Bridgehampton, New York – September 01, 2021 – The first clear round was ridden by Victoria Colvin (USA) of Loxahatchee, Fla., and BMT Partners’ Gemino, who won Tuesday’s $10,000 Douglas Elliman Open Jumper. Although four other horse-and-rider combinations had fault-free rounds, none could catch their time of 63.415 seconds. “I’m very happy and excited to have won,” Colvin (USA) said. “I just went for a smooth, clear round. The course was nice and direct, and my horse felt incredible.”
Second place went to Ailish Cunniffe (USA) of South Salem, N.Y., who piloted Graylish LLC’s Carlotta 249 to a time of 64.951 seconds. Brazil’s Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) finished third with a time of 65.842 seconds aboard Major Tom, owned by Artemis Equestrian Farm LLC.
Each year approximately 50,000 people – including many A-list celebrities – come to watch the nation’s best equestrian athletes compete at the Hampton Classic. The Hampton Classic features more than 200 classes in six show rings, the Agneta Currey Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options, all on its world-class 60-acre show grounds. This year’s Hampton Classic features five FEI classes in its grass Grand Prix ring showcasing elite riders from around the world, including Olympic and World Equestrian Games veterans. There are also kid-friendly activities throughout the week including pony rides, petting farm animals, daily special attractions and more. Daily admission to the Classic is $20 per carload. Admission is free on Monday, and seniors are admitted free on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Grandstand tickets for the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix on Sunday, September 5, are $45 per person for reserved bucket seating, which are available for purchase on the Hampton Classic website.
Final Results – $10,000 Douglas Elliman 1.45m Open Jumper
1) Victoria Colvin (USA) & Gemino – 0 / 63.415
2) Ailish Cunniffe (USA) & Carlotta 249 – 0 / 64.951
3) Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) & Major Tom – 0 / 65.842
Source: Press Release from The Hampton Classic
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