Jersey Boy, ridden by Jennifer Alfano, won the $25,000, two-round, USHJA International Hunter Derby Sunday on the final day of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.
Owned by Susie Schoellkopf's SBS Farm of Buffalo, Jersey Boy won the Hunter Derby for the second year in a row.
After the first round, the chestnut gelding was six points better than second-placed Brunello, ridden by Liza Towell Boyd. With a spectacular trip in the second-round handy hunter, he scored 200 points, again six points better than Brunello, to finish with 384 points.
"He was great today," Alfano said. "He made me nervous in the first round because he felt frisky. But he was spectacular in the handy. He likes to win, and he intended to win today."
"It's hard to win back-to-back derbies," Schoellkopf said. "But Jen's such a great rider, and she knows her horses so well."
Brunello was second with 372 points; Sailor's Valentine, ridden by Holly Orlando, was third with 356; followed by C Coast Z and Lillie Keenan (353); Sienna and Patricia Griffith (349); and Enso, also ridden by Keenan (344).