Dressage at Lamplight Equestrian Center
Dressage at Lamplight is dressage show excellence, attracting riders from all over the world to its three annual summer dressage shows. Lamplight has developed into one of the premier dressage show venues in the U.S. with its beautiful grounds and world class dressage shows. Lamplight is a must see horse show venue and every dressage rider and spectator should make it a point to visit and participate at this beautiful horse park.
Lamplight has permanent stabling facilities for 350 horses and permanent base installations for nine horse stabling tents, giving it a total capacity of 1200 stalls, all with water and electricity.
Lamplight Equestrian Center History
Lamplight occupies the property that was once Oaklawn Farm, home to Mark W. Dunham, who in 1885 began breeding and selling prize Percheron horses. During the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, a guests traveled from Chicago to Wayne to see the Dunhams' Percheron horses.
Over the years, the owners added more arenas and developed a beautiful landscaping plan, including gardens and hundreds of trees. Two of the original Dunham family barns were converted into the food service pavilion and show offices. Soon after, permanent judges' booths and a covered spectator seating areas were built.
Wayne, IL (about 40 miles due west of Chicago)
May Dressage at Lamplight
IDCTA Dressage Show June
July Dressage at Lamplight
The USEF National Dressage Championships
for Young Horses and Developing Horses will take place in August.