Jill Rappaport’s horse models the “Opt to Adopt” halter. Photo Credit: Christopher Appoldt
Socialites, celebrities and horse lovers will soon head out to the Hamptons, Long Island’s swanky beach community, for the 37th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. The Hampton Classic is a world-class equestrian competition, but it’s also a hotbed of shopping, entertainment and philanthropy. For the sixth year running, the ASPCA will have a strong presence at the iconic, week-long event (August 26-September 2) to promote animal welfare and adoption, as well as to raise awareness of equine issues like horse slaughter and soring.
Visiting animal-loving celebrities and top riders—including ASPCA Equine Welfare Ambassador Georgina Bloomberg, daughter of Mayor Michael Bloomberg—will make appearances throughout the week at the ASPCA Patio and Animal Advocacy Station. We’re also hosting an adoption day on Monday, August 27, focusing on helping rescued, at-risk horses, dogs and cats find permanent homes.
We’re also thrilled that another ASPCA Equine Welfare Ambassador, Jill Rappaport of NBC’s Today, will be on hand at the Hampton Classic, personally selling her “Opt to Adopt” Rescue Me Collection of horse halters and leads. We’re honored to be the beneficiary of 15% of the proceeds from the sale of Jill’s items during the event!