Equifest is a World Championship Hunter Rider Rated Event!

By Brenda Mueller for ChicagoEquestrian.com

Wayne, IL – July 7, 2015 – The two-week Equifest Show Series at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL, runs July 22-26, 2015 and July 28- August 2, 2015 and is a USEF Premier rated show. Week two is a  World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) rated event offering  a $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and a  $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Both weeks of Equifest offer top prize money, classics and Pre-Green incentive classes for hunters. Week I also hosts a $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby.

In addition, the premium show is a USHJA 2014 Member’s Choice Award Winning Horse Show, rated by it’s members as an exhibitor friendly show and facility, and that’s just the beginning.

Managed by Allen Rheinheimer, the show also offers a $75,000 Grand Prix and a $25,000 Welcome Stake week one with a $50,000 Grand Prix and a $30,000 Jumper Derby week two.

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2014 International Hunter Derby Winner Jennifer Alfano and Jersey Boy.

In addition, Equifest offers
VIP tables are available for purchase each week and feature fantastic Grand Prix ring views and four star dining experiences during Saturday and Sunday luncheons. Derby Day features an outstanding Champagne Brunch for table holders. Applications are in the prize list.

Lamplight sponsors include FarmVet and the new FarmVet Café, Finish Line, Classic Equine Equipment and the new winners circle, Nutrena, Charleighs Cookies as the Hunter Ring 2 sponsor.

Shownet.biz will provide webcast live results and video with Andrew Ryback as the official photographer and Wisconsin Equine Clinic is the official horse show veterinarian and Hunter Ring 1 sponsor.


Liz Atkins and Undine won the Welcome Stake in 2014. Photo: Andrew Ryback.

One lucky exhibitor will win a CWD saddle for competing both weeks, compliments of CWD Saddles.  Oakcroft will also be providing fantastic items as prizes for exhibitors. More lucky exhibitors will receive SmartPak gift certificates from the SmartPak Grand Prix Arena sponsor. Sponsors MDC Stirrups and Signature Spurs will also be giving  Equifest winners some of their product.


Entries can be made online at www.horseshowsonline.com. Prize list is available at www.lamplightequestriancenter.com.