The 37th Annual Hampton Classic - Scenes From Opening Day
Originally Posted: August 28, 2012
The competition begins! (Photo: Lisa Tamburini)
The 37th annual Hampton Classic
began August 26, and runs through September 2, for another year of exciting equestrian competition, luxurious shopping, and activities with something for every member of the family. Set amidst the splendor of Long Island's spectacular Hamptons, near some of the world's most beautiful beaches, the Hampton Classic is the culminating event of the Hamptons' summer season.
Masses of spectators, socialites and celebrities - and anyone looking for a top summer destination - return year after year to the eastern end of Long Island to see and be seen at New York's iconic end-of-summer event.
The Hampton Classic is one of the most prestigious horse shows in the nation and features the world's best horses and riders, including riders returning from the 2012 London Olympic Games, heading the list of entries in this years Classic.
Lunch is served - Hampton Classic style. (Photo: Lisa Tamburini)