Brownland Farm’s New $5000 Non-Pro Hunter Derby, Sponsored by Franklin Saddlery


Brownland Farm Horse Shows is pleased to announce the new $5000 Non-Pro Hunter Derby, Sponsored by Franklin Saddlery. The new Non- Pro Hunter Derby will be held during Brownland Farm Autumn Challenge on Friday, October 13, Brownland Farm Autumn Country on Friday, October 20, and Brownland Farm Autumn Classic on Friday, October 27, directly following the $10,000 Hunter Derbies.

This class is specifically geared towards all non- pro riders and horses. Courses will be set at a height of 3 ft. to 3’3 ft. According to Rebeeca Renfro with Franklin Saddlery, they have seen a big growth in the Hunter/Jumper industry in the community and wanted to sponsor a class that promoted all riders. 

Rebeca says she has seen riders returning to riding and the show ring. Whether riders are returning from college or returning to riding after having time off from having children, Rebecca wanted to sponsor a class that promoted amateur riders showing their own horses in a fun atmosphere. “We wanted to offer a new class to our community and customers. We really want to help them get back on their horses and get them back in the show ring,” Rebecca states.

Traditional Hunter Derby classes are open to professionals, and, at times, an amateur or young rider can be intimidated by the idea of competing against professionals. Many riders decide to have trainers show their horses in Hunter Derbies. Non-pro derbies are becoming popular with many shows and associations throughout the US. With more non- pro riders competing their own horses, devisions and classes like non- pro derbies give amateurs and young riders an attainable goal to work towards for future competitions.

Rebecca continues, “With our name change from Franklin Horse Supply to Franklin Saddlery, we knew we wanted to partner with Brownland Farm, and this year felt right with our new name. We want to market this Hunter Derby as friendly to all riders and most of all it be fun for our customers.” 

Riders interested in more information regarding the $5000 Non-Pro Hunter Derby, sponsored by Franklin Saddlery, can visit Brownland Farm’s website: Prize lists and entry forms can be found on their website under the Horse Shows tab.


Lauren Abbott

Lauren is a lifelong equestrian. She was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn. Lauren has worked in Journalism for over 20 years and has served as a staff writer, designer, photographer, audience and business development consultant, & advertising senior executive. She is the Owner & Publisher of MSHR, and CEO of Ford Abbott Media, LLC, the parent company of the Horse Review and Hunt & Field Magazine.

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