Eventing Announcements

2018 WAYNE EVENTING DERBY

 

INTRODUCING MAX, THE WAYNE
EVENTING DERBY MASCOT

The Wayne Eventing Derby will once again benefit two great all-volunteer organizations:
Midwest Dachshund Rescue
and
Illinois Wisconsin Search and Rescue Dogs.

Max came from MWDR and is now busying himself selecting his potential Derby horse.

 


THE 2018 WAYNE EVENTING DERBY IS COMING APRIL 20-22

By Katie Lindsay, Wayne Eventing Derby Organizer

As I write this, the “Winter of the Frozen Tundra” is going on outside with all its various shades of dreary grey. With such a desolate backdrop, it seems surreal to be touting an outdoor equestrian sport, but such is the reality of our fickle climate!

Entries for the 2018 Derby and Derby Within a Derby open March 12. Through April 12, they will be offered at a discounted price. From April 13 through April 16, they will cost an additional $15. Stabling at Lamplight Equestrian Center for Derby entries is included. One night stabling for the Derby Within a Derby will be available.

Derby divisions offered are Starter, Beginner Novice, Novice, Training and Preliminary/Training. The latter division, new this year, will offer 2018 USEF Preliminary Test A, one jumping round at Training height, and a second round at Preliminary height.

Derby Within a Derby, Starter and Beginner Novice entries will all ride 2018 USEF Beginner Novice Test A; Novice will ride the 2018 USEF Novice Test, and Training the 2018 USEF Training Test. This is the first event in Area IV to offer the new 2018 Dressage tests, which can be found on the Derby website: www.wayneeventingderby.org.

Returning this year are the popular “extras” that make the Derby special. The Ride A Test before a USEF judge and supervised jump schooling take place on Friday, 4/20. Beginner Novice, Novice and Training divisions will again offer best score awards to T.I.P. (Thoroughbred Incentive Program) eligible Thoroughbreds, presented by The Jockey Club. Sunday will feature the Move Up Challenge, a successful addition last year, which gives riders the chance to jump a course at the level above their entry. Shoppers can indulge their passion at Little Foxes’ lovely vendor area.

Prize lists and entry blanks will be available on the Derby website along with more detailed Derby information as they become available.


For the most up-to-date information on the Wayne Eventing Derby, please go to  www.wayneeventingderby.org