The Red Rock Hounds are scheduled to parade at the 2011 Franktown Meadows USHJA International Hunter Derby in Carson City, Nevada on Labor Day, September 5. The “best horse and rider combinations in the country” are expected to compete over this beautiful course in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
Hounds will parade around the course at noon with mounted staff, and the Derby will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Red Rock Master Lynn Lloyd believes it’s an appropriate venue for both her hounds and the spectators.
“The derby came because of field hunting,” she said, and we are “presenting its roots. I think [the spectators] begin to understand that this is where hunters in the show ring began, and that hunting in America is still available....I want people to understand the freedom [of hunting] and being in nature. I think it grounds people, and I want them to remember the fun of horses. Sometimes I think they forget that.”
More information about the derby is available from the Phelps Media Group.
Posted August 17, 2011