Hats and Horses of The Hampton Classic

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Hats and Horses of The Hampton Classic

The 43rd edition of the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, ended on Sunday with the big event the $300,000 Grand Prix presented by Douglas Elliman, won by McLain Ward of Brewster NY, riding HH Gigi’s Girl. This was Ward’s 7th Grand Prix win, a new record.

Of course there were fancy hats, beautiful dresses and celebrities especially in the Main Tent. I also noticed how exceptional the table settings were. I could not resist shooting some photos of some of the table tops.

I had a wow experience – happened in a blur. A handsome young man in sunglasses came up asked me to pose and shot a picture of me and my hat. I did not realize at first who it was, and later realized it was Don Lemon, anchor at CNN. Here is the picture he shot and posted on Facebook.

The final day has sensational weather making up from the hot-hot-hot weather of the earlier days. The Hampton Classic is one of the premier equestrian events in the world and it lived up to its reputation.

 

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