The Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby is returning as a standalone high performance competition, and as a member event of the USHJA International Hunter Derby Program. This event will bring a new level of show hunter excellence to the Reno/Tahoe area and a novel charitable event to the equestrian community.
The Derby series was created to bring hunters to the forefront of the international circuit, showcasing their rich heritage and increasing awareness of this long-standing tradition to both spectators and other equestrians. According to the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), the greatest difference between the hunter classes seen at a regular hunter competition and the classes that will take place at Franktown Meadows are the courses and specifically the construction of the fences along the course. The courses will be built to encourage and reward brilliance and daring from the rider and true athletic ability from the horses.