For a few minutes, it wasn’t quite clear whether Clearly had won the $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby or not.
Kelley Farmer accomplished a remarkable feat at Horse Shows By The Bay III. Somehow, she managed to ride three horses to exactly the same final overall score in the derby. When the announcer broadcast the scores of her last to jump, Red Sky, the total added up to 387—the same score she’d earned on Clearly and Praise as well.
Kelley Farmer couldn’t have had a much better trip to the Lexington Spring Encore. She rode the top three horses in the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, claiming first with Larry Glefke and Selma Garber’s Praise, second with Bases Loaded for Madison Free and third with Taken for Nancy Amling.
Liza Boyd found a perfect way to celebrate her 32nd birthday: riding Brunello to the top of the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Aiken Spring Classic. She had to face some fierce competition to get there, especially from Kelley Farmer, who brought a trailer load of horses to Aiken, S.C., to take a run at the title.
Farmer still left with plenty of loot, having picked up second (Praise), third (Taken), fourth (Crown And Scepter) and 10th (Bases Loaded).