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Wisconsin Equine Derby Weekend has Line-up of Events for Families

The Wisconsin Equine Derby Weekend aims to educate riders while providing a fun and challenging competition.

Sponsors Make it Happen

West Bend, WI – May 15, 2014 – The 2014 Wisconsin Equine Derby Weekend is creating a weekend stocked with events for the entire family thanks to the many generous sponsors. The whirlwind weekend begins August 15th at the Washington County Fairgrounds in West Bend, WI, with a day of education. 
USEF R Licensed official and clinician Diane Carney of Antioch, IL, will work with jumper riders to review basics and teach techniques needed for jumping derby style jumps. Steve Wall, also a USEF R Licensed official, from Santa Barbara, CA, will work with hunter riders giving them a judge’s perspective on improving their derby rounds.  Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital will be on hand t
o support their clients and conduct educational mini seminars on various topics related to the health and wellness of the horse.

Walsh Products will be on the show grounds with an assortment of their quality training products for trainers and riders to try at their leisure.  Walsh representatives will be available to answer questions regarding any of their fine products.
Friday evening is topped off with an exciting 4 Bar Jumper Challenge sp
onsored by Rising Star Stable of Watertown, WI and a riders meeting to review the rules of the competition and pizza party sponsored by

Chrissy Hollnagel and Saki won the five-bar class in 2013.

Saturday is Hunter Derby Day filled with a series of two round competitions at jump heights ranging from 2’3 – 3’6”. The feature hunter event will be the $1,500 Hope Memorial Hunter Derby for 3’6” riders sponsored by the event creator, Courtney Hayden Fromm. Friday’s clinicians, Wall and Carney will judge the competition and will get to see first hand what riders learned in the clinic. An array of fabulous prizes and prize money will be given out thanks to numerous sponsors.

Maggie Papka and Langdon Street won the Hope Memorial Hunter Derby in 2013.

During the day Saturday, there will plenty of shopping from various vendors and a Breyer Fun Day, complete with the Stonewall Ponies Ice Cream Party.
The day will end with more festivities including the new Barbara Biever Lead Line class for tiny tot riders, a dog costume class sponsored by Walsh Products and a Parade of Champions for the winners of the day’s classes.  The feature sponsor, Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital, Oconomowoc, WI, will host an exhibitor’s party during the $2,500 Walsh Products Mini Prix for jumper riders.

Reilly Fardy and Finn won the 3'6" Jumper Derby last year. Tricia Kasten from Wisconsin Equine Clinic presents the award.

Sunday ‘s Jumper Derby Day kicks off with the $1,500 3’6” Jumper Derby sponsored by International Riding Helmets (IRH), CWD Saddlers and Nutrena Feeds. Exhibitors can watch the exciting speed class for jumpers while enjoying a fantastic brunch sponsored by Ulcerguard/Gastroguard and a Bloody Mary Bar courtesy of Foremost Stables of Dousman, WI.
The day continues with more exciting jumper competition at various heights for all levels of riders.
This special event weekend creates a fun, educational and memorable event for both exhibitors and spectators thanks to the support of the many sponsors who believe in the event.  Fromm will also be donating a portion of the proceeds from some of the events to a local charity.


The 2013 Wisconsin Equine Derby Weekend was a huge success thanks to all of the generous sponsors.
“We’re very pleased with the response from sponsors,” said Fromm. “We couldn’t produce such a grand event with activities for the entire family in addition to prize money and awards without their support.  We look forward to another really great event this year and welcome riders of all levels to join us.”
The event runs August 15-17, 2014
 at the Washington County Fair Park, 
West Bend, WI 53095. Competition begins at 9:00am each day.

For more information on Wisconsin Equine Derby Day visit or contact Courtney Hayden Fromm for a prizelist

For media information contact or 312-715-7433.



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Stonewall Farm
Hall Saddlery
Split Rail Stables
North Haven Farm
Blue Ridge Farm
Rising Star Stables
Foremost Stable
Barbara & Helen Biever
Silk Screen Specialist
Flight of Fancy Farm
Seoul Creek Farm
Breakaway Training
Giddy Up N Sew
Lane Nygren,
Welhouse Horse and Hound
Charley Horse LLC
Jenna Frank
Hodges Badges
Andrew Ryback Photography
River Knoll Services LLC
All Occasions Catering
Cedar Creek Farm 
Rein Dance Farm
Pine Ridge Equestrian Center
Hampton Inn-West Bend
Train Transport
Hickory Ridge Equestrian Center
Northstar Printing and Graphics
Equine BodyWorks USA
Saukville Feed and Supplies
Horse Emporium,

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