Annual $1200 USHJA Outreach Open Hunter Derby
October Only. Join us for our second show of the 2021-22 season in the desert where you can win your share of $1200 in our USHJA Outreach Hunter Derby! $500 will be awarded to first place, $300 to second, $200 to third, and $100 to the fourth and fifth place finishers. The Derby will be held in the main show ring along with 2’-3’ hunter divisions and .70-.90 jumper divisions (see class list). We will also have a second arena running leadline, walk trot, and cross-rails in the morning. We host 5 shows per season all sanctioned by IEHJA, USHJA, OCHJA, and GSDHJA, but October is your only chance to get in on this Derby! A Hunter Derby is a two-round competition. Both rounds typically include natural fences reminiscent of the hunt field, such as stone walls, logs, brush jumps, white board fences, post-and-rail jumps, gates, etc. The top-scoring competitors in the classic round come back to ride the handy round, which includes a trot fence, rollbacks and tight turns to show off the horse’s rideability. Riders earn extra points for demonstrating handiness. In both rounds, they can select jumps with higher height options to earn additional bonus points. The combination of scores from the two rounds determines the winner.