It is no secret that the Hamptons is New York's playground for the well to do and afluential notable figures. The Hamptons is made up of several communities: East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, Southhampton, Westhampton, Quogue, Sagaponack, and Shelter Island.
Its string of seaside communities known as a summer destination for affluent New York City residents is nothing short of breathtaking beauty. Its long stretches of beaches and of farmland, towns and villages have a rich history worth looking into. Many of the homes are 18th-century shingle buildings and estates well hidden behind beautifully manicured tall boxwood hedges. East Hampton is home to high-end restaurants, bars and designer boutiques such as Chanel, Balenciaga, Cartier, Ralph Lauren, and Valentino to name a few.
This thriving community has countless of activities to keep you, your family, friends and children extremely busy. The things that are needed for a good quality of life is accessible to anyone that has the means or is willing to pay for it. When you come to the Hamptons it is friends and family time. Selfcare is high on the priority list, and relaxing is part of the main course.
Leisure is a practicing art form in The Hamptons. The open outdoors is one of the valuable commodities of being in the Hamptons. One of the wonderuful events that can be experienced out there is that of Hampton Classic. This annual event is something that is well attended by some 50,000 plus people from all over the county and the world. The string of activities is to bring people, families to the area to celebrate the end of summer while raising money since the organization is a 501c entity.
We had the honor of chatting with the amazing Shanette Barth Cohen, Executive Director, for Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. in Bridgehampton, New York. As we chatted it was hard for me to believe she has dedicated 17 years of her life to the organization. You can hear the joy in her voice as she describes her commitment to the organization and how she herself was once a participant of the annual festivities.
Hampton Classic continues to support several charitable organizations including Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, the Kevin Babington Foundation and Sag Harbor Food Pantry. Everyone who comes to the Classic on Tuesday and Wednesday with three or more non-perishable food items for the Sag Harbor Food Pantry will have their entire car admitted free.
Daily admission to the Classic is $20 per carload (cash at the gate only). Admission is free on Monday; seniors and military are also admitted free on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Grandstand tickets for the $410,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix on Sunday, September 4, are $55 per person for reserved bucket seating. Grandstand tickets are electronic only; E-Tickets are provided thanks to support from Green is the New Blue.
The Hampton Classic is pleased to continue its relationship with ShowNet by offering its services FREE to all exhibitors. Services include: Orders of Go; Live Ring Status; and Live Results.
So for all you equestrians, or those of you who simply want to celebrate the end of summer before getting back to school or work--head over to Hampton Classics. You're welcome.