A Classic Capstone to Summer: Horses in the Hamptons

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The Hampton Classic Horse Show is a perfect capstone to the end of summer. I have the good fortune of working with the agency that handles the press for the show. In my book, this is the most well-known and highly-publicized outdoor horse show in the country. I put this collection of photos together while averting seasickness as I crossed the Long Island Sound via ferry on my way home. The Hampton Classic is a marker in my year like a holiday and signifies the end of summer. I’m a little nostalgic and am sharing just a few classic images from horse shows past, but most are from this weekend. Luckily, as you can see, Hurricane Hermine didn’t spoil the weekend and in fact, the weather was glorious.

 

That summer table at the horse show

 

campbell stables

 

blue ribbons at the classic

 

feed your horses apples!

 

Winning table decor

 

Girlfriends and riders

Actress Mary-Kate Olsen competes.

Mary-Kate Olsen at the Hampton Classic in Long Island

 

good luck socks

 

VIP tent before the day gets started

 

horse mug by Johnathan Hallgrey and horse vase

 

Concentrating at the in-gate

 

Ribbons at the Hampton Classic Horse Show

 

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  • karlovy

    Great ‘Horsing around’ in the Hamptons photos!

  • Steve Gordon

    great, great selection of photographs. loved every one.

    • Appreciate that! Really a great way to end the summer.

  • Laura McFarland-Taylor

    I bet those apples being used as table decor ended up in horses’ bellies!

    • I hope so, Laura. One day I think I’m going to see you on the east coast at a horse show. Maybe? Thanks for reading this.

  • Elisa Smith

    Thank you for sharing your hampton classic memories. I only think of Nancy Moon when I hear of The Hampton Classic
    I Love every Photo! The table decors are always a treat to see every year. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into that world.

    • Thank you so much! I was focusing on PR and working with the media, but did have my camera out a few moments. I can’t resist the beauty.

  • Mara McEwin

    I love everything about this post! Your photos, the information about the horse show and the feeling of being there. Great work Nancy.

    • Thanks, Mara! I’m happy you stop by with all the theatre work you have on your plate. Happy almost Fall!

  • Lisa Tamburini

    Great selection of photos Nancy…captures the look and feel of the Classic!! Great working with you…and looking forward to next year!!

    • Thanks Lisa, you are a real pro. Do you have a blog I can read?