USHJA International Hunter Derby Series
 

Media Information


Official Name: USHJA International Hunter Derby
2013-14 Member Event

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USHJA International Hunter Derby
2013-14 Member Event

Goals:

The USHJA High Performance Hunter Committee developed the USHJA International Hunter Derby to bring the art of tradition and horsemanship back to the show ring stronger and better than ever. The USHJA International Hunter Derby Series has successfully brought attention to show hunters at the international level; increased spectator, media and sponsorship interest; and brought tradition and basic riding principles back to the sport of showing hunters.

The 2013-14 series consists of 103 Member Events held nationwide at competitions starting between June 2, 2013, and November 30, 2014. Through participation in the Member Events, each of which offers a minimum of $10,000 in prize money, riders qualify their enrolled horses for inclusion on the national and regional money won tracking lists and the 2014 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.

The 2014 Derby Championship, offering over $100,000 in prize money, is scheduled for August 14-16, 2014, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

International Hunter Derby Series Sponsors

Judging High Performance Hunters

Schedule of Member Events

Press Releases

August 17, 2013 - Liza Boyd and Brunello Break Through for Victory in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship

August 15, 2013 - Scott Stewart and Garfield Grab Top Honors in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship Classic Round

July 2, 2013 - In Stride - Fantastic New Derby Format

August 27, 2012 - The Exciting Evolution of the Derby

August 18, 2012 - Alfano and Jersey Boy Claim Victory In USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals

August 17, 2012 - Stewart And Dedication Dominate During USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals Qualifying

August 16, 2012 - USHJA Kicks Off International Hunter Derby Finals with Welcome Reception, Awards and Calcutta

August 16, 2012 - Live This Week: The USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals

August 14, 2012 - Live This Week: The USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals

July 17, 2012 - Limited Edition International Hunter Derby Finals Poster by Artist Jan Lukens Now Available

March 23, 2012 - World Equestrian Brands Awards Sponsor for the 2012 National Hunter Derby

September 1, 2011 - Dietrich Equine Insurance Continues Support of the USHJA International Hunter Derby

August 21, 2011 - Keenan Coasts to Victory in USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals

August 19, 2011 - Stewart & Keenan Dominate During USHJA Hunter Derby Finals Qualifying

August 2, 2011 - Derby Finals Media Credential Applications Due August 12

July 27, 2011 - Dietrich Equine Insurance Presenting Sponsor for the 2011 Derby Finals

June 8, 2011 - 2011 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals Specifications Announced

April 21, 2011 - USHJA International Hunter Derby 2010 Finals named "2010 International Hunter Derby of the Year" by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame

April 2, 2011 - Jennifer Alfano and Jersey Boy Light Up the Night in $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

April 1, 2011 - Stewart and Empire Wow the Crowd With Their High Scores in the Qualifying Round of the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

March 16, 2011 - USHJA International Hunter Derby 2012-2013 Host Applications

November 15, 2010 - 2010/2011 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals Returns to Kentucky Horse Park

October 4, 2010 - Over 1000 Spectators Attend the USHJA Hunter Derby Demonstration at WEG

2010 Finals Blog

August 21, 2010 - Tosh, Lonestar Victorious in International Hunter Derby Finals

August 21, 2010 - Watch the $100,000 COTH/USHJA Derby Finals LIVE and FREE Today

August 20, 2010 - Stewart, Summer Place, Lead Way After Derby Round One

August 19, 2010 - International Hunter Derby Finalists are Ready

July 22, 2010 - The Countdown for the Derby Finals is On

July 13, 2010 - USHJA Hunter Derby to Make International Debut at WEG

May 28, 2010 - Patricia Griffith and Travino Take Hunter Derby at Old Salem Spring Show

May 19, 2010 - French and Crown Affair Score Another Derby Win

Class Overview:

Each USHJA International Hunter Derby consists of two rounds: The first, a Classic Hunter course, and the second is a Handy Hunter course. The courses are built to encourage and reward brilliance and daring from the rider and true athletic ability from the horse. The 12 highest-scoring horses from the Classic Hunter Round are invited back for the Handy Hunter Round. The horse with the highest combined score from both rounds is crowned the winner.




Member Event Awards:

First - 12th-place ribbons will be presented to First Round, Second Round and overall cumulative winners of each Member Event.

Also awarded to the Overall Champion:

  • Halter with engraved nameplate
  • Championship cooler
  • Essex Classics gift certificate

Contacts:

For class specifications questions, contact Kelley Douglas or (859) 225-6717.

For sponsorship questions and official quotes, contact Whitney Allen or (859) 225-6707.

Task Force members who are available to assist you for an interview:

  • Ron Danta, Chairman of the USHJA International Hunter Derby Task Force
    saverstrays@aol.com or (803) 243-0700
  • Bill Moroney, President of the United States Hunter Jumper Association
    bill2760@aol.com or (301) 730-8280



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Kelley Douglas – (859) 225-6717