Carson City, NV– September 2, 2010- As spectators admire the beautiful $25,000 Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby course set upon the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range they will be treated to a display of the sport of fox hunting. Lynn Lloyd and her team at Red Rock Hounds from Reno, NV, will be parading 50 of her fabulous Walker Hounds on horseback prior to the derby. Lloyd will demonstrate and explain the excitement of fox hunting, the hounds, and the tradition of this wonderful sport. This event will take place at 12:00 p.m. with the derby beginning at 1:00 p.m. on September 19, 2010.
Lloyd began hunting in England where she became enamored with fox hunting. She explained, “The first time I heard the call of a hound something inside me came alive. I have not stopped hunting since.” Shortly after returning to the United States, Lloyd established Red Rock Hounds in 1980. Over the years her unique western approach to fox hunting has become legendary in the fox hunting world. “I feel as though I am the luckiest person on the face of the earth. We have so much land to hunt on in Nevada that you cannot believe it. You never have to stop the hounds or the horses and it is the best way to see nature and the beautiful state of Nevada.”
Lloyd enjoys encouraging those who would like to try the sport of fox hunting. “When a person begins fox hunting I just want them to love the sport,” Lloyd smiled. “Whether they are riding a thoroughbred or a gaited horse or riding Western or English, I just want them to experience the excitement of fox hunting.”
For more information about Red Rock Hounds please visit www.RedRockHounds.com or to schedule a visit with Lynn Lloyd please call (775) 969-3243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The $25,000 Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby Fast Facts
EVENT: The Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby will be the first standalone hunter derby on the west coast. The derby will be a member event of the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) International Hunter Derby Series. This charitable event benefits the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that aids the Northern Nevada area.
WHAT: Over the course of three days, riders and spectators will enjoy a variety of exciting events with the best riders, judges, and course designers the sport has to offer. Additionally, those in attendance will enjoy great food, multiple exhibits for all ages, and first class hospitality.
WHERE: Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility is located 15 minutes south of Reno at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in historic Washoe Valley.
Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility
4200 Old Highway 395
Carson City, NV 89704
WHEN: Sunday September 19, 2010
SCHEDULE: 10:30 a.m. Gates Open
11:00 a.m. Champagne Brunch Served
1:00 p.m. Hunter Derby Begins
3:45 p.m. Awards Ceremony
JUDGES: George Morris, Scott Hofstetter, Jimmy Torano and Julie Winkel
DERBY MANAGER: Bobby Murphy of Kentucky Horse Shows LLC
COURSE DESIGNERS: Bobby Murphy and Jimmy Torano
THE FACILITY: Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility: Located on 41 acres at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Carson City, Nevada.
61 12 x 12 Box Stalls with 12 x 24 Outdoor Runs
3 12 x 16 Box Stalls with 12 x 24 Outdoor Runs
Individual Tack Lockers
Warm and Cold Water Wash Racks
15 Grass Turnouts
125 x 225 Indoor Arena
125 x 215 Outdoor Jumping Arena
125 x 100 Small Arena
Dressage Court and Adjacent Warm-Up Area
Bridle Path and Extensive Trails within Minutes
24-Hour Security with Gated Entrance
ACCOMODATIONS: Atlantis Hotel Resort Spa in Reno, NV has rooms ranging from affordable, pet-friendly Motorlodge rooms to Penthouse Suites with amenities to suit anyone from the vacationing family to the high roller. With a convenient location to the Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility the Atlantis Hotel and Casino is the perfect place for hunter derby exhibitors, spectators, and officials. The Atlantis Hotel will also be co-sponsoring the Exhibitor Party for the hunter derby participants adding to the excitement of the entire weekend.
Atlantis Hotel Resort Spa
3800 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89502
Reservations: 1-800-723-6500 or 775-825-4700
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Founded in 1996, the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is a non-profit, public charity dedicated to supporting the Lake Tahoe community. The Foundation seeks to encourage charitable giving, aid fellow non-profit organizations, and improve community well being. Charitable giving is simple and effective with the Foundation, as they partner with donors to meet charitable giving goals. Providing excellent stewardship of donor’s contributed assets, Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation provides pertinent information regarding how the many generous donations are allocated so as to maximize community benefit. Joining efforts with other local non-profit organizations, the Foundation works together with the organizations they feel implement the types of programs that can provide for community needs. The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation promotes organizational innovation and collaboration as means by which charitable gifts can be used in the most effective and efficient manner possible.
Parasol provides local leadership by promoting a vision of communities that are healthy, inclusive, and sustainable. Giving every stakeholder a voice, the Foundation encourages lively discussion on current community issues and future community goals. The Northern Nevada & California community has been enriched through the kind generosity of donors, the quality services provided by local non-profits, and the hard work of many volunteers.
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