The Hamptons

44th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show
Sunday, August 25 through Sunday, September 1, 2019
240 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, NY
8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Except Monday, August 26 starts at 10:00 a.m.)


The Hampton Classic, August 25-September 1, is one of the world’s most prestigious horse shows and features competitors at every level from young children in leadline to Olympic, World, and World Cup Champions. The Classic also has competitions for riders with disabilities. The Hampton Classic features more than 200 classes in six show rings, the Agneta Currety Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options, all on its world-class 60-acre show grounds.

Highlighting the Hampton Classic is the $300,000 DOHA.INC Grand Prix CSI**** on Sunday, September 1. In addition to the Grand Prix title, the world-class field of riders will be looking to win the LONGINES Rider Challenge that awards $30,000 to the rider who accumulates the most points throughout the week in the horse show’s Open Jumper competitions.

Located near the Hamptons’ famous beaches, nightclubs, restaurants, and boutiques, the Hampton Classic is a celebrity hot-spot. Among those who have attended in recent years are many A-listers including Jennifer Lopez, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Sofia Vergara, Mary-Kate Olsen, Julianne Moore and Michael Bloomberg.

Sunday, August 25Leadline classes, the Opening Day Ceremonies, the $30,000 Land Rover Jumper Challenge Presented by Jaguar, and $10,000 Marders Local Hunter Derby. Local hunter classes take place. Competition begins at 8:00 a.m.

Monday, August 26 – The Finals of the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities Sponsored by BNB Bank will be the highlight of competition and the Classic will host its 9th annual Animal Adoption Day. Adoptable cats and dogs will be in the Kids area from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and adoptable horses will be showcased in Hunter Ring 2 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. 

Friday, August 30 – Events in the Grand Prix Ring, starting at 8:00 a.m., include the $10,000 Junior/Amateur–Owner Welcome Stake, the $10,000 SHF Enterprises 7 & Under Jumpers Championship, and the $15,000 Speed Derby. The $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier, scheduled for a 2:00 p.m. start, will set the jump order for Sunday’s $300,000 DOHA.INC Grand Prix CSI****. 

Saturday, August 31Kids Day Presented by News 12 Long Island will feature activities for the entire family from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Children under 12 are admitted free and receive a free pony ride. The Grand Prix ring will host the $10,000 Hampton Classic Equitation Championship presented by Palm Beach International Academy beginning at 8:00 a.m. and the $15,000 Carolex Junior/Amateur/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic followed by the big event of the day, the $72,000 LONGINES Cup at 2:00 p.m. 

Sunday, September 1 – The $10,000 Hermès Hunter Classic is among the featured competition on Grand Prix Sunday. Festivities in the Grand Prix Ring begin with the $25,000 Jumping Derby followed by the grand finale— the $300,000 DOHA.INC Grand Prix CSI****. The winner of the $30,000 LONGINES Rider Challenge will also be presented. Competition starts at 10:00 a.m.


World Premiere! May 28 – June 16
A new comedy by Wade Dooley
Directed by Scott Schwartz (Bay Street Theater’s Artistic Director)
THE PROMPTER is a new comedy about veteran actress Irene Young, who, after a forty-year absence, is returning to the Broadway stage. But now, she can’t do it alone; so, the production hires a young actor to be her prompter. But, this isn’t her story, it’s his. Based on real events, THE PROMPTER is a funny, heartfelt, untold, behind-the-scenes look at Broadway through the eyes of a young dreamer.

World Premiere! June 25 – July 21
A new play by Alan Fox
Directed by three-time Tony Award Winner Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia, All My Sons)
SAFE SPACE is set at an elite university and explores political correctness and the reaction to triggers on campus in America today.  When a star African-American professor faces accusations of racism from a student, the head of the college must intervene, setting off an explosive chain of events where each of them must navigate an ever-changing minefield of identity politics, ethics, and core beliefs.


The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate Independent film—long, short, fiction and documentary—and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all.

Janet Lehr Fine Arts
LOCATION: 68 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937 in Starbucks Passage
About Janet Lehr

Janet Lehr Fine Arts is the successor to the longest running business in East /Hampton, Vered Gallery which stood alone in East Hampton as a gallery when it opened its doors in 1977 – before the wonderful Sam’s.  In 1983, Janet Lehr became a partner at The Vered Gallery. Upon Vered’s retirement, Janet has excitedly moved onto phase three; as Janet Lehr Fine Arts, located as ever in Starbucks Passage. Carrying on the tradition of Best Little Museum in the Hamptons! Where everything is for sale-always actively working with late 19th and 20th Century American Modernism, Photography, and Design, into works of the 21st Century. 

A new vision of the classic musical. July 30 – August 25 Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin Book by Herbert & Dorothy Fields Directed by Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Bay Street’s Frost/Nixon)
Irving Berlin’s ANNIE GET YOUR GUN is one of most beloved musicals of Broadway’s Golden Age. It tells the story of sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and her tempestuous romance with fellow sharpshooter Frank Butler.  Acclaimed director Sarna Lapine will bring a fresh, modern approach to the story, incorporating elements from Dorothy Fields’ original book to create the strongest and most revolutionary Annie Oakley you’ve ever seen.  This musical includes such beloved songs as There’s No Business Like Show Business, Anything You Can Do, and I Got Sun in the Morning which will be performed by a country western, bluegrass band.