SC Hunter Jumper Association, The Tack Room renew Hunter Derby series

Published 2:49 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The South Carolina Hunter Jumper Association and The Tack Room of Camden, S.C.  announced earlier this year they would renew one of thae most lucrative local hunter derby series in the nation for the second year.

Five qualifying classes will be held in North and South Carolina, including two in Tryon. The top 20 money earners from these qualifiers will be invited to participate in the $5,000 SCHJA Hunter Derby Finals.

Last year’s SCHJA Hunter Derby series drew 50 entries in the final qualifying class.  The class specifications are modeled after those of the USHJA Hunter Derby and encourage unique course design, forward riding and a spectator-friendly atmosphere. Jump heights range from 2’9” to 3’ with 3’3” option jumps, making the class attractive to professionals, juniors and amateurs.

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For more information about the SCHJA Hunter Derby Series, visit or contact Jennifer St. John at 864-314-5944. For more information about the Harmon Classics derbies and horse shows visit or contact Lewis Pack at 864-706-8116. For more information about the “PSJ” Derbies and horse shows, visit or contact Cathy Cram at 803-649-3505.

SCHJA Hunter Derby series dates:

June 17    $2,500 SCHJA Hunter Derby        Tryon                            Harmon Classics Summer Challenge

Aug. 4      $1,500 SCHJA Hunter Derby         Tryon                            PSJ Back To School

Aug. 11     $2,500 SCHJA Hunter Derby       Huntersville, N.C.       Harmon Classics Summer Fun

Sept. 22    $1,500 SCHJA Hunter Derby      Johns Island, S.C.        PSJ Mullet Hall Fall Classic

Nov. 3      $1,500 SCHJA Hunter Derby      Aiken, S.C.                     PSJ Medal Finals

Dec.          $5,000 SCHJA Finals                    Camden, S.C.                 Palmetto Finals