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25 to Return for Round 2 of $50,000 International Hunter Derby

WELLINGTON, Fla. Mar. 13--Twenty-five horse and rider combinations will return for the second round of the $50,000 International Hunter Derby at the CN Winter Equestrian Festival sponsored by Zimmerman Advertising on Thursday and Friday ,March 20-21.

The decision by Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC, the WEF management company, to have 25 combinations return in the second round was made after indications of a large number of entries. The first round on Thursday, March 20 will be in the Grand Hunter Field. The second round will be in the International Arena on FrIday, March 21.

The size of the purse and staging of the final under lights in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center has generated widespread excitement among hunter riders and fans across the country.

Prize money distribution is: $15,000 for first place, $11,000 for second, $7,500 for third, $5,000 for fourth, $3,000 for fifth, $2,500 for sixth, $2,000 for seventh and $1,500 for eighth through 10th places.

Other details announced by ESP Thursday were that the first round course in the Grand Hunter Field will be designed by Bobbie Murphy while the second round course in the International Arena will be designed by Richard Jeffries. There will be two panels of two judges for the event.

Show management also said that it will attempt to make the International Arena available for riders to hack their horses.

Details on seating and dinner reservations for Friday night, March 21 will be announced later.

Entry forms and the official prize list are available from:

Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC

14440 Pierson Road

Wellington, FL 33414

Tel: 561-793-5867 Fax: 561-753-3386


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