WHAT:Chicago Equestrians for a Cause is pleased to announce the return of the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby (Chicago Hunter Derby) Presented By CN
WHERE: Caroline and Rush Weeden's beautiful Annali Farm in Antioch, IL
18752 Edwards Road
Antioch, IL 60002
WHEN: Sunday August 29, 2010
- 10:30 am: Gates Open
- 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Brunch and Bar Open (During this time there are events for children and adults to participate in: walking the course, learning about the course, Calcutta and Silent Auction, etc.)
- 11:30 am - 12:15 pm: Children's Horseless Derby Judged by: Lynn Jayne
- 1:00 pm: Derby Begins
- 3:45 pm: Awards Ceremony
*Derby Attire Required*
MANAGERS: Bobby Murphy will travel to Antioch, IL on behalf of Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, following their contribution to the production of Lexington, Kentucky's 2010 $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals.
JUDGES: Bill Moroney, Danny Robertshaw, Jimmy Torano, and Julie Winkel
CHARITIES: Last year, the Chicago Hunter Derby enjoyed fabulous success - raising over $50,000 for the Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL, and establishing itself as one of the foremost stand-alone derby events in the United States. This year, Chicago Equestrians for a Cause will not only be donating to Children's Memorial Hospital, but also to the USHJA Foundation. The Foundation plays an integral role in the equestrian community as a non-profit fundraising vehicle - from supporting the betterment of the sport through programs such as the USHJA International Hunter Derbies to benefiting horses, individuals, and organizations in need of emergency relief via the Horseman's Assistance Fund.
Children's Memorial Hospital is one of Chicago's most precious civic assets. As Illinois' only freestanding hospital exclusively for children, Children's Memorial currently cares for more than 126,000 young people annually. The hospital is consistently recognized as one of the top pediatric institutions in North America, and many of its physicians and researchers are among the world's top experts in their areas of specialty.
ABOUT CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY COMPANY(CN): CN is the presenting sponsor of the 2010 $25,000 International Hunter Derby (Chicago Hunter Derby). Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.