Equifest Premium Horse Show Offers $75,000 Grand Prix – And That’s Just the Beginning

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Wayne, IL – The two-week Equifest Show Series takes place at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL, July 22-26, 2015 and July 28- August 2, 2015. As a 2014 USHJA Member’s Choice Award Winning Horse Show, the event plans to award approximately $250,000 in special jumper events and Hunter Derby money alone. The premium show carries a jumper rating of 5 and is a World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) rated show.

Managed by Allen Rheinheimer, the show offers a $75,000 Grand Prix, a $25,000 Welcome Stake and a $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby during week one. Week two offers a $50,000 Grand Prix, a $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, a $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and a $30,000 Jumper Derby. Jumper course designers include Manuel Esparza and Leopoldo Palacious with Dean Battaglia as the hunter course designer. Manuel Esparza, Mexico City, Mexico, was an Assistant Designer for the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing in 2008.

Leopoldo Palacios (Photo: leopoldopalacious.com)
Leopoldo Palacios (Photo: leopoldopalacious.com)

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.

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. Applications are in the prize list. Entries close July 7, 2015 and can be made online at www.horseshowsonline.com. Prize list is available at www.lamplightequestriancenter.com

For more information visit www.lamplightequestriancenter.com