Showplace Jumper Spectacular to be Held at Ledges Sporting Horses

Monday, August 24, 2015
Posted by Brenda Mueller, Chicago Equestrian



Roscoe, IL – Show manager Patrick Boyle of Showplace Productions, announced a change of venue for the Showplace Jumper Spectacular, featuring the $20,000 USHJA Children’s/Adult Amateur Jumper Championships - North Region, September 2-6, 2015. The event will take place at Ledges Sporting Horses in Roscoe, IL, instead of previously announced Lamplight Equestrian Center. The Showplace Fall Classic, hosting the IHJA A Finals, USEF Zone 5 Horse of the Year Finals, and Marshall & Sterling Midwest Finals scheduled for September 8-13, will still take place at Lamplight Equestrian Center as scheduled.

Boyle added, “Ledges is home to many of the Chicago area riders, who have shown here starting in the pony divisions. Great riders such as Charlie Jayne, Kent Farrington, Quentin Judge, Chris Kappler and Todd Minikus began their careers here as juniors. We made major improvements to the facility this spring from the footing to the fantastic food stand, so we are ready for this national event.”

Boyle lives up to the company name, Showplace Productions, as he usually doesn’t just host a horse show, he makes it a beautiful production and pays attention to detail. Ring decorations, parties, presentations, sponsor events and more, are all details Boyle and his staff are well versed at handling. This National Championship will definitely have a championship feel. The facility welcomes riders from USHJA zones 1,2 and 5 for this North Region Championship.

The Showplace Jumper Spectacular includes all levels of jumpers, jumper classics, and equitation classes. Boyle will be opening up the large grand prix ring all week as the main jumper ring, complete with the new large schooling ring and new footing. FEI course designer, Anderson Lima, (Brazil) will build the technical tracks for the week and the championships.

Boyle has added a complete Children’s/Adult Jumper Division, including classics, for those not qualified for the championships, allowing those riders to have the unique experience of being able to show, watch the championships and participate in all the other activities of the championship.

The large Grand Prix ring at Ledges Sporting Horses will be the setting for the championships.

The large Grand Prix ring at Ledges Sporting Horses will be the setting for the championships.

Equitation riders also have a chance during the week to compete in the final qualifiers for the Marshall & Sterling, Farnam, Sore No More and IHJA medals before the Showplace Fall Championships.

The event will be live streamed by Starcreek Video, with live commentary by Diane Carney, USEF R HU/EQ/JP Judge. It will be the first Regional Championship to be live streamed. Carney will also be providing commentary with George H. Morris and Victoria Colvin for the ASPCA Maclay Finals at the National Horse Show this year.

After the week at Ledges Sporting Horses, Showplace Productions will shift to Lamplight Equestrian Center for the popular Showplace Fall Classic, showcasing the IHJA Medal Finals and a $30,000 Showplace Grand Prix along with the Marshall & Sterling Midwest Finals and the USEF Zone 5 Horse of the Year Finals.

For a complete schedule of the Showplace Jumper Spectacular, click here.

For more information, directions or prize list, please visit or email Patrick Boyle at
Ledges Sporting Horses is located at 12250 Love Road, Roscoe, IL, 61073.