Dietrich Insurance Returns as Sponsor of the International Hunter Derby Series

July 6, 2009



The USHJA is pleased to announce that Dietrich Insurance will return as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2009/2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby for a second year. A leader in equine insurance, the company has watched the International Hunter Derby Series grow and gain popularity in its first year of competition.

“I’m living vicariously through the riders in this new class format, remembering my early showing days of galloping around the outside course at Detroit,” Dietrich Insurance Founder, Shawna Dietrich says, “Promoting the Hunter Derby Series is truly a blast because I get to travel to the various derbies throughout the country, visiting existing clients, making new ones and riding the wave of excitement. Each venue is unique, with course designers challenging each other for distinctive jump construction and riding tracks. Not only am I financially supporting the program, but I personally just can’t wait for the inaugural finals. The culmination of everyone’s efforts will be thrilling!”

The USHJA along with President, Bill Moroney, is excited to have the company return as the Presenting Sponsor of the derby series. “Dietrich Insurance is a world-class company and has been a strong supporter of the USHJA since its inception. We’re proud to have them join our list of sponsors of the prestigious hunter derby class and to continue our partnership for a second year,” President Moroney says.

Dietrich Insurance is one of the country’s largest insurance agencies specializing in sport horses and horse properties. The Dietrich Insurance staff is uniquely skilled to offer numerous comprehensive insurance products, underwritten by qualified companies. For more information on the services the company offers, please visit the Dietrich Insurance website.

The International Hunter Derby Series is a series of classes held throughout the United States that culminates in a finals competition where an International Hunter Derby Series Champion is named. Each class consists of two courses, a classic round and a handy round that feature natural obstacles reminiscent of the hunt field. The courses are built to encourage and reward brilliance and daring from the rider and true athletic ability from the horses.

Information concerning the USHJA International Hunter Derby and the 2009/2010 schedule can be found on the USHJA website.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact USHJA’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Whitney Allen.

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