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Southampton Classics- Doors

Posted by John Kiernan | August 27, 2013

Hampton Classic – These doors were constructed out of fiberglass for light weight and delivery.Hand painted in Upperville, Virginia then transported to the Hampton Classic on LI. The owner wanted to represent her farm in a personal way and these doors are what attracted visitors to the farm. The faux bois doors have 5 layers of paint to create depth and dramatic wood graining. The Stone work was painted and highlighted with the use of the airbrush. Supplied the text and I had airbrushed the lettering. Once this was appled I aged the lettering and sealed it in satin varnish.

History Of the Hampton Classic:
As one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the United States, and a premier destination for horse people, the Classic is a much-anticipated stop on the summer tour. Now well into its third successful decade, The Hampton Classic Horse Show is in a class all its own, both in the minds of spectators and horse people alike.

In 2009, the Hampton Classic became only the second horse show ever to receive the status of Heritage Competition by the United States Equestrian Federation. This prestigious status is reserved for competitions that have been in existence for at least 25 years and have provided for their communities as well as the horse community as a whole in an unprecedented fashion.

The Hampton Classic is proud to play host to the year-end finals of the very popular Young Jumper Championships, where 5, 6, and 7 & 8 year-old horses compete in their respective divisions after qualifying in a year-long, very competitive points race for their top prize of the season.

As the first U.S. stop in the East Coast World Cup League, the quest for those coveted spots on the World Cup Finals squad kicks off here. At the Classic, you will see some of the top jumper riders from around the world, coming to compete for some of the richest prize money offered in this country.

There is also no shortage of stiff competition in the Hunter Divisions. In the four classic grass rings you will find all skill levels competing, from smallest of ponies to the most seasoned professional riders. The final weekend’s Hunter Classics bring out the best of the best.

The Hampton Classic Horse Show is always a grand way to end the summer. Held in high regard by the horse community, famous for its Hamptons Celebrity sightings, and second to none in high end shopping boutiques, it earns its nickname The Classic.

 
Faux woodgrain on fiberglass

 

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