USHJA International Hunter Derby Series



The discipline of hunters is deeply rooted in tradition. Names like Sallie Sexton, Ronnie Mutch, Bert DeNemethy and Bill Steinkraus bring thoughts of admiration, tradition and horsemanship to our minds. Looking at old photos of brave horsemen soaring over stone walls and other natural obstacles in perfect form and style will give chills to just about anyone. The USHJA High Performance Hunter Committee developed the USHJA International Hunter Derby to bring the tradition and art of horsemanship back to the show ring stronger and better than ever.


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Derby Series, Regional Awards and Championship

2013-14 Series and Qualifying Period

This 18-month series includes competitions starting June 2, 2013, through November 30, 2014. The qualifying period for the 2014 Championship is June 2, 2013, through June 1, 2014. Every horse enrolled in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Program that earns a minimum of $500 in USHJA International Hunter Derby classes, while enrolled, during the qualifying period is eligible to compete in the Championship.

Each future Derby series, starting with 2015, will run December 1 through November 30 of the following year.

Derby Regional Standings


With the addition of an optional $200 enrollment fee, the 2013-14 regional awards includes a monetary component. Horses may compete in an International Hunter Derby without being enrolled, but horses must be enrolled to be eligible for inclusion on the regional and national money won tracking lists, and to participate in the 2014 Derby Championship. A minimum of 60% of all enrollment fees collected in each region will be paid out to the top six horses on each regional Horse Money Won list at the conclusion of the 2013-14 series in November 2014.

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