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Land Rover Lake Bluff Presents the Derby After Dark Party at the 2014 Chicago Hunter Derby


Tickets Now Available for Sunday’s Event

Antioch, IL – July 30, 2014 – Land Rover Lake Bluff proudly presents the Derby After Dark Party at the 2014 Chicago Hunter Derby presented by Chicago Equestrians for a Cause, September 5-7, 2014. The party will take place Saturday night after a full day of exciting competition, which includes the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby sponsored by Sapphire Riding Academy and the first round of the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby sponsored by Canadian Pacific.
The prestigious Chicago Hunter Derby at Annali-Brookwood Farm in Antioch, was created by Chicago Equestrians for a Cause to showcase high-level equestrian events with the express purpose of raising funds for selected charities in the Chicago area. This year, three charities will benefit from the event: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The United States Hunter Jumper Association Foundation and the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation. The event has raised over $400,000 for local charities in its five-year history.
After rave reviews from last year’s Derby After Dark Party, Land Rover Lake Bluff invites you to an evening which includes a fajita bar by Paramount Events, bourbon cocktails by Angels Envy, beer and wine by Constellation Brands and back by popular demand, the band blitzFM. The band boasts a collection of some of the most talented musicians in Chicago, who take time from their professional bands to get together for a few performances a year. From Bowie to Adele and from the Pretenders to Daft Punk, blitzFM plays a wide range of songs, drawing from four decades of great music that will have everyone dancing into the night. 
 BlitzFM Founder Matt Walker, the former Smashing Pumpkins' and current Morrissey drummer, welcomes, as a special guest star, singer and musician, Scott Bennett, of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys. The party will begin at approximately 5:00 pm after the competition.

BlitzFM will perform at the Derby After Dark Party.

Tickets are now available to purchase for Sunday’s event for the final round of the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. The admission includes a delicious Champagne Brunch, children’s activities sponsored by Rice Dairy, Vendor Row shopping and the Children’s Horseless Horse Show. Gates open at 10:30 am and competition begins at 1:00 pm.

Tickets are $275 per seat, $75 for children or $2,500 for a Blue Ribbon Table for 10, $5,000 for a front row Champion Table, and $10,000 for a Grand Champion Table front and center. Tickets are tax deductible and net proceeds benefit the charitable organizations.  Click here to purchase tickets for Sunday, September 7, 2014.

Friday and Saturday events are open to the public for a suggested donation of $25 at the door. Friday, September 5th, features the $7,500 International Derby Welcome Stake at 10:30 am and the National Derby Welcome Stake at 1:30 pm. Lane Change Farm and Kensel, LLC sponsor both events.

Saturday, September 6th, features the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby sponsored by Sapphire Riding Academy at 10:00 am. Lunch will be served at noon, with the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby sponsored by Canadian Pacific at 2:30 pm. The fantastic Derby After Dark Party follows the conclusion of the day’s competition. 

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2014 Chicago Hunter Derby Sponsors Include:
Canadian Pacific
Sapphire Riding Academy
Land Rover Lake Bluff
Lane Change Farm
Kensel LLC
Angel’s Envy Bourbon
Brookwood Farm
Camping World
Constellation Brands
DbY Invitations
Duane Morris
Exquisite Designs Chicago
Glory Days Farm
Gene & Georgetti
H'n D Stables, Inc
Horse & Style Magazine
Land Rover Lake Bluff
Millcreek Farm
Our Day Farm
Paramount Events
Rice Dairy
Rocco Fiore & Sons
Salamander Resort and Spa
Sandor de la Pomme LLC & the Tyree Family
Siren Partners
Mountain Hides
Liza Hennessey
Fast Facts
Event: Chicago Hunter Derby
            Features the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. New in 2014, the $7,500 International Hunter Derby Welcome Stake and the $2,500 National Hunter Derby Welcome Stake.
Date: September 5-7, 2014
Time: Saturday, September 6th – 10:00 am
            Sunday, September 7th – 10:30 am gates open
                                                Competition at 1:00 pm
Location: Annali-Brookwood Farm
            18752 Edwards Road, Antioch, IL 60002
Feature Sponsors: 
            Canadian Pacific: Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP.
            Sapphire Riding Academy: Sapphire Riding Academy, Mettawa, IL, is a full service training facility with an experienced staff and on-site management overseeing all operations. With seasoned trainer Doug Boyd at the helm, Sapphire Riding Academy recently purchased the beautiful facility on Little St. Mary’s Road, complete with a large outdoor riding arena, heated indoor arena, all-weather and grass paddocks, luxurious tack room and viewing lounge. Boyd is one of the many professionals supporting The Chicago Hunter Derby.
Radisson Hotel (Official Hotel Sponsor)
11800 108th St
Pleasant Prairie, WI
Call 1-800-333-3333 and ask for the Chicago Hunter Derby group rate
Chicago O’Hare or Milwaukee General Mitchell Field
Sponsorship Contact:
Sterling Berry

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