Join us for the Grand Prix Equestrian 2010 Herd Reduction Auction and Equine Fall Festival

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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Join us for the Grand Prix Equestrian 2010 Herd Reduction Auction and Equine Fall Festival

The Auction will take place on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010 at 4PM at our facility located at 45W015 Welter Road, Maple Park, Illinois 60607. The preview will take place on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2010 between the hours of 3:00-5:00 pm. Three of our auction horses have recently been started under saddle. These will be available for try out on Saturday morning before the auction. Interested individuals should contact our farm manager (see below) to schedule a time.

The auction will be part of our Equine Fall Festival featuring a picnic lunch, barn tours, and a championship dressage exhibition. An admission fee of $20 per person will be charged at entry, the proceeds of which will support the Young Rider program at GPE.

Beginning Thursday, September 30, 2010, individuals will be able to initiate bidding via email. Interested bidders can send their email bids to with a copy to Bid updates will be posted daily on our websites at and

Our auction will feature nine horses, including:

Lady Caroline GP, 1998 Oldenburg Chestnut Mare
Uutopiaa GP, 1999 pure-Bred Spanish Mare
Boca GP, 2008 FSHR filly
Becca Bella GP, 2008 half AHA filly
Bittersweet GP, 2008 half AHA/FSHR filly
Euphoria GP, 2007 half AHA Bay Mare
GP Rascalli, 2010 FSHR Chestnut Colt
GP Opius, 2007 FSHR Bay Gelding
GP Chico , 2007 AWA Bay Gelding
Yanna GP, 2007 FPZV Filly

Click on “Auction Details” for reserve pricing on each horse.

Accommodations for Auction
Each of the following hotels are located approximately 15 minutes from our facility and will be an easy drive to the farm.

Hotel Baker – The hotel provides elegant guest rooms and suites, state of the art amenities, exceptional dining and lounge venues, and a scenic riverside setting that's second to none. Hotel Baker is conveniently located just 35 miles east of Chicago's Loop in the scenic Fox River Valley town of St. Charles, Illinois. (630)584-2100

Country Inn and Suites - The Country Inn & Suites Sycamore hotel near Northern Illinois University is less than two minutes from beautiful downtown Sycamore. With charming décor, modern services and convenient amenities like free breakfast, an indoor pool and complimentary high-speed Internet access. 1450 South Peace Rd. Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 895-8686

The Comfort Inn of Sycamore- 1475 South Peace Road, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Phone: (815) 895-4979

For general information please contact Jessica Lawton, Farm Manager at or 242-522-8742

Our Location-
Grand Prix Equestrian
45W015 Welter Rd.
Maple Park, IL 60151

Google link for directions:

We hope to see you on Saturday, October 23 at the Auction and Equine Festival.