Labor Day Weekend in the Hamptons is synonymous with The Hampton Classic; the eponymous horse show that beckons celebrities and the creme de la creme of New York society out east to partake in equestrian festivities, daring displays of athleticism, and of course, extravagant parties.
One such event that took place was the annual Hampton Classic Benefit Luncheon, hosted by elite riders, Georgina Bloomberg and Jimmy Torano. Fresh off his High Performance Hunter Championship win, Torano emceed the event benefitting horse charities, including Georgina’s The Riders Closet providing special needs and underprivileged riders with equipment, and Give a Buck, offering scholarships for disabled children and veterans at GallopNYC.
Chris Burch’s Nihiwatu, named the #1 hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure was auctioned for a cool $2,000. More than 150 well-shod guests saddled up for the cause sponsored by Douglas Elliman and One River Point. See some of the attendees below.
With another summer season behind us, we’re missing the Hamptons crowds, but we’re kind of looking forward to brisk September morning walks on the beach. And if we’re ever in need of a little sunshine, there’s always Hollywood 😉