Friday, July 22, 2011

Hickstead - The British Jumping Derby Meeting


 The British Jumping Derby meeting or informally the Hickstead Derby is currently underway in the U.K.  It is an annual showjumping event held since 1962 at the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead.  It is one of the premier events in the equestrian calendar.  It is a bit like the Grand National (the steeplechase) where it is not just the runners and riders that make the headlines but the course itself.  You won't find an event like this anywhere else in the world.  The jumps range from the 5'3" "Black Gate" to the Derby Bank which has a 10 ft. 6 in. drop with a 3 ft. 5 in. high gate before.  Need an athletic horse and a fearless rider.  This would make for an awesome road trip.


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