EQSportsNet to Provide Live Wall-to-Wall and On Demand Coverage of the 2015 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship and the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Championship


Lexington, KY - EQSportsNet is pleased to announce that it will broadcast online the 2015 United States Hunter Jumper Association International Hunter Derby Championship and USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Championship from August 11-15, 2015. As the Official Host Broadcaster for the Championships, EQSportsNet will offer five days of wall-to-wall live streaming coverage along with archiving individual rider clips, as well as the full Championships for On Demand viewing on EQSports.Net.

Coverage begins with the first round of the Pre-Green Incentive Championship on Tuesday, August 11, continues the following day with round two, and comes to a close on Thursday, August 13, with 2015's victors being crowned at the conclusion of the Championship round.

International Hunter Derby action kicks off on Friday, August 14, as the best Hunters go head to head in the Classic Round. On August 15, viewers will be treated to a full afternoon and evening of Handy Rounds, where the top horse and rider combinations come back for a second round to determine the 2015 USHJA International Hunter Derby champion. Also on August 15, coverage will include the Derby Challenge round where competitors who aren't brought back for the Handy Round will compete in a second round for $10,000 in prize money.

"We are very excited to host five days of High Definition and multi-camera coverage of the USHJA's premier championships," said EQSportsNet's Kathy Meyer. "Additionally, On Demand individual rounds and full programs will be added to our robust and searchable archives; ensuring that riders, trainers, and equestrian enthusiasts can easily access clips at any time.

"Debuting in 2010, the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships annually brings the United States' best High Performance Hunter combinations to the Kentucky Horse Park. The USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program, now in its third year, continues to encourage the development of pre-green horses and culminates in an exciting three-round championship.

"The Pre-Green Incentive and International Hunter Derby Championships are two of our top championships each year, and we are pleased to collaborate with EQSportsNet to ensure every USHJA member and Hunter fan who can't join us in person can enjoy watching them online," said Kevin Price, executive director of USHJA. "We're looking forward to another year of great competition."

For more information about the International Hunter Derby Program, visit www.ushja.org/IHD, and for more information about the Pre-Green Incentive Program, visit www.ushja.org/PGIP

For more information aboout live coverage visit http://www.eqsports.net