Bridgehampton’s iconic Hampton Classic Horse Show kicked off on Sunday.
The event has been running for nearly 50 years and is the largest outdoor horse show in the United States.
Top equestrians from around the world compete for over $1 million in prize money.
Over 50,000 people came to watch the country’s best equestrians compete in a variety of challenges.
The event kicked off with the Hampton Classic Leadline. From the age of 2 to his 7 year old equestrian, he rode horses guided by his parents and trainers. The event was judged by Olympic gold medalist Joe Fergis.
Four-year-old Emma Lefcourt competed for the first time with her family proudly watching.
“I’ve been riding horses for a very long time and it’s so amazing to me that my four-year-old sister will have her first horse show in this huge place,” said Violet Lefcourt. I was.
The show is one of the Hamptons’ biggest social events and also signals the summer’s grand finale.
In addition to watching top equestrians, there was also plenty of shopping, international cuisine to sample and activities for the whole family.
Chanette Barscohen, executive director of Hampton Classic, said: “We have Olympians here, we have two-year-old riders, and we have over 80 shops.”
Admission was $20 per car per day, payable on Sundays only.
General admission is free on Mondays as there are no regular games.
Seniors, veterans, and active duty military members are admitted free to the competition Tuesday through Thursday.