Article Date: September 07, 2015 Where: Chicago Hunter Derby

Molise PR : Chicago Equestrians for a Cause Present The 2015 Chicago Hunter Derby

The Chicago Hunter Derby returned to the picturesque Annali-Brookwood Farm (18752 Edwards Road, Antioch, IL) this weekend September 4 – 6, 2015. This signature, annual event was hosted by Chicago Equestrians for a Cause, and raised over $150,000 in 2014, with more than $500,000 in total contributions made since its inception in 2009.

This year’s benefiting charities were: Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation and the United States Hunter Jumper Association Foundation. The derby weekend kicked off Friday with a National and International Welcome Stake sponsored by Sea Change Farm.

On Saturday the excitement continued with the $5,000 National Hunter Derby, sponsored by Glory Days Farm and Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse. The guests enjoyed the first round of the $50,000 International Hunter Derby sponsored by Canadian Pacific, a transcontinental railway providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. Spectators also enjoyed lunch and beverages, shopping, children’s activities and petting zoo, and the Derby After Dark Party, sponsored by Meadowview Farm, featured live music, great food, libations, courtesy of Angel’s Envy Bourbon.


On Sunday, the scenic property transformed into a lavish event. Sunday’s premier event was the handy round of the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby (featuring the top 12 riders after Saturday’s first round of competition) along with the awards presentation. VIP table holders enjoyed a fantastic champagne brunch, a performance of the National Anthem by singer and songwriter John Vincent, a Calcutta, silent and live auction items, shopping and special children’s activities sponsored by the Novy and Vogel Families.


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2015 Chicago Hunter Derby Sponsors Included:

Canadian Pacific

Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse

Glory Days Farm

Land Rover Lake Bluff


Lefton Glick Family Foundation

Meadowview Farm

Sea Change Farm

The Novy and Vogel Families


Tom James

Oros Saddlery

Upper Echelon Academy

Phelps Media Group

Constellation Brands

Brookwood Farm

Exquisite Designs



DBY Events & Invitations

Sophisticated Living Magazine

Rocco Fiore & Sons

Angels Envy

Our Day Farm

Chicago Equestrian

About Chicago Equestrians for a Cause

Started by a small group of Chicagoland equestrian philanthropists, Chicago Equestrians for a Cause has grown the Chicago Hunter Derby into the premiere stand alone USHJA Derby event in the country. 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. This year’s selected beneficiaries include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation and the United States Hunter Jumper Association.

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