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Wachovia Showplace Spring Spectacular II is Part of the $80,000 Rider Bonus Program

Wayne, IL - June 1, 2007 - Showplace Productions is pleased to announce that the Wachovia Showplace Spring Spectacular II horse show, held from June 19-24 at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL, is part of the $80,000 Rider Bonus series. The highlight of the spring show is the $50,000 Wachovia Securities Grand Prix on Saturday, June 23, which will feature some of the best show jumpers in the Midwest.

The Rider Bonus series is divided among three divisions from 12 participating Showplace Productions shows: Leading Open Rider, Leading Junior/Amateur-Owner Rider and Leading Children's/Adult Jumper Rider. The bonuses will be awarded at the 2007 Showplace Fall Classic Championship Horse Show, which will be held September 19-23. The top three riders in each division will receive the bonus, based on the prize money won by their top-placed horse in the classic or grand prix of their division.

"The main reason we started the Rider Bonus was to give back to the exhibitors and to raise the level of competition in the Midwest," explained Pat Boyle, manager of Showplace Productions. "Children's, Juniors, Adults and Amateur divisions can be overlooked while the big grand prix riders chase their points, and the Rider Bonus keeps everyone in the running for year-end awards."

Wachovia Securities, LLC, is the sponsor of the $50,000 Open Rider bonus, which will be awarded to the leading grand prix rider. Taylor Harris Insurance Services, Inc. is the sponsor of the Junior/Amateur-Owner Rider bonus of $20,000, and Showplace Productions is the sponsor of the $10,000 Children's/Adult bonus.

The participating shows include: Lake St. Louis Spring, May 16-20; Showplace Spring Classic, May 24-27; Ledges Spring Classic, May 31-June 3; Showplace Spring Spectacular, June 12-17; Showplace Spring Spectacular II, June 19-24; St. Louis Festival I, July 4-8; Showplace Summertime, July 12-15; Ledges Summertime, July 19-22; Equifest I, August 1-5; Equifest II, August 8-12; Lake St. Louis Harvest September 5-9; and St. Louis National September 12-16.

Wachovia Securities is the nation's third largest brokerage group and is based in Richmond, VA. It is a non-bank affiliate of Wachovia Corporation and provides financial advisory, brokerage, asset management and other financial services, helping clients make the most of their existing and potential assets through sound investment advice and the highest level of service.

For more information about Wachovia Securities, LLC, please visit

For more information about Showplace Productions and the Rider Bonus, please visit http://www.showplaceproductions.com

Fast Facts: 2007 Wachovia Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse

Show II

EVENT: Wachovia Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Show II

WHAT: A five-day "AA" rated hunter and four-star jumper horse show produced by Showplace Productions.

WHERE: Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill., located 40 minutes west of Chicago.

WHEN:

June 20-24, 2007

PRIZE MONEY: $195,000

FEATURES:

- $50,000 Wachovia Securities Grand Prix

- $20,000 NAL Nutrena Children's/Adult Jumper Grand Prix

- $20,000 Turtle Rock Farm High Junior Amateur-Owner Classis - Show Jumping Hall of Fame Member Event

- $10,000 Wachovia Securities Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic

- $10,000 Canterbury Farm Open Welcome Stake

- $5,000 Low Children's/Adult Jumper Rider Classic

- $5,000 Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Gambler's Choice

- $5,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Gambler's Choice

HOURS: Wednesday through Sunday, beginning at 8 a.m.

ADMISSION: Complimentary during the five days of showing.

PARKING: On-site, permits available

DIRECTIONS:

From Chicago

I-90 (Kennedy Expressway) West to Route 59 (Barrington, IL).

Route 59 South (Left Turn) to Stearns Road (West Bartlett, IL)

Stearns Road West (Right Turn) to end. (Dunham Road)

Left turn on Dunham Road.

1/8 mile-Lamplight Equestrian Center is on Right.

From Downtown St. Charles

Route 64 East to Dunham Road.

North (Left Turn) on Dunham Road.

Lamplight Equestrian Center is on Left approximately 1.5 miles after Army Trail Road.

FROM St. Charles Hotels

Route 64 to Kirk Road North.

Kirk Road runs into Dunham Road. Continue North.

Lamplight Equestrian Center is on Left approximately 1.5 miles after Army Trail Road.

HOTELS:

Connections Travel: 800-262-9974

http://www.equestriantravel.com

Official Hotel:

Courtyard by Marriott 800-321-2211 (2 miles)

Best Western of St. Charles 800-528-1234 (2 miles)

Fairfield Inn & Suites 800-228-2800 (2 miles)

Hilton Garden Inn 800-445-8667 (2 miles)

Quality Inn 800-424-6423 (2 miles)

Holiday Inn Express 800-465-4329 (2 miles)

Super 8 Motel 800-800-8000 (2 miles)

Country Inn and Suites of St. Charles 800-456-4000 (3 miles)

Hotel Baker 800-284-0110 (3 miles)

Pheasant Run Resort 800-474-3272 (3 miles)

Comfort Inn of Geneva 630-208-8811 (5 miles)

The Herrington Inn 800-216-2466 (5 miles)

The Oscar Swan Inn of Geneva 630-232-0173 (7 miles)

 

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