EXHIBITOR ALERT: Changes to Hunter Derby Flatting on Thursday and Classes on Friday and Saturday

Apr 1, 2021 - 1:03 PM

Due to a large number of entries in the Hunter Derby classes on Friday and Saturday, as well as potential inclement weather, there have been significant changes to flatting times and class structures. The major updates include:

FLATTING TIMES

  • Weather permitting, the Stadium Derby Field will be open today, Thursday, from now until 5:00 pm for walk/trot open flatting. This is open to ALL format Derby Exhibitors. Please wear your Derby back number.
  • Weather permitting, the Derby Field Annex Ring will remain open today, Thursday, from now until 5:00 pm for schooling jumps. This is open to ALL format Derby Exhibitors. Please wear your Derby back number.

CLASS STRUCTURES

  • The $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby on Friday will now be split into three sections – Junior (class 911), Amateur (class 912), and Open (class 910). The class will be pinned as three sections.
  • The three $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derbies will now be run as a Hunt & Go format.

The Hunt & Go format will consist of two phases, one Classic Hunter and one Handy Hunter. The phases will be jumped consecutively. The Classic Hunter Round, consisting of seven to eight (7-8) fences with two (2) high options, shall be judged on quality, movement, jumping style, manners and way of going. After the completion of the classic round horses will pick up their pace and pass through a set of markers to begin their handy portion of the class. The Handy Hunter Round, consisting of five to eight (5-8) fences with two (2) high options, shall be judged on quality, movement, jumping style, manners and way of going. Pace, brilliance, and a shorter track are to be rewarded.

CLASS TIMES

  • The $15,000 International Hunter Derby Hunt & Go rider meeting will be at 7:15 am on Friday on the Derby Mound. A course walk/hand walk will immediately follow from 7:20 am – 8:20 am. The class will begin at 8:30 am.

Please click below to access the fully revised WEF 12 Derby Guide with all of the information for Derby competitors.

Click HERE for the revised WEF 12 Derby Guide.

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