Michael Leon Captures Unprecedented Wins in Grand Prix Hunter Derby

West Palms Events’ Grand Prix Hunter Derby series captures all the style and grace of elite hunters combined with the added excitement of impressive fences and against-the-clock performance. Points from qualifying Derby classes are accumulated throughout the year. The top four riders in the series also share in a Rider Pool at the end of the series.
Michael Leon sweeps first through fourth place in the Grand Prix Hunter Derby Standings
Shown here with Celano at the 94th Annual Flintridge Horse Show
Photo by: Deb Dawson
Michael Leon had a spectacular Hunter Derby season, earning enough points to rank first on Celano, second on Dealmaker, third on C Coast Z and fourth on Spot On. Michael also takes home the first place prize in the Rider Pool! We’d like to congratulate Michael on his amazing performance this year, and we hope to see him back next season!
“Dale Harvey always puts on a spectacular event and I’ve enjoyed the Grand Prix Hunter Derby classes and the format that they have created,” said Michael Leon. “The time element has added pressure to the handy rounds, which are my favorite! It’s been a blast to consistently show off our handy skills and be rewarded. I’m very pleased to have won the Rider Bonus this year and am looking forward to another season showing with West Palms Event Management and all they offer myself and my customers!”
In the Grand Prix Hunter Derby Final, presented by Mark and Julie Hancock of Camelot Homes, Jenny Karazissis came in first aboard Legacy and second on Undeniable. The Final took place during Del Mar International World Cup Week in October.
“I am thrilled at how popular our Grand Prix Hunter Derbies have become with both competitors and spectators,” said Dale Harvey of West Palms Events. “We really want to thank Michael for all his support and congratulate him on his success this season in the Grand Prix Hunter Derby Series! This series really showcases top hunters and their riders, and gives them a chance to present a flowing, forward picture while remaining true to the classic style and grace of hunter competition. This year, we had robust entry numbers in every Derby, and I am looking forward to our 2016 season being even better!”
Michael Leon and Celano at the Huntington Beach Summer Classic,
winners of the Grand Prix Hunter Derby
Photo by: Flying Horse Photography
Look out for the 2016 Grand Prix Hunter Derby calendar, coming soon! Stay up to date on all our exciting events by  visiting our website  and following us on Facebook!
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Michael Leon Captures Unprecedented Wins in Grand Prix Hunter Derby

West Palms Events’ Grand Prix Hunter Derby series captures all the style and grace of elite hunters combined with the added excitement of impressive fences and against-the-clock performance. Points from qualifying Derby classes are accumulated throughout the year. The top four riders in the series also share in a Rider Pool at the end of the series.
Michael Leon sweeps first through fourth place in the Grand Prix Hunter Derby Standings
Shown here with Celano at the 94th Annual Flintridge Horse Show
Photo by: Deb Dawson
Michael Leon had a spectacular Hunter Derby season, earning enough points to rank first on Celano, second on Dealmaker, third on C Coast Z and fourth on Spot On. Michael also takes home the first place prize in the Rider Pool! We’d like to congratulate Michael on his amazing performance this year, and we hope to see him back next season!
“Dale Harvey always puts on a spectacular event and I’ve enjoyed the Grand Prix Hunter Derby classes and the format that they have created,” said Michael Leon. “The time element has added pressure to the handy rounds, which are my favorite! It’s been a blast to consistently show off our handy skills and be rewarded. I’m very pleased to have won the Rider Bonus this year and am looking forward to another season showing with West Palms Event Management and all they offer myself and my customers!”
In the Grand Prix Hunter Derby Final, presented by Mark and Julie Hancock of Camelot Homes, Jenny Karazissis came in first aboard Legacy and second on Undeniable. The Final took place during Del Mar International World Cup Week in October.
“I am thrilled at how popular our Grand Prix Hunter Derbies have become with both competitors and spectators,” said Dale Harvey of West Palms Events. “We really want to thank Michael for all his support and congratulate him on his success this season in the Grand Prix Hunter Derby Series! This series really showcases top hunters and their riders, and gives them a chance to present a flowing, forward picture while remaining true to the classic style and grace of hunter competition. This year, we had robust entry numbers in every Derby, and I am looking forward to our 2016 season being even better!”
Michael Leon and Celano at the Huntington Beach Summer Classic,
winners of the Grand Prix Hunter Derby
Photo by: Flying Horse Photography
Look out for the 2016 Grand Prix Hunter Derby calendar, coming soon! Stay up to date on all our exciting events by  visiting our website  and following us on Facebook!
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