Enroll Your Derby Horse

The USHJA International Hunter Derby Program is open to all horses that are registered with USHJA and recorded with USEF.  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.

NEW! A horse must be enrolled to compete in an International Hunter Derby and then will be eligible for inclusion on the regional and national money won tracking lists, and to participate in the Derby Championship. Enrollment in non-refundable and non-transferable.

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.

Annual Enrollment Fee:

  • Opening Date of Enrollment until November 30 - $350
    *Effective May 2021 for the 2021 competition year, there will be one level of enrollment fee of $350.00. Owners of horses that were enrolled at $550.00 will be refunded $200.00. These refunds are currently being processed.

International Hunter Derby Series

The 2021 International Hunter Derby (IHD) Series runs concurrently with the USEF competition year, which includes competitions with a start date from December 1, 2020, through November 30, 2021.


North Region: Includes Zones 1 and 2.
South Region: Includes Zones 3 and 4.
North Central Region: Includes Zones 5 and 6.
South Central Region: Includes Zone 7.
Northwest Region: Includes Zones 9 and 12, and British Columbia
Southwest Region: Includes Zones 8, 10 and 11.

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.

Slots Now Available

NEW! Starting in 2021, supporters of the program can purchase enrollment slots at the current rate and designate the specific horse(s) to them at a later date that year. 

To utilize the slot system:
1. Contact the office at 859-225-6700 and purchase the desired number of slots.
2. Once you have ascertained which horse will use the slot, fill out this form and submit it to the office. Once the form is received the horse will be added to the enrolled horses list and can compete in the USHJA International Hunter Derby. 

Please note: Owners may purchase a slot in the program at the current rate and name a horse to that slot at a later date. Only results achieved by the horse after it is assigned to the slot will count in program standings and qualifying for championships. Slots expire at the end of the competition year the same as the regular enrollment. They are non-transferrable; they cannot be sold to another owner and a horse cannot be substituted for one already assigned. Any slots that are unused will stay dedicated to the current year's purse and will not roll over.


The 2021 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship qualifying period differs from the series and includes competitions with a start date from June 2, 2020, and June 1, 2021.  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 2021 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.

USHJA International Hunter Derby

USHJA International Hunter Derby