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Shawn Casady Leads the 2013 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series.

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Shawn Casady Maintains Lead in Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series

Written by: Rebecca Walton
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC
Release Date: 2013-07-31

Lexington KY – July 31, 2013 – Talented young rider Shawn Casady has maintained his lead in the 2013 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series after continuing to earn top honors in all three of the $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby events. The Hallway Feeds Series consists of seven national hunter derby events to be held during the 2013 show series at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the final event, cash prizes totaling $15,000 will be awarded to the series’ leading riders

Casady kicked off the Series by winning the first event aboard Stars Go Blue, and then went on to place third and fourth during each of the following events. The second place position is currently held by Kelley Farmer, while the winner of the second event, Havens Schatt, is ranked third. Meredith Darst leads the junior rankings, while Sarah Sturges sits atop the Amateur rankings. The Kentucky Summer Classic, will host the fourth event in the series on Saturday, August 3, in the Stonelea Arena.

The USHJA National Hunter Derby program will be in its fourth year in 2013 and is growing in prestige and popularity. Amateurs, Juniors and Professional riders are eligible to compete, giving it a broad base of support and interest. The $15,000 Hallway Feeds Leading Rider Awards will present a $10,000 cash prize to the professional rider accumulating the most points in the seven classes that make up the Series. The amateur rider and junior rider accumulating the most points will each receive a $2,500 cash prize. Riders will receive points only on their highest placed horse in each of the classes. The awards will be presented at the conclusion of the Hallway Feeds class at the Kentucky National Horse Show on September 21, 2013.

Hallway Feeds' close proximity to the Kentucky Horse Park provides the opportunity to utilize the freshest feed, manufactured with time-honored commitments to high standards of quality and the latest scientific advances. Combining a premium nutrition package with a professional level of dedication in horsemen and women provides equine athletes with the Formula for Success.

For more information on Hallway Feeds please visit

The Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series would not be possible without many generous sponsors including Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Central Equipment, Alfagreen Supreme, Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher, Caddel Equine Therapy Center, KER Sport Horse Nutrition, The Tack Shop of Lexington, Turf Town Properties, Trouw Nutrition and PNC Bank.

For more information about the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, please visit

Photo Credit: Shawn Casady Leads the 2013 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series. Photo By: Emily Riden/PMG. Photo may only be used in relation to this PMG press release.

1            625            SHAWN CASADY            PRO
2            500            KELLEY FARMER            PRO
3            450            HAVENS SCHATT            PRO
4            375            JENNIFER HANNAN            PRO
5            325            MEREDITH DARST            JR
6            250            COLIN SYQUIA            PRO
7            200            KELLY ARANI            JR
              200            MOLLY SEWELL            PRO
9            175            RUSSELL FREY            PRO
10          150            SARAH YOUNG            PRO



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