Our 2012 Winner
Owner/Rider - Amy Jo Jackson
Amy Jo enjoyed competing in the Hunter Derby all season and was very excited with
her win in the finals! She would like to thank her family and the Thaws for all their support during the show season.
She is a sophomore at Salisbury University and is majoring in Elementary Education. She is also currently the Captain
of the Equestrian Team at the University. She and the team are looking forward to their home competition on October
20th at Winterplace.
2012 Individual High Score Leader
Score of 87 , our WINNER
(Average of top 4 rides) - CESHS 2012 Hunter Derby class (finals not included)
CESHS Hunter Derby
The Hunter Derby revives traditional horsemanship and adds excitement to
the hunter ring, returning hunters to their
hunt-field roots, and promoting hunters as a spectator sport. It is
the purpose of the Derby to challenge both the horse and rider. The courses should be built to encourage and reward
brilliance and daring from the rider, and true athletic ability from the horses. It encourages riders to show what their
horse does best!
The Derby is open to horses only.
The specifications of the Hunter Derby can be found in the CESHS Rule Book. There will be only one round
at the regular shows, but it may consist of options from both the Hunter Classic and the Handy Hunter courses. The
Hunter Classic Course, is judged on style, and brilliance. The Handy Hunter Course, is judged on
style, brillance, and handiness. Horses receive a single bonus point for each higher option attempted. Judge may
award from 1-6 additional points for handiness. All scores to be announced separately,
(round score, bonus points for higher options, and handiness score). Final score then to be tabulated and announced.
There will be a Hunter Derby Final at the end
of the season, judged by two judges. Each judge assigns a numerical score to the ride, and the scores are then combined
for the overall total. The top 10 point earning horses will be invited to participate, and they will be required to jump
2 rounds, round one the Hunter Classic course and round two, the Handy Hunter course. The judges
may award up to 1-6 bonus points on the second round for exceptional handiness. There will be a presentation to
the winner at the Finals, trophy and 1st thru 6th ribbons to be awarded at our Annual Banquet.