Destination Defender

• Destination Defender is a celebration, gathering like-minded Defender owners & enthusiasts for a modern outdoor lifestyle weekend and community service fundraising

Destination Defender offers guests an immersion into the Defender lifestyle, held in the Hudson Valley Region of New York at Oz Farm, Saugerties

Destination Defender is proud to welcome CHASE as the Presenting Partner for the weekend event

Guests will experience Defender-centric adventure activities, curated vehicles displays, local vendors, exceptional food, camping and glamping opportunities

Destination Defender will support Land Rover’s commitment to recognizing nonprofits that go above and beyond for their communities via incorporation of the Defender Service Awards Presented by CHASE Fundraising & Winner’s Announcement Celebration. Learn more about the Defender Service Awards

A Defender Service Awards Charity Celebration will take place on the evening of November 12, announcing the 5 winners of the 2022 Defender Service Awards and feature special guest hosts and musical entertainment

Overnight camping and glamping are available at the festival grounds for those who enjoy sleeping under the stars

Classic and Heritage Models will be displayed to celebrate iconic Defender vehicles through the Decades

(MAHWAH, N.J.) – October 7, 2022 –Land Rover today announced Destination Defender, presented by CHASE, a premium weekend celebration curated for the Defender enthusiast. Taking place November 12-13, 2022, at Oz Farm in Saugerties, New York, the event will feature Defender inspired experiences including, live music, adventure activities, off-roading course, guest camping and glamping sites, learning seminars, heritage display, and an evening celebration announcing this year’s Defender Service Awards presented by CHASE, winners.

Defender holds a legacy of being the vehicle of choice for those who help others. The highlight event of Destination Defender will be the Defender Service Awards Celebration. Taking place on the evening of Saturday, November 12, it will feature a dinner, live musical performances, special guests and brand ambassadors. Land Rover North America will announce the winners of the 2022 Defender Service Awards an initiative honoring US and Canadian organizations that make a difference in their communities. CHASE, as presenting sponsor will be donating $5,000 to each of the 5 finalists, in each category for a total of $125,000. Five category sponsors include Pelican for Search and Rescue; Outside Magazine for Environmental & Conservation; Dentsu for Veterans Outreach, ei3 for Community Service and KONG Company for Animal Welfare. Each of the five winning category organizations will receive a new Defender 130, along with $25,000 from the Category Sponsor.  

Conveniently located in the Hudson Valley region of New York, the weekend event is the first time Land Rover has developed an event on the East Coast to celebrate the Defender Lifestyle. The festival will include an adventure area offering guided workshops and experiences. Celebrating the legacy of Defender, a special curated collection of Defender vehicles through the Decades, highlights heritage models. 

The weekend will also feature Defender inspired activations, photo moments, premium amenities and a marketplace which will offer an array of exclusive branded goods and apparel. Curated adventure activities, on site camping and glamping,  food experiences and integration with the Hudson Valley lifestyle, make Destination Defender the perfect fall getaway.

“The Land Rover Defender is an iconic vehicle recognized globally for much loved design and extraordinary capability. Since its redesign, Defender has created a strong following from a new group of enthusiasts and owners. said Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America. We’ve created Destination Defender to celebrate the Defender lifestyle with our owners and enthusiasts and honor those who give back through our Defender Service Awards.”  

Destination Defender is conveniently located in Saugerties New York, the Heart of the New York Hudson Valley. Easily accessible from major metros including New York City, Long Island, Boston and Philadelphia. Information for attending Destination Defender and general event information is available at