Held in the tradition of a vintage derby, the Genesee Country Village & Museum's Hunter Derby gives horse and rider the same challenges as what might be found in the field on a traditional hunting trip. Courses are built to imitate hedges, banks, ditches, and gates. The museum's Great Meadow will be transformed for the National and International Derbies. The GCV&M Derby is only one of two stand-alone derbies in the East that incorporates a meadow course — the other is The Chicago Hunter Derby.
The Hunter Derby takes place Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8, at the Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road in Mumford. Gates open at 9 a.m. For more information and the full schedule of events, visit thederby.us. General admission tickets are $17.50 through gcv.org. Tickets for The Horseman's and Champion's Tents start at $67.95 through thederby.us.