Hampton Classic Names Boutique Garden in Honor of Retiring Board Member Agneta Currey
“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 ofTouch 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.
TheAgneta Currey Boutique Gardenhosts 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, and so much more. The Hampton Classic’s own shop features signature clothing, souvenirs and the highly-collectible Hampton Classic posters.
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 Ellimanon Sunday, September 2.
Further information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show is available at the Hampton Classic website atwww.hamptonclassic.comor by calling 631-537-3177. Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.