$25,000 Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby September 19, 2010


The Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby will be the first standalone hunter derby on the west coast. The derby will be a member event of the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) International Hunter Derby Series. This charitable event benefits the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that aids the Northern Nevada area.

WHERE:  Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility is located 15 minutes south of Reno at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in historic Washoe Valley.
Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility
4200 Old Highway 395
Carson City, NV 89704

WHEN:  Sunday September 19, 2010

SCHEDULE:  10:30 a.m. Gates Open
11:00 a.m. Champagne Brunch Served
1:00 p.m. Hunter Derby Begins
3:45 p.m. Awards Ceremony

JUDGES:  George Morris, Scott Hofstetter, Jimmy Torano and Julie Winkel

COURSE DESIGNERS: Bobby Murphy and Jimmy Torano

DERBY MANAGER:  Bobby Murphy of Kentucky Horse Shows LLC

THE FACILITY: Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility: Located on 41 acres at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Carson City, Nevada.
61  12 x 12 Box Stalls with 12 x 24 Outdoor Runs
3 12 x 16 Box Stalls with 12 x 24 Outdoor Runs
Pasture Boarding
Individual Tack Lockers
Warm and Cold Water Wash Racks
15 Grass Turnouts
125   x 225 Indoor Arena
125   x 215 Outdoor Jumping Arena
125   x 100 Small Arena
Dressage Court and Adjacent Warm-Up Area
Bridle Path and Extensive Trails within Minutes
24-Hour Security with Gated Entrance

ACCOMMODATIONS: Atlantis Hotel Resort Spa in Reno, NV has rooms ranging from affordable, pet-friendly Motorlodge rooms to Penthouse Suites with amenities to suit anyone from the vacationing family to the high roller.  With a convenient location to the Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility the Atlantis Hotel and Casino is the perfect place for hunter derby exhibitors, spectators, and officials.  The Atlantis Hotel will also be co-sponsoring the Exhibitor Party for the hunter derby participants adding to the excitement of the entire weekend.

Atlantis Hotel Resort Spa
3800 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89502
Reservations: 1-800-723-6500 or 775-825-4700
Website: http://www.atlantiscasino.com/index.asp