Future of the Classic Starts With Leadline

Durell Godfey

Before the jumpers took over the Grand Prix ring at the Atlantic Opening Day at the 39th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, the smallest of riders were the main attraction. Joe Fargis, an Olympic gold medalist, judged the riders in the SeaAire Leadline Division, in two categories, 2 to 4 years old and 5 to 7 years old. The competition continues all week. 

Olympian Joe Fargis judges riders in the leadline class. Durell Godfey
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Katie Mae Sweeney, 5, on Lil' Bit of LuckDurell Godfey
This family stuck around to watch after their rider finished up Sunday morning.Durell Godfey
Katie Mae Sweeney, 5, a granddaughter of Representative Peter King, won first in her age group. Durell Godfey
Representative Peter King, who was at the Hampton Classic to see his granddaughter ride, was interviewed by the TV host Cognac Wellerlane.Durell Godfey
The coveted blue ribbonDurell Godfey
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