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Score 90 Challenge

ALS challenge

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Chicago Hunter Derby Score 90 Challenge Benefits Charities

Written by: Brenda Mueller
Client: The Chicago Hunter Derby
Release Date: 2014-09-05

Antioch, IL – September 5, 2014 – 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

2014 Chicago Hunter Derby Sponsors Include:
Canadian Pacific
Sapphire Riding Academy
Land Rover Lake Bluff
Lane Change Farm
Kensel LLC
Angel’s Envy Bourbon
Brookwood Farm
Camping World
Constellation Brands
DbY Invitations
Duane Morris
Exquisite Designs Chicago
Glory Days Farm
Gene & Georgetti
H'n D Stables, Inc
Horse & Style Magazine
Land Rover Lake Bluff
Millcreek Farm
Our Day Farm
Paramount Events
Rice Dairy
Rocco Fiore & Sons
Salamander Resort and Spa
Sandor de la Pomme LLC & the Tyree Family
Siren Partners
Diane & Mike Thomas
Buck Brothers
Moyer Family
Rudolph Libbe
Feller, Finch & Associates
Telluride Farm
Aprile Horse Transport
Lefton Glick Family Foundation
Mountain Hides
Liza Hennessey
Barrington Saddlery
Alyssa Norton
Burning Bush/Oh La La Millineries
La Mundial
Bizi Bee Boutique
Fast Facts

Event: Chicago Hunter Derby
            Features the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. New in 2014, the $7,500 International Hunter Derby Welcome Stake and the $2,500 National Hunter Derby Welcome Stake.
Date: September 5-7, 2014
Time: Friday, September 5th - 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
            Saturday, September 6th – 10:00 am
            Sunday, September 7th – 10:30 am gates open
                                                Competition at 1:00 pm
Location: Annali-Brookwood Farm
            18752 Edwards Road, Antioch, IL 60002
Feature Sponsors:
            Canadian Pacific: Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP.
            Sapphire Riding Academy: Sapphire Riding Academy, Mettawa, IL, is a full service training facility with an experienced staff and on-site management overseeing all operations. With seasoned trainer Doug Boyd at the helm, Sapphire Riding Academy recently purchased the beautiful facility on Little St. Mary’s Road, complete with a large outdoor riding arena, heated indoor arena, all-weather and grass paddocks, luxurious tack room and viewing lounge. Boyd is one of the many professionals supporting The Chicago Hunter Derby. Sapphire Riding Academy
Radisson Hotel (Official Hotel Sponsor)
11800 108th St
Pleasant Prairie, WI
Call 1-800-333-3333 and ask for the Chicago Hunter Derby group rate
Chicago O’Hare or Milwaukee General Mitchell Field
Sponsorship Contact:
Sterling Berry


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