Balmoral Park

May 8th - September 22nd, 2019

Show Jumping Takes Flight - 9 Weeks of Hunter / Jumper Horse Shows

Just south of Chicago, HITS has revitalized this beloved raceway of nine-decades into a State-of-the-Art Equestrian Show Jumping Venue which features nine spacious competition rings – Five of those will be show rings for Hunters and four of them show rings for Jumpers, including a splendid Grand Prix Arena.  Fans and Spectators alike, will be able to enjoy viewing all show rings from the 4,467 seat, climate-controlled Grandstand. Former Racetrack-goers will recognize the original tote board and finish line from the historic track, which the HITS Family has thoughtfully integrated into the new facility, along with original relics, photos and memorabilia throughout to keep the Racetrack memories intact.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Enjoy a day of family friendly fun at Balmoral Park in Crete, IL. 

Location: 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 Friday & Sunday, General Admission tickets are $5 on Saturday. Children 12 and under are free.  

Charity Partner: All proceeds collected from Saturday Grand Prix ticket sales are donated to official charities of HITS Balmoral Park.

Take a look at our HITS Chicago  Spectator Packet  before the show!

2019 DATES

Showplace Spring Classic I May 15-19 $25,000 HITS Grand Prix Saturday
Showplace Spring Classic II May 22-26 $25,000 HITS Grand Prix Saturday
Showplace Spring Spectacular I June 5-9 $30,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix Sunday
Showplace Spring Spectacular II June 12-16 $40,000 Adequan Grand Prix Sunday
Showplace Spring Spectacular III June 19-23    
   $2,500 USHJA Pony Hunter Derby     Friday
   $10,000 USHJA National Derby     Friday
   $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby     Saturday
   $50,000 Boehringer Ingelheim Grand Prix     Sunday
Showplace Summertime I July 3-7 $35,000 Adequan Grand Prix Saturday
Showplace Summertime II July 10-14 $35,000 UlcerGard Grand Prix Saturday
Showplace Summertime III July 17-21    
   $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby      
   USHJA Ch/Ad Hunter Championship      
   USHJA Team Jumper Championship      
   $35,000 HITS Grand Prix     Saturday
Showplace Fall Classic  September 11-15    
   M&S Insurance League Midwest Finals      
   NCEA Junior Medal Finals      
   Zone V HOTY Championships      
   $25,000 HITS Grand Prix     Saturday


Getting to the show: 

FROM THE NORTH: Take I-94 Express and I-94 East to IL-394 South toward Danville. Turn right on South Dixie Highway (IL-1). HITS Balmoral Park will be ¾ mile down on your right.

FROM THE SOUTH: Take IL-1 North towards Chicago. Bear left on IL-1 N/S. Dixie Highway. HITS Balmoral Park will be ¾ mile down on your right.

Spectators can grab some lunch from the HITS Restaurant Pavilion or HITS Bar & Grill and find a grassy spot on the berms while watching some of the world's best show jumping.

Shopping: Vendor Row features dozens of shops offering quality equestrian gear, apparel, jewelry and more.