The summer is almost over and the close of the summer season in the Hamptons is always heralded by the Hampton Classic Horse Show. Monday was Opening Day and you could see the spectators' enthusiasm and the riders' apprehension about the events to come.
The Classic is the last big social event of the season and men sport equestrian- themed clothing designed by Ralph Lauren and women of all ages don hats of bright colors and unique shapes, giving everyone an air of belonging to this "horsey crowd". The only ones that seemed unphased by the importance of this social event were the horses. They seemed to take exercises and jumps all in stride.
Here's a glimpse of the sights from the morning of Day One.
Photos and Slide Show ©2013 Claudia Ward
Music: A New Day (The Guitar Song) by Michele McLaughlin