TOTAL PAYOUT $12,732,748

*Includes lifetime money-won from December 1, 2007, to present from series and championships


2018 Derby Championship Schedule & Spectator Information

Monday Schooling Schedule | Tuesday Schooling Schedule

Wednesday, August 15
Event Location Time
Welcome Reception
International Hunter Derby & Green Hunter Incentive Championships
Derby Riders Meeting – All Derby riders and trainers must attend
All Derby and Green Hunter Championship Participants Welcome
Gift Bag Pick-up
USHJA Courtyard 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 16
Event Location Time
Official Jog*
*Valid coggins and actual competition number MUST be
presented with each horse and proper attire is required.
Covered Arena
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Official Warm-Up Hack Rolex Stadium 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Friday, August 17
Event Location Time
Course Walk-Classic Hunter Round Rolex Stadium 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
Officials Meeting Rolex Stadium 7:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
Opening Ceremonies Rolex Stadium 8:00 a.m.
Classic Hunter Round Rolex Stadium 8:15 a.m.
Awards Presentation Rolex Stadium Immediately Following

Saturday, August 18
Event Location Time
Course Walk & Handwalk - Derby Challenge Rolex Stadium 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Officials Meeting Rolex Stadium 2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Derby Challenge & Awards Rolex Stadium 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Officials Course Walk Rolex Stadium 5:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Course Walk & Handwalk - Section A & Section B Rolex Stadium 5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Opening Ceremonies Rolex Stadium 6:00 p.m.
Section B Rolex Stadium 6:30 p.m.
Section A Rolex Stadium Immediately Following
Awards Presentation Rolex Stadium Immediately Following

Spectator Information

August 16-18, 2018, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY



Hunter Messineo




Tickets: There is no admission fee to watch the Hunter Derby Championship.

Parking Fee: $5 daily

Ring: Sheila C. Rolex Stadium in the Rolex Stadium

Shopping: The USHJA Merchandise Booth will be open on Friday, August 17 from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. and on Saturday, August 18 from 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Please stop by the USHJA Headquarters located on Cigar Lane for a tour of the Wheeler Museum.


Approximately 4 miles away:
Clarion Hotel - (859) 233-0512
Four Points Sheraton – (859) 259-1311
Embassy Suites – (859) 455-5000
Marriott Griffin Gate – (859) 231-5100



Approximately 5-6 miles away:
Residence Inn – (859) 231-6191
Courtyard By Marriott – (859) 253-4646
Ramada Conference Center of Lexington – (859) 299-1261
Hampton Inn – (502) 867-4888
Microtel Inn by Wyndham Georgetown - (502) 868-8000
Candlewood Suites Lexington - (859) 967-1940

Derby Championship Home
Hunter Department – (859) 225-6700