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March 12, 2010

2010-2011 USHJA International Hunter Derby Schedule Released

The 2010-2011 USHJA International Hunter Derby series begins June 2, 2010, and ends June 2, 2011. The Devon Horse Show (Pa.) will count towards the 2009-2010 series.

The 2009-2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby is still under way, and will culminate at Lexington, Ky., in August with the 2009-2010 International Hunter Derby Finals.

The 2010-2011 schedule is as follows:

March 5, 2010

Primera And Catherine Rinehart Reunite And Win Gulf Coast Hunter Derby

Catherine Rinehart admitted a fair amount of luck went into her win in the 2010 $10,000 The Chronicle Of The Horse/USHJA Hunter Derby, held March 5 during the Gulf Coast Magnolia Classic IV in Gulfport, Miss. It was lucky she got the ride on Primera at the beginning of the week, lucky she had an earlier ride in the hunter derby to figure out her plan for the course, and even a little lucky she rode Primera four years ago when he was just a first year green horse so she knew what to expect with him.

February 12, 2010

Crown Affair Reigns In HITS Desert Circuit Hunter Derby

Just call John French the king of the hunter derby. The poster child of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby season with the charismatic Rumba, French has kicked off the 2010 season with a bang.

At the HITS Desert Circuit on Feb. 12 in Thermal, Calif., he rode Crown Affair to the top of the $10,000 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby and claimed second with Cruise. The class was held in the evening, under the lights of the expansive Grand Prix field.

September 11, 2009

USHJA Accepting Derby Applications For 2009-10 Season

On the heels of the ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals, Aug. 21-22, U.S. Hunter Jumper Association officials have decided to accept additional applications from shows wishing to host The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derbies for the 2009-10 season.

Applications will be accepted until Oct. 1.

September 4, 2009

A Sensational Start For The Hunter Derby Finals

The atmosphere surrounding the $100,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park was unexpected—excitement, enthusiasm and wonder all come to mind. And those aren’t generally the words most people would use to describe a hunter competition.

September 4, 2009

Soft Spoken Multi-Tasks His Way To The Win In The Thunderbird Hunter Derby

Junior rider Jocelyn Evans’ horse can do it all and win.

Soft Spoken is a jack-of-all-trades, and at the Thunderbird WCHR Summer Classic, Aug. 12-16, he was also the master of one: the $10,000 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby.

Jocelyn Evans’ well-rounded gelding took time out from a busy career as a junior hunter, equitation horse and junior jumper, to top the class in Langley, B.C.

“He’s my only one, and he does it all,” Evans said.

September 4, 2009

Curtain Call Takes A Bow

The owner of Curtain Call, the 11th-placed finisher in the $100,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby, may be  new to the hunter scene, but she’s hardly a novice equestrian.

One of the top women ropers competing in the American Quarter Horse Association, Shannon Reid also made a name for herself riding and owning top cow horses at the National Reined Cow Horse Association.

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