Chicago Hunter Derby Score 90 Challenge Benefits Charities

Friday, September 5, 2014
Posted by Chicago Equestrian



Antioch, IL – You’ve heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, now here’s the Chicago Hunter Derby Score 90 Challenge and you won’t even get wet! TheScore 90 Challenge is asking barns, businesses, organizations or groups of individuals to pledge a dollar amount for every score of 90 or above given to any horse and rider combination during the Chicago Hunter Derby’s National Hunter Derby or International Hunter Derby on September 6th and 7th.  Each time a horse scores a 90 or above, a bell will ring signaling more money for the charities!  Facebook will keep tabs all weekend on the donations, the pledges and the horses that helped earn money for the charities.  Any amount will help so pledge what you can and join the Score 90 Challenge, then root for your favorite horses to score 90!
Get your group together and feel free to make a Facebook video like Diane Carney and Lynn Jayne’s Our Day Farm have so far!  Challenge your friends to do the same and have fun with it during the derby and help raise funds for these worthy charities! Facebook the Chicago Hunter Derby or Chicago Equestrian with your pledge and/or your video. 

Score 90 Pledges (for each 90) - and we’ll keep posting them on Facebook as they come in.
Customers of Telluride Farm $100
Customers of Our Day Farm $100
Ann K Hubbards  $50
Rush and Caroline Weeden $120

The Chicago Hunter Derby is this weekend, September 5-7, 2014 at Annali-Brookwood Farm in Antioch, IL. The Derby benefits three charities; the USHJA Fondation,  University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.


Tickets can be purchased at for Sunday’s final round of the $50,000 International Hunter Derby, sponsored by Canadian Pacific.
Friday and Saturday events are open to the public for a suggested donation of $25 at the door. Friday, September 5th, features the $7,500 International Derby Welcome Stake at 10:30 am and the National Derby Welcome Stake at 1:30 pm. Lane Change Farm and Kensel, LLC sponsor both events.
Saturday, September 6th, features the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby sponsored by Sapphire Riding Academy at 10:00 am. Lunch will be served at noon, with the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby sponsored by Canadian Pacific at 2:30 pm. The fantastic Derby After Dark Party follows the conclusion of the day’s competition.

For a schedule of events & to purchase tickets, please visit the website