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.
Antioch, IL – September 6, 2015 – The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame Chicago Hunter Derby, presented by Canadian Pacific, has another year in the books with big winners all the way around. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
It’s a good day to be Tammy Provost, and she knows it. A smile finds its way into every picture snapped of her, whether she’s galloping, jumping or accepting the top ribbon in the $5,000 USHJA Chicago National Derby aboard the bay gelding Essential. Continue Reading
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.
We are excited to welcome the Holiday Inn Gurnee on board as our 2015 Official Hotel Partner of the 2015 Chicago Hunter Derby. To get the best rate, please call 847-336-6300 to make your reservations and ask for the Chicago Hunter Derby group rate!