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World’s Most Elite Horses and Riders Compete for Top Prize Money


Lansing, Ill. – The Showplace End of Summer II at HITS Chicago-Balmoral Park will take place August 15th - 19th, as we will once again welcome equestrians from near and far, for unparalleled hunter/jumper competition. This is the second week of competition for this sanctioned event (Federation Equestre Internationale) that will boast a prize of $500,000. This Five-Star FEI competition continues from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at HITS Chicago-Balmoral Park. The Grand Prix, or finals will start at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 19th.

The spacious 200-acre property boasts countless hospitality amenities including a 4,467 seat mint-condition grandstand and a state-of-the-art VIP Clubhouse featuring climate-controlled seating overlooking all of the competition rings. Spectators are welcome to take a stroll to view the horses and culture of this lifestyle.  

“Events like this offer an exciting opportunity for all ages and we hope to see your family at this unique venue for a visual treat,” stated  Jim Garrett, President/CEO of the Chicago Southland CVB. “HITS Chicago-Balmoral Park is a true gem for our region.”

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Enjoy a day of family-friendly fun at HITS Chicago-Balmoral Park in Crete, IL. 
Date: August 15-19, 2018
Location: HITS Chicago-Balmoral Park |  26435 South Dixie Highway  |  Crete, IL 60417
Schedule: Wednesday – Sunday  |  8 am to approx. 4 pm
General Admission: No admission charge for daytime performances Wednesday through Saturday, General Admission tickets are $10 on Sunday. Children 12 and under are free.  
Charity Partner: American Cancer Society benefitting from PAWLOOZA, (bring your pet’s day) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 19th.

Featured Events/Prizes:



Thursday, August 16 - Free


Friday, August 17 - Free


Saturday, August 18 - Free


Sunday, August 19  - $10

For more information, contact the Horse Show Office at 708-304-2329.
Prior to show call the Corporate Office at 845-246-8833 or visit HITSShows.com.

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination management and marketing organization for Chicago’s 63 south and southwest suburbs. The Chicago Southland CVB markets the Chicago Southland region as a destination for meetings, conventions, group tour, sports events and leisure. For more information, go to VisitChicagoSouthland.com


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