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Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby

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2011 $25,000 Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby Now Accepting Vendors for 2011 Promenade of Shops

Written by: Jenny Ross and Rebecca Walton
Client: Aaron’s Catering of the Palm Beaches
Release Date: 2011-07-05

Carson City, NV – July 1, 2011 – The prestigious $25,000 Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby begins in just two months, and many merchants have already reserved their places among the Promenade of Shops. This exciting event will take place on September 5, 2011, at the Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility in Carson City, Nevada, and will showcase the best horse and rider combinations in the country as they compete for the winning title. Vendors should reserve their space now for the 2011 Promenade of Shops at the Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby, the West Coast’s only standalone hunter derby event.

The Promenade of Shops is an enticing avenue of boutiques, high-end clothiers, gourmet food purveyors, and other upscale merchants. Shops are open during the entire event and are easily accessed by guests as they mingle and depart. The finest products and merchandise will be featured at the Promenade of Shops. Merchants will have the chance to meet new customers and experience a wonderful event, while also helping ALS of Nevada.

There are multiple vendors that have already selected the 2011 Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby as a place to showcase their products. Durette Candito of the Urban Ranch General Store of Las Vegas, Nevada, will be presenting items from her store including interior accessories, hardware, clothing, and jewelry. Candito will also provide guests with information about ALS of Nevada, as she serves as the Vice President and a Board Member.

“I am excited to be a part of such an exciting event. I am participating for personal reason and I am thrilled that this will benefit ALS of Nevada. I am looking forward to meeting new people and experiencing the event while sharing my store with the guests,” noted Candito.

Sierra Feed and Saddlery of Reno, Nevada, will provide guests with a myriad of animal health products and English tack and apparel. The company has been offering Quality Feeds and Animal Health products to the Reno area for over 30 years. They also have a complete Tack Store, with English and Western tack for almost every discipline.

“It’s a great event and they support us,so I want to support them. We hope to get people into our store, but we look forward to being a part of a first class event,” said Sierra Feed and Saddlery, owner Ken Cliff.

Also attending, as vendors in the Promenade of Shops will be The Bronze Pony to share their exquisite bronze statues and fountains with the event’s guests. Lakeview Threads of Kings Beach, California, will provide high quality custom garment printing, while Jan Jems will offer coats, jackets, and vests of the highest caliber handcrafted by an experienced, talented seamstress. Select the Best of Carson City, Nevada has also secure their spot at the 2011 $25,000 Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby.

The 2011 $25,000 Franktown Meadows USHJA Hunter Derby is shaping up for another spectacular year. Don’t miss your opportunity, sign up to become a vendor today! The gates will open on September 5, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. The shops will be easily accessible from when the gates open until the last guest has departed. Vendors can reserve their tented booth now by visiting the Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby website at and clicking on the “Promenade of Shops” tab and then downloading the application. Questions or inquires should be directed to Lynne Garnett at (775) 722-4261 or

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The 2011 $25,000 Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby Fast Facts:

EVENT: The Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby is the only 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 ALS Nevada, a non-profit organization that aids those affected by ALS in Nevada.

WHAT: Over the course of three days, riders and spectators will enjoy a variety of exciting events that offer the highest quality judges, the best course designers, great food, multiple exhibits for all ages, and first class hospitality for two- and four-legged competitors alike.

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: Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2011

DERBY MANAGER: Phil De Vita, Jr.

Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility
Located on 41 acres of foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range
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

For more information about the FM Hunter Derby or for sponsorship opportunities please contact:
Lynne Garnett
(775) 722-4261

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