Bridgehampton, NY - September 3, 2013 - Katherine Strauss, of Southampton, N.Y., received the 2013 SHALANNO Style of Riding Award at the 38th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. The SHALANNO Style of Riding Trophy is awarded to the junior jumper rider who best exemplifies the American style of equitation as modeled by Olympic medalists Joe Fargis, Conrad Homfeld and George Morris. The award recipient must have the respectful, dignified, courteous and workmanlike manner of a true sportsman.
The process for selection of the award is unique in that it includes the jumper judges and horse show personnel such as the starter at the jumper ring in-gate, the jumper stewards and the announcers. These members of the staff are in position to observe the necessary sportsmanship qualities of all of the junior jumper riders competing at the Hampton Classic. They also have the knowledge of equitation riding that is necessary to select the rider that best represents the SHALANNO Style of Riding Trophy.
The 38th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show featured world-class show jumping competition, as well as magnificent shopping and a variety of entertainment attractions. The Classic features six show rings with more than 100 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages. A wide range of jumper, hunter, equitation, short stirrup and leadline classes are all part of the Classic's schedule, as well as competitions for riders with disabilities.
For those who couldn't make it to the show grounds, WVVH-TV, the official Long Island television station of the Hampton Classic, broadcast up to five hours of competition and highlights each day during the Classic. These telecasts were also available online at www.WVVH.com.
Free live webcasts of all Grand Prix Ring competition were also available, courtesy of ShowNet, at www.HamptonClassic.com. Competition in other rings was available on a pay-per-view basis at www.shownet.biz.
For further 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 corporation.