class.
- Spring Fling, who won the Local Grand Hunter Championship in 2011, this year won the Local Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship. Spring Fling, owned and ridden by Yvette Rechler-Newman, finished first and second in the two over-fences classes.
- Dunhill, owned by Seraphim Farm and ridden by Sabrina Kalimian, won the Local Junior Hunter Championship after winning both of the over-fences classes.
- Tracy Hart, riding Let’s Win Again, won both the Robert Hoskins Adult Medal class and the Hugh J.B. Cassidy III Adult Medal Class.