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September 12, 2016

Celtic Fire Goes From Jumper To Hunter Derby Winner In Chicago

Antioch, Ill.—Sept. 11  

In May, Celtic Fire was jumping in a grand prix. Just four months later, and he’s won his first USHJA International Hunter Derby.

Erica Quinn of Maineville, Ohio, rode Celtic Fire, owned by CF Partners, to the win in the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Chicago Hunter Derby, presented by Canadian Pacific. It was Quinn’s first trip to the derby in Chicago.

August 19, 2016

Farmer Goes One-Two In USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship Opening Round

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 19   

It’s a word Larry Glefke doesn’t use often, but it aptly described Kelley Farmer’s round aboard Baltimore in the opening round of the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.

“Flawless,” Glefke said, shaking his head. “I never say this—I usually have a lot to say when she comes out of the ring, but that was flawless.”

August 18, 2016

What You Need To Know: The USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship

The USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship gets underway today as the horses jog, then they start jumping on Aug. 19 with the grand finale of the handy round on the evening of Aug. 20. 

The Chronicle's Kimberly Loushin and Ann Glavan are in Lexington, Ky., and will be bringing you all the news, photos and in-depth coverage you need—you can find it all at out Derby Championship main page.

August 16, 2016

Who’s Your Derby Championship Pick?

Whether you’ll be joining us in Lexington, Ky., for the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship or sitting at home glued to the live stream, you’ll need someone to root for.

August 6, 2016

Baltimore Shines In Saugerties

Saugerties, N.Y.—Aug. 6

Kelley Farmer went home Saturday night from HITS Saugerties with a bruised body—but not a bruised pride.

After taking an uncharacteristic fall from It’s Me in the handy round, Farmer literally “got back on the horse”—horses, in fact—and swept the top three positions in the $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, topping the class with Jane Gaston’s Baltimore. After performing a brilliant handy round that resulted in a class-best 197 score, she moved up from 10th to second with Kodachrome; she rounded out the top three with Point Being.

July 30, 2016

Bowie Is Melodious In $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby In Traverse City

Traverse City, Mich.—July 30

To turn inside or not to turn inside?

That was the question on everyone’s mind in the handy round of the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival in Traverse City.

Kelley Farmer wasn’t sure. She sat atop Kodachrome and asked Larry Glefke, “Yes or no?”

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