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Things to Do with Kids at the 2014 Hampton Classic Horse Show

The Hampton Classic Horse Show, being held August 24 to 31, in Bridgehampton has top equestrian competition and hosts a variety of
activities sure to entertain every member of the family.

The Hamptons charm and family-friendly schedule make the Classic the ultimate stop for anyone looking to  close their summer with an unforgettable experience.

SEE THE FULL 2014 HAMPTON CLASSIC SCHEDULE HERE

“There is always an activity or event for anyone attending the Hampton Classic, and this year is no different,” said Shanette Barth Cohen, executive director of the Hampton Classic. “In addition to our world-class  equestrian competition, we have a great selection of dining, shopping and family activities available. This is sure to be the best Classic yet!”

In addition to shopping at the Classic’s famed Boutique Garden and the gourmet food options scattered  throughout the grounds and in the International Food Court, there’s lot of great fun in store for kids. The Long Island Livestock Co. will be in the Kids Area on Opening Day and Tuesday through Saturday with llamas,  alpaca, sheep, goats and Pansy and Piggety pigs. Citarella will also be on hand providing cookies for
decorating on Opening Day.

The line-up of family and kids attractions and entertainment at this year’s Hampton Classic includes:

The Atlantic Opening Day, Sunday, August 24:
• Cookie decorating with Citarella
• Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals
• Church St. School providing crafts and music

Monday, August 25:
• 11:00 am–3:00pm – The Annual ASPCA Adoption Day will feature local dog, cat, and horse rescue
groups with animals available for adoption. The event will feature VIP hosts Jill Rappaport, NBC’s
award-winning animal advocate and bestselling author, along with ASPCA Equine Welfare Ambassador
Georgina Bloomberg. Participating rescue groups include: Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue, Ruff House Rescue, Animal Rescue
Fund of the Hamptons (ARF), Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, The Little Shelter in Huntington,
BeFreegle Foundation. Participating horse rescue groups include Project Sage Horse Rescue, Kaeli Kramer Foundation
Horse Rescue and Sanctuary, North Shore Horse Rescue, Rosemary Farm Sanctuary, Inc., and
the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Foundation. There will be a live, interactive program with
adoptable horses and horse rescue groups in the Anne Aspinall Ring from noon to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26:
People who come to the horse show with three or more items to donate to the Sag Harbor Food Pantry will have their entire car-load admitted for free

• Paper Engineering – kids will construct paper animal masks
• Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals

Wednesday, August 27:
People who come to the horse show with three or more items to donate to the Sag Harbor Food Pantry will have their entire car-load admitted free
•The Bridgehampton Child Care Center & Recreational Center will host activities
• The Art Farm will be bringing crafts, as well as bunnies and chickens
•Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals

Thursday, August 28:
• Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will present birds of prey
• Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals
• Wing It Project – kids will build their own wearable fabric wings

Friday, August 29:
• Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will present birds of prey
• Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals
• Erik’s Reptile Edventures on the Kid’s Stage
• Stony Brook Children’s will be entertaining with multiple activities

Saturday, August 30:
Optimum Kids Day
• Music by Jarrell Entertainment
• Bellini Family Circus & Friends
• Face Painting by Ruby & Airbrush Tattoos by Fancy Faces
• Crafts with Children’s Museum of the East End
• Magic by The Amazing Zola
• Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will present birds of prey
• Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals
• Free pony rides for children under 12

Sunday, August 31:
Grand Prix Sunday

• Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will present birds of prey

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