Wellington, Fla.—March 4
The hunter takeover made its way from the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, to the nearby Deeridge Farms, home of the Palm Beach Masters Series.
The three-day spectacle culminated in the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, which Tori Colvin won for the second year in a row. Take a look at some of the favorite moments captured, below:
Views from the warm-up arena at Deeridge Farms. Tori Repole Photos
You’ve got to love those backseat drivers.
Just hanging out in the shade.
Stepping stool? Check. Hoof polish? Check. Horse? Check.
Ring-side spectators included Hannah Isop and Believe.
Danielle Menker and Even You finished seventh in Saturday’s $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby.
Hey, My December! The jump’s down there! Peter Pletcher rode the 15-year-old Westphalian stallion My December to third place in Saturday’s national derby.
“Breathe in, hold your breath, and release the tension in the exhale.”
Greg Crolick and Corallo Z in Round 1 of the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on Saturday.
Maggie Hill and O’ Ryan in Round 1 of the international derby.
Anneliese Kolaska abaord Herr Drosselmeyer.
Tiffany Hammack and Singular Sensation.
Patricia Griffith and Diamante on course in Round 1 of the international class.
Inquisitive, ridden by Stella Propp, watches on from the warm-up arena.
Inquisitive living up to his name.
The name’s Bond. Baxter Bond.
The trees in the warm-up ring provided great shade from the mid-day heat.
Stella Propp and Inquisitive won Sunday’s $5,000 USHJA National Junior/Amateur Hunter Derby.
Stella Propp gives Inquisitive a pat after their win.
Nothing to see here.
Deep in thought. Possibly about carrots.
At the in-gate with Meagan Murray-Tenuta and Last Word.
Tori Colvin and El Primero on their way to the win in the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby.
Tori Colvin aboard El Primero.