10 International Derby Horse Names We Love

Chappy & Greg Crolick in the 2021 International Hunter Derby Championship. Photo © Heather N. Photography

BY April Bilodeau

The 2023 Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship takes place from August 17 – August 19 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

Competition for the 90 horses entered will take place over the course of two days and consist of a Classic Round, a Derby Challenge, and a Handy Round.

While the complete list of horse and riders pairs can be found here, we latched onto a few names because of their creativity, relevance (like Malibu Ken!), or for just being fun.

Here are some of our favorites:

Can Can ridden by Christopher Payne

Hulla-Balou ridden by Michael Dennehy

Malibu Ken ridden by Tiffany Cambria

HH Eagle Scout ridden by Quentin Judge

MTM Lolah LOL ridden by Dorothy Douglas

Schimmy ridden by Kennedi Kunkle

Drumroll ridden by Geoffrey Hesslink

Ivy League ridden by Haylie Rolfe (Owned and trained by Jennifer Alfano)

Mango Cart ridden by Shaine MacDuffee

Catwalk ridden by Greg Crolick