Noel Love Gross to Receive Long Island Sportsmanship Award at Hampton Classic

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The Hampton Classic Horse Show will present its annual Long Island Sportsmanship Award to Noel Love Gross, horse owner and member of the Hampton Classic Board of Directors, on August 28.

The award will be presented as part of the 41st Hampton Classic’s opening day. The award is given annual to a Long Island horse person in recognition of their dedication to and sportsmanship in the horse world.

The show will take place in Bridgehampton until September 4. This year, a fourth International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) class will be added to the schedule in addition to more than 200 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages and abilities. A wide range of hunter, jumper and equitation class are offered at all levels. Classes will also be offered for riders with disabilities.

Gross has been a committed horse owner for over 20 years, owning many horses that have been highly successful in both hunter and jumper competitions. Gross is also a former Chair of the New Jersey Racing Commission and continues to be a member today. Currently, she owns and operates Dark Horse Farm located in Bridgehampton.

In addition to the six show rings, the Hampton Classic features a Boutique Garden with more than 80 vendors, a wide selection of dining options and a farmers market.

Additionally, a complimentary live webcast of all Grand Prix ring classes will air on the Hampton Classic website. Also, WVH-TV will broadcast competition and highlights each day during the competition.

The Hampton Classic Horse Show will take place at 240 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton from Sunday, August 28 to Sunday, September 4. Tickets are $10 for anyone over the age of 6 or $20 per car of people. There will be free general admission on Mondays. Seniors will be free from Tuesdays to Saturdays. Kids are free Saturdays. For more information visit the Hampton Classic website at or call 631-537-3177.

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