John French and Milagro Claim High Performance 4’ Hunter Championship at Hampton Classic

John French and Milagro were the High Performance 4’ Hunter Champions. Photo © KindMedia

Edited Press Release

Bridgehampton, NY – August 31, 2022  Many champions were crowned in the magnificent hunter rings of the Hampton Classic Horse Show on Tuesday and Wednesday, including High Performance 4’ Hunter Champion Milagro, a 7-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Kent Farrington LLC and ridden by John French of Wellington, FL. Other champions included MTM Le Cadeau, a 9-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Lindsay Bensimon and ridden by Holliday Ryals of Bayville, NY, in the Green Working 3’9” Hunter.

Scott Stewart of Wellington, FL, continued his winning ways at the Hampton Classic, riding multiple horses to top placings in their respective divisions. Among his 2022 titles were the High Performance Conformation 3’9” Hunter and Green Conformation 3’6” Hunter championships, riding Betsee Parker’s 8-year-old Oldenburg gelding For Always and Margot Peroni’s 9-year-old Selle Français gelding Jordan, respectively. For Always defended his High Performance Conformation Championship from last year, while Jordan also picked up the Green Working 3’6” Hunter Championship and the Ever So Dark Trophy for his impressive rounds in that division.

Children’s and Pony hunters also took the stage, including Samantha Teller of New York, NY, and First Blue LLC’s Enchanted, who brought home the Palm Beach International Academy Children’s Small/Medium Pony Hunter Championship. Maria Fuentes of Wellington, FL, finished in first place with El Manto LLC’s Hush Hush in the Children’s Small/Medium Pony Hunter Classic. Top honors in the Children’s Large Pony Hunter Classic went to I Spy A Rainbow, owned by Emilie Rucci and ridden by Grace Majoros of New York, NY. 

Samantha Teller and Enchanted won the Palm Beach International Academy Children’s Small/Medium Pony Hunter Championship. © KindMedia 

Avery Nadel of New York, NY, rode Jai Smith Rezac’s Solar Eclipse to great success in one of the Macrae Skye Short Stirrup Equitation 10 & Under sections. The pair ultimately earned the overall Grand Short Stirrup Equitation Championship and took home the Conway Cabbage Award for their efforts.

In the Children’s Hunter Horse 14 & Under division, Agatha Lignelli of New York, NY, and her Guggenheim earned the championship and the Alamo Trophy. Kenzie Smith of Shoreham, NY, rode Derby Hill Farm LLC’s Escapade to the win in the Children’s Hunter Classic, earning the Seconds at Last Trophy for her success. Claiming the Grand Children’s Hunter Champion and the Virginia Hunt Trophy for their top placings in the Children’s Hunter Horse 15-17 division were Sean Mulleady of Pound Ridge, NY, and his Cue the Blue. 

Sean Mulleady and Cue the Blue were Grand Children’s Hunter Champions for their success in the Children’s Hunter 15-17. © KindMedia

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