The end of summer brings a historic equestrian event to Bridgehampton, New York, on Long Island.
Classes typically run from 8:30 to 5:00 and feature top competition in the hunter, jumper, and hunt seat equitation divisions. The show’s grand finale on Sunday, August 30, is the $250,000 Grand Prix, which is also a World Cup qualifier. Hillary Dobbs rode Corlett to the win at last year’s Grand Prix. Dobbs is off to a promising start in this year’s competition with a win in Sunday’s $20,000 Nicolock Time Challenge aboard Marengo.
Tickets to the show are $10 per person or $20 per carload. Seniors attend free Tuesday through Thursday. Saturday is Kids’ Day at The Classic, featuring pony rides, face painting, and other kid-friendly activities. Admission is free for children on that day.