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Deeridge Derby Weekend Recognizes Dedicated Sponsors

Deeridge Derby Weekend Recognizes Dedicated Sponsors

Wellington, Fla. - Feb. 28, 2017 - The wait is nearly over for the inaugural Deeridge Derby Weekend! The event, running March 1-5, will host some of the best hunters and jumpers in the nation to compete head-to-head for big prize money. The Jacobs family and organizers of the Deeridge Derby Weekend would like thank the sponsors who have played a key role in helping guarantee competitors and spectators such an exciting and highly-anticipated event. Entries are still open - enter online or download a prize list by clicking here.

The Deeridge Derby Weekend could not have been possible without the support of top-level sponsors World Equestrian Center, Classic Champions, Inc., Taylor Harris Insurance Services and Hollow Brook Wealth Management.

The show organizers at Deeridge Farms would like to thank the following members of the Deeridge Derby Weekend family:

The World Equestrian Center (WEC) is presenting sponsor of the 2017 Deeridge Derby Weekend's feature event, the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby as well as Friday's $5,000 International Hunter Derby Welcome Stake.

With a passion for horses and a commitment to supporting equestrian sports in the United States, the World Equestrian Center is home to the country's largest indoor/outdoor equestrian sports complex featuring 200,000 square feet of climate-controlled riding space, premier footing, new permanent stabling and onsite accommodation. Entirely privately owned and professionally operated, the venue has been designed to offer the ultimate equestrian competition experience for both horse and rider.

Nicki Shahinian-Simpson competing at the World Equestrian Center.
(Photo: 3rd Shutter from the Sun)

The World Equestrian Center aims to return horse showing to its former grandeur while incorporating an element of fun reminiscent of the horse shows of the past. For more information and a complete list of upcoming WEC events, click here.

Hollow Brook Wealth Management is dedicated to preserving and growing capital over the entire market cycle. Their priority is to serve as active, thoughtful and responsible stewards of their clients' wealth. As experienced wealth managers, they leverage in-depth research, long-standing industry relationships and disciplined processes to meet the distinct and complex needs of their clients.

Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) was founded in 1987 with the mission to provide specialized insurance for all types of equine risk. THIS places their policies with the highest-rated and most secure carriers, meticulously selected for reliability and prompt claims settlement. THIS is proud of their worldwide reputation for responsive and courteous service, and welcomes the opportunity to discuss your equine insurance needs today!

Classic Champions, Inc. was created to address the education of young jumpers on grass in North America. They offer the only systematic approach in the United States to the education of their future champions based on proven, classic European principles. To date, young jumper classes in North America have, for the most part, been offered on sand arenas, the dimensions and physical aspects of which cannot hope to compare in feel and experience with the evolution of the horse on a grass field. The needs of the young jumper also require targeted course design. Classic Champions Inc. offers symposiums to educate riders, trainers and owners in this proven method. Classic Champions Inc. offers YJC and internationally-recognized point based competitions on grass for young jumpers utilizing time proven European methods of course design and judging. Classic Champions Inc. is also sponsoring all of Wednesday and Thursday's young jumper classes at the 2017 Deeridge Derby Weekend in addition to an audio-visual presentation by world-renowned Olympic rider and course designer, Frederic Cottier, along with an informal fashion presentation by A-K-R-I-S- on March 2 at 5 p.m. in the Taylor Harris Club.

The veterinarians of Miller & Associates are uniquely qualified to provide full service care. Their doctors include specialists in acupuncture, chiropractic, lameness diagnostics and treatment, digital imaging and nutrition. Their team will diagnose your horse's condition and work with you to decide on a course of treatment. All Miller & Associates veterinarians are equipped to perform the highest quality digital imaging and diagnostics in the field. You may also ship your horse to their diagnostic and treatment facility in Brewster, New York. Miller & Associates serves Putnam and Westchester counties and all of Long Island year round. From October through April, Miller & Associates also operates a satellite practice in Wellington, Florida. Whether high-level performance horse or valued companion, Miller & Associates is committed to improving your horse's well being through superior veterinary care. 
Sock Inc. is a hunter, jumper and equitation training operation located directly outside Charlotte, North Carolina, catering to riders of all levels. Owned by world-class professional hunter rider, trainer and judge, Steve Heinecke, Sock Inc. is known for producing top quality horses and riders while enforcing a high standard of professionalism and understanding of proper horsemanship in all its students so as to continue to better the sport for future generations to come.

At Katherine Cosmetics, the motivating force behind their products is making girls feel confident, pretty and empowered. They believe all girls can do and be anything they want in life. Founder and CEO, Katherine "Annie" Finch, combined this message and her beauty industry experience to create Katherine Cosmetics: a natural, inspirational beauty brand. Katherine Cosmetics' products are never tested on animals and are only filled with healthy, skin-loving ingredients. A series of beauty collections (K-Sport, Everyday, A+ Friends and Date Night) are offered through the brand for all of your makeup needs. From waterproof, SPF makeup for every workout, all the way to your photo-ready, red carpet look. Because giving back is the best beauty secret, Katherine Cosmetics also gives back to a variety of charities with every lipstick purchase.

The creation of Wölffer Estate Vineyard spanned over three decades and required a creative vision, an ability to bring dreams to reality and a great deal of dedicated hard work by many. Christian Wölffer possessed the vision and, with the meticulous care of his professional team, built this special place - Wölffer Estate Vineyard. The original parcel of land was a potato farm with an old farmhouse in what is now the middle of the estate. Over the years, as more acres were acquired, paddocks and stables were added and, in 1988, the vineyard was founded. This 55-acre vineyard is part of a 175-acre estate with boarding stables, 39 paddocks, an indoor jumping ring and a grand prix field. Both the stables and winery have a European character and, from these former potato fields, world-class wines have come forth. Wölffer Estate Vineyard is an American winery in the classic European tradition. Wölffer Estate Vineyard winemaker, Roman Roth, the King of Rosé, partnered with Susanna Balbo, one of Argentina's greatest winemakers, and her son, José Lovaglio, at Dominio del Plata, for one of the first Provence-style Rosés to come from Argentina.

For more information regarding vendor applications and advertising opportunities, please contact Matt Morrissey at matt@mmg.management. To reserve a VIP table, contact Chelsea Dwinell at chelsea@palmbeachmasters.comTo become a sponsor of the 2017 Deeridge Derby Weekend, please contact Ariel Weisman at aw@phelpsmediagroup.com.
Deeridge Derby Weekend Fast Facts:
What: The inaugural 2017 Deeridge Derby Weekend, presented by the National Horse Show Association of America, Ltd. for the benefit of the USHJA Foundation, at Deeridge Farms is a five-day equestrian competition featuring world-class hunter derby action.

When: March 1-5, 2017

Where: Deeridge Farms, Wellington, Florida

Deeridge Farms is a 300-acre oasis of calm and beauty set in the heart of the winter equestrian capital of the world in Wellington, Florida. The Deeridge Derby Weekend will be held here for the first time in 2017 at an exclusive and stunning setting for a truly first-class event.

Highlights:

Wednesday
$2,500 Classic Champions Tour 5-Year-Old Jumpers
$3,500 Classic Champions Tour 6-Year-Old Jumpers
$6,500 Classic Champions Tour 7-Year-Old Jumpers

Thursday
$5,000 Classic Champions Tour 5-Year-Old Jumpers
$7,500 Classic Champions Tour 6-Year-Old Jumpers
$15,000 Classic Champions Tour 7-Year-Old Jumpers

Friday
$5,000 International Hunter Derby Welcome Stake, presented by the World Equestrian Center
3' Deeridge Hunter Derby Warm-Up, presented by Sock Inc.

Saturday
$5,000 3' Deeridge Hunter Derby
$50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by the World Equestrian Center 
(first round)

Sunday
$2,500 Deeridge Pony Derby
$50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by the World Equestrian Center (second round)

See the full schedule of events for the 2017 Deeridge Derby Weekend here.

Exhibitor information: Entry forms

Hospitality: Click here for more information on VIP packages or to purchase a VIP table.

For inquiries regarding VIP tables, please email Chelsea Dwinell at chelsea@palmbeachmasters.com or call 617-888-2357.

Vendors and advertising: Download a vendor application and advertising information here.

Parking information: The Deeridge Derby Weekend event will have its own entrance via 120th Avenue just north of the International Polo Club in Wellington, with parking at Deeridge Farms for spectators and sponsors. Valet parking will also be available. Competitors will need to access the property via the Deeridge Farms entrance off of Southfields Road.

Media: Apply for media credentials to cover the 2017 Deeridge Derby Weekend here.

Show information and sponsorship opportunities:
Ariel Weisman

Media contact:
Jamie Saults
Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
12012 South Shore Blvd., Suite 201
Wellington, FL 33414