Hampton Classic’s Adoption Day on Monday, August 28th, Features Adoptable Horses!

The EQUUS Foundation will once again be partnering with the Hampton Classic Horse Show to present adoptable horses at the Hampton Classic’s Animal Adoption Day on Monday, August 28. The gathering will showcase rescued and adoptable horses – from off-track Thoroughbreds to mini horses – in Hunter Ring 2 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Parking and admission are free.

The HEART Equine Ambulance will be available for tours and the EQUUS Foundation Rider’s Closet Donation Trunk will be on hand to collect donations of new and gently used riding apparel for equestrians in need.

 “We always look forward to this joyful and important day for horse welfare at the Hampton Classic – one of the most beautiful, outdoor horse shows in the country. Sponsored by world-class equestrian and EQUUS Foundation EQUUStar, Georgina Bloomberg, it’s our chance to showcase equine charities that do wonderful work to rescue, rehab and rehome horses that need a new and loving next chapter”, said Valerie Angeli, VP of Engagement. “If you can’t adopt, come meet the adoptable horses and cheer them on, and have fun with us learning about horse welfare and all the ways you can help make all horses feel like champions!”

Angeli and Bloomberg will emcee the event with Jill Rappaport, renowned animal advocate and award-winning author and media personality, and Brianne Goutal-Marteau, EQUUS Foundation EQUUStar and top equestrian. Participating equine organizations include Bergen County Horse Rescue, Rising Starr Horse Rescue, and Sunshine Horses.

New This Year!

Bouncy Horse Racing – Horseless Show Jumping

Blacksmithing and Horse Handling Demonstrations

 Announcement of Winner of

CWD’s 100,000th Commemorative Saddle

There’s still time for you to win this PRICELESS luxury limited edition of

CWD’s Classic Hunter Mademoiselle Saddle customized to your needs.


 How? Take the #HorseProtectors Pledge here

#HorseProtectors are individuals who have taken our pledge to protect America’s horses from peril! Whether you are a competing equestrian, a pleasure rider, or someone who loves horses – please join us to show solidarity that America’s horses deserve to live in comfort and with purpose and dignity throughout their lives by taking the pledge here.

No donation is required to take the pledge — but pledge takers who give or raise a minimum of $1,000 between now and August 25 will be eligible to win the CWD Saddle!

This year, CWD celebrated the production of its 100,000th saddle with a unique creation, designed as a luxury piece, by the CWD team with the finest materials and featuring a vegetable-tanned chestnut buffalo leather lining, 18-carat gold-plated studs and gold Swarovski crystal inlays. CWD has graciously donated the saddle to the EQUUS Foundation.

The winner will be announced at this year’s Hampton Classic Equine Adoption event. The winner does not have to be present to win. The actual saddle will be customized to the winner’s specifications. The winner will be contacted by one of CWD’s saddle experts for a fitting session to adapt the saddle perfectly for the winner and the winner’s horse.

The Rider’s Closet Donation Trunk Is On The Move

The Rider’s Closet Donation Trunk will be accepting donations of new and lightly used riding attire throughout the Hampton Classic Horse Show starting on Sunday, August 27, through Sunday, September 3, 2023.

The Rider’s Closet provides riding apparel to individual riders in need, scholastic riding programs, pony clubs, equestrian camp programs and equine charities. Founded in 2006 by Georgina Bloomberg, The Rider’s Closet merged with the EQUUS Foundation in 2019. All donations are 100% tax-deductible!

How Do I Donate?

Der Dau will be hosting the Rider’s Closet Donation Trunk in The Boutique Garden at the show. Donations may also be dropped off at Brennan’s Bit & Bridle located in Bridgehampton all year round. For information on what we accept and to download a donation form, visit equusfoundation.org/riderscloset.

Learn more at equusfoundation.org/hamptonclassic

Take the #HorseProtector Pledge here

ABOUT EQUUS FOUNDATION: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, is the only national animal welfare charity in the United States 100% dedicated to protecting America’s horses from peril and strengthening the bond between people and horses. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact the EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail: mail@equusfoundation.org, Website: equusfoundation.org.

ABOUT THE HAMPTON CLASSIC: The Hampton Classic will be held August 27-September 3, 2023, at 240 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. As one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the United States, and a premier destination for horse people, the Hampton Classic is a much-anticipated stop on the summer tour. The Hampton Classic Horse Show is in a class all its own, both in the minds of spectators and horse people alike.

The Hampton Classic Animal Adoption Day sponsored by Gotham Enterprizes on Monday, August 28, 2023, features adoptable dogs and cats in the Kid’s Tent from 11 am to 2pm and adoptable horses in Hunter Ring 2 from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Contact the Hampton Classic at PO Box 3013, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, Tele: (631) 537-3177, E-Mail: Info@HamptonClassic.com, Website: www.hamptonclassic.com.

View release and photos online here

Contact: Lynn Coakley