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Lucador and Scott Stewart
Champion Regular Conformation
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First Light and Stephanie Danhakl
Champion Amateur Owner Hunter 18-35
Cascarillo & Katie Robinson
Scott Stewart claimed four Hunter division championships
and two reserve championships in addition to being reserve to
Jimmy Torano riding Leyland in the High Performance Hunter
Championship, at this years spectacular Hampton Classic.
Stewart rode Catch Me and Fun, both owned by David Gochman,
to championship wins, which resulted in the two horses tying
for the Grand Hunter Championship.
Stewart was also presented with the Charlie Weaver Award,
for the rider displaying, in the opinion of the hunter judges,
the best style of riding at the Hampton Classic.
Captivate and Scott Stewart
Champion Huntland First Year Green
e 2016 Hampton Classic professional hunter champions:
Huntland First Year Green
Champion - Captivate, owned by Fashion Farm and ridden by
Scott Stewart
Reserve - Evermore, owned by David Gochman and ridden
by Scott Stewart.
Second Year Green
Champion - Catch Me, owned by David Gochman and
ridden by Scott Stewart
Reserve - Countdown, owned by Sachi Kawabata-Porto and
ridden by Nick Haness.
Green Conformation
Champion-Fun, owned by David Gochman and ridden by
Scott Stewart
Reserve - In Joy, owned by Over the Top Stables, LLC and
ridden by Lisa Rex.
Regular Conformation
Champion - Lucador, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker and ridden
by Scott Stewart
Reserve-First Light, owned by Stephanie Danhakl and ridden
by Scott Stewart.
High Performance Hunter
Champion - Levland, owned by e Levland Group and
ridden by Jimmy Torano.
Reserve - Cameo, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker and ridden by
Scott Stewart.
Scott Stewart
Fun and Scott Stewart
Champion Green Conformation
Countdown and Nick Haness
Reserve Second Year Green
First Light and Stephanie Danhakl
Champion Amateur Owner Hunter 18-35
Koala with owners John and Stephanie Ingram
Champion Amateur Owner Hunter 36+
Cascarillo & Katie Robinson
Glen Senk
Coolio and Darina Depenau
Krista Weisman and Admirable
First Light and Stephanie Danhakl
Champion Amateur Owner Hunter 18-35
Two-time Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward edged out
17-year-old Lucy Deslauriers to win the $75,000 Douglas
Elliman Grand Prix Qualier, presented by Longines for the
second consecutive year at the 41
st
annual Hampton Classic
Horse Show.
Deslauriers went second of the eight who reached the jump-o
by riding clear over the Alan Wade-designed rst-round course.
She set the mark to beat with a clean jump-o ride 40.75 seconds
on Hester, owned by Lisa Deslauriers and it looked like she might
have the blue ribbon until Ward, going next to last, clipped o
more than a second on HH Carlos Z, owned by Double H Farm,
stopping the timers at 39.31 seconds.
“Lucy is a great young rider with a very exciting future. Im
excited for her to be on some teams with me in the future, so my
hats o to her, said Ward. “I have a seasoned horse and he’s very
good at the speed part. Normally, if he’s in the jump-o, we have
a very good chance to win. He just has great foot speed.”
Deslauiers was amazed at her runner-up nish. “It was a
really great class and I am almost shocked at the results,” said
Deslauriers. “My horse is incredible and I didnt have much to
lose going against these top riders. I just gave it my all and hoped
it would be enough. Losing to McLain is not a very bad thing.”
One year ago, Ward won this class on HH Azur on his way to the
Rio Olympic Games, where the pair won a team silver medal, but
this year he almost didnt make it past the rst round with Carlos
Z.
“I didnt think I rode him well in the rst round,” said Ward.
“I lost my stirrup, which I can’t remember the last time thats
happened, so I thought I was a little bit lucky to get a clear.
Sometimes that just works in your favor; you just take a deep
breath.”
McLain Ward
HH Carlos Z and McLain Ward
Winner $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualier
Hester and Lucy Deslauriers
Reserve $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualier
In one of the most exciting jump-o rounds in the 41-year
history of the Hampton Classic, Richie Moloney (IRL) blazed
around the course on Carrabis Z, owned by Equinimity, LLC, to
claim the top prize in the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix,
presented by Longines.
“Its special, its a great show and always a great crowd here,” said
Moloney.We try to have our horses in top form for this week.
It means a lot to win the Grand Prix here. My horse has been
amazing, this is his fourth grand prix win. Its very good to have
him and I’m lucky to have my owners at Equinimity, and a great
sta. I’m just thankful, without all of those people this wouldnt
be possible.”
e victory gave Moloney the $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge
as the horse shows leading open jumper rider for third time in
four years. He received 100 points for a nal total of 337.5, which
put him 98 points ahead of Catherine Tyree who nished second
with 239.5. McLain Ward nished in third with 226 points.
Five horses out of the 29 starting entries representing six nations
made it to the jump-o by turning in clean rounds over the Alan
Wade-designed course. In the jump-o, all ve went clear, leaving
it up to the Longines timers to determine the winner. e rst
to go in the jump-o was the defending champion, Karen Polle
Richie Moloney
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Richie Moloney (IRE) and Carrabis Z Prix.
Winner - $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix, presented by Longines
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( JPN) on With Wings. ey set the mark to beat with a clean
round in 41.54 seconds. Four-time Olympic medalist Beezie
Madden (USA) was next on Quister de Guldenboom, owned by
Abigail Wexner, and they nished two-tenths of a second faster
to take the lead with 41.33. Charlie Jacobs (USA) and Cassinja S
then shaved o another two-tenths of a second to move into rst
place with 41.12.
“I am blessed with a great support team whose hard work plays
a key role in any success my horses and I achieve,” said Jacobs of
his Reserve Championship.ey deserve to be sitting up here
every bit as much as I do.”
Somehow, Moloney found a shorter track to go nearly two
seconds faster than Jacobs and he jumped into the lead with a
time of 39.57 seconds with just one to go.
“Everything showed up nicely, said Moloney. “I took a bit of a
chance in the second to last fence and I rubbed it. I was a little
lucky, but I guess it was our day.”
Andrew Welles (USA) tried his best to beat the lightning
fast round of Moloneys on Brindis Bogibo, owned by AEM
Enterprises, LLC. He stopped the timers in 41.15, only three
one-hundredths of a second slower than Jacobs, good for third
place.
“Its unbelievable,” said Welles. “I am so fortunate to be able to
ride this horse. He rode seven rounds this week, counting jump-
os, and turned in seven clean rounds. is was a beautiful way
to end an amazing week. To be third in this Grand Prix is just
incredible.”
For more information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show
2016 please visit the Hampton Classic website at www.
hamptonclassic.com
More sights and sounds from the Hampton Classic Horse Show in
the next issue of e Competitive Equestrian.
Andrew Welles (USA) and Brindis Bogibo
ird - $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix, presented by
Longines.
Charlie Jacobs (USA) and Cassinja S
Reserve - $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix, presented by Longines
Karen Polle (JPN) and With Wings
Joseph M. Troffa table.
Photo Gallery
by Alden Corrigan Media
2016
Eye on the prize
Heading home a champion
Feffer National Horse Show tribute table
WInner of the best
table decoration
Campbell Stables
See you next year
Entertaining Chalet Style
Copeland’s checkerboards and dapples
(L-R) Sam, Alan Keeley and Priscilla Smith Gremillion
of Hermès Americana Manhasset
Joseph M. Troffa table.
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