Derby Finals Week In Pictures: Flower Nibbles And Golden Hour Glow

Aug 22, 2022 - 8:01 AM

Between the gorgeous green ones starting out in the Platinum Performance USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship to the superstars conquering 4’6″ jumps in the Platinum Performance USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship, last week at the Kentucky Horse Park brought many stunning hunters front and center. Take a look at just a few of them and the special moments they shared with their humans.

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Autograph glistened going into the handy round for the Platinum Performance USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship. Laura Lemon Photos.
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After making a perfect Instagram moment the day before, Alex Granato and Day Glow did it again.
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Legends Ernie and Betty Oare accepted their horse Avila’s sixth place award in the Platinum Performance USHJA 3’/3’3” Green Hunter Incentive Championship.
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Just a wee nibble! Hannah Klinedinst earned the high score amateur owner honors with Oyster Bay in the 3’/3’3″ section of the green incentive.
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Framed by the setting sun, Jimmy Torano and Laskano jumped the last fence of the derby championship.
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Hannah Isop couldn’t be more thrilled with her horse of a lifetime Red Ryder.
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Liza Boyd and Bettina in the 3’6″/3’9″ section of the green incentive.
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Patricia Griffith and Champs Élysées had total focus in the first round of the derby championship.
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Would you just look at that perfect line from bit to elbow! Taking note on Laena Romond and Uptown.
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Greg Crolick and Chappy showed at the peak of golden hour.
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Happy Boy jumped like a 10 for Sonya Crampton.
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Kris Killam and Golden Opportunity looked beautiful amongst the derby setting.
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The early morning ray peaked onto Michigan ODF.
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Emilion Manciais look as cute as a button with Tori Colvin.
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Nick Haness and HH Elmo.
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Mr. Manhattan wanted a little rein nibble.
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In The Know jumped spectacularly for Samantha Schaefer.
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Unbelievable and Jacob Pope tackled the 4’6″ high option.
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Jennifer Alfano was thrilled with Capriati.
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Junior rider Riley Townsley guided her own Sir Hansel around the first round of the derby.
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Laura Wasserman got some love from Skyhawk.
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Jef Lauwers and Hallpass.
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Lafitte De Muze assessed the ring before heading in for the handy round of the derby championship.

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