Seven Chances Left to Compete in World Equestrian Center & Kentucky Horse Shows LLC’s Expansive 2019 Hunter Derby Series with Spectacular Finale
Join Us for the 7 Remaining Shows Featuring USHJA National and 2’6” Hunter Derby Action & $10,000 in Leading Rider Awards
There are just 7 shows left in the World Equestrian Center & Kentucky Horse Shows LLC USHJA National Hunter Derby Series, offering both “Junior/Amateur” and “Open” options at their remaining Summer / Fall USEF recognized horse shows. Check the Leading Rider Awards Leaderboard below!
WEC 2’6” Hunter Derby Series
In 2019, we wanted to make the exciting Hunter Derby experience available to more exhibitors, so the World Equestrian Center and Kentucky Horse Shows LLC also introduced 2’6” WEC Hunter Derby (Non-Pro) Series. The classes will run at a total of 16 horse shows from May – October, with 7 shows remaining, and will conclude with an amazing $10,000 2’6″ Non-Pro Hunter Derby presented by Dover Saddlery in October at World Equestrian Center Fall Classic II.
The remaining Kentucky Horse shows will offer a WEC $1,000 2’6” Non-Pro Hunter Derby*. The FIRST (4) remaining WEC Horse Shows will offer a WEC $3,500 2’6” Non-Pro Hunter Derby**.
The World Equestrian Center and Kentucky Horse Shows LLC 2’6” Hunter Derby classes are open to all Junior and Amateur riders. Riders competing in these classes may not participate in any class at the same show with fences higher than 2’9” (exception: Large Pony). Fences to be set at 2’6”. The first round will be conducted over a traditional hunter course and scored numerically. The top 12 horses from the first round will return to compete over a second course. In the second round, handiness will be emphasized and reflected in the numerical score.
The World Equestrian Center and Kentucky Horse Shows LLC 2’6” Hunter Derby Series will conclude with the 1st Annual WEC $10,000 2’6” Non-Pro Hunter Derby presented by Dover Saddlery, which will take place at the World Equestrian Center Fall Classic II from October 22-27, 2019 in Wilmington, Ohio.
$10,000 LEADING RIDER AWARDS
A $5,000 cash prize will be awarded to the professional rider accumulating the most points in the the 2019 World Equestrian Center/Kentucky Horse Shows series.
The amateur rider and junior rider accumulating the most points will each receive a $2,500 cash prize. Riders will receive points only on their highest placed horse in each of the classes. All of the series classes are open to all horses and riders, except that each show may exercise the option of offering either one National Derby open to all or one National Derby open to all and one restricted to Juniors and Amateurs (Non Pro). Riders may only win points in one class at each show.
The awards will be presented at the conclusion of the final series classes at the World Equestrian Center Fall Classic II, October 22 – 27, 2019, at which riders will receive double WEC points***. In the event of a tie for any of the Leading Rider Awards, the award will be given to the rider who has received points in the most classes. Points will be awarded to the top ten separate individual riders in each class as follows: 250-225-200-175-150-125-100-75-50-25.
World Equestrian Center Membership Points
World Equestrian Center Membership Points towards their Year End Banquet will be awarded to the top 10 in each Class Listed above as follows:
250-225-200-175-150-125-100-75-50-25. All exhibitors are encouraged to join although a WEC Membership is NOT required to participate in the classes listed above. For more information or to register as a WEC Member, please visit https://worldequestriancenter.com/members/.
Complete class specifications and more information about the USHJA National Hunter Derby Program are available at ushja.org.
About Kentucky Horse Shows LLC
The 2019 Kentucky Horse Shows feature six weeks of top hunter/jumper competitions throughout the spring and summer. Held at the picturesque Kentucky Horse Park, the Kentucky Horse Shows series is the host of the Hagyard Challenge series, the World Equestrian Center/Kentucky Horse Shows USHJA National Hunter Derby Series and the Classic Champions Developing Jumper Tour.
About World Equestrian Center
Located in Wilmington, Ohio, the World Equestrian Center features more than 200,000 square feet of climate-controlled riding space, making it one of the largest indoor/outdoor equestrian sport venues in the world. The state of the art facility features premium footing, permanent stabling and onsite accommodations as well as 28 weeks of USEF rated Hunter / Jumper competition.
Dedicated to offering great sport and good fun in a family friendly environment, the World Equestrian Center promises their exhibitors an experience built on three core values: Quality. Class. Distinction.
In 2021, the World Equestrian Center will debut a brand new location, providing world-class equestrian competition and equestrian-inspired country club living, all adjacent to the fabulous Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club in Ocala, Florida. For more information please visit http://www.wec.net.