Hunter Derby Opportunities in Final Week of 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival

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Wellington, FL – March 26, 2017 – During week 12 of the 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), hunter exhibitors have the opportunity to show on the picturesque grass derby field at Equestrian Village (AGDF show grounds).

The twelfth week of WEF features CSI 4* and USEF Premier “AA” competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) on March 29 – April 2, 2017. Feature hunter events include the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby.

Attention Exhibitors: The USHJA International Hunter Derby has a 24-hour check-in at Equestrian Village (AGDF show grounds) on Friday, March 31 between 12 noon – 1pm in front of the Dressage office. After check in, all horses must remain on the Equestrian Village show grounds until their Derby completion.

Schedule of Hunter Derbies:

  • Friday, March 31, 8:30 a.m.: $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
  • Saturday, April 1, 12 p.m.: $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Round 1
  • Sunday, April 2, 1 p.m.: $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Round 2

Exhibitor Information:

Thursday, March 30, 3-5 p.m. – Equestrian Village – Derby Field
Derby horses – Open Flatting WITH DERBY BACK NUMBER – WALK/TROT ONLY
*Weather permitting*

Friday, March 31, 7:15-8:25 a.m. – Equestrian Village- Derby Field
National Derby hand walking

Saturday, April 1 – Equestrian Village- Derby Field
International Hunter Derby Jog – 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Riders’ Meeting – 10:45 a.m.
Course Walk – 11-11:30 a.m., Hand Walk 11:30-11:50 a.m.

Exhibitors are encouraged to sign up for these derby opportunities in the horse show office.

Spectators are welcome at Equestrian Village (13500 South Shore Blvd.) to watch these special classes!

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