Jason Berry rides Cobalt Blue R to USHJA National Hunter Derby win at Virginia Horse Center

Jason Berry and Cobalt Blue R
Jason Berry and Cobalt Blue R. Photo by Teresa Ramsay Photography

Jason Berry was on top of his game May 6, 2016, claiming three of the top four spots in the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. He picked up the victory aboard Cobalt Blue R with a score of 185.0. Elizabeth Bailey and Acido 7 scored the second place spot with a score of 173.5, while Berry also placed third and fourth on IAmWhatIAm and Attila, respectively.

Berry imported Cobalt Blue R, an 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Oak Ledge Farm, last year. Everything came together for them in the derby class. “For the handy tonight he was just on it.” Berry said “From the time I picked up the canter it was like they put the jumps where I needed them to be. He was super easy to ride for that.”

A Virginia native, Berry was enthusiastic about his win at the Virginia Horse Center. “It’s definitely our home show,” he expressed. “It’s great to win a class here, it’s great to have this facility in your backyard. They have a great indoor Coliseum where they had the class tonight. To have the weather that we’ve had, pouring down rain for the last few days, the option of having a good class no matter what the weather is the best thing about the Virginia Horse Center!”

USHJA National Hunter Derby placings

1    COBALT BLUE R    BERRY, JASON
2    ACIDO 7        BAILEY, ELIZABETH
3    IAM WHAT I AM     BERRY, JASON
4    ATTILA            BERRY, JASON
5    WATERFALL        VENEZIA-WHITE, CAITLIN
6    STRING OF PEARLS    MOYLAN, GAVIN
7    CARNAVAL ELITE    PHILLIPS, BENJAMIN
8    CONSIGLIERE         OKUN, KELSI
9    PARK PLACE        OKUN, KELSI
10    BLUE MONDAY    KENNEDY, RACHEL
11    TUSCAN SKY        MORRISON, TAYLOR
12    CHAPMAN ET        HILER, RALEIGH
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