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  1. #1
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    May. 10, 2011

    Default Hunter Classic/Derby Formal Attire

    Hello - I have a question regarding the formal attire for Hunter Classics and Derbies. I've noticed in some photos that some of the riders will have a boutineer pinned to their jacket. Is there a particular reason behind this? It says nothing about this in the usef rules, so I wasn't sure when/where/why this started. It looks very nice!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun. 18, 2005
    Sweet, sweet Virginia!


    I think some shows simply do this to signify that they are entered in the classic or derby. Sometimes the first round of a classic is the second round of a division (counts for both) and not all the division entries are classic entries. Sorry if that's confusing and anyone can correct me if I'm wrong.
    "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug. 20, 2004
    North East


    The USHJA International Hunter Derby and the USHJA Hunter Classic are not run within a division. They are each comprised of two separate rounds.

    The flowers in the lapels at last week's Lexington Hunter Derby (pictures are featured in the online in this week's Chronicle's "Photos and Video") were provided by the horse show management.

    Just a little something to help add to the Derby atmosphere.
    friend of bar*ka

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb. 5, 2003


    My parents used to sometimes give me one back when I was a junior for big shows and classics. I did the hunt teams at Devon once and the three of us wore white/yellow flowers that matched our classic shadbellies with yellow vests. It was very pretty and matched nicely when we were third, lol. I did not know it was becoming "in vogue" these days, but I still like the idea.
    ...for there are wings on these hooves, the speed and power of foam-capped waves...
    Proud member of the artists clique

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