Harford Horse Shows Association, Inc.
presents the

HHSA Hunter Derby
Sunday, October 9th 2022

Heavenly Waters Equestrian Center
608 North Tollgate Road, Bel Air, MD 21014
krsperformanceponies@yahoo.com  |  secretaryhhsa@gmail.com


INFORMATION

Start Time: At the conclusion of the HHSA Medal Finals


Hunter Derby Entry Fee: $50.00 per entry


Location: Lower Ring (Ring 3)


Prize Money: 1st - $300, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $140, 4th - $100, 5th - $80, 6th - $70, 7th - $60, 8th - $50


Prizes: Sashes, ribbons, & treats awarded from 1st through 10th place.

The winner of each Hunter Derby will receive a silver plate, director's chair, and custom treats. 



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

$1,000 HHSA Horse Hunter Derby
$1,000 HHSA Pony Hunter Derby

At the conclusion of the HHSA Medal Finals, there will be a 30 minute flatting break for the HHSA Hunter Derby. NO schooling over fences will be allowed. Jumping any of the jumps will be cause for elimination from the
Hunter Derby.
Horse/pony may only be hacked in the ring by the exhibitor.
The $1,000 HHSA Horse Hunter Derby will begin promptly at the conclusion of the schooling breakfollowed by the $1,000 HHSA Pony Hunter Derby.

There will not be a course walk prior to the Hunter Derbies.
The ring will be open to all Medal Finals riders and Hunter Derby Riders in the morning until 7:20am for all course walks. There will also be a 15 minute course walk offered at the conclusion of the HHSA Adult Medal Final.

There will be a posted order of go for each division. 


GENERAL CONDITIONS & SPECIFICATIONS

JUMP HEIGHTS

  • Pony Hunter Derby: 2’ (2’3” high options), 2’3” (2’6” high options), 2’6” (2’9” high options)
  • Horse Hunter Derby: 2’ (2’3” high options), 2’6” (2’9” high options), 3’ (3’3” high options)

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Riders that competed in the HHSA Medal Final ARE eligible to compete in the Hunter Derby, as well.
  • Derbies are open to ALL Junior, Amateur, and Professional riders. Riders/horses DO NOT need to be HHSA members.
  • Open to ALL horses and ponies; ponies may be ridden by Amateurs and Professionals in the pony hunter derby.
  • PRE-ENTRY IS REQUIRED. No entries will be accepted the day of show. An order of go will be posted prior to the start of the derby.
  • Proper show attire required; formal/dress attire encouraged.
  • Horse/Pony may only enter the derby with 1 rider.

 

JUDGING

Round 1 Hunter Classic Course – To be shown over a classic hunter course consisting of at least 8 fences. No handy option fences are to be jumped in this round. A numerical score will be given by the judge. To be judged on quality, movement, jumping style, manners, and way of going. Pace and brilliance are to be rewarded.


Round 2 Handy Hunter Course – To be shown over a handy hunter course consisting of at least 8 fences. The course will include a minimum of two (2) handy option fences. In addition to the base numerical score, the judge will award each horse/rider combination with one bonus point for every high option fence jumped without major fault.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Riders will jump in groups of 5. If a rider scores a 65 or above in their first round, they will be invited back into the ring for their second round once all riders in that group have completed their first round.  Once all riders in the group scoring a 65 or above have jumped their second round, we will move onto the next group of riders.


There must be, at minimum, 12 riders that compete in the second round. If after all groups have completed the course and less than 12 riders were eligible to complete a second round by scoring higher than a 65, the next highest scores in the first round will be called back to complete their handy round until we get a top 12.


Scores from Round 1 and Round 2 for the Top 12 horse/rider combinations will be combined to determine overall placings of 1st through 10th. In the case of a tie in the overall placings, the higher Round 2 score will be used to break any ties.



Round 1 Hunter Classic Course – To be shown over a classic hunter course consisting of at
least 8 fences. No handy option fences are to be jumped in this round. A numerical score will
be given by the judge. To be judged on quality, movement, jumping style, manners, and
way of going. Pace and brilliance are to be rewarded.
Round 2 Handy Hunter Course – To be shown over a handy hunter course consisting of at
least 8 fences. The course will include a minimum of two (2) handy option fences. The top
12 from Round 1 will return in reverse order for Round 2. In addition to the base numerical
score, the judge will award each horse/rider combination with one bonus point for every
high option fence jumped without major fault as well as a handy bonus score for the round,
between zero (0) and ten (10) points.
Scores from Round 1 and Round 2 for the Top 12 horse/rider combinations will be
combined to determine overall placings of 1 st through 10 th . In the case of a tie in the overall
placings, the higher Round 2 score will be used to break any ties.
Round 1 Hunter Classic Course – To be shown over a classic hunter course consisting of at
least 8 fences. No handy option fences are to be jumped in this round. A numerical score will
be given by the judge. To be judged on quality, movement, jumping style, manners, and
way of going. Pace and brilliance are to be rewarded.
Round 2 Handy Hunter Course – To be shown over a handy hunter course consisting of at
least 8 fences. The course will include a minimum of two (2) handy option fences. The top
12 from Round 1 will return in reverse order for Round 2. In addition to the base numerical
score, the judge will award each horse/rider combination with one bonus point for every
high option fence jumped without major fault as well as a handy bonus score for the round,
between zero (0) and ten (10) points.
Scores from Round 1 and Round 2 for the Top 12 horse/rider combinations will be
combined to determine overall placings of 1 st through 10 th . In the case of a tie in the overall
placings, the higher Round 2 score will be used to break any ties.
ONLINE ENTRY

All entries must be sent in by 6PM on Friday, October 7th, 2022.

If you have completed and paid via PayPal for a Hunter Derby entry, but are no longer able to attend, please contact the HHSA Secretary Chandra Krantz at secretaryhhsa@gmail.com with receipt of your entry to receive a refund.

No post or day of entries will be accepted.