Sports - August 15, 2012
International Hunger Derby winner in Atherton
Caption with Judy Soden photo in print edition: John French, a trainer in Woodside, won the $10,000 International Hunter Derby on Aug. 9 during the Menlo Charity Horse Show in Atherton. Dr. Daryl Hoffman, left, of Atherton, presents the blue ribbon and award to Mr. French. This was the first International Hunter Derby held in Northern California. Dr. Hoffman sponsored the event, which presents the horse and rider with a faster, more challenging course than the standard hunt course. The jumps are more difficult and higher, and are placed to showcase the horse's agility. Winners qualify for a national championship in 2013, and the winners of that qualify for international competitions.