Because of Horses named Official Podcast of the Hampton Classic

McLain Ward with HH Gigi's Girl, winners of the 2018 $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix, presented by Douglas Elliman. © Shawn McMillen

McLain Ward with HH Gigi's Girl, winners of the 2018 $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix,
presented by Douglas Elliman. © Shawn McMillen

DALLAS — May 20, 2019 —Because of Horses is thrilled to announce that it is the official podcast of the iconic Hampton Classic. Held Aug. 25–Sept. 1 in Bridgehampton, New York, the Hampton Classic is one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the United States, a premier destination for horse enthusiasts and a much-anticipated stop on the summer tour for competitors.

“We are happy to welcome Because of Horses as the official podcast of the Hampton Classic,” said Shanette Cohen, executive director of the Classic. “Their interviews do a wonderful job of bringing listeners inside the horse world and we look forward to working with them during this year’s Hampton Classic and into the future.”

Listen to Because of Horses for a four-part miniseries featuring interviews and fascinating information about the Hampton Classic and information about how to win special Hampton Classic prizes.

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Named a Heritage Competition by the United States Equestrian Federation in 2009, top equestrians from around the world compete for nearly $1 million in prize money. National champion hunter competitors, Olympic medalists, and scores of children and adult amateurs make up the field with over 1,500 horses entered each year.

Visitors to the Hampton Classic enjoy more than 80 boutique shopping experiences, a dozen International food options, daily activities in the children's area and Monday's annual Animal Adoption Day, featuring rescued dogs, cats and horses in search of a forever home.

The week culminates with the $300,000 DOHA.INC Grand Prix, one of the most coveted titles in the sport.

“The Hampton Classic is one of the most prestigious equestrian events in the U.S.,” said Elise Gaston Chand, the founder and host of Because of Horses. “We look forward to bringing the Because of Horses audience behind the scenes for stories and profiles of the people that make the Hampton Classic so exceptional.”

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About Because of Horses

Each week, Elise Gaston Chand hosts informative and entertaining conversations with, for and about horses, horse-people and the equestrian life. Because of Horses is the horse-lover’s podcast for listeners worldwide, sharing notable equestrians’ personal stories, challenges, triumphs and expert insights, as well as timely topics and exciting event information from around the globe. Because of Horses is an American Horse Publications award finalist.

About the Hampton Classic Horse Show
The Hampton Classic is a premier destination for many of the world’s best show jumping riders vying for top prize money and titles. The show features six competition arenas, a high-end Boutique Garden with more than 80 vendors and a wide selection of dining options, all on its 60-acre spectacular world-class showgrounds. The show hosts competition for horses and riders of all ages and abilities. A wide range of hunter, jumper and equitation classes are offered, ranging from leadline classes up to the international grand prix show jumping.

Set amid the splendor of Long Island’s famed Hamptons, near some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, the Hampton Classic is the culminating event of the Hamptons’ famed summer season. Considered the event to see and be seen, A-list celebrities, business leaders and socialites are spotted among the approximately 50,000 attendees every year.

The Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. For more information go to