TOTAL PAYOUT $12,367,562

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

USHJA International Hunter Derby Series

Media Information

Official Name: USHJA International Hunter Derby
2018 Derbies

Name of the "X" Horse Show
2018 USHJA International Hunter Derby


The USHJA High Performance Hunter Committee developed the USHJA International Hunter Derby to bring the art of tradition and horsemanship back to the show ring stronger and better than ever. The USHJA International Hunter Derby Series has successfully brought attention to show hunters at the international level; increased spectator, media and sponsorship interest; and brought tradition and basic riding principles back to the sport of showing hunters.

The 2018 series consists of 75 derbies held nationwide at competitions starting between December 1, 2017, and November 30, 2018. Through participation in the derbies, each of which offers a minimum of $10,000 in prize money, riders qualify their enrolled horses for inclusion on the national and regional money won tracking lists and the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.

International Hunter Derby Series Sponsors

Judging High Performance Hunters

Schedule of Derbies

Class Overview:

Each USHJA International Hunter Derby consists of two rounds: The first, a Classic Hunter course, and the second is a Handy Hunter course. The courses are built to encourage and reward brilliance and daring from the rider and true athletic ability from the horse. The 12 highest-scoring horses from the Classic Hunter Round are invited back for the Handy Hunter Round. The horse with the highest combined score from both rounds is crowned the winner.

Derby Awards:

First - 12th-place ribbons will be presented to First Round, Second Round and overall cumulative winners of each Member Event.

Also awarded to the Overall Champion:

  • Custom Derby Award
  • Championship cooler


Media inquires should be directed to Megan Lacy or (859) 225-6723.

Sponsorship questions should be directed to Whitney Allen or (859) 225-6707.

National Hunter Derby
Hunter Department – (859) 225-6700