By: Brenda Mueller for Chicago Equestrian
Antioch, IL – September 5, 2015 – The Chicago Hunter Derby presented by Canadian Pacific, kicked off with the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby followed by the first round of the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby.
Riders took to the beautiful Bobby Murphy designed course in the field at Rush and Caroline Weeden’s Annali-Brookwood Farm in Antioch, IL. Tammy Provost and Essential lead the pack in both rounds. Receiving 90 and an 86, plus three high options for a 182, to take the lead in round one. Provost is always game to go for the win, as she galloped her way to another 90 and an 86, with four high options in the handy round for a total of 366 for the win. Provost, Wendy Hofmeister of Aurora, IL and Dean Berger own the handsome bay Hanoverian, Essential.