Competition Returns to Lamplight Equestrian Center for the Spring Spectacular Series

The first week of the HITS Chicago Spring Spectacular Series was host to USEF-Rated Hunter/Jumper competition at beautiful Lamplight Equestrian Center. Exhibitors were excited to return for the second Spring Series this season and compete for top prize money in featured competition. Highlights from this week included the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, and $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Read on for a recap on the winners!

Taking home the first blue ribbon in featured jumper competition on Thursday was Leigh Nanda and EL CASPER in the $5,000 1.35m Jumper Classic. The team secured the win by almost four seconds in the only clear jump-off round and with a time of 31.92.
2nd Place: Genevieve Johns & IOTTIE [35.79, 4-Faults]
3rd Place: Jaclyn Duff & EH ALL OR NONE [35.93, 4-Faults]

Joining the winner's circle in the $25,000 Smartpak Grand Prix on Friday was Stephen Foran and COLOUR YOUR DAY with one of two double clears in the class. Foran bested the field in a time of 36.94 and zero faults to claim the blue ribbon.

2nd Place: Ryan Sassmannshausen & SKY HIGH [37.22]
3rd Place: Collin Reynolds & CHICCO W [40.54, 4-Faults]
Jumper competition continued on Saturday in the Grand Prix Stadium with the $10,000 HITS Open Jumper Prix where Genevieve Munson secured top honors aboard CONTENDRO STAR. Munson finished in a quick time of 36.57 to take home the winner's trophy. 

2nd Place: Elizabeth Schumann & PRINCETON [38.63, 12-Faults]
3rd Place: Duff & EH ALL OR NONE [79.17]

The final featured Jumper class of the week on Sunday was the exciting $50,000 HITS Grand Prix where Reynolds and CHICCO W crossed the timers in 49.77 to complete the only clear round of the jump-off and claim the top spot. 

2nd Place: Munson & ZONDERLING [41.28, 4-Faults]
3rd Place: Linda Radigan & BALVENEUR Z [44.12, 4-Faults]
$1,000 M&S Children's & Adult Low Jumper Classic: Sofia Pigato & OLD GRANDAD 114

$2,500 NAL Jr/A-O/Am Jumper Classic: Cathy Rolfs & COCO CHANELLE

$5,000 Jr/A-O/Am Medium Jumper Classic: Julia Hasler & HARLEY DAVID

$1,500 NAL Children's & Adult High Jumper Classic: Sadie Barnett & CARTHESINO Z
The Hunter Ring at Lamplight Equestrian Center this week was host to the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby where Tina Judge-Boyle was awarded the top honor aboard CARLITO. Scoring an 86 in the first round and an 86.5 in the second round, Judge-Boyle earned a total score of 172.5 while also securing the second place finish.
2nd Place: Judge-Boyle & AFELIX DEL A [172]
3rd Place: Elise Iafrate & NABISCO [167.5]
USEF-Rated Premier/4* competition continues next week with the HITS Chicago Spring Spectacular II, June 16-20, featuring a $25,000 Smartpak Grand Prix, $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, and $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Don't miss out - HITS Chicago features competition for every level rider at the charming Lamplight Equestrian Center. If we can be of assistance in making your plans, please contact us at 224.238.7460 or email us