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High Performance Hunters

August 18, 2013

Brunello and Boyd Finally Have Their Day At USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 17
Heading into the Tier I Handy Round of the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships, Liza Boyd knew she had some ground to make up as she trailed Scott Stewart and Garfield by 10 points.

But when she was warming up for the class her father and trainer Jack Towell tried to get her to put that out of her head.

“He said, it’s a jumping contest—don’t go out there and try to get a 100,” said Boyd. “That’s a little hard for me to do.”

August 16, 2013

The Tier Format, Explained (Sort of)

One conversation kept coming up again and again during the Classic Round of the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships: What's the deal with the tiers?

August 16, 2013

Garfield Goes To The Head Of The Class

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 16

This year marks the fifth incarnation of the UHSJA International Derby Finals, and by now we’re establishing a routine on Classic Day. Three of the last five years, Scott Stewart, Liza Boyd and Jen Alfano have jostled around in the top three spots.

August 14, 2013

What’s Your Derby Finalist Style?

If you’re a Chronicle fan, you already know who the top contenders are for this year’s USHJA International Derby Championships, and you’ve probably already picked your favorite among the regular winners. You don’t need me or anyone else to argue why you should join Team Brunello, root for Jersey Boy for a second consecutive win, or cheer on Inclusive.

August 13, 2013

Farmer Becomes First Rider To Surpass $1 Million In Hunter Earnings

On Aug. 10 at the Traders Point Hunt horse show, Kelley Farmer became the first rider to claim $1 million in lifetime hunter earnings, thanks largely to money earned in the USHJA International Hunter Derby series. At Traders Point, she topped the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on Mythical for Ken and Selma Garber and Larry Glefke. She also earned second on On Q and seventh on Skorekeeper for Larry Glefke and Quail Run Partners. As of Aug. 13, her lifetime earnings total $1,011,456.

March 31, 2013

Miss Lucy Shines On Derby Day

Wellington, Fla.—March 31

Jen Alfano describes her pair of chestnut derby stars as polar opposites.

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