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Showplace Productions Announces 2009 Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Show Dates and Highlights

Wayne, IL - February 6, 2009 - Showplace Productions, one of the top horse show production and management companies in the United States, is pleased to announce the dates of their 2009 Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Show Series. The two weeks of shows will be held on June 2-7 and June 9-14, 2009, at the beautiful Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL.

The two weeks of top competition bring riders from around the country to the Chicago suburbs for great prize money, superb footing and course design, and a wonderful show experience.

The highlight classes for the open jumpers include the $30,000 and the $50,000 Grand Prix events on each Saturday afternoon. Open jumper riders can also compete for more prize money in the $10,000 Welcome Stake classes held each Thursday. A new class this year is the $5,000 Open Match Race on Friday, June 5.

Offering some of the best prize money for junior and amateur riders in the country, the Showplace Spring Spectacular series will hold the $20,000 High Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic on the final Sunday of the series, and a $10,000 classic for the division is held the first week. The Low Junior/Amateur Jumpers will be able to compete for $17,500 in prize money in their classics over the two weeks. The Children's Jumpers and Adult Jumpers will each have a $10,000 classic on Sunday, June 14, while the Low Children's/Adult Jumpers will have a $10,000 classic each week.

Other jumper highlights include the $5,000 Junior/Amateur Jumper Speed Derby, the $5,000 Gentlemen's Invitational, and the $5,000 Low and High Junior/Amateur Jumper Gambler's Choice classes.

Hunter riders will have a great choice of classes and divisions in which to compete as well. The highlight event of the series is the $15,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby on Tuesday, June 9. There will be $60,000 in prize money awarded for all of the hunter classics held over the two week competition.

More information and new announcements will follow on this year's exciting Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Shows. For further information on Showplace Productions, please visit http://www.showplaceproductions.com.

Photo Credit: The beautiful showgrounds at the Lamplight Equestrian Center for the Showplace Spring Spectacular in Wayne, IL. Photo Jon Kassel. This photo may be used free of charge only in relation to this press release.


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