The Second Week of the Lamplight Spring Spectacular Series has Concluded!

The second week of the HITS Chicago Spring Spectacular Series was host to USEF-Rated Premier Hunter/Jumper 4* Jumper competition at the charming Lamplight Equestrian Center. It was an exciting week that featured a $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, and $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Read on to catch up on last week's winners!

The first highlighted Jumper class of the week on Thursday was the $5,000 1.35 Jumper Classic hosted in the Grand Prix Stadium. Leigh Nanda and EL CASPER secured the win in one of two zero-fault finishes in the jump-off round in a quick time of 30.50.
2nd Place: Stephen Foran & COLOUR YOUR DAY [31.91]
3rd Place: Elizabeth Schumann & PRINCETON [34.66, 8-Faults]
Claiming the blue ribbon in Friday's $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix was Hayley Banas and FARRAHS FLY'S. This was the only pair to complete the jump-off with a clear round against stiff competition in a time of 46.34.

2nd Place: Collin Reynolds & CHICCO W [RET]
3rd Place: Genevieve Munson & CONTENDRO STAR [67.27, 4-Faults]
On Saturday, Munson emerged victorious in the $10,000 HITS Open Jumper Prix aboard CHARLENE. Completing the jump-off with no faults, Munson secured the first place position by over 3 seconds with a finishing time of 36.88.

2nd Place :Jaclyn Duff & EH ALL OR NONE [40.13]
3rd Place: Julia Hasler & HARLEY DAVID [40.37]
Concluding an exciting week of Jumper competition was the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix on Sunday where Munson claimed her second big win of the week in aboard ZONDERLING. Munson was unstoppable in a time of 36.914, the fastest of three zero-fault finishes in the jump-off, which secured top honors to cap off a successful week. 

2nd Place: Maggie Jayne & ARIZONA ODF [38.59]
3rd Place: Banas & FARRAH FLY'S [43.912]

$2,500 NAL Jr/A-O/Am Jumper Classic: Allison Orth & CHABADA D'YSIEUX

$5,000 Jr/A-O/Am Medium Jumper Classic: Munson & CHARLENE

$5,000 NAL Children's & Adult High Jumper Classic: Atena Santos-Schneider & IBLESSE R.E.
Hunter competition at Lamplight Equestrian Center featured a $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby where riders and horses looked exceptional. Taking home the winner's trophy on Friday was Meagan Murray-Tenuta and NANTUCKET earning impressive scores of 87 and 92 in two hunter rounds to finish with a total of 179. The duo claimed the win by a whopping 9 points!

2nd Place: Tina Judge-Boyle & NORDIC VAN DEN BISSCHOP [170]
3rd Place: Liz Atkins & STAKKATOL 7 [169.75]
USEF-Rated Premier/4* competition continues next week with the HITS Chicago Spring Spectacular III, June 23-27, featuring a $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, and World Champion Hunter Rider Week. 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