Cross Winds Farm has an outstanding show team. We take pride in our team spirit and the support we offer each other. That's
a big reason for our success, as well as the talent of our training staff! Another reason is our team's hands-on, all-inclusive
horse care. All team members personally tack, groom and prepare themselves and their horses for the show arena. We
believe strongly that complete horsemanship leads to well rounded riders, a healthy competitive attitude, and total pride
in hard-won accomplishments. Please see our Photo Album page to see more of our team in action.
Chicago Equestrian announced it will sponsor a 2'6" Hunter Derby Series on the NIHJA 2011 circuit. A
total of over $2,000 will be offered in derby prize money with a minimum of $500 in prize money per class. Some
horse shows may choose to offer additional prize money based on entries received. An overall series award
will also be sponsored by Chicago Equestrian for the horse winning the most prize money in the series. Exhibitors will
be able to vote for the best derby in the series and the hosting horse show will also receive an award.
total of four derbies will be held in the series. The first derby will
be held at the Cross Winds Farm Horse Show
June 10-12. The second will also take place at Cross Winds Farm for Birch Hill Farm at their August
26-28 Horse Show. The third will be held at the Palatine Horse Show September 9-11. The fourth derby will
be announced shortly.
The Chicago Equestrian Hunter Derby Series will be a class of two rounds, a classic round and a handy round.
Fences will be hunt field type jumps set at 2'6" with three 3' options. Detailed specifications will be in the
horse show prize list. Talk to your trainer for more information.