Recap: The 2023 Hampton Classic Horse Show

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Sofia Ostier, Author Christy Cashman, Jane Seymour, Shannon Pastuszak, kimberly Summers. Photo by Barbara Lassen

A star-studded field descended on the Hampton Classic Horse Show’s beautiful Bridgehampton showgrounds for a week filled with world-class equestrian competition, August 27 to September 3.

Sara Herbert-Galloway and Jean Shafiroff. Photo by Lisa Tamburini

Seventeen countries were represented in the Classic’s international division, which saw Israel’s Daniel Bluman best a field of 40 starters representing 12 countries in the show’s culminating event, the $425,000 Longines Hampton Classic 5* Grand Prix.

Sam Edelman, Derek Blasberg, Libby Edelman. Courtesy photo

One of the world’s most prestigious horse shows, the annual Hampton Classic features competitors at every level from young children in leadline to Olympic, World, and World Cup Champions. The Classic also has competitions for riders with disabilities. This year’s Classic was rated USEF ‘Premier-6’ for both hunters and jumpers with FEI 2* and 5* classes. Ireland’s Alan Wade served as Grand Prix Ring course designer.

Brooke Shields, Chris Henchy, Grier Hanchy and friends. Photo by Lisa Tamburini

The Classic attracted its usual list of celebrities throughout the week, including Jane Seymour, Billy Joel, Brooke Shields, Gayle King, Michael Bloomberg, Lorraine Bracco, Donna Karan, Kelly Klein, Bill Evans, and Jill Rappaport.

Photo by Barbara Lassen

On the same day as the Grand Prix, the annual HC&G tabletop design competition was held under the VIP tent. First prize went to Irene Neuwirth, second to Hermès, and third to Compass.

Jill Rappaport & Donna Karan. Photo by Lisa Tamburini