The 2018 Hampton Classic drew a crowd of equestrian enthusiasts.
THE PARTY The apex of horse shows, The Hampton Classic, closed the summer with equestrian competitions sponsored by Douglas Elliman, Longines and Hermès. THE GUESTS Located in the lush greenery of Bridgehampton, the show hosted celebrities and horse aficionados alike, gathered to watch the best in show. High-profile Hamptons guests included Brooke Shields, Bobby Flay, Don Lemon, Tim Malone, Martha Stewart, Christy Turlington, Donna Karan and Billy Joel. THE HIGHLIGHTS An array of competitions showed off some of the premier competitors in the horse world, but only one could win the coveted award of the Hampton Classic Grand Prix. This year, with a time of 39.32 seconds, McLain Ward and HH Gigi’s Girl, a 10-year-old gray mare owned by Double H Farm, won the $300,000 prize. -Kai Burkhardt
Photos 1-2 and 4-6 by Mark Sagliocco; Photos 3 and 7 by Shawn McMillen