The Hampton Classic Style

As Summer comes to a close, horses and riders finish up their summer competition tour at their favorite boutique venues. One of our favorite outdoor horse shows to end the summer in style is the Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton, New York. For over 40 years, the Hampton Classic has been a longstanding tradition for New York socialites and celebrities both riders and spectators alike.

Known as the ‘Hollywood Horse Show’, celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld, Martha Stewart, Matt Later and Steven Spielberg watch from the sidelines in the exclusive VIP tent overlooking both the Grand Prix and Hunter fields. Some stars and their children are even avid equestrian competitors at the Hampton Classic like Mary Kate Olsen, Jessica Springsteen, and Georgina Bloomberg.

Mary Kate Olsen competing at the Hampton Classic Horse Show 
Photo: The Book LLC / Town & Country

Style is one of the most important aspects of the Hampton Classic. Many riders and spectators can shop the boutique garden and find beautiful fashion, accessories, and handmade jewelry. Attire is ‘summer chic’ and many spectators walk around the horse show in their ‘hampton white’ sundresses, colorful printed tunics, and straw sun hats.

Grand Prix Sunday at the Hampton Classic is one of the most highly attended events in the Hamptons during the summer. The tables inside the VIP tent are decorated by the table sponsors in elegant florals, accessories, and table decorations. Every year the themes change, and we highly recommend getting VIP tickets for the day.

Be sure to stop by our friends at Kaval in the boutique garden to see what’s new from Goode Rider!

The Goode Rider Posh Jeggings paired with a crisp white button down shirt and slides is the perfect equestrian style look to wear at the Hampton Classic.

This year, the Hampton Classic runs from August 26-September 3. If you can’t attend this year’s event, be sure to watch the live stream of the competition here. To view a schedule of events go here.