ANNOUNCING THE 8
FRANKTOWN MEADOWS HUNTER DERBY
Presented by Water & rails
Press Release k January 16, 2017 k Save the Date
The Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby presented by Water & Rails and hosted by
the MacLean Family, returns to celebrate its eighth consecutive year showcasing a
weekend of Hunter excellence.
The Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby provides a one of a kind opportunity to take
a step back in time and enjoy an event steeped in tradition, spectators are welcome
to picnic ringside or enjoy the exceptional VIP experience. A tented promenade gives
access to shopping and is home to a fabulous assortment of vendors.
Derby competition takes place on the beautiful Franktown Meadows Field, which is
transformed to simulate natural obstacles found in the hunt eld. Horses and riders
will negotiate post and rail fences, stone walls, gates, hedges, brush jumps and logs
in the attempt to lead the 2017 victory gallop. A two round event, the Classic Hunter
Round followed by a Handy Hunter Round will be completed for each Derby by
many of the country’s leading Derby horses and riders. It is sure to be a weekend to
The celebration begins on Saturday 24
, June at 9am with the $1,000 Welcome
Stake and is followed at noon by the $10,000 Franktown Meadows 3’ Hunter Derby,
the day is complete early evening with a Riders VIP Reception. The following day,
, June begins at a leisurely pace with an 11am Champagne Brunch, at
noon the Calcutta auction brings excitement and raises funds while spectators await
the 1pm start of the $30,000 United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA)
International Hunter Derby sponsored by the Maclean Family with Franktown
Meadows and Maclean Financial Group.
The MacLean Family, organizers, countless volunteers, judges and sponsors cannot
wait to amaze you and look forward to seeing both riders and spectators at this years
Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby.
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation are
beneciaries and deserving causes at this fantastic charitable event.
About Food Bank of Northern Nevada
Food Bank of Northern Nevada is a nonprot distribution
service that operates in cooperation with more than 130
partner agencies throughout a service area that spans over
90,000 square miles. Partner agencies can be faith-based
organizations that run emergency food pantries, shelter,
congregate feeding sites, low-income day cares and senior
centers. FBNN helps clients through food distribution
programs as well as six direct service programs.
About Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both
children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with
diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it.
And, at present, there is no cure. JDRF is the leading global
organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our
strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular inuence
on the worldwide effort to end T1D.
Hope Glynn and Corriendo Tau
Franktown Meadows hunter derby ribbon
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