JustWorld International Partners with Hampton Classic Horse Show

The JustWorld International Horseless Horse Show and Silent Auction will take place August 31 during the 2012 Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton, NY. Photo by Sportfot.com

Bridgehampton, New York – For the sixth consecutive year, Just World International will partner with the Hampton Classic Horse Show taking place August 26 to September 2, 2012, in Bridgehampton, NY.

For the past five years, JustWorld International and the Hampton Classic Horse Show have enjoyed a successful partnership promoting JustWorld’s dedication to helping underprivileged children in developing nations around the world.

This year, the Hampton Classic Horse Show will once again feature several JustWorld fundraising and awareness events including the popular Horseless Horse Show and Silent Auction.  Beginning at approximately 4 p.m. during the Exhibitor’s Party on Friday, August 31, the JustWorld International Horseless Horse Show invites children of all ages to compete on foot in a variety of different classes including Short Stirrup Jumpers, Children’s Jumper, High Jump Puissance, Pair Relay Jumpers and a Grand Prix with a Jump-Off.  Ribbons and prizes will be presented in all divisions.

Entertaining and fun for competitors and spectators alike, the Horseless Horse Show has become one of JustWorld’s trademark fundraising events.  This year, the Horseless Horse Show and Silent Auction during the Exhibitor’s Party will fundraise for a specific program in JustWorld’s ‘Adopt a Project’ campaign, which supports targeted education, nutrition, health and hygiene, and leadership and cultural development programs at JustWorld’s project sites in Brazil, Cambodia, Guatemala, and Honduras.

The Silent Auction offerings will include a custom table setting for eight donated by Lexington Company; custom Black Label Shirts donated by Alton Lane; seating for two at a VIP Chalet Table on Grand Prix Sunday, donated by the Rockafellow/Lopez-Balboa Family; and tickets to see War Horse on Broadway.  Ariat International, Skiffingtons LLC, Smathers and Branson, Briar Hill Signworks, Clo Intimo, Gigi New York, Graphic Image NY, and Hip Chik will also be donating items.

The Hampton Classic Junior committee, chaired by Gabrielle Bausano, will also be fundraising throughout the week for the JustWorld ‘Adopt a Project’ campaign and hope to raise $20,000 to ‘adopt’ the Mobile Library Project in Honduras.  Fellow committee members include Alexa Boggio, Alexa Effron, Dylann Ephraimson, Hannah Toohey, Julia Toohey, Kelsey Calabro, Katherine Powers, Katherine Strauss, Gabby Hero, Grace Powers, Lauren Storic, Marianna Salas, Sylvia de Toledo, Shannon Miglarese and Riley Newsome.

As part of this effort, a ‘penny war’ will be waged between the various barns competing at this year’s Hampton Classic.  The Hampton Classic information booth will act as ‘neutral ground’ to accept all funds raised for the ‘Adopt a Project’ goal.

Founded by Jessica Newman, herself a former grand prix competitor at the Hampton Classic Horse Show, JustWorld International has worked to bring together the equestrian community and others with the goal of improving the lives of disadvantaged children in the developing world.

Through donations of prize money or proceeds from clinics, volunteering at JustWorld International events and project sites, or simply by telling people about JustWorld’s projects, these riders have chosen to make a difference by competing… with a purpose.  With many of the Rider Ambassadors wearing the JustWorld signature blue jacket every time they go in the ring, as well as custom saddle pads, fly bonnets and fly sheets, JustWorld is at the forefront of the equestrian stage.

For more information about JustWorld’s involvement at the Hampton Classic, or to find out how you can become a sponsor or a rider ambassador, please visit www.justworldinternational.org or contact Executive Director Jessica Newman at jnewman@justworldinternational.org.

Founded in 2003, JustWorld International is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization which funds life-changing nutrition, health and hygiene, education, and leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras, Guatemala, and Brazil.  There are currently more than 500 Rider and Technical Official Ambassadors representing 40 different countries, whose efforts to support JustWorld’s projects have helped raise more than $4.5 million to date.  For more information on JustWorld International, please visit www.justworldinternational.org.

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