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What You Need To Know: The 2017 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship



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’t 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—and 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

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, as well as on FacebookTwitter and Instagram @Chronofhorse

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