Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Classic moments

A sweet scene on opening day of the Hamptons Classic.
The Hampton Classic Horse Show, which happens every year, signifies the "Grand Finale" of Summer on the East End.

Running the last week of August through Labor Day, it is celebrating its 41st year with more than 90 corporate sponsors drawn from every sector of the business world – fashion, finance, luxury brands, publishing, real estate and television. The Hampton Classic Horse Show is one of the country's largest and most spectacular hunter/ jumper horse shows.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Mathew Broderick at the Hampton Classic Horse Show watching their children on opening day.
Sarah Jessica Parker cheering on her twins Tabitha and Loretta ...
One of the most popular features of the Classic takes place on opening Day, the "Leadline" — featuring dozens of adorable, aspiring equestrians under the age of 7 (and some as young as 2) who parade around the Grand Prix ring on their ponies and are judged by Olympic gold medalist Joe Fargis. Among the delighted spectators were Sarah Jessica Parker and Mathew Broderick who were cheering for their twins in their first year of competition.
First year at the Classic.
The Classic's featured event is the $300,000 Grand Prix presented by Longines, which took place on Sunday afternoon. With more than 1,600 horses and approximately $800,000 in prize money, the Classic is not only a sporting event of major proportions, but also one of the most popular social events of the Hamptons summer season. Thousands of spectators attend each day enjoy watching a full schedule of competition in six show rings while also hoping to catch a glimpse of some of the many celebrities on hand.
Grace Stenbeck-Werner leading her pony.
In addition to the six show rings, the Hampton Classic features a Boutique Garden with more than 80 vendors for an amazing shopping experience, all on its immaculate 60-acre show grounds. It also features 16 gourmet food choices scattered throughout the show grounds. The Classic is one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the United States and a premier destination for many of the world's best show jumping riders competing for top prize money. By weeks end, the show will have attracted more than 60,000 visitors.
Kelly Bensimon with Alexandra Gad.
Moms and riders.
Proud Mom with blue ribbon winner.
Number 1.
It's all about the braids ...
and the tails ...
The Leadline (under the age of 7 years).
Boys are up next.
Olympic equestrian Joe Fargis competes in the Grand Prix ring.
Watching the competition.
Maggie Masiak, Zach Chaloner, Emily Haan with Caleb, Justin Haan, Robert Chaloner, and Oscar Mandes.
Kelly Klein.
Michael Braverman and Faith Popcorn.
Robert Kohr, Lori MacGarva, Daniel Ferrara, and Rich Behmoira.
Dennis Suskind (President, Hampton Classic), Shanette Barth-Cohen, (Exec. Dir), and Marty Bauman, (Pres, Classic Communications).
Artist Michael Paraskevas with his wife Maria Bruno and family.
Shanette Barth Cohen and Michelle McFaul.
Hermes boutique.
Shannon Lawlor (Poster artist) and Valerie Angeli, senior director of equine and special projects for the ASPCA.
Steven Stolman and Charlotte Moss.
Author and designer Steven Stolman's latest book, "The Serial Entertainer's Passion for Parties," was celebrated at a drinks party held at the Hamptons outpost of Hudson Grace, the chic San Francisco-based tabletop emporium owned by Monelle Totah and Gary McNatton. Co-hosted by Pamela Fiori, Richard Hodos and Michael Jones, Jeff Pfeifle and David Granville, Maribeth and Ellen Welsh, and Rich Wilkie, the evening benefited Guild Hall, East Hampton's beloved center for the visual and performing arts.
Dino Rivera and Michel Witmer.Michael Jones and Richard Hodos.
Joe McConnell and Denise Johnston.Gary McNatton, Monelle Totah and Michael Bodziner.
Bill Zwecker, Jeff Pfeifle and Tom Gorman.Jennifer Ruys and Rich Wilkie.
Maribeth Welsh, Victor Figueredo and Ellen Welsh.Alex Pashkowsky and David Scott.
Alice Netter and Ken Wyse.Bob and Randi Tabor.
Charlotte Moss and Jane Scott Hodges.Charlie Scheips and Tom Graf.
Susan Goodfriend and Tom Shaffer.Victor Figueredo and Ross Meltzer.
Jeff Pfeifle and David Granville.Steven Stolman and Eleanora Kennedy.
Colt Givner and Pamela Fiori.Debby Koster and Sherrie Bloom.
Photographs by Lisa Tamburini (Hampton Classic); Tom Kochie (Stolman)