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2015 International Hunter Derby Host Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications to host a USHJA International Hunter Derby during the 2015 series are being accepted through June 16, 2014. USHJA International Hunter Derby classes in 2015 may be offered at USEF licensed Premier (AA) , National (A) rated competitions that meet or exceed the competition standards of a Premier rating, but do not meet the prize money requirements of a Premier rating and competitions that have been approved for a Special Competition status.  Full details are available in the Application Packet.


The 2015 International Hunter Derby Class Specifications are available on the Specifications webpage. Please direct questions to Kelley Douglas at (859) 225-6717.

World Championship Hunter Rider Series Leaders

All eight WCHR regions have begun their seasons and the points are adding up! 


National Leaders as of May 22, 2014 include: 


Developing Professional:
Amateur Owner 3'6":
Amateur Owner 3'3":
Adult Amateur
Junior 3'6":
Junior 3'3":
John French of Woodside, CA
Sarah Rice of New Caney, TX (tie)
Colleen Acosta Southlake, TX (tie)
Julie Hancock of San Diego, CA

Chelsea Samuels of La Canada, CA
Heidi Kane of Newport Beach, CA
Sophia DePumpo of Southlake, TX        
Kendall Whitt of Lucas, TX     
Briana Sukert of Newport Coast, CA   
Anna Beth Athey of Enid, OK 
John French of Woodside, CA  
1402 points
1005 points
1005 points
1110 points
1040 points
1135 points
1070 points
840 points
1197 points
1195 points
230 points

Complete standings available on the WCHR Standings webpage.


Join now and be part of the fun in 2014 - Visit the WCHR Membership webpage for more details!

2014 USHJA National Hunter Derby

The USHJA National Hunter Derby program is in full force with the competition year nearly halfway complete. Both national and zone earnings are being tracked and with 65 horse shows already in the books the leader board is changing quickly.


The current national leaders, as of May 20, are:

Leading Horse: Lavasco, owned by Lauren Stuller, with earnings of $3,900.00

Leading Rider: Peter Pletcher with earnings of $8,600.00


Results continue to be tracked by zone as well for both horses and riders. Adult Amateur riders don't forget you earn zone bonus points for your National Hunter Derby placings as well.


The current leaders for the Adult Amateurs, as of May 19, are:


Tasha Plunket
Cary Braun
Nicole Lyvere
Morgan Connely
Madison Games
Gabrielle Thornton
City, State
Lancaster, PA
Norfolk, VA
Lakewood, CO
Buford, GA
Silex, MO
Sylvania, OH
Zone Bonus Pts. Earned

Full standings, including standings by zone can be found on the NHD Standings page and upcoming National Hunter Derbies can be found on the NHD Competition Calendar. 


Please contact Sarah Fishback at (859) 225-6720 for questions about the National Hunter Derby Program.

2014 Pre-Green Incentive Series Awards $81,537 to Date

In just its second year, the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program continues to prove its popularity amongst the members. More than 317 horses have enrolled in the 2014 Pre-Green Incentive Program and 140 competitions are scheduled to offer the Stake class with more being added to the calendar each week. More than $81,537 has been awarded amongst the ribbon winners of the 95 Stake classes offered as of May 20, 2014.  


2014 Pre-Green Incentive Championship August 12-14

The USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Championship will be held August 12-14, 2014, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.  All horses that are enrolled in the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program (PGIP) and have competed in a minimum of two PGIP Stake classes during the qualifying period will be invited to compete in the Championship.  The qualifying period includes competitions with a start date between December 1, 2012, and August 6, 2014.



2014 International Hunter Derby Championship August 14-16

The USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship will be held August 14-16, 2014, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.  All horses enrolled in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Program that have earned a minimum of $500 in USHJA International Hunter Derby class prize money, while enrolled, during the qualifying period will be invited to compete in the Championship. The qualifying period includes competitions with a start date of June 2, 2013, through June 1, 2014.


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