In the Chronicle’s Derby Championship Preview issue, judge, rider and trainer Chris Wynne handicapped the field and said: “The Derby Championship is the Super Bowl. It truly is the best of the best of the sport in a challenging situation that we don‚Äôt put our horses in very often. At the end of the day, you have a champion of champions. Whoever the winner is will either be a spectacular rider or a spectacular horse‚ÄĒand probably both of them will be spectacular.”
Here’s what you need to know about the Super Bowl of hunter classes:
When:¬†Friday, Aug. 18, 8:15¬†a.m. –¬†Classic round
Saturday, Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m. – Handy round
Where: The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington
How You Can Watch:¬†EqSportsNet will be live-streaming all day every day at this link. A subscription is required ($9.99 per month) to watch live; a full access subscription ($25.00 per month) is required for watching on-demand videos. USHJA members receive a 50 percent discount when they enter their USHJA member ID in the coupon code. Note: Live Access includes the live and on demand coverage of both USHJA championships this week. Questions about the discount can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How You Can Follow Along:¬†The Chronicle will be on site with two reporters bringing you all the gorgeous photos, great¬†interviews and behind-the-scenes stories. Make sure to follow along at www.coth.com, as well as on¬†Facebook,¬†Twitter¬†and¬†Instagram¬†@Chronofhorse
Useful links and information:
- All the¬†Chronicle‚Äôs¬†Derby Championships¬†online coverage, with behind-the-scenes stories, lovely photos and more!
- The complete schedule¬†
- Live streaming from¬†EqSportsNet
- The USHJA International Hunter Derby¬†official website
- Daily results and courses
- Don‚Äôt forget to follow the¬†Chronicle¬†on¬†Facebook,¬†Twitter¬†and¬†Instagram¬†@Chronofhorse
- We will have full analysis of the competition in the¬†Sept. 4¬†issue of The Chronicle of the Horse magazine