As one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the United States, the Hamptons Classic is the only social event to deservedly cap off the summer season. On August 24 – 31, spectators will flock to Bridgehampton to be among the best of the best of the Hamptons summer scene and take in the last few breaths of the sea air near some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast. In suit with its nickname, “The Classic,” the event has a rich history, “In 2009, the Hampton Classic became only the second horse show ever to receive the status of Heritage Competition by the United States Equestrian Federation. This prestigious status is reserved for competitions that have been in existence for at least 25 years and have provided for their communities as well as the horse community as a whole in an unprecedented fashion.” Opening Sunday, on the beautiful grass of the Grand Prix Ring, the event will be a treat for horse people and spectators alike with its high-end shopping options at boutique vendors, fine food vendors, and famous celebrity sitings. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit HAMPTON CLASSIC.
For what to wear to the Hampton Classic, THE most stylish horse show around, we recommend keeping it simple but chic. If you are attending one of the many charity events, luncheons, and cocktails taking place, then you cannot go wrong in a classic sheath and as it is is smack in middle of the last days of summer, we like keeping it light and bright. If you prefer to dress in the style of a rider, please see our post on What to Wear Horse Trials.
For more information and to purchase, please click on the links. Tory Burch Liana Floral-Print Dress $395 / Milly Sophia Floral-Print Sheath Dress $395 / Stuart Weitzman Xray Patent Cork Wedge $385 / Prada Patent Demi Wedge $440 / BOYY Jacques Chain Trim Leather Tote $925 / Alice + Olivia Carole Beaded Applique Clutch $495 / Oscar de la Renta Resin Floral Clip-on Earrings $225 / Dior Mystere Crystal-Temple Sunglasses $690 /
While we love the thrill of competition, a trip to the Classic would not be complete without participating in one of our favorite sports – shopping. The vendor tents and exhibits are chock full of the best of everything, all in one place! Here are some of our favorites.
Joey travels the world finding limited-edition pieces that she then curates aboard the Styleliner, creating a unique shopping experience.
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