Antioch, Ill.—Sept. 6
Kelley Farmer was on fire at the $50,000 USHJA Chicago International Hunter Derby, and it wasn’t just due to the 91 degree temperatures in Illinois. The powerhouse rider took the top three places, with her super horse Mindful grabbing the top spot, and Dalliance and So To Speak taking second and third, respectively.
Despite galloping six horses total around the course in the gorgeous, massive field at Annali-Brookwood Farm, Farmer was still in good spirits as she stopped to talk about her winning day and the whirlwind work loaded schedule it took to get there.
“I’m warm, a little warm, I have to say. But I don’t know what to do with idle time or sitting down, and I don’t like the gym, so this is how I stay fit, and I have to do a lot of horses to stay fit!” Farmer said with a laugh.