This year’s Hampton Classic Horse Show was a breath of fresh air. Suspended last year due to the global pandemic, those who are habitual attendants, like I am, could not wait to see those magnificent animals perform under extreme pressure, competing for up to $1,000,000 in cash and prizes. This is Industry Rules’ sixth year attending Yaya Rey’s Hampton Brunch, who hosts VIPs under the Grand Prix VIP white tents, and brings together a mix of celebrities, influencers, socialites, fashionistas, business executives, entertainment professionals, media, Hamptonites, equestrians, and the horse community to watch the Hampton Classic Horse Show. The delicious brunch and lunch was catered by Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs.
The day started off with a cloudy forecast, but it later gave way with bright sunshine. All of the patrons wore their fancy outfits. The ladies wore their traditional hats, while the male guests expressed their fashion statements with their seasonal attire. Needless to say, the guests dressed their best, and they did impress.
As the National Anthem was sung, the crowd cheered on. It was such a relief to be back to normal, and to experience the Opening Day of the Hampton Classic Horse Show. The riders and horses did not disappoint. The athletes showed poise as they negotiated every obstacle with grace. Watching the horses gallop over the fine grass was like watching time stand still. It was mesmerizing. The horses always add to the beautiful landscape. The Hampton Classic Horse Show is always epic, and it is no wonder why it is the grand finale social bash of the summer.
VIP guests received a sponsored VIP gift bag filled with swag from brands that are new, hot, and trending.
Here’s a breakdown on each brand:
HEED NYC is a Manhattan, NY based luxury fashion brand created by designer and founder Taheed R. Watson. The company was conceived in late 2017 and the online shop officially launched in January 2020. The company produces ready-to-wear sneakers, handbags, scarves, fragrances, eyewear, timepieces, and other accessories.
Armitron has been devoted to nurturing the spirit of individuality with high quality, high-style watches at affordable price points, driven by the understanding that a timepiece is both a common thread and a distinguishing factor.
PIERRE PERFORMANCE is a skincare line designed with men in mind–a line that’s not only formulated with effective ingredients, but also encourages men to perform at their peak and embrace their individuality. You set high standards for yourself, so why shouldn’t you set those same standards for your skincare?
Boxed Water is a sustainable alternative to plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Their cartons are 92% plant-based and 100% recyclable, making it the most renewable package in the water aisle. The company has given back to the planet, having planted over 1,000,000 trees in our National Forests, and are constantly finding new ways to make a positive impact for our planet.
DewBurst is the only biodegradable, compressed dry-to-wet cloth that expands with just a tablespoon of water, and comes in a biodegradable tube. It’s the clean, portable solution. A little water will Dew! Safe for people, pets, and the planet. 10% of all proceeds go to a charitable cause.
S M U D G E D was formed by Neelou Malekpour, who started the company as a tribute to her grandmother, who was her best friend and passed away many years ago. The company is all about attaining and maintaining a high vibrational frequency. All of their ingredients and products are sourced mindfully and they do their very best to respect the abundance Mama Earth provides.
The Truffleist creates artfully handcrafted truffle products at their headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. They offer the highest quality products, developed from masterfully curated truffle ingredients, allowing customers to create and enjoy exceptional and enticing dishes. While their truffles are imported from the countrysides of Italy, France and Spain, they proudly source many of their base ingredients locally from small farms and artisanal producers.
RealSleep products are free of harmful chemicals and antihistamines that traditional sleep aids often contain. Their proprietary formulation begins with a rigorously tested ratio of cannabinoids, including CBD and CBN (derived from the hemp plant) and other plant-based compounds. Their blend is designed to work with your body to promote a deeper, natural sleep cycle and restoring sleep.
VOSA Spirits offers all-natural lemon and cranberry vodka sodas that are finely crafted and perfectly mixed, using Ultra premium 6X distilled vodka, natural flavors and sparkling water. The clean, full-bodied product provides the perfect combination of flavor and purity to the beverage. The finished product is remarkably refreshing and is the perfect compliment for any occasion.
Ranger Ready is a Norwalk CT based insect repellent company. Their founders created the company with the goal of stemming the alarming rate of vector-borne diseases. They create a deet-free repellent with Picaridin 20%, which will protect you up to 12 hours from ticks and mosquitoes and 8 hours from other biting insects like no-see-ums and gnats.
Foxy AF Lashes will have you looking captivating AF with their stunning lashes. You’ll instantly see how simple your life gets with Foxy AF magnetic lashes. Choose from Vegan Silk, Sterilized Human Hair or Mink. Each lash kit comes with a magnetic liner. Just apply the liner, put on the lashes and magnetize the world! Go Magnetic. Be Magnetic.
In closing, the 2021 Hampton’s Classic was a great event and I’m already looking forward to next year!