22 Derby Finals Hunters That Take “Knees to Nose” Very Literally

Anthemis Z & Jordan Lubow. Photo © Lauren Mauldin

One of the most thrilling parts about watching a top hunter class like a hunter derby is when a horse takes a phenomenal jump. You know, the kind of jump where everyone watching can’t help but say, “Wow.”

Now take that “wow” and multiply it by all of the amazing quality at the USHJA International Derby Finals. There were a lot of impressive efforts today. We said “wow” far more than these photos show!

Unbelievable & Jacob Pope. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
Easy Company & Kendall Bourgeois. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
El Primero & Tori Colvin. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
Vaillero & Nicole Lyvere. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
Verdict & Nick Haness. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
Monday Balous & Jimmy Torano. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
Noble Prize & Kristy Herrera. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
Charismo & David Wilbur. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
As Quoted & Kelley Farmer. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
True Enough & Michael Britt-Leon. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
Berlin & Rachel Lindsey. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
Private Practice & Tori Colvin. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
Symbolic & Bella Kay. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
Cayman A.L. & Abigail Grace Kelley. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
FRH Remarkable & Ellie Ferrigno. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
Private I & Michael Britt-Leon. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
Wistful & Maria Shannon. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
Cupido Z & Kat Fuqua. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
One Request & Daniel Geitner. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
Diadora & Kristen Bumpus. Photo © Lauren Mauldin
Cassius & Caitlyn Shiels. Photo © Lauren Mauldin