The 2013 Chicago Hunter Derby Gets TV Spots on Chicago’s own, WGN Mid Day News and CBS Chicago Equestrian Fashion Segment and Morning Show Give Derby Exposure
Antioch, IL – August 30, 2013 – The 2013 Chicago Hunter Derby presented by Chicago Equestrian’s for a Cause will be featured in several TV segments this next week to increase exposure for the event to be held on September 7th and 8th in Antioch at Rush and Carl Weeden’s Annali Farm.
On Tuesday, September 3rd, Chicago’s own, WGN Mid Day News will feature an equestrian fashion segment during the 11:00am news show. Barrington Saddlery is outfitting equestrian models Carl Weeden, Caitlyn Shiels and Lacey Gilbertson in this fall’s fashionable equestrian apparel. Top brands include Le Fash, Barbour, Animo, Tucci, O’Shughnessy, the Dressage collection and more. The fashion show will accent stylish equestrian fashion for women in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.
On Friday, September 6th, Vince Gerasole of CBS Chicago will be at the event location, Annali Farm, to shoot four segments for the early morning news between 5:00 am and 7:00 am. Segments will include interviews with derby riders for their perspective on the event, and course designer Bobby Murphy of Lexington, KY, will reveal some of his master course design and special jumps that he builds for this event.
Tune in to see additional segments, which may include an interview with the legendary George H. Morris, former Chef d’equipe of the United States Equestrian Team, talking about judging the event. Chicago Equestrians for a Cause members may also give a sneak peak of the weekend events, the charities involved and more.
Both TV segments will be developed and produced by Michelle Durpetti Events and Molise PR.
The Chicago Hunter Derby is celebrating its fifth anniversary and features the $50,000 International Hunter Derby, generously sponsored by Canadian Pacific (CP).
The event will be held September 7-8, 2013 at the beautiful Annali Farm, 18752 Edwards Road, Antioch, IL. The weekend includes a $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby and a $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. Proceeds from the event will benefit three charities this year, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation and the United States Hunter Jumper Association Foundation.
Guests in attendance on Sunday will also enjoy children’s activities, exciting silent auction items, raffle prizes, and a lovely champagne brunch while watching the final round of the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. VIP tickets are available for Sunday at www.chicagohunterderby.com.
Saturday guests can take in the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby and the first round of the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby for a $25 donation.
For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, please visit www.chicagohunterderby.com.
The 2013 Chicago Hunter Derby Fast Facts:
The Chicago Hunter Derby rated Hunter Special Competition by USEF
September 7-8, 2013
Annali Farm, 18752 Edwards Road, Antioch, IL 60002
10:00am The National Derby will begin
12:00pm lunch served
2:00pm The International Hunter Derby Round 1
5:00pm Cocktail party
10:30am Gates open and ticket holders welcome
11:00am International Derby course walk, brunch and bar open, children’s horseless derby
1:00pm First horse on course
3:30pm Awards ceremony (all times are TENTATIVE)
- $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
- $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
George H. Morris, Geoff Teal, Scott Williamson, Steve Wall
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Prices for VIP tables on Sunday:
$10,000 – Grand Champion Table (Front row, center) VIP parking
$5,000 – Champion table (front row)
$2,500 – Blue ribbon table
$250 – individual seat
$75 – children’s seating
Visit www.chicagohunterderby.com to purchase tables for Sunday.
Attend Saturday’s events with a $25 donation at the door.
From Chicago and Suburbs: The drive will take 60-70 Minutes. Take the Edens (94 West) to the Toll Way (94 North) toward Milwaukee. Follow 94 West/North approximately 6 miles beyond Great America. Exit at 173/Rosecrans Road. At the stop sign on the off-ramp, turn left onto Rosecrans Road. Go 1/2 Mile to the first intersecting Street, Hunt Club Road. Turn right onto Hunt Club Road. Go approx 1 mile to Edwards Road and turn left onto Edwards. Once you are on Edwards Road, go past the first stop sign, the entrance will be on your right (2nd driveway).