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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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12 responses to “A Classic Capstone to Summer: Horses in the Hamptons”

  1. karlovy says:

    Great ‘Horsing around’ in the Hamptons photos!

  2. Steve Gordon says:

    great, great selection of photographs. loved every one.

  3. Laura McFarland-Taylor says:

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

  4. Elisa Smith says:

    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.

  5. Mara McEwin says:

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

  6. Lisa Tamburini says:

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