Dietrich Equine Insurance Presenting Sponsor for the 2011 Derby Finals

July 27, 2011

Lexington, KY- The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) is pleased to announce Dietrich Equine Insurance as the Presenting Sponsor for 2011 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals.
“Dietrich Equine Insurance has been an avid supporter of the International Hunter Derby Program since its inception and it is exciting that they will continue that support as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2011 Derby Finals.” stated Shelby French, CEO of USHJA.

Each year since 2009 the top 75 horses, on the money won qualifying list from across the country are invited to compete for the prestigious title of Champion and vie for a share of the $100,000 purse at the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals. The fan base of this event grows with every new season, helped greatly by committed sponsors such as Dietrich Equine Insurance. Spectators coming to the Kentucky Horse Park for the event will enjoy three rounds of competition, beginning with the Qualifying Round in which all 75 horses compete. The top 25 competitors (including those tied for 25th place) will advance to the Classic Hunter Round which features classic hunter type jumps. The top 12 from the Classic Hunter Round will then move into the Handy Hunter Round. This final course will simulate a hunt, composed of handy options such as tight turns and clever jump options.

“I am thrilled to continue my support of the USHJA International Hunter Derby. Show hunters have always been special in my heart; this is why I started in the business. When Diane Carney, came to me four years ago, about this new, unique program, I immediately said to sign me up as a sponsor. Many of our insurance clients have participated in the qualifying classes, as well as the Finals. It is a joy to support our customers in this exciting manner. In addition, I am pleased that the show hunters are now showcased in their own special fashion. And what better place to show and shine, than at the Kentucky Horse Park, right in my back yard!” Shawna Dietrich, founder of Dietrich Equine Insurance stated.

About Dietrich Equine Insurance; Based in Louisville, KY- Formed in 1978 to offer the sport horse community numerous comprehensive equine related insurance products on a more personal and professional level. Staying abreast of the latest market trends enables Dietrich Equine Insurance to provide programs accommodating your individual requirements, through qualified companies at competitive premium prices. To learn more about Dietrich Equine Insurance’s line of quality products please visit them at or call 800-942-4258.

The 2011 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals Presented by Dietrich Equine Insurance will be held August 19-20th in Lexington, KY at the Kentucky Horse Park.

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