Article Date: August 28, 2015 Where: Chicago Hunter Derby

Chicago Tribune : Award Winning Chicago Hunter Derby Benefits Charities

Antioch, IL – August 31, 2015 – Tickets are available for a Day in the Country at the amazing Chicago Hunter Derby, presented by Canadian Pacific. The event guarantees 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 to charities 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.

The entire weekend is filled with fun and exciting competition, showcasing some of the top horses and riders in the country as they demonstrate their show jumping talent. The course is reminiscent of fox hunting days, with horses galloping and jumping in the picturesque field, to earn scores from the judging panel.

Friday, September 4th, competition begins at 10:30 am and runs to approximately 3:30 pm. Saturday, September 5th is 9:00 am to approximately 3:30 pm. Admission Friday and Saturday is $25 at the door. Sunday admission is for advance ticket holders only. Admission includes VIP seating, champagne brunch, children’s activities, shopping, raffles, live auction and more. Tickets can be purchased at

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