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Shawn Casady Increases Lead in Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series

RELEASE: August 7, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Phelps Media Group, Inc. International

Shawn Casady Leads the 2013 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series. (Emily Riden/PMG)
Shawn Casady Leads the 2013 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series. (Emily Riden/PMG)
exington, KY
- Shawn Casady has upheld his lead in the 2013 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby standings for several weeks, and a top three finish in last week's $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby further widened the gap between himslef and the second place position. The Hallway Feeds Series consists of seven national hunter derby events to be held during the 2013 show series at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the final event, cash prizes totaling $15,000 will be awarded to the series' leading riders.

Casady kicked off the Series by winning the first event aboard Stars Go Blue, and then went on to place third and fourth during each of the following events. Most recently, he again finished third aboard Stars Go Blue, owned by Marigot Bay Farm LLC. The second place position in the leading rider rankings is currently held by junior rider Meredith Darst, while the winner of both the third and fourth events, Colin Syquia, is ranked third. With her second place position overall, Darst leads the junior rankings, while Sarah Sturges sits atop the Amateur rankings. The fifth event in the series will be held during the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show, running August 13-18, 2013 at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The USHJA National Hunter Derby program will be in its fourth year in 2013 and is growing in prestige and popularity. Amateurs, Juniors and Professional riders are eligible to compete, giving it a broad base of support and interest. The $15,000 Hallway Feeds Leading Rider Awards will present a $10,000 cash prize to the professional rider accumulating the most points in the seven classes that make up the Series. The amateur rider and junior rider accumulating the most points will each receive a $2,500 cash prize. Riders will receive points only on their highest placed horse in each of the classes. The awards will be presented at the conclusion of the Hallway Feeds class at the Kentucky National Horse Show on September 21, 2013.

Hallway Feeds' close proximity to the Kentucky Horse Park provides the opportunity to utilize the freshest feed, manufactured with time-honored commitments to high standards of quality and the latest scientific advances. Combining a premium nutrition package with a professional level of dedication in horsemen and women provides equine athletes with the Formula for Success.

2013 HALLWAY FEEDS SERIES STANDINGS
PLACE TOTALS   RIDER

1   825   SHAWN CASADY PRO
2   550   MEREDITH DARST JR
3   500   COLIN SYQUIA PRO
     500   KELLEY FARMER PRO
5   450   HAVENS SCHATT PRO
6   375   JENNIFER HANNAN PRO
7   275   KELLY ARANI JR
8   225   MOLLY SEWELL PRO
9   175   MELISSA MURPHY PRO
     175   RUSSELL FREY PRO

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