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April 18, 2011

Bobby Murphy Puts The Wellington Hunter Derby In Perspective

One of the course designers shares his philosophies behind this event and the series.

What was your vision for the Wellington Hunter Derby’s handy course?

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association High Performance Hunter Committee developed the USHJA International Hunter Derby to bring the art and tradition of horsemanship back to the show ring.

April 2, 2011

Jersey Boy Banks Another Derby Win In Wellington

Wellington, Fla., April 2

Jersey Boy and Jennifer Alfano came to the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival for one reason and one reason only: to win the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. And sure enough, Alfano and Jersey Boy will bring another blue rosette back to Buffalo, N.Y., for SBS Farms. 

April 1, 2011

Empire Takes Over In $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Wellington, Fla., April 1

Scott Stewart entered the Eugene R. Mische Ring six times during today’s first round of the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, and by the end of the day he’d ended up with two of the top 12 ribbons.

February 18, 2011

Castle Rock Earns A Royal Win

Wellington, Fla., Feb. 18

While the ring crew raised the fences for horses jumping 4’ in the first round of tonight's World Champion Hunter Rider Palm Beach Hunter Classic Spectacular, commentator Geoff Teall noted that hopefully these would be the most seasoned and impressive horses the spectators would see all night.

Was he ever right.

January 23, 2011

Rosalynn And Farmer Find Blue In Jacksonville

Green Cove Springs, Fla., Jan. 22

Rosalynn and Kelley Farmer added another long ribbon to their collection tonight when they topped the $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at Jacksonville National. They moved up to the top from third with lovely jumping and tight turns in the handy round.

“It was always my plan to go inside and jump the higher fences—she does those so easily,” said Farmer, Keswick, Va. “After I saw Liza [Boyd] and Jen [Alfano] go, I knew what I had to do. Their horses both jumped beautifully, and those two never back down.”

November 16, 2010

USHJA Announces 2011 International Hunter Derby Finals Will Return To Kentucky

The U.S Hunter Jumper Association announced that the third annual $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 19-20. The finals will relocate to the outdoor Johnson Arena, after being held in the park’s new indoor arena in 2010.

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