The USHJA International Hunter Derby Program is open to all horses that are registered with USHJA and recorded with USEF. A horse may compete in an International Hunter Derby without being enrolled in the International Hunter Derby Program, but a horse must be enrolled in the program to be eligible for inclusion on the regional and national money won tracking lists, and to participate in the Derby Championship. Money won in International Hunter Derbies prior to enrollment in the program is not retroactive and does not count toward tracking lists, regional awards or Derby Championship qualifying.
Enrolled horses must maintain a current USEF recording at all times to retain Derby money won and to continue to accumulate money toward the Derby tracking lists.
Enrollment is valid through November 30th.
The 2019 International Hunter Derby (IHD) Series runs concurrently with the USEF competition year, which includes competitions with a start date from December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2019. Regional Awards are distributed to the top six in each of the four regions. Competitors must select a region at the time of enrollment, and any region may be selected. Regions may not be changed during the series.
Central (Zones 6 & 7)
North (Zones 1, 2 & 5)
South (Zones 3 & 4)
West (Zones 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and BC)
To be eligible for inclusion on the IHD money-won tracking lists and/or for Regional Awards, a horse must enroll during the current competition year. Only money won in IHD classes on or after the date of enrollment will count toward tracking lists, Derby Championship qualifying, and regional awards.
The 2019 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship qualifying period differs from the series and includes competitions with a start date from June 2, 2018, and June 1, 2019. Only horses enrolled in the IHD Program at the start date of the Championship AND that meet the qualifying criteria set forth by the IHD and Incentive Task Force are eligible to compete. This means that horses that qualify with the minimum money-won prior to the beginning of the current competition year still must enroll for the 2019 series to be eligible for the Championship. Click here for more information about this year's Championship.
NOTE: The IHD Series and Regional Awards time period is different than the IHD Championship qualifying time period. At the conclusion of each series, a horse must be re-enrolled in the IHD Program for the following series, to ensure eligibility for the next IHD Championship.
Horses may only be enrolled online and it is the exhibitor’s responsibility to enroll his horse in a timely manner in order to be eligible to receive credit for money won. There will be no exceptions allowed regarding enrollment dates for program eligibility.