As you all know, I am a huge fan of the hunter derbies... and just want to make sure that you all know that you can catch the live feed of this year's $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby in Wellington. The broadcast starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Who needs to go out on a Saturday night when you've got entertainment like that? (I'll be at a wedding though, so I'll have to watch the video some other time.)
The link for the live feed is here.
And for your viewing pleasure, here is a video of the winning round from last year, and the victory gallop:
Louise Serio and Castle Rock:
The top 25 riders and horses from last year's derby are below. Many on this list are on my list of favorites (Summer Place, Brunello, Jersey Boy, World Time, Early Applause), and I'm sure we'll see some repeat performers.
1. Castlerock, Louise Serio, Bryan Baldwin: 205
2. Taken, Kelley Farmer, Nancy Amling: 204
3. Summer Place, Scott Stewart, Fashion Farm: 203.5
4. Namesake, Maggie Jayne, Pony Lane Farm: 193.5
5. Topsider, Caroline Weeden, Margaret Shank Benjamin: 192.25
6. Travino, Patricia Griffith, Heritage Farm: 191.5
6. Due West, Shane Sweetnam, Popish Farm LLC: 191.5
8. Brunello, Elizabeth Towell Boyd, Caroline Clark Morrison: 190.5
9. Listen, Kelly Farmer, Jane Gaston: 189
9. Allejandro, Katherine Dinan, Katie Dinana LLC: 189
11. Sander, Kelsey Thatcher, Pony Lane Farm: 188
12. Jaded Palace, Schaefer Raposa, Pine Hollow Stables: 186
13. Declaration, Scott Stewart, Fashion Farm: 185
14. Borealus, Katherine Dinan, Katie Dinan LLC: 183
15. Peridot, Tamara Provost, Stephen Martines: 182.5
16. Rex the Wonder Horse, Kris Killam, Moral Masuoka: 182
16. Jersey Boy, Jennifer Alfano, SBS Farms Inc: 182
16. World Time, Victoria Colvin, Scott Stewart: 182
19. Avalon, Lyman Whitehead, Visse Wedell: 180
20. Maui, Tiffany Cornacchio-Morrisey, Gate Goodman: 179.5.
21. Early Applause, Kelsey Thatcher, Pony Lane Farm: 178
22. Valedictorian, Lillie Keenan, Chansonette Farm LLC: 176
23. Sublime, Kelsey Thatcher, Pony Lane Farm: 174
24. Felicci, Alexandra Vespico, Alexandra Vespico: 173
25. Croquet, Caroline Weeden, Karen Lackinger: 170
25. Bella Blue, Maggie Jayne, Pony Lane Farm: 170
I just love the names of some of these horses! So creative, so catchy, so appealing. I wonder if "Rex the Wonder Horse" and "Tucker the Wunderkind" would be friends....
Since this post is getting so many hits, I figured I'd update this post with a link to the video of Jennifer Alfano's winning round on Jersey Boy. Here you go!
What a beautiful trip. I watched it again, and again, and again....
So far, the only results listed are Jersey Boy's Champion and Empire's Reserve Champion, ridden by Scott Stewart. I'll update again once all the results are in!