Animal lovers, unite! For the seventh consecutive year, the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is partnering with the Hampton Classic Horse Show, in Bridgehampton, N.Y., from Sunday, August 25 to Sunday, September 1.
The main event takes place on Monday, August 26, when the ASPCA will host its Fourth Annual ASPCA Adoption and Animal Welfare Day at the Classic, focusing on helping rescued horses, dogs, cats and pigs find permanent homes. Seven local animal shelters and rescue groups will have animals on site throughout the day, including two former wild mustangs who serve as ambassadors for wild horses. Celebrity hosts include NBC’s award winning animal advocate and bestselling author Jill Rappaport, as well as ASPCA Equine Welfare Ambassadors and international riders Georgina Bloomberg and Brianne Goutal.
“We are excited to showcase the ASPCA’s history of horse protection and spread the word about how to help at-risk animals at the Hampton Classic,” said Valerie Angeli, senior director of equine and special projects for the ASPCA. “Our work at the Hampton Classic provides a wonderful opportunity to educate the community as well as find permanent homes for animals in need.”
Other highlights during the week include the ASPCA “Voices for Horses” Equine Welfare Reception and expert panel discussion on Thursday, August 29. ASPCA supporters and Equine Welfare Ambassadors, Georgina Bloomberg and Jill Rappaport, actress Aida Turturro and, Prince Lorenzo Borghese will join ASPCA experts and others to discuss many critical issues impacting horses today, including horse slaughter, homelessness and neglect, and inspire attendees to help make a difference.
Visiting celebrities and top riders are available throughout the week at the “ASPCA Patio and Animal Advocacy Station” located near the VIP parking and across from the public grandstand of the Grand Prix Ring.