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Hunter Derby

May 7, 2011

Farmer Sweeps Lexington Hunter Derby

May 6—Lexington, Va.

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.

April 23, 2011

Boyd Bags A Birthday Win On Brunello

April 23, Aiken, S.C.

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).

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.

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