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World Equestrian Center Ohio Features “Sweet Sixteen” Fall Line Up with Nearly $275,000 in Hunter Derby Prize Money Offered

 

Meagan Murray-Tenuta and Last Word claimed top honors in the 2019 WEC USHJA $10,000 International Hunter Derby.

The World Equestrian Center has boosted its Hunter Derby offerings for the Fall 2019 indoor season by offering 16 Hunter Derbies of all levels and nearly $275,000 in prize money over five consecutive weeks of USEF rated Hunter / Jumper horse shows from September 25 – October 27.

The popular World Equestrian Center 2’6” Non-Pro Hunter Derby will be back each week this Fall featuring $3,500 in prize money at four shows from September 25-October 20. The inaugural $10,000 Non Pro Hunter Derby 2’6” presented by Dover Saddlery will take place during the Fall Classic II (Oct. 23-27).

All five weeks of the WEC Fall Horse Shows will feature both open and non-pro USHJA National Hunter Derby classes, with each awarding $20,000 in prize money.

The World Equestrian Center will once again host a $40,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby during the Fall Classic II (Oct. 23-27).

Hunter course designers for the five weeks of World Equestrian Center shows include Bobby Murphy of Lexington, Kentucky and Tucker Williams of Ocala, Florida.

 

$10,000 LEADING HUNTER RIDER AWARDS

Jordan Toering and Premonition BHF took first place in the $15,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby (Non Pro) in October 2019.

The World Equestrian Center and Kentucky Horse Shows LLC Hunter Derby Series includes 16 horse shows from May – October culminating $10,000 in Leading Rider Awards. 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.

A $5,000 cash prize will be awarded to the professional rider who has accumulated the most points in the fifteen (15) classes of the Series. The amateur rider and junior rider accumulating the most points at the end of the series will each receive a $2,500 cash prize. Riders will receive points only on their highest placed horse in each of the classes.

Complete class specifications and more information about the USHJA National Hunter Derby Program are available at ushja.org

Access the complete Fall Prize List and reserve stalls online at horseshowing.com.

To view the Kentucky Horse Shows LLC prize list please visit kentuckyhorseshows.com For World Equestrian Center Spring / Summer prize list and entries please visit horseshowing.com.

 

World Equestrian Center Fall Horse Shows Weekly Hunter Derby Highlights

Fall I & Fall II (Sept. 25-29 and Oct. 2-6):
$20,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby – Open: Fences 3′ w/ 3’5″ options.
$20,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby – Non-Pro: Fences 3′ w/ 3’5″ options
$3,500 Non Pro Hunter Derby 2’6”

Fall III (Oct. 9-13):
$20,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby – Open: Fences 3′ w/ 3’5″ options
$20,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby – Non-Pro: Fences 3′ w/ 3’5″ options
$3,500 Non Pro Hunter Derby 2’6

Fall Classic I (Oct. 16-20):
$20,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby – Open: Fences 3′ w/ 3’5″ options
$20,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby – Non-Pro: Fences 3′ w/ 3’5″ options
$3,500 Non Pro Hunter Derby 2’6″

Fall Classic II (Oct. 23-27):
$20,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby – Open: Fences 3′ w/ 3’5″ options
$20,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby – Non-Pro: Fences 3′ w/ 3’5″ options
$10,000 Non Pro Hunter Derby 2’6” Presented by Dover Saddlery
$40,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby: Fence 3’6″ – 4′ with 4’3″ options.

 

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 AA 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.

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Photos courtesy of Andrew Ryback Photography.

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