Gorgeous Braids and Perfect Knees: Best of the Hunter Derbies, Presented by Kentucky Performance Products

Hunter derbies are something that I’ve always wanted to try but never have had the opportunity to do so.Β  I have a ton of respect for those who compete in hunter derbies — not only do you have to navigate a course with some pretty huge jumps (with high options), but the course is handy and bendy like a jumper round.Β  AND on top of everything else, you need to do it with style — you with your turnout and your horse with his or her jump and way of going.

Even if I never do a hunter derby (I do the jumpers myself), I would still love to get a shadbelly just because they look awesome…Β Scroll on for some gorgeous hunter derby pairs, thanks to Kentucky Performance Products!

The knees on this horse are just…WOW.

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Casares and @catherinekramers won a round of the small junior hunters today and were πŸ₯‰ under saddle! Catherine also had a πŸ₯‰ finish with Cintas in the USHJA hunter seat medal! Chambertino and MTM Retro had consistent rounds and top ribbons in the younger children’s with @crannellhorses. Barilla and @kirstiedobbskartje tested well for good ribbons in the THIS and Ariat adult medals. Looking forward to finishing our time showing here @traversecityhorseshows this weekend! β˜€οΈ 😎 β€’ β€’ β€’ #treesdalefarms #teamtreesdale #usef #ushja #jumpers #showjumping #hunters #ponies #equitation #sales #medal #maclay #practice #lessons #hunterderbies #juniorhunters #adultequitation #traversecity #glef

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I love a pretty dappled grey!

This pair’s turnout is on point.

You can physically see the focus here.

A little moment.

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Go hunter derby-ing! Go Jumping!

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