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Chicago Festival of the Horse Prize List Now Available Online

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Chicago Festival of the Horse Prize List Now Available Online

Written by: Devaney Iglesias
Client: Lamplight Equestrian Center
Release Date: 2016-06-08

Devon, PA – June 8, 2016 – Lamplight Equestrian Center is proud to announce that the prize list for the highly anticipated 2016 Chicago Festival of the Horse Equifest Show Series is currently available online. The distinguished show facility will host three weeks of top-notch competition for competitor and spectator alike to enjoy.

The WIHS and NAL recognized show will feature one $75,000 and two $50,000 Grand Prix, as well as two $25,000 Welcome Stakes.  Each week, Equifest will offer a $5,000 National Derby. The second week of competition will highlight the 2016 WCHR member event featuring a $25,000 International Derby.

Equifest I will kick off the 16 days of competition for the 2016 Chicago Festival of the Horse, July 27-31. Spectators will be able to enjoy the $25,000 Welcome Stake on Thursday and $50,000 Grand Prix on Saturday. The $5,000 National Hunter Derby will be available on Friday during the first phase of Equifest.

The following week, Equifest II will take place August 2-7 with several prominent events throughout the week, beginning with the $25,000 Welcome Stake on Thursday. Friday will be the second National Hunter Derby of the competition, and Saturday will feature the anticipated $75,000 Grand Prix. On Sunday the Hunter and Jumper divisions will participate in a $25,000 Derby.

The final week of the Chicago Festival of the Horse, Equifest III, will be held August 10-14. Lamplight Equestrian Center will host a $15,000 Welcome Stake on Thursday, followed by the final $5,000 Hunter Derby. On Saturday, exhibitors will vie for the winning honors in the $50,000 Grand Prix, and the competition will conclude on Sunday, August 14.

The Lamplight Equestrian Center looks forward to hosting the nations top hunter and jumper competitors as they vie for the winning honors during the prestigious three-week Chicago Festival of the Horse.

For more information on Lamplight Equestrian Center’s Chicago Festival of the Horse Equifest Show Series, please visit A downloadable prize list is accessible online.

2016 Chicago Festival of the Horse Equifest Show Series Fast Facts

Events: 2016 Chicago Festival of the Horse Equifest Show Series

What: The 2016 Chicago Festival of the Horse Equifest 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

$25,000 Welcome Stake
$50,000 Grand Prix

$25,000 Welcome Stake
$25,000 Jumper Derby
$75,000 Grand Prix

$15,000 Welcome Stake
$50,000 Grand Prix
$25,000 International Hunter Derby

*$5,000 National Hunter Derby - All three weeks 

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, CWD, Devoucoux, Equo US, Classic Equine, Wisconsin Equine, and Saratoga Stalls.

Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. daily

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



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