2014 Grand Prix Hunter Derby Final Specifications

Join Us For This Exciting and Challenging Hunter Series, and Set Your Sights on the Final at the Del Mar International!

Del Mar, CA – February 11, 2014 – The 2014 Grand Prix Hunter Derby series starts out with the $30,000 West Coast Hunter Spectacular

    to be held on Friday, April 18, at the Flintridge Spring Classic.

    In a Grand Prix Hunter Derby, riders and horses alike must rise to the challenge of jumping a hunter-style course against the clock, with jumps designed to simulate the hunt field while adding interest and excitement to the course. Handiness is rewarded, and entrants must remain within the time allowed (375 meters per minute) to avoid time penalties. Qualifiers lead up to the $25,000 Grand Prix Hunter Derby Final, held during Del Mar International World Cup Week

on October 24th. Winner to receive the Bubbaloo Memorial Trophy, sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Jon Williams & Davlyn Farms.

In 2013, Tara Metzner scored a one-two victory in the Final, coming in first aboard Fabricio and second with Come Monday, both owned by Davlyn Farms. Who will triumph in 2014? Mark your calendars and join us – either showing or spectating – to find out!

Tara Metzner and Fabricio Show Their Winning Derby Style in 2013 at the Del Mar International

Del Mar International Week 2, Del Mar. Photograph by No names found

Tara Metzner Fabricio

Captured Moment Photography

Grand Prix Hunter Derby Qualifying Classes for 2014

Flintridge Spring Classic
$30,000 West Coast Hunter Spectacular, April 18, 2014

93rd Annual Flintridge Horse Show
$2,500 Grand Prix Hunter Derby, April 25, 2014

Del Mar National
$10,000 Del Mar National Grand Prix Hunter Derby, May 1, 2014

Huntington Beach Surf Classic
$2,500 Grand Prix Hunter Derby, July 4 2014

Huntington Beach Summer Classic
$2,500 Grand Prix Hunter Derby, August 8, 2014

Flintridge Autumn Classic
$2,500 Cross Creek Farm Grand Prix Hunter Derby, September 26, 2014

Sacramento International Horse Show Welcome Week
$5,000 Oak Haven LLC Grand Prix Hunter Derby, September 26, 2014

Del Mar International Welcome Week
$5,000 Grand Prix Hunter Derby, October 17, 2014

Del Mar International World Cup Week
$25,000 Grand Prix Hunter Derby Final, Friday October 24, 2014

In addition, riders showing at Canada’s Thunderbird Show Park

will have two opportunities to qualify as well:

British Columbia Open
$2,500 Grand Prix Hunter Derby, May 31, 2014

Summer Fort Classic
$2,500 Grand Prix Hunter Derby, August 16, 2014

Grand Prix Hunter Derby Specifications for 2014

Qualifying classes above are open to all horses and riders. All horses will jump a course of at least ten fences. Riders will have the option to compete at 3’6″ or at 3’3″. The course will have at least 2 option fences set at 2 to 3 inches above respective heights. The options in the 3’3″ section will not exceed 3’5″. The format of this class will be a two round hunter derby.

Course:
The first round course will be a hunter derby course with a time allowed. In addition to the traditional scoring system, both rounds will be run against the clock. The course will be set at 375 meters per minute with a time allowed. For every second or fraction thereof over the time allowed, one (1) point will be deducted from the judge’s scores.

The second round will be a shortened course of 7 – 8 jumps with a time allowed. One point will be deducted for every second or fraction thereof over the time allowed. One Bonus point will be awarded for every second or fraction thereof under the time allowed.

Judging:
Horses judged on performance, way of going, style and handiness. Horses will be severely penalized for excessive speed and dangerously leaving out strides. While the judges will consider handiness the majority (80%) of the judges score will be awarded to performance, jumping style and general way of going. The points awarded or subtracted on the clock will essentially serve as the bonus points for handiness.

There will be a tone to indicate that competitors must start within 45 seconds. Should a competitor fail to start within the 45 seconds then the clock will begin and the score will reflect the extra time taken.

Rider Pool:
$50 per entry fee of each qualifying class and the Final will be added to a rider pool. The top four (4) riders in the series will share in the total pool at the Final. The Final, plus all qualifying classes, will count towards the Rider Pool standings. Shares of the rider pool will be allocated based on the following breakdown: 1st 50% 2nd 25% 3rd15% 4th 10%. Any rider who fails to participate in award ceremonies throughout the series or at the Final will not be eligible for the Rider Pool and the next rider in the standings will move up in the awards. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Prize Money:
Prize money will pay to guaranty prize money to 8th. Horses in the top eight (8) not returning for the second round will receive prize money equal to the entry fee that is deducted from the total prize money offered. Horses competing in the second round will be awarded the balance of the prize money according to the table below.

1) 1st: 100%
2) 1st: 60% – 2nd: 40%
3) 1st: 48% – 2nd: 30% – 3rd: 22%
4) 1st: 40% – 2nd: 28% – 3rd: 20% – 4th: 12%
5) 1st: 36% – 2nd: 24% – 3rd: 20% – 4th: 12% – 5th: 8%
6) 1st: 36% – 2nd: 24% – 3rd: 16% – 4th: 10% – 5th: 8% – 6th: 6%
7) 1st: 36% – 2nd: 24% – 3rd: 16% – 4th: 10% – 5th: 6% – 6th: 4% – 7th: 4%
8) 1st: 36% – 2nd: 24% – 3rd: 14% – 4th: 10% – 5th: 4% – 6th: 4% – 7th: 4% – 8th: 4%
9) 1st: 36% – 2nd: 22% – 3rd: 12% – 4th: 10% – 5th: 4% – 6th: 4% – 7th: 4% – 8th: 4% – 9th: 4%
10) 1st: 36% – 2nd: 22% – 3rd: 12% – 4th: 8% – 5th: 4% – 6th: 4% – 7th: 4% – 8th: 4% – 9th: 4% – 10th: 2%

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For more information, visit the West Palms Events website.

For Immediate Release
Contact:
info@westpalmsevents.com
West Palms Event Management

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2014 Grand Prix Hunter Derby Final Specifications

Join Us For This Exciting and Challenging Hunter Series, and Set Your Sights on the Final at the Del Mar International!

Del Mar, CA – February 11, 2014 – The 2014 Grand Prix Hunter Derby series starts out with the $30,000 West Coast Hunter Spectacular

    to be held on Friday, April 18, at the Flintridge Spring Classic.

    In a Grand Prix Hunter Derby, riders and horses alike must rise to the challenge of jumping a hunter-style course against the clock, with jumps designed to simulate the hunt field while adding interest and excitement to the course. Handiness is rewarded, and entrants must remain within the time allowed (375 meters per minute) to avoid time penalties. Qualifiers lead up to the $25,000 Grand Prix Hunter Derby Final, held during Del Mar International World Cup Week

on October 24th. Winner to receive the Bubbaloo Memorial Trophy, sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Jon Williams & Davlyn Farms.

In 2013, Tara Metzner scored a one-two victory in the Final, coming in first aboard Fabricio and second with Come Monday, both owned by Davlyn Farms. Who will triumph in 2014? Mark your calendars and join us – either showing or spectating – to find out!

Tara Metzner and Fabricio Show Their Winning Derby Style in 2013 at the Del Mar International

Del Mar International Week 2, Del Mar. Photograph by No names found

Tara Metzner Fabricio

Captured Moment Photography

Grand Prix Hunter Derby Qualifying Classes for 2014

Flintridge Spring Classic
$30,000 West Coast Hunter Spectacular, April 18, 2014

93rd Annual Flintridge Horse Show
$2,500 Grand Prix Hunter Derby, April 25, 2014

Del Mar National
$10,000 Del Mar National Grand Prix Hunter Derby, May 1, 2014

Huntington Beach Surf Classic
$2,500 Grand Prix Hunter Derby, July 4 2014

Huntington Beach Summer Classic
$2,500 Grand Prix Hunter Derby, August 8, 2014

Flintridge Autumn Classic
$2,500 Cross Creek Farm Grand Prix Hunter Derby, September 26, 2014

Sacramento International Horse Show Welcome Week
$5,000 Oak Haven LLC Grand Prix Hunter Derby, September 26, 2014

Del Mar International Welcome Week
$5,000 Grand Prix Hunter Derby, October 17, 2014

Del Mar International World Cup Week
$25,000 Grand Prix Hunter Derby Final, Friday October 24, 2014

In addition, riders showing at Canada’s Thunderbird Show Park

will have two opportunities to qualify as well:

British Columbia Open
$2,500 Grand Prix Hunter Derby, May 31, 2014

Summer Fort Classic
$2,500 Grand Prix Hunter Derby, August 16, 2014

Grand Prix Hunter Derby Specifications for 2014

Qualifying classes above are open to all horses and riders. All horses will jump a course of at least ten fences. Riders will have the option to compete at 3’6″ or at 3’3″. The course will have at least 2 option fences set at 2 to 3 inches above respective heights. The options in the 3’3″ section will not exceed 3’5″. The format of this class will be a two round hunter derby.

Course:
The first round course will be a hunter derby course with a time allowed. In addition to the traditional scoring system, both rounds will be run against the clock. The course will be set at 375 meters per minute with a time allowed. For every second or fraction thereof over the time allowed, one (1) point will be deducted from the judge’s scores.

The second round will be a shortened course of 7 – 8 jumps with a time allowed. One point will be deducted for every second or fraction thereof over the time allowed. One Bonus point will be awarded for every second or fraction thereof under the time allowed.

Judging:
Horses judged on performance, way of going, style and handiness. Horses will be severely penalized for excessive speed and dangerously leaving out strides. While the judges will consider handiness the majority (80%) of the judges score will be awarded to performance, jumping style and general way of going. The points awarded or subtracted on the clock will essentially serve as the bonus points for handiness.

There will be a tone to indicate that competitors must start within 45 seconds. Should a competitor fail to start within the 45 seconds then the clock will begin and the score will reflect the extra time taken.

Rider Pool:
$50 per entry fee of each qualifying class and the Final will be added to a rider pool. The top four (4) riders in the series will share in the total pool at the Final. The Final, plus all qualifying classes, will count towards the Rider Pool standings. Shares of the rider pool will be allocated based on the following breakdown: 1st 50% 2nd 25% 3rd15% 4th 10%. Any rider who fails to participate in award ceremonies throughout the series or at the Final will not be eligible for the Rider Pool and the next rider in the standings will move up in the awards. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Prize Money:
Prize money will pay to guaranty prize money to 8th. Horses in the top eight (8) not returning for the second round will receive prize money equal to the entry fee that is deducted from the total prize money offered. Horses competing in the second round will be awarded the balance of the prize money according to the table below.

1) 1st: 100%
2) 1st: 60% – 2nd: 40%
3) 1st: 48% – 2nd: 30% – 3rd: 22%
4) 1st: 40% – 2nd: 28% – 3rd: 20% – 4th: 12%
5) 1st: 36% – 2nd: 24% – 3rd: 20% – 4th: 12% – 5th: 8%
6) 1st: 36% – 2nd: 24% – 3rd: 16% – 4th: 10% – 5th: 8% – 6th: 6%
7) 1st: 36% – 2nd: 24% – 3rd: 16% – 4th: 10% – 5th: 6% – 6th: 4% – 7th: 4%
8) 1st: 36% – 2nd: 24% – 3rd: 14% – 4th: 10% – 5th: 4% – 6th: 4% – 7th: 4% – 8th: 4%
9) 1st: 36% – 2nd: 22% – 3rd: 12% – 4th: 10% – 5th: 4% – 6th: 4% – 7th: 4% – 8th: 4% – 9th: 4%
10) 1st: 36% – 2nd: 22% – 3rd: 12% – 4th: 8% – 5th: 4% – 6th: 4% – 7th: 4% – 8th: 4% – 9th: 4% – 10th: 2%

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For more information, visit the West Palms Events website.

For Immediate Release
Contact:
info@westpalmsevents.com
West Palms Event Management

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