Top International Competitors Highlight Entries for 2022 Hampton Classic Horse Show
New Grand Prix Arena and Five-Star Status Draw FEI Athletes from 13 Countries
Seven-time Hampton Classic Grand Prix champion McLain Ward and defending champion Daniel Bluman head an impressive list of entries from 13 countries for the 46th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, which returns August 28-September 4 with a full schedule of world-class equestrian competition offering more than $1 million in prize money.
Each year approximately 50,000 people come to watch the nation’s best equestrian athletes compete at the Hampton Classic. The Classic is rated USEF ‘Premier-6’ for both hunters and jumpers with FEI 2* and 5* classes. Ireland’s Alan Wade serves as Grand Prix Ring course designer.
The Hampton Classic features more than 200 competitions in six spectacular show rings, the Agneta Currey Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options, all on its world-class 60-acre show grounds. Offering more than $1 million in prize money, the Classic is highlighted by the $410,000 Hampton Classic 5* Grand Prix on Sunday, September 4.
Looking to defend his 2021 Grand Prix title against other international competitors is Daniel Bluman, who rides for Israel and will return to this year’s Classic with last year’s winning mount, Gemma W, alongside other horses for both the 2* and 5* competitions. Bluman has competed in two Olympic Games, three FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG), and two Pan American Games, leaving his mark on the international stage with many successes at the Grand Prix level.