Bridgehampton, NY - Annabel Revers, 16, of Weston, MA, and Kingpin, owned by Beechwood Stables, LLC, ruled the Anne Aspinall Ring winning the Grand Junior Hunter Championship at the 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show.
"It's really exciting," said Revers. "I have never been to the Classic before, so it was really great to come here for the first time, have him do so well here and win."
Kingpin won three classes over fences to earn the Small Junior Hunter, 15 & Under, Championship and the High Score Junior Hunter Championship. Revers thought that "Bruno," as he is affectionately called around the barn, performed so well because he liked his new surroundings at the Classic.
"My horse actually likes the big shows," said the Dana Hall School student. "He likes to feel special. The courses really suited him and it was a lot of fun for both of us."
Sophie Gochman and Dominik, owned by David Gochman, won the Small Junior Hunter, 15 & Under, Reserve Championship, but the New York resident fared better in the Large Junior Hunter, 15 & Under, winning the championship on Garfield, owned by Rose Hill Farm, and the reserve championship on Rockette, owned by David Gochman.
Emma Weiss of New York, NY, received the best birthday present from the Hampton Classic winning the Small Junior Hunter, 16-17, Championship with Cheveaux. "I am just so excited; this is the best birthday present ever! We've worked so hard all year," said the newly-turned 17-year-old. "We just moved up to this division last year so we spent the time getting to know the division. This year, we were really trying to grow and get to the top of the class. In the past, this has not been my luckiest horse show. I just can't believe it happened."
Lili Halterman and Genuine were the Reserve Champions in the Small Junior Hunter,16-17.
Lilli Hymowitz and Tiffani, owned by Rose Hill Farm, were named Large Junior Hunter, 16-17, Champions. Kendra Gierkink and Cash Inn, owned by Kadley Holdings, LLC, were Reserve Champions.
The Hampton Classic Horse Show runs through Sunday, September 4 at its pristine Bridgehampton, NY, venue. For this year's 41st annual edition, a fourth FEI class has been added to the schedule in addition to more than 200 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages and abilities. A wide range of hunter, jumper and equitation classes are offered at all levels, from leadline all the way up to grand prix. Classes are also featured for riders with disabilities.
In addition to the six show rings, the Hampton Classic features a Boutique Garden with more than 80 vendors for an amazing shopping experience, a wide selection of dining options and a Farmer's Market, all on its immaculate 60-acre show grounds.
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. 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 at www.wvvh.tv. Most of the Classic's other classes will also be available on ShowNet.biz.
For a link to this coverage and for more information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show, please visit the Hampton Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com or call (631) 537-3177. Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable