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Showplace Productions Thanks Sponsors for Successful 2009 Showplace Spring Spectacular

Wayne, IL - July 1, 2009 - Showplace Productions would like to give a big thank you to the very generous sponsors at this year's Showplace Spring Spectacular. The horse show, held at Lamplight Equestrian Center on June 2-14, was a great success. It could not have been done without the contributions and support of so many people.

The Showplace Spring Spectacular has a long list of sponsors who generously contributed to the show. Platinum level sponsors included Our Day Farm and Alex Jayne, Roc USA, Tapestry Farm, and Taylor Harris Insurance Services, Inc.

Our Day Farm and Alex Jayne generously sponsored multiple classes over the two weeks of competition including $1,000 and $2,500 Pony Hunter Classics, a $1,000 Junior Hunter Classic, the $2,500 Low Children's Jumper Classic, and the $20,000 High Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic. Roc USA (http://www.rocusa.net) sponsored the $10,000 Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic during week two. Tapestry Farm sponsored the $30,000 Showplace Productions Grand Prix during week one. Taylor Harris Insurance Services, Inc. (http://www.taylorharris.com) teamed up with Showplace Productions for their third year contributing to the show, sponsoring the $10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake during week one.

Gold Level sponsors included Blue Gate Farms, Hinsdale Nurseries, Messenger Hill Farm, Midwest Neurosurgery & Spine Specialists, Nutrena, True North Farm, Vermeer Midwest, Weathertech.com, Canterbury Farm and Greg Franklin, and Woodrun Farm.

Blue Gate Farm (http://www.bluegatefarm.com) sponsored week one's $10,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic. Hinsdale Nurseries (http://www.hinsdalenurseries.com) sponsored the $7,500 Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic during week one and also provided beautiful flowers, bushes and trees for the rings and show grounds. Messenger Hill Farm and Freddie and Jodi Vazquez sponsored the $1,000 Pre-Green Hunter Classic and also presented the Jeff Katz Grand Hunter Perpetual Trophy during week two.

Midwest Neurosurgery and Spine Specialists (http://www.mnss.net) and Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Ross generously sponsored several classes this year. During both weeks one and two they sponsored the $1,500 NAL Pony Jumper Classics. They were also the sponsor of week two's $10,000 NAL Children's Jumper Grand Prix. Nutrena (http://www.nutrena.com) also maintained their generous sponsorship for the fifth straight year by sponsoring the $10,000 NAL Adult Jumper Grand Prix during week two.

True North Farm sponsored the $5,000 Gentleman's Invitational as well as the $2,500 Low Adult Jumper Classic during week two. Vermeer Midwest (http://www.vermeermidwest.com) was the sponsor of week two's $5,000 Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Gambler's Choice and also donated equipment such as track loaders for use around the show grounds.

Weathertech.com (http://www.weathertech.com) is another company that sponsored classes over both weeks of the horse show, sponsoring the $1,500 Marshall and Sterling Children's and Adult Jumper Classics over both weeks of competition.

Canterbury Farm and Greg Franklin (http://www.canterburyfarm.net) were the sponsors of the $10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake class during the first week of the Showplace Spring Spectacular.

Woodrun Farm was the very generous sponsor of the $15,000 Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby. The ribbons, trophy, cooler, and awards for the derby were presented by Troy Linback of Woodrun Farm. Also for the hunter derby, a beautiful leather "Tack Trunk Bag" was awarded to the high score in the Handy Hunter round. It was donated by Stacey Lefton Glick & King's Crossing LLC and Oughton Ltd. Equestrian Luggage (http://www.oughtonlimited.com). A "Barn Tote Bag" for the "Best Turned Out Horse" was also awarded.

The sponsor of the $5,000 Junior/Amateur Jumper Speed Derby was The Hope Family.

Silver level sponsors included: Artisan Farms, Ashley Hill (http://www.foresthillfarmllc.com), Bill Kay Auto (http://www.billkay.com), Coniston Farm, Lisa Cudahy, Meadowview Farm, Mill Run @ Wedgewood Farm (http://www.wedgewoodfarm.com), North Face Farm, Roy and Paula May for the Scleroderma Foundation (http://www.scleroderma.org), Team Rakowsky (http://www.teamrakowsky.com), and Turtle Rock Farm (http://www.turtlerockfarm.com).

Bill Kay Auto generously sponsored the $5,000 NAL Adult Jumper Classic during week one of the Showplace Spring Spectacular, while Turtle Rock Farm was the sponsor of the $5,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Gambler's Choice class during week two.

Bronze level sponsors were Copper Ridge Farm, Peggy O'Meara, and Saddler's Row (http://www.saddlersrow.com).

The two weeks of competition for the Showplace Spring Spectacular were qualifying classes for The Showplace Leading Rider Series, which tracks the top riders through a series of nine events and awards prizes to the top three riders in five different sections: $30,000 Tapestry Farms Open Jumper, $10,000 THIS Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper, $10,000 Weathertech.com Children's/Adult Jumper, $5,000 Our Day Farm Low Children's Jumper, and $5,000 Ann K. Hubbard's Tack Shop Low Adult Jumper (http://www.annhubbards.com). Riders are ranked according to the prize money won by their top placed horse in the Classic or Grand Prix for their division.

The finale for the Showplace Leading Rider Series is at the Showplace Fall Classic Championship Horse Show on September 22-27, 2009. There, the top three riders in each section will win bonus money (first place- 50%, second place- 30%, and third place- 20%), and the top ten will receive awards.

The next big event at the Lamplight Equestrian Center will be Equifest. Equifest features two weeks of USEF "AA" Rated Four Star competition in the hunters, jumpers, and equitation running July 21-August 2, 2009.

For more information, please visit http://www.showplaceproductions.com.


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