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post #1 of 5 Old 06-10-2011, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
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Speed Derby?

I know that a 'speed derby' is a show jumping event but what do you do and what are the rules? I am just curious to build up my horse knowledge as I'm not a real competition rider.
Does anyone have a definition of a 'speed derby'?

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-12-2011, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know what a speed derby is? Or am I making a complete fool of myself for asking a stupid question?

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-12-2011, 03:57 AM
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i've ridden a "jumper derby"... but never heard it called a "speed derby" around here.

edited to add:
The Jumper Derby is a combination jumper/cross-country course of obstacles and elements with optimum time.

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-13-2011, 06:17 PM
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I think speed derby just means it's a single-round competition, meaning if there's more than 1 clear the results are based on time.
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-17-2011, 01:27 PM
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There are several types of Jumper derbies. You can have a speed class with faults translated into time, a speed class with clear rounds placing before those with rails, and jump-off style derbies.
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