Lamplight Equestrian Center Hosts Chicago Festival of the Horse Show Series


PRESS RELEASE

Wayne, IL – July 25, 2016 – Lamplight Equestrian Center will host the 2016 Chicago Festival of the Horse Equifest Show Series, managed by Allen Rheinheimer, July 27 – August 14th, featuring three weeks of top hunter and jumper prize money at the championship show facility.

The Chicago Festival of the Horse has acquired some of the country’s best course designers including Steve Stephens, Leopoldo Palacias and Catalina Cruz for the three weeks of competition. The show will feature two $25,000 Welcome Grand Prixs and two $50,000 Grand Prixs with week II adding a $25,000 Jumper Speed Derby (1.35m – 1.40m) and stepping up the Grand Prix to $75,000.

Jumper competition each week in the SmartPak arena also includes all the WIHS and NAL Jumper Classics, Young Jumpers, the $1,000 1.35m Open Jumpers and the $7,500 Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jr/AO Jumper Classic.

The show is pleased to offer the Kastel Denmark Style of Riding Award in each Grand Prix class, awarding a certificate to be redeemed by a Kastel Denmark on-site vendor for their name brand UV protected shirt.

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Hunters
The hunters kick off competition with the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby sponsored by CWD during week I. Hunter divisions include the $1,000 Pre-green Incentive Stake, Hunter Breeding, NAL and WIHS Hunter Classics and $1,000 Junior and Amateur Owner Hunter Classics each week.

Week II is a WCHR recognized event featuring the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby sponsored by Equo US, the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and a USHJA Pony Derby.

The three-week series concludes with the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, again sponsored by CWD.

Spectators can view all the action from the VIP table accommodations featuring delicious food during prime events. Contact the show office for your reservation. Plenty of hospitality will be offered for exhibitors each week as they enjoy competing on the gorgeous Lamplight Equestrian Center Showgrounds.

For schedule and more information visit www.lamplightequestriancenter.com.

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2016 Chicago Festival of the Horse Equifest Show Series Fast Facts

Events: 2016 Chicago Festival of the Horse Show Series

What: The 2016 Chicago Festival of the Horse Show Series includes three weeks of top hunter/jumper competitions in July and August. The 2016 Chicago Festival of the Horse Equifest Show Series is a WIHS and NAL recognized show

Where: Lamplight Equestrian Center, 6N940 Dunham Rd., Wayne, IL 60184

When: Equifest I: July 27-31; Equifest II: Aug. 2-7; Equifest III: Aug. 10-14

EQUIFEST I
$25,000 Welcome Stake
$50,000 Grand Prix
$5,000 National Hunter Derby

EQUIFEST II  WCHR WEEK
$25,000 International Hunter Derby
$5,000 National Hunter Derby
USHJA Pony Derby
$25,000 Welcome Stake
$25,000 Jumper Derby
$75,000 Grand Prix

EQUIFEST III
$15,000 Welcome Stake
$50,000 Grand Prix
$5,000 National Hunter Derby

Sponsors: A special thanks to the generous sponsors of the 2016 Chicago Festival of the Horse Equifest Show Series: Nutrena, Kastel, SmartPak, Finish Line, John Deere, Barrington Saddlery, CWD, Devoucoux, Equo US, Classic Equine, Wisconsin Equine, and Saratoga Stalls.

Hours8 a.m.–5 p.m. daily

Vendors: Download a Vendor application here, fax the form to 630-497-8075, email it to [email protected] or mail it to Lamplight 6N940 Dunham rd. Wayne, IL 60184

Websitewww.lamplightequestriancenter.com

Hotels:
Marriott Courtyard Chicago St. Charles
700 Courtyard Drive · St. Charles, Illinois 60174 USA
Follow the link to make online reservations and obtain the special rate for this event
http://cwp.marriott.com/chisc/equifes