Categories: USHJA Hunter Derby 2009
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We hope you will enjoy our replay of Round 1 of the 2009 USHJA Hunter Derby Finals from Lexington, Kentucky on August 21st.
Due to the length of this video and depending on the speed of your internet connection, you should allow several minutes up to five for the video to download to your computer for you to view.
Click play and go grab a cup of coffee and prepare for a great treat, watching the best of the best in the Hunter world.
About the Commentator:
Your play-by-play expert commentator for this event is accomplished equestrian competitor, Lysa Burke. A 24 year veteran commentator, Lysa has done commentary for ESPN, NBC, FOX Sports and OLN. She has riden since she was 6 months old with her dad and hunter and jumper Hall of Famer, Bobby Burke, and mother and Show Hunter Hall of Fame inductee, Elizabeth Burke. Lysa has been Champion and Grand Champion at every major horse show in the country, including Upperville, Lake Placid, Devon, Harrisburg, Washington International, and Madison Square Garden. This year she has been champion at 23 horse shows in a row.
About the Interviewer and Programming Presenter and Producer:
Chris Stafford is your Presenter and Producer of Equestrian Life's live event coverage.
Chris has been an equestrian journalist for over 30 years. Her reporting has included major events such as the Olympic Games, World Equestrian Games, World Cup Finals and European Championships for multiple international print and broadcast outlets. She is also a photographer, producer, director and voice-over artist for TV and video having produced several equestrian TV programs and videos. Chris produced daily coverage of the 2006 World Equestrian Games for HorseTV where she was VP Production and News Director. She also broadcast live radio commentary from the Sydney Olympic Games for the BBC.
Chris was a professional eventer, jumper, dressage rider and trainer in her former life working with many Olympians and notable international trainers. She grew up in England and traveled the world with horses before injury forced retirement and her career moved into the media.
* Equestrian Media Consultant to leading clients in the horse world
* Vice President, International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists
* Published three equestrian non-fiction books and recorded several equine audio books
* Equestrian Media Analyst to the IOC for the 2000 Sydney Olympics
* Christine E. Stafford Eventing Groom of the Year Award is presented by the USEA
* Adjunct teacher of Equine Studies at Midway College
In her spare time Chris is an artist and theater buff; she is currently writing her first play. Visit her website at chrisestafford.com.
We would like to thank Jen Wood For her photographs which were used in the introductory video.