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Horseless Horse Show

For the past five years, JustWorld International and the Hampton Classic Horse Show have enjoyed a successful partnership helping underprivileged children in developing nations around the world.
This year, the Hampton Classic will once again feature several JustWorld fundraising and awareness events including the popular Horseless Horse Show and Silent Auction. Beginning at approximately 4 p.m. during the Exhibitors’ Party on Friday, August 31, the JustWorld International Horseless Horse Show invites children of all ages to compete on foot in a variety of different classes including Short Stirrup Jumpers, Children’s Jumper, High Jump Puissance, Pair Relay Jumpers and a Grand Prix with a Jump-Off. Ribbons and prizes will be presented in all divisions.

Entertaining and fun for competitors and spectators alike, the Horseless Horse Show has become one of JustWorld’s trademark fundraising events. This year, the Horseless Horse Show and Silent Auction during the Exhibitors’ Party will fundraise for a specific  program in JustWorld’s ‘Adopt a Project’ campaign, which supports a life-changing education, nutrition, health and hygiene, and leadership and cultural development program at JustWorld’s project sites in Brazil, Cambodia, Guatemala and Honduras. There are currently more than 500 Rider and Technical Official Ambassadors representing 40 different countries, whose efforts to support JustWorld’s projects have helped raise more than $4.5 million to date.


The Hampton Classic Junior committee, chaired by Gabrielle Bausano, will also be fundraising throughout the week for the JustWorld ‘Adopt a Project’ campaign. As part of this effort, a ‘penny war’ will be waged between the various barns competing at this year’s Hampton Classic. The Hampton Classic information booth will act as ‘neutral ground’ to accept all funds raised for the ‘Adopt a Project’ goal.
Founded by Jessica Newman, a former grand prix competitor at the Hampton Classic, JustWorld International has worked to bring together the equestrian community and others with the goal of improving the lives of disadvantaged children in the developing world.

Through donations of prize money or proceeds from clinics, volunteering at JustWorld International events and project sites or simply by telling people about JustWorld’s projects, these riders have chosen to make a difference by competing with a purpose. With many of the Rider Ambassadors wearing the JustWorld signature blue jacket every time they go in the ring, as well as custom saddle pads, fly bonnets and fly sheets, JustWorld is at the forefront of the equestrian stage.

For more information about JustWorld’s involvement at the Hampton Classic, or to find out how you can become a sponsor or a rider ambassador, please visit or contact Executive Director Jessica Newman at

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