By Brenda Mueller for Chicago Equestrian
Puddle jumpers welcome at the 2015 Wisconsin Equine Derby Weekend.
West Bend, WI – July 7, 2015 – Old Seoul Equestrian presents the Third Annual Wisconsin Equine Derby Weekend August 14-16, 2015 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in West Bend, WI. The event is praised by both exhibitors and spectators, for its quality competition, fantastic awards and generous hospitality.
New updates for this year include; the jumper blue ribbon round will be open all day including the 3’6″ section. Also for this year, 2’3″ and 2’6″ jumper riders only may cross enter, additional derby fees apply. Please note the 2’3″ jumper section will be set at 2′-2’3″ with no oxers for those beginning jumper riders.
Remember hunter riders may also add a jumper derby for the experience. The jumps and course will be similar to the hunters so if you’ve wanted to give the jumpers a try, this is a great opportunity. You may enter a division lower than what you entered for the hunters so join in the fun. Great experience for the equitation riders as well with year end medal finals coming up.
Friday, August 14th kicks off with an education day as clinicians Haylie Jayne-Rolfe and Maggie Jayne of Elgin, IL, teach riders the basics of derby riding. The accomplished siblings have an impressive resume, which includes numerous national wins and championships as riders in the hunter, jumper and equitation rings. Don’t miss the opportunity to ride with these prestigious trainers.
Maggie Jayne and Pony Lane Farm’s Bugsy Malone. Photo: Chicago Equestrian.
Haylie Jayne-Rolfe and Pony Lane Farm’s The Answer. Photo by Chicago Equestrian.
After the clinic sessions, ChicagoEquestrian.com will sponsor the derby meeting and pizza party before the Cedar Creek Farm 4 Bar Challenge.
The weekend continues on Saturday with the $500 Hall Saddlery 2’3” Hunter Derby, the $500 Le Cheval 2’6” Hunter Derby, the $1,000 Hope Memorial 2’9”-3’ Hunter Derby and the $1500 Purina 3’6” Hunter Derby.
Saturday is capped off with the $2,500 Walsh Products Mini-Prix 4’ and an exhibitor’s party sponsored by Wisconsin Equine Clinic, who has been a supporter of the event since it’s inception.
There is something for everyone including shopping and kid’s activities. Photo: Chicago Equestrian.
Sunday is Jumper Derby Day with the $1500 Blue Gate Farm 3’6” Jumper Derby, the $1000 Split Rail Stables 2’9” – 3’ Jumper Derby, the $500 North Haven Farm 2’6” Jumper Derby and the $500 Blue Ridge Farm 2’3” Jumper Derby. A wonderful brunch, sponsored by Gastrogard/Ulcergard and a Bloody Mary bar sponsored by Foremost Stables, will start everyone’s day off right.
The event is not short on awards and extra prizes thanks to the numerous sponsors. The event is also a double point derby event for the Chicago Equestrian Derby Series.
There’s something for everyone including shopping, food, demonstrations and presentations, kids jumps, a dog costume class, a Parade of Champions and plenty of kid’s activities.
Call today for remaining stalls. Courtney Hayden Fromm 414-688-8888.
For more information and the prize list, visit www.oldseoulequestrian.com.