September 15th, 2018
Rain Date is September 29th

THE DONKEY DERBY: run your a** off for the Equine Rescue Network.  A sporting event for elite athletes and their human companions To help bring awareness to the plight of unwanted horses and donkeys.

SPECTATORS WELCOME You may purchase General Admission or VIP Tickets *VIP tickets include seating under the Myopia Polo tent, lunch, and spirits (beer/wine/mint julep). Derby Attire encouraged for VIP seating. Be advised – VIP Seating is limited.

The mission of the event is to ENJOY the day, raise awareness of donkeys: They make great pets! They are affectionate, agile & athletic – AND are highly sought after by the Chinese 🙁 If we raise money to save more donkeys – even better!

Don’t have a donkey but still want to “Run your ass off for the Equine Rescue Network” – no problem. If you want to race a donkey – we have them….actually – there are over 40+ rescue donkeys on the North Shore that you may be partnered with. The donkey races are 2 person-team (one to lead and one to follow).

If you want to race with a donkey, send email to info@equinerescuenetwork.com – space is limited. You will need to meet your donkey, and perhaps even train your donkey before the race. We will match teams with donkeys based on the location of donkey and team. The leader of the donkey may carry treats. The follower of the donkey may only use a sanction plastic fly swatter to encourage their donkey team. There is no riding or beating donkeys!

The races will be as follows:

  1. Mule Race
  2. Steeplechase
  3. Mini Horse Race
  4. Donkey Race
  5. Costume Class
  6.  Obstacle course.