Champion Children Clean Up at Classic

Category: Only In The Hamptons
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The 2009 Hampton Classic Poster by Henry Koehler. (Available for purchase, signed by the artist.)

2209 Hampton ClassicLola Consuelos, Destry Spielberg and Jessica Springsteen were among the celebrity offspring who not only participated in this year's Hampton Classic Horse Show but also rode their respective horses into champion ranks.

8-year-old Lola made mom Kelly Ripa and dad Mark Consuelos proud when she took champion in the 9 and Under Short Stirrup category on her horse, Dawn's Early Light. Steven Spielberg's daughter, 12-year-old Destry, snagged champion in her Child Equitation Low category with her horse, Take a Bow, and Jessica Springsteen, the 17-year-old apple of The Boss' eye, placed first in the Small and Large Junior Hunter Divisions. Even Mayor Bloomberg's daughter, Georgina, galloped her way to victory aboard Fiedi 3 in the $7,500 Dreaming Creek 1.45m Open Jumper Class.

So what's their secret? Good genes? The bankroll to afford world class ponies and trainers? We won't completely rule out the bankroll factor but, after seeing the hard work and determination these young ladies showed at the Classic, we tend to think they simply inherited their parents drive to succeed at what they love.

Our congratulations to all of the spectacular riders at The 2009 Hampton Classic Horse Show!

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