All Things Hampton Classic to Be Spotlighted by Host Elise Gaston Chand on a Special Edition of the Because Of Horses Podcast

The Hampton Classic, one of the largest and most prestigious outdoor horse shows in the U.S., will be the focus of the Because of Horses podcast Friday, Aug. 23. On this special episode, host Elise Gaston Chand will welcome Olympians Joe Fargis and Peter Wylde and Longines FEI World Cup™ Finals competitors Kelli Cruciotti and Georgina Bloomberg. They will be joined by Chief Press Officer Marty Bauman to share stories and reminisce about their fondest Hampton Classic memories.

For over forty years, the Hampton Classic has attracted elite, world class horses and riders as well as international celebrities from television and cinema. But the show offers something for everyone, from the most avid horse lover to their non-horsey friends and family, including a children’s area and unrivaled boutique shopping. Long regarded as the official ‘end of summer’ gala, the Hampton Classic is an iconic item on the Hamptons social calendar.

The Hampton Classic offers over $800,000 in prize money annually, but it is also committed to giving back to the community. Over past decades, the organization has donated more than $2 million to their official community partner, Southampton Hospital. The Hampton Classic has also partnered with many smaller community-based organizations, offering donations of money, goods, vending space and outreach. The Hampton Classic Animal Adoption day has seen dozens of cats, dogs and horses adopted on site each year.

Since 2006, the Hampton Classic has been the home to the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities Finals.

Because of Horses is the official podcast of the Hampton Classic. This year’s show will be held Aug. 25 through Sept. 1 in Bridgehampton, New York.

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About Because of Horses
Each week, Elise Gaston Chand connects the horse world with informative and entertaining conversations about horses, horse-people and the equestrian life. Because of Horses is the horse-lover’s podcast for listeners worldwide, sharing notable equestrians’ personal stories, challenges, triumphs and expert insights, as well as timely topics and exciting event information from around the globe. Because of Horses is an American Horse Publications award winner and is the official podcast of the Hampton Classic. For more information, go to

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