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2016 Chicago Festival of the Horse Prizelist

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2016 Chicago Festival of the Horse Equifest Show Series Entries Now Online

Written by: Devaney Iglesias
Client: Lamplight Equestrian Center
Release Date: 2016-06-30

Wayne, Ill. - June 30, 2016 - Lamplight Equestrian Center is pleased to announce that competitors  can now register at Horse Shows Online for the renowned 2016 Chicago Festival of the Horse Equifest Show Series. The beautiful show facility will host three weeks of exciting and prestigious competition.
Competitors can now enter online to compete in the USEF/WIHS/NAL recognized show that will take place over the course of 16 days. Jumpers and hunters alike will have multiple featured classes and opportunities to win prizes.
Each week, spectators will have the chance to watch top-notch riders compete for high honors in classes such as the $75,000 Grand Prix. Equifest will also feature two $50,000 Grand Prixes and two $25,000 Welcome Stakes.
Competitors will have a chance to compete in a $5,000 National Derby each week, and the $25,000 International Derby during Equifest II (August 2-7).
Equifest I will kick off the 2016 Chicago Festival of the Horse, July 27-31. During the first week, audiences will be able to enjoy the $25,000 Welcome Stake on Thursday and $50,000 Grand Prix on Saturday, while the $5,000 National Hunter Derby will be available on Friday.
The second week of competition, Equifest II, will have several prominent events to watch, 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 highly anticipated $75,000 Grand Prix. On Sunday the Hunter and Jumper divisions will partake in a $25,000 Derby.
Equifest III will round out the Chicago Festival of the Horse, August 10-14. Lamplight Equestrian Center will host a $15,000 Welcome Stake on Thursday, followed by the final $5,000 Hunter Derby of the competition. The exciting $50,000 Grand Prix will take place on Saturday, while the final Equifest classes close out the Chicago Festival of the Horse on Sunday.
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.


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