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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 Chronicle of the Horse: Kelley Farmer Goes 1-2-3 At USHJA Chicago International Hunter Derby

Antioch, Ill.—Sept. 6   

Kelley Farmer was on fire at the $50,000 USHJA Chicago International Hunter Derby, and it wasn’t just due to the 91 degree temperatures in Illinois. The powerhouse rider took the top three places, with her super horse Mindful grabbing the top spot, and Dalliance and So To Speak taking second and third, respectively.

Despite galloping six horses total around the course in the gorgeous, massive field at Annali-Brookwood Farm, Farmer was still in good spirits as she stopped to talk about her winning day and the whirlwind work loaded schedule it took to get there.

“I’m warm, a little warm, I have to say. But I don’t know what to do with idle time or sitting down, and I don’t like the gym, so this is how I stay fit, and I have to do a lot of horses to stay fit!” Farmer said with a laugh.

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