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Hampton Classic Art: Past & Present

The Hampton Classic, August 27-September 3, is one of the world’s most prestigious horse shows and features competitors at every level from young children in leadline to Olympic, World, and World Cup Champions.  The Classic also has competitions for riders with disabilities. The Hampton Classic features more than 200 classes in six show rings, a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options, all on its world-class 60-acre show grounds.

The Hampton Classic does an elegant equestrian style poster every year which has become an iconic tradition of this event. This year’s poster features art from that of Lynn Mara, a Southampton, NY native. Mara’s selected artwork, “Grace and Strength,” is an acrylic on canvas painted in a color pallet consisting of brown and blues to blue-greens which she describes as ‘Hamptons colors.’ She created the piece from a photograph that she took at the Hampton Classic Horse Show.

2017- Lynn Mara, Grace and Strength

Read more about this year’s poster art here.

2016- Shannon Lawlor, Flexible Soul



2015 – Johnathan Hallgrey, Three Hunters

1992 - Mickey Paraskevas

1992 – Mickey Paraskevas


1993 – Henry Koehler

2014 - Julie Freud

2014 – Julie Freud


2010 – Mary Verrandeaux


See more of our favorite equestrian art featured on the Hampton Classic posters from previous years in the gallery below:


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