Special Trophies Awarded at 26th Annual Hampton Classic

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. (Aug. 28, 2001) - Four riders received special trophies at the opening day of The Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY. Winner of the George Carter Trophy for Local Amateur/Owner Hunter was Best Man, owned and ridden by Kim Paticoff-Wolf of Commack, NY. 
The Ralph Peterson Trophy for Local Hunter Champion was won by Bulgari, owned by Manhattan Mortgage and ridden by Melissa Paprin of New York, NY. The South Fork Perpetual Trophy for the Grand Local Champion went to Grace, owned by Manhattan Mortgage and ridden by Sarah Alvarez of Watermill, NY. The Wintjen Perpetual Trophy for Local Junior Champion was won by Mr. Boombastic, owned and ridden by Jessica Gaeta of Deer Park, NY. 
The 26th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show continues through Sunday, Sept. 2, in Bridgehampton with the following special events planned: Thursday, Aug. 30 Seniors Day presented by 50 Plus Senior News Friday, Aug. 31: Celebrity Cruises' Fiesta Day presented by Avis; 
$25,000 Adequan Fiesta Day Grand Prix Qualifier Saturday, Sept. 1: Cablevision's Kids Day; 
$25,000 Sally Hansen Grand Prix; Pony Jumpers Sunday, Sept. 2: 
$150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix presented by David Yurman 
$50,000 AmeriChoice Eastern Finals of the Young Jumper Championships
$25,000 Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby 
$100,000 New Things Grand Prix Bonus Challenge 
Admission to the Hampton Classic is $5 per person, $15 per carload, and children under six are admitted free daily. On Friday and Saturday (August 31-September 1), children under 12 are admitted free, and seniors are admitted free Thursday, August 30. Reserved grandstand seats for Grand Prix Sunday, September 2 are an additional $15 per person. Parking is free during the event. 
The Hampton Classic Horse Show benefits the Southampton Hospital, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the United States Equestrian Team. Offering up the best in show jumping, there is no other competition that brings together the hunter-jumper circuit with thousands of spectators, extravagant social events, celebrities, shopping and fine dining in the Hamptons. For more information on the Hampton Classic, be sure to visit the show's web site at www.hamptonclassic.com or call (631) 537-3177. Email requests for information may be submitted to info@hamptonclassic.com