California Riding Magazine • September, 2014

Sonoma Season Finale
Big money Derby closes out fifth season for Bay Area venue.

Sonoma Horse Park will conclude its fifth season with the $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Devoucoux. The competition will take place on Friday, Sept. 19, during the SHP Season Finale, which has been upgraded to an AA rating.
The USHJA International Hunter Derby is an important addition to the world of show jumping. The program was started to create more attention to the show hunters at the international level and increase spectator, media and sponsorship interest. Sonoma Horse Park is proud to host two USHJA International Hunter Derbies and one USHJA National Derby every season.

We look forward to closing out Sonoma Horse Park's 2014 season with an exciting showcase of hunters. All spectators are invited to watch the Derby from the VIP and enjoy a catered dinner and wine, all complimentary of Devoucoux. "We're honored to partner with Devoucoux on the inaugural $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby - the largest hunter purse ever offered in Northern California," notes SHP owner Ashley Herman. "The West Coast is home to many of the best hunters in the country and we thank Devoucoux for their ongoing commitment to promoting top quality hunters and jumpers, and for sponsoring our most anticipated Derby of the season."

"Devoucoux is proud to sponsor the $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby," says David Attal, General Manager of Devoucoux USA. "Sonoma Horse Park has quickly become one of the top show circuits in America, and we're thrilled to partner with them to present this unprecedented competition. We wish the competitors the best of luck, and we invite all riders to test ride our Hedeka saddle at Sonoma Horse Park. Created specifically for hunter riders, and made of 100% pure vegetable tan leather, the Hedeka is the first saddle in the world made with leather completely free of heavy metal tanning chemicals." 

Press release provided by Sonoma Horse Park.