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 International Hunter Derby was created to bring the tradition and art of horsemanship back to the show ring stronger and better than ever.

Derby Series and Regional Awards

2015 Series

This 12-month series includes competitions starting December 1, 2014, through November 30, 2015. The qualifying period for the 2015 Championship is June 2, 2014, through June 1, 2015.

The 2015 International Hunter Derby Class Specifications are available on the Specifications webpage.


Major Sponsor

Awards Sponsor

Championship Awards Sponsor
Blue Ribbon Blankets
Championship Official Cooler Sponsor

Official Helmet

Championship Awards Sponsor

Derby Regional Standings

A minimum of 60% of all enrollment fees collected will be paid out to the top six horses on each regional Horse Money Won list at the conclusion of each series. 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 Derby Championship.

Sponsorship Disclaimer: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the United States Hunter Jumper Association. The services, missions or relations of sponsors do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Hunter Jumper Association and shall not be used for advertising or product-endorsement purposes.

National Hunter Derby
Jennifer Tirrell – (859) 225-6725