As the 43rd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show winds up for the year until its end on September 2nd, we’re taking a look back on the highlights of the first couple days of the massive New York equestrian event that brings horses, riders, and their trainers together at the end …
Celebrating 60 years in the United States, descendants of The Smiths hosted a fabulous Diamond Anniversary Gala Performance featuring their extraordinary Lipizzan horses in Wadsworth, Illinois. Originally from Austria and arriving in the U.S. in 1958, Tempel Smith and his horses made their new home in Wadsworth, IL and horseback …
About 41 miles West of Chicago nestled in the little town of Wayne lies a world – class sportsman’s paradise: Lamplight Equestrian Center… even Mr. Ed would be jealous!
Horse back riding aficionados from across the country and around the world recently gathered at one of the biggest and most prestigious horse shows in the U.S., 38th Annual Hampton Classic. Located in Bridgehampton, N.Y. this equestrian extravaganza is positioned on a 65-acre show ground, boasting six show rings and over 70 vendors.
Generous supporters of Equestrian Connection gathered on sunny Saturday, June 22nd at the 4th Annual Villa del Lago Equestrian Polo Cup charity event to benefit individuals (both young and old) with special needs. Enthusiastic horseback riding and polo aficionados gathered at Crab Tree Farm in Lake Bluff, Illinois.
A six day equestrian extravaganza culminated on Sunday, June 16th at Lamplight Equestrian Center (in Wayne, IL) with the much anticipated U.S.E.F. “AA” Rated – Jumper Rating 4 competition.
Chicago’s polo history which is steeped in tradition dating back to June of 1876 was re-ignited at the inaugural beach polo tournament at North Ave. beach. Breathtaking was the view of Lake Michigan’s sandy shores as the sand was flying, the horses were cantering, vodka was flowing and the warm rays of the sun were shining down brightly on Lake Michigan.
The sport of kings in all it’s reigning glory returned to Bridgehampton, N.Y. from Aug. 28th – Sept. 4th for the 36th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. Highlighting the event was the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix and FEI World Cup Qualifier on the last day, Sept. 4th.
The long anticipated WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES finally took place in Kentucky on September 25th for 16 glorious days. This acclaimed park has over 1,200 acres and has hosted some of the most prestigious events in the country.