Lamplight Equestrian Center
Lamplight Equestrian Center is a world-class horseshow facility considered to be the most beautiful equestrian venue in America. Outside of Chicago, Illinois in Wayne, IL and carved out of the original dream of Mark Dunham, the 55-acre equestrian competition and horse show facility has eight outdoor arenas, five of which feature top-of-the-line GGT arena footing. Lamplight Equestrian Center has permanent stabling facilities for 450 show horses and permanent base installations for nine stabling tents for a total capacity of 1,200 show stalls on the grounds, all with water, cement wash racks and electricity.
Unlike any other equestrian center or horseshow facility in the United States, the Lamplight show grounds are completely landscaped with beautiful perennial gardens and thousands of trees. In the spring, trees are abloom and the air is filled with a fragrance reminiscent of a botanical gardens. In the summer through fall months, the perennials bloom creating an enchanting environment rarely experienced in anything other than a private club. Spectators and competitors enjoy the horseshow facility’s gorgeous flower-lined walkways, covered ringside pavilions, a ringside café and the Hitching Post Bar.
Lamplight Equestrian Center has been host to a number of prestigious horseshows including the American Eventing Championships, The Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championships and the U.S. Para-Equestrian National Championships in addition to countless first-class Hunter shows, Jumper shows, Eventing competitions, Dressage shows and Sporthorse Inspections.