Hampton Classic’s Adoption Day on Monday, August 29, 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 29. The gathering will showcase rescued and adoptable horses – from off-track Thoroughbreds to mini horses – in Hunter Ring 2 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM and will also include tours of the HEART Horse Ambulance. Parking and admission are free.

“We are thrilled to once again be able to showcase adoptable horses seeking forever homes at this beautiful horse show, thanks to the generosity of our EQUUStar and top international equestrian, Georgina Bloomberg,” said Valerie Angeli, VP of Engagement.

Bloomberg will be on hand to meet and greet horse lovers who attend and will be joined by Jill Rappaport, renown animal advocate and award-winning author and media personality, and EQUUS Foundation EQUUStars, Brianne Goutal-Marteau and Clementine Goutal.

Participating equine organizations will include Gerda’s Equine Rescue, New England Equine Rescue North, Omega Horse Rescue, Rising Starr Horse Rescue, Retired Racehorse Project, and the Mustang Heritage Foundation. The live event will also have a virtual component here featuring the adoptable horses of EQUUS Foundation Guardian charities nationwide on the EQUUS Foundation Next Chapters platform.

“This joyful and educational day is a highlight each year at the Hampton Classic where spectators and horse lovers can come learn about horse welfare, rescue and adoption and be part of helping horses find second chances,” continued Angeli. “If you can’t adopt, there is still so much you can do to help horses. Come learn from the experts and be inspired on this special day!”



$35,000 Lafitte De Muze Matching Campaign

Now Through September 4, 2022 – From One Horse to Another!

 Donations made to the EQUUS Foundation starting now through the conclusion of the Hampton Classic Horse Show on September 4 will be matched by prize money won by EQUUS Foundation Equine Ambassador, Lafitte De Muze, and donated by his owner, Cheryl Olsten, up to $35,000.

EQUUS Foundation Equine Ambassadors are sport horses whose owners donate a portion of their winnings in equestrian sport competitions to help ensure that all horses are safe, healthy, and treated with dignity as partners.

That’s $70,000 to help care for horses who have been the victim of abuse and neglect – and saved from being shipped off to slaughter, as well as horses at equine therapeutic centers who are enriching and improving the lives of people facing hardships, especially children, veterans and first responders.

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 The EQUUS Foundation will be hosting an online auction in association with the Hampton Classic Horse Show starting on Sunday, August 28, through Sunday, September 4. Visit equusfoundation.org/auction

Rider’s Closet Donation Trunk on the Move!

The Rider’s Closet, founded by Georgina Bloomberg in 2006 and now an EQUUS Foundation program, will have its mobile tack trunk at the Hampton Classic to collect new and gently used equestrian apparel to make available to riders and equestrian clubs and teams in need across the country. The donation tack trunk will be located at and hosted by Der Dau at their tent in the Boutique Garden.

Learn more! Visit: equusfoundation.org/riderscloset

 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: www.equusfoundation.org.

ABOUT THE HAMPTON CLASSIC: The Hampton Classic will be held August 28-September 4, 20221, 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. Contact the Hampton Classic at PO Box 3013, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, Tele: (631) 537-3177, E-Mail: Info@HamptonClassic.com, Website: www.hamptonclassic.com.

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Contact: Lynn Coakley