Eventing Announcements

2017 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.

 


NEW COMPETITION ADDED TO THIS YEAR’S WAYNE EVENTING DERBY, APRIL 20-23

By Katie Lindsay, Wayne Eventing Derby Organizer

Most event organizers get bored very easily and as a result, they constantly search for amusing new things to feature in their events. Because the organizer of the Wayne Eventing Derby is typical of the breed (with the attention span of a goldfish), she has added a new competitive opportunity to the tried-and-true format riders have come to know. New this year – The Move Up Challenge, with a cash prize for the winner. Here’s how it goes:

Ever wanted to see how the next higher level feels? Want to test the dreaded move-up from Novice to Training? Do you have a horse that’s been laid up, is starting back and needs to blow the rust off his/her memory? This Challenge was made for you!

On Sunday, all regular Derby entries jump their final round. If they would then like to have a go at the next level up, they can notify the gate steward and for a nominal $15 fee, jump the course for the next highest level. The round can also be entered in advance.

The round will be judged on performance, as well as style and confidence. The winner will be notified on May 1, and will receive a check for $300. The winner will also be announced on our website, www.wayneeventingderby.org, and on the Wayne Eventing Derby Facebook page.


WAYNE EVENTING DERBY OFFERS PONY CLUB AND JOCKEY CLUB THOROUGHBRED INCENTIVE PROGRAM AWARDS

The Wayne Eventing Derby will again offer an award honoring the best placed entry at any level who is a member of a Pony Club. This award is sponsored by the Volpentesta family. The Jockey Club TIP, (Thoroughbred Incentive Program) awards will be presented to the best placed Thoroughbred registered with TIP at Beginner Novice, Novice and Training.

Entries for the Derby open next month. Entry information and prize list is on the Derby website, www.wayneevantingderby.org, on the Derby facebook page, and has also appeared in the IDCTA Scribe.

Information about TIP is on the Derby website.

IDCTA members can earn volunteer hour credit at the Derby. Contact the Derby volunteer coordinator Becky at RMCBowen@aol.com for information.


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