The Genesee Country Village and Museum (GCVM) (1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford) will host its annual United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Hunter Derby on Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Hunter Derby is an equestrian race which differs from traditional derbies by attempting to mimic the conditions a hunter may find in the field, pushing both the horse's and rider's skills to the limit. The course — of fences, banks, ditches, and logs — at the GCVM will be placed inside its "Great Meadow," surrounding the museum's bandstand.
Competition levels — defined by size of jumps — are divided into different categories: International on Sunday, with a grand prize of $10,500; National, with a grand prize of $1,500; and pony with a grand prize of $1,500 on Saturday. Top riders in the International level are offered the chance to compete in the USHJA International Hunter Derby in Lexington, Kentucky, August 13-15.
Admission to the derby is $20 for adults, $17 for students and seniors, $12 for ages 4 to 16 and free for children under 3. For more information, visit gcv.org.