Southampton Hospital Foundation celebrates the Hampton Classic Horse Show

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Steve Bernstein, Jean Shafiroff and Robert Chaloner. Photo Credit: PMC

The Southampton Hospital Foundation celebrated the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s 40-year relationship with the Hampton Classic Horse Show and celebrated all the winners from the youngest to the most accomplished including the father-daughter duo Mario Deslauriers of Canada and Lucy Deslauriers of Manhattan who took first and second place in the Grand Prix challenge in Bridgehampton earlier this month.

In over 40 years, The Hampton Classic has contributed more than $2 million to the hospital. Commenting, Shanette Barth Cohen, Executive Director of the Hampton Classic Horse Show says, “We truly appreciate our relationship with our Official Community Partner, the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. We value the exceptional care the hospital provides to the East End of Long Island and are pleased we’re able to play a small part in supporting their efforts.

Through the generosity of the Hampton Classic, the hospital hosts supporters at VIP tables in the Grand Prix tent. Philanthropist and friend of the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Joan Hornig, kindly decorated the hospital’s tables in the VIP tent for Grand Prix Sunday. Joan created miniature butterfly gardens, in varying color waves, using flowers freshly cut by Joan from her own garden and incorporating beautiful textiles specially flown in from Ubekistan for the occasion.

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Bob Chaloner, Jay Schneiderman, Julie Stone, Jean Shafiroff, Donna Karan, Michael Bloomberg, Diana Taylor and Steve Bellone. Photo Credit: PMC

The hospital’s partnership with the Classic also offers complimentary entry for all Stony Brook Southampton Hospital employees and includes signage, program ads and a booth in the boutique area to provide information about the hospital’s many services and programs.

Commenting, Robert Chaloner, Chief Administrative Officer of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital says, “The Hampton Classic is a wonderful landmark event in the summer season which brings together so many people from our community to enjoy outstanding sportsmanship and competition.

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Robert Chaloner and Audrey Gruss. Photo Credit: PMC

“We are deeply appreciative of our relationship with the Classic and the contribution they make to our hospital. We are proud to be the only hospital and the sole provider of emergency care on Long Island’s South Fork.”

Notable attendees on Grand Prix Sunday included: Fashion Icon, DONNA KARAN, philanthropists JEAN & MARTIN SHAFIROFF, Former NYC Mayor and Businessman, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, NYC socialite, KELLY BENSIMON, philanthropists MARTIN & AUDREY GRUSS, publisher for Modern Luxury, LYNN SCOTTI, Chief Administrative Officer for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Robert A. Chaloner, President of the Southampton Hospital Foundation, Steven Bernstein and Founder and Editor of KD Hamptons, KELLI DELANEY.

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