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About Chicago Equestrians for a Cause

A dedicated group, promoting the equestrian sport and benefitting local and national charities.


Our Mission

The Mission of Chicago Equestrians for a Cause is to showcase high level equestrian events with the express purpose of raising funds for selected charitable institutions in the Chicago area.  We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Chicago Hunter Derby raised almost $150,000 for our three beneficiaries. This year, with your help, we hope to make an even larger contribution to each of the charities:

Inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame, Best Derby 2014

National Show Hunter Hall Of Fame

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The Plaid Horse Feature : Tickets Guarantee Memorable Day at Chicago Hunter Derby‏

Tickets Guarantee Memorable Day at Chicago Hunter Derby‏

By Brenda Mueller for Chicago Equestrian

Antioch, IL – August 31, 2015 – Your ticket to a Day in the Country for the amazing Chicago Hunter Derby, presented by Canadian Pacific, guarantees you a memorable day in additional to helping three great charities. Mark your calendar and gather your friends for this VIP affair, Sunday, September 6, 2015 at the gorgeous Annali-Brookwood Farm in Antioch, IL.

The feature event is the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby hosted by Chicago Equestrians for a Cause, a philanthropic group raising funds for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Of Chicago, the United States Hunter Jumper Association Foundation (USHJAF) and the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation. The organization has helped to raise over $500,000 in contributions in its six-year history. The Chicago Hunter Derby was also inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame this past May, as the Best Derby for 2014.

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