Hillary Dobbs Becomes Youngest Rider to Win

$200,000 FTI Grand Prix at Hampton Classic Horse Show

 

 

Bridgehampton, NY—August 31, 2008—Hillary Dobbs of Sussex, NJ and Corlett were turbo-charged in a timed jump-off, zooming across the field to win the $200,000 FTI Grand Prix on Sunday’s closing event of the Hampton Classic Horse Show.  Dobbs, 20, became the youngest rider in the 33-year history of the show to win the class, finishing in 41.13 seconds aboard Corlett with a clear round.  Two other young equestriennes also went clear: Brianne Goutal, 19, of New York City, who placed second with Onira (42.83), and Kirsten Coe, 27, of Katonah, N.Y., who was third aboard Starlight (43.99). One of the nation’s premier show jumping competitions, the eight-day Hampton Classic concluded with Sunday’s $200,000 FTI Grand Prix.  The Classic hosted hunter/jumper competition for riders ranging from the youngest competitors in Leadline and Short Stirrup classes all the way up to Olympic veterans.  Show entries included McLain Ward, a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. team at this year’s Olympic show jumping competition in Hong Kong.

 

Jennifer Waxman Clinches $25,000 Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby,

 Racks Up Awards at Hampton Classic

 

Bridgehampton, NY—August 31, 2008—Jennifer Waxman, 16, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, won Sunday’s $25,000 Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby at the Hampton Classic Horse Show. Waxman won aboard Outline in a timed jump-off against five other riders, swooping over the final course in 34.385 seconds.  They were followed by Addison Phillips of New York City on Teirra (36.051) in second place and Hungarian Henri Kovaks, who is based in Middleburg, Va., finishing third with G-5 (36.291).  All three went double-clear. One of the nation’s premier show jumping competitions, the Hampton Classic concludes Sunday, August 31. The Classic hosts hunter/jumper competition for riders ranging from the youngest competitors in Leadline and Short Stirrup classes all the way up to Olympic veterans in the $200,000 FTI Grand Prix.  Show entries include two Olympic riders who flew in directly from the Olympic show jumping competition in Hong Kong: McLain Ward, a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. team, and individual gold medalist Eric Lamaze of Canada

 

Minikus Blazes to First and Third Place in

$30,000 Sotheby’s International Realty Challenge

Bridgehampton, NY—August 30, 2008—In a hair-on-fire finish, Todd Minikus and Hillary Dobbs turned the $30,000 Sotheby’s International Realty Challenge into a horse race at the 33rd annual Hampton Classic Horse Show.  In a timed jump-off, Minikus won aboard Pavarotti in 37.56 seconds.  Dobbs was second with Marengo (37.79) and Minikus placed third on Presidente (38.25).  Their rides were double-clean. One of the nation’s premier show jumping competitions, the Hampton Classic continues through Sunday, August 31. The Classic hosts hunter/jumper competition for riders ranging from the youngest competitors in Leadline and Short Stirrup classes all the way up to Olympic veterans in the $200,000 FTI Grand Prix.  Show entries include two Olympic riders who flew in directly from the Olympic show jumping competition in Hong Kong: McLain Ward, a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. team, and individual gold medalist Eric Lamaze of Canada.

Photos & captions by The Hampton Classic