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Hampton Classic Names Boutique Garden in Honor of Retiring Board Member Agneta Currey

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In honor of her many years of dedication and hard work, the Hampton Classic Horse Show, August 26-September 2, is naming its famed Boutique Garden after longtime Board member and former chairman Agneta Currey.

Agneta is retiring from the Classic’s Board of Directors after more than 35 years of service including nearly three decades as Chair. She will continue to serve as an Honorary Board Member of the Hampton Classic. Agneta is particularly responsible for the development of the horse show’s stunning physical appearance through its Grounds and Decorations Committee.Her deep involvement with show jumping also resulted in the development of the Classic’s Equestrian Advisory Committee as one of the sport’s most outstanding and influential advisory groups.

“Agneta has been a treasured asset to the Hampton Classic family for more than 35 years and we are delighted to name the Boutique Garden in her honor,” said Shanette Cohen, Executive Director of the Hampton Classic. “The pristine and immaculate look of the horse show grounds and vendor areas is due primarily to Agneta’s direction and personal involvement. We think the naming of the Boutique Garden in her honor is a most fitting way to ensure that she remains part of the Hampton Classic forever.”

Few families can match the Currey family’s involvement with the Hampton Classic in particular, and show jumping in general. In addition to the incredible amount of time Agneta has devoted as a member of the Board, she and her husband, Brownlee, are among the Classic’s longest standing sponsors. Brownlee is a longtime Board member of the U.S. Equestrian Team, USET Foundation and Show Jumping Hall of Fame, and together the couple has owned many successful hunters and jumpers, most notably being part owners of Touch of Class, who carried Joe Fargis to double Gold Medals at the 1984 Olympic Games.

Agneta, a talented amateur hunter rider, was honored in 2008 with the Long Island Sportsmanship Award which is given to a Long Island resident for service and excellence in horsemanship over a long period of years. While she no longer competes in the show ring, members of her family continue to show at the Classic including daughters Stephanie Ingram and Frances Briggs, son-in-law John Ingram, daughter-in-law Kathryn Jennings Currey, and grand-daughters Virginia & Martha Ingram and Charlotte Currey. Her son, Christian, has been a competitor as well, and his company, FarmVet, is a long time sponsor

The Agneta Currey Boutique Garden hosts over 70 vendors offering an extensive selection of wares including luxurious women’s and men’s clothing and accessories, jewelry, handbags, handmade shoes and boots, art, automobiles, real estate, antiques, home furnishings, furniture, equestrian apparel, horse saddles and tack, photography, as well as a wide selection of dining options and a Farmer’s Market, all on its immaculate 60-acre show grounds and so much more. The Hampton Classic’s own shop features signature clothing, souvenirs + highly-collectible Hampton Classic posters.

Set amidst the splendor of The Hamptons on Long Island’s famed Atlantic coast, very 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 – including Jennifer Lopez, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Jerry Seinfeld, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Sofia Vergara, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Julianne Moore and Michael Bloomberg.

The Hampton Classic showcases more than 1,600 horses competing in 200 hunter, jumper and equitation classes in six show rings. The schedule features competition for horses and riders of all ages and abilities, ranging from children’s leadline classes all the way up to the grand prix show jumping with Olympic veterans that come from all across the U.S. and abroad. The Classic, which also hosts classes for riders with disabilities, offers five FEI classes, culminating with the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI4* Presented by Douglas Elliman on Sunday, September 2nd.

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