THE HAMPTON CLASSIC 2007
Above: EquiSearch.com blogger Maria Schaub won the Junior Jumper Style Award at the Hampton Classic.
© 2007 by Nancy Jaffer
This past weekend, Beacon Hill Show Stables traveled to Bridgehampton, Long Island to the Hampton Classic. The artful ringside landscaping, the wonderful shopping and booths, the grass fields with natural obstacles and the auspicious Grand Prix Arena set the show apart from most.
One of my goals for 2007 was to participate in the Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby held on Sunday, September 2ND. A Junior Jumper rider or Amateur Owner rider is required to place in the top thirty in a qualifying class, and Marga and I made the cut. The challenging derby course with sixteen fences included natural obstacles, an open water jump, a bank and double Liverpool. Marga and I finished the derby in fourth place and I received the Shalanno Style of Riding Award.
This week, all the equitation riders will lesson and prepare for the ASPCA East Regional Championship scheduled for Sunday, September 9, 2007, at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York.
Catch up with me later this week after the regional qualifier for an update.
Thanks for your continued support!
Talk to you later.