Back in the saddle: It’s the last gasp of the swampy Hamptons social calendar! Phew! The aformementioned Classic culminates this afternoon with the $150,000 Grand Prix. That prize money could come in handy, as many fine shoppes and merchants peddled their expensive wares throughout the festival—Chloe and Fendi and Jaguar, oh my! Who will be there? “It always attract a lot of celebs, but we never know for sure who will come,” said a publicist. That’s really helpful, sweetheart, thank you. Our money’s on oft-lampooned thespian interviewer James Lipton and pudgy, angry actor Alec Baldwin. Also, for those who actually care about the competition: Many of the U.S.’s best equestrians might be in the saddle, including the gold-medal-winning troika of Chris Kappler, McLain Ward, and Beezie Madden, and who the heck can root against someone with a name like Beezie?
[The Hampton Classic, August 26-September 2, Bridgehampton, www.hamptonclassic.com, 631-537-3177]