Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023

The Super Bowl Of Hunters: Pictures From Platinum Performance USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship Classic Round



Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 21

Every August some of the best hunters in the country converge on the Kentucky Horse Park for the Platinum Performance USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship, and this year Alan Lohman’s track gave them plenty of opportunities to show off their jaw-dropping jumps. Here are some of our favorite photos from the classic round.


Pan American Games bronze medalist Alex Granato dabbled in the hunter ring with Day Glow, who wowed with his stunning style. Kimberly Loushin Photos


Havens Schatt gave Cascartini a pat.


Caitlyn Shiels and Cassius got the action started off on a foggy morning.


Jennifer Tate and Caspari.


Jean Sheptoff grinned the entire way around with Camillo VDL.


Hannah Isop was thrilld with Clem Brecourt’s derby championship debut.


A view from the Rolex Stadium.


John French jumped around with Queen Celeste.


Tori Colvin chatted with Andre Dignelli following El Primero’s round.


Charismo caught plenty of air with David Wilbur in the irons.


Jen Alfano thanked Translation Please for a stellar round.


Diatentro showed off his hops with Havens Schatt.


Lafitte De Muze and Amanda Steege.


Tropics was picture perfect over the log with Daniel Geitner riding.


Augusta Iwasaki debriefs after her round with Small Kingdom.


You couldn’t ask for a nicer jump out of Jamie Sailor’s mount Get Rowdy.


Zoe Wolf and Catoon.


Marisa Metzger rode Caville.

The Chronicle is on-site bringing you gorgeous photos, great interviews and behind-the-scenes stories. Make sure to follow along at, as well as on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. You can read all of our coverage of the Platinum Performance USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships here.


We will have a full analysis of the competition in the Sept. 6 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse magazine.




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