On Friday night of our show week in Scottsdale, they held what's called a Hunter Derby. Riders get to wear their fancy coats and show in the big ring, under the lights. There is a $2500.00 prize offered, to be split in 6 portions, the winner getting 60% of the total, so it's no small deal. All 3 of our horses competed, along with 32 other entries. Each round receives a score and the top 8 scoring entries get invited back to jump a few more jumps, which are also scored. Add up the 2 scores and you have a winner.
Here's T, getting ready to go. That's Kari on Paris in the background. As you can imagine, getting good shots in the dark was a challenge.