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Chicago Equestrians for a Cause, what are the causes?

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is a state-of-the-art hospital located in downtown Chicago on the campus of its academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The hospital is ranked as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals in U.S. News & World Report. The hospital relies on philanthropic support to care for more than 174,000 children each year.

The USHJA Foundation was created to provide a non-profit fundraising vehicle that will provide support to the programs of USHJA, the Foundation and the industry as a whole. The Foundation’s current focus is on developing educational scholarships, providing funding for research and creating a Horseman’s Assistance Program that will benefit horses, individuals and organizations in need.

The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation raises money to support basic, clinical, and population research programs related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer at The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center. Donations to the Foundation, both large and small support innovative research that brings us closer to making cancer a manageable disease; expand the scope of cancer control and prevention efforts to save lives and diminish the harmful effects of cancer; and train young scientists who will make discoveries that benefit our generation as well as generations to come.

Is the Chicago Hunter Derby part of a larger event?

Yes, at each USHJA International Hunter Derby around the country, competitors can accumulate points towards qualifying for the championship. The USHJA International Derby Championship is held at the Kentucky Horse Park in late August.

Is there prize money involved for the riders?

This year’s International Derby will have a purse of $50,000 due to the generous sponsorship of Canadian Pacific and our National Derby will offer $2,500.

What level of competition is the Chicago Hunter Derby?

The Chicago Hunter Derby holds a USEF Special Event Status and is a member event of the USHJA International Hunter Derby Series.