HITS Chicago Series

May - September, 2018

In 2018, Balmoral Park will once again welcome equestrians from near and far, for 13 weeks of unparalleled hunter/jumper competition. Rich in thoroughbred and harness racing history, Balmoral Park will be home to HITS Chicago, and in partnership with Pat Boyle/Showplace Productions, will feature USEF Rated National & Premier Hunters and 4* & 5* Jumpers, as well as two USHJA International Hunter Derbies, FEI rated events and qualifiers for the HITS Championship. The spacious 200-acre property boasts countless hospitality amenities including a 4,467 seat mint-condition grand stand and a state-of-the-art VIP Clubhouse featuring climate-controlled seating overlooking all of the competition rings.  

Balmoral Park is conveniently located less than one hour from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Balmoral Prize List - Prize List   

2018 Dates 

Showplace Spring Classic I May 9-13 CHARITY PARTNER
  $35,000 HITS Grand Prix Saturday, May 12  
Showplace Spring Classic II May 16-20  
  $35,000 HITS Grand Prix Saturday, May 19  
Showplace Spring Classic III May 23-27  
  $35,000 HITS Grand Prix Saturday, May 26 Crete Park District Park Pals
Showplace Spring Spectacular I June 6-10  
  $50,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix   Saturday, June 9 Chicago Heights Kiwanis Club &
Showplace Spring Spectacular II June 13-17 "The Friends" of the Steger - South
  $50,000 HITS Grand Prix Saturday, June 16 American Cancer Society
Showplace Spring Spectacular III June 19-24  
  Balmoral Woods Golf Tournament Monday, June 18  
   Derby Tuesday Tuesday, June 19  
   $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby    
   $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby    
   $2,500 USHJA Pony Hunter Derby    
   $2,500 M&S Child/Adult Hunter Prix    
   $50,000 HITS Grand Prix    Saturday, June 23 Friends of Crete Public Library
Showplace Summertime I         July 4-8  
  $35,000 Adequan Grand Prix Saturday, July 7 Steger School District
Showplace Summertime II  July 11-15  
  Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund /
   USHJA Emerging Athlete Program Clinic
July 9-13  
  $35,000 Ulcergard Grand Prix Saturday, July 14 Alicias House / PAKT
Showplace Summertime III  July 18-22  
  USHJA Child & Adult Amateur Hunter Championship Zones V & VI  
  USHJA Jumper Team Championship  Zones V & VI  
  $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Saturday, July 21 SYSO
  $35,000 HITS Grand Prix     
Enjoy Live Action Coverage - All Day,  Every Day, All Summer Long!
Showplace End of Summer IFEI CSI2*   August 8-12 SYSO
  $35,000 Balmoral Park Welcome Friday, August 10  
  $50,000 Adequan Grand Prix Sunday, August 12  
Showplace End of Summer IIFEI CSI5* August 15-19 American Cancer Society
  $35,000 Boehringer Ingelheim Welcome  Thursday, August 16 Watch Live
  $35,000 SmartPak Classic Friday, August 17  
  $35,000 AIG Midwest Classic Saturday, August 18  
  PAWLOOZA, benefit for the American Cancer Society Sunday, August 19  
  $500,000 HITS Chicago Grand Prix    
Showplace Fall Classic I September 12-16  
  Marshall & Sterling Insurance League Mid-West Finals    
  Zone V USHJA HOTY Championship    
  Illinois Hunter/Jumper Association Medal Finals    
  NCEA Junior Hunter Seat Medal Finals    
  $25,000 HITS Grand Prix Saturday, September 15 Crete Womans Club
Showplace Fall Classic II September 19-23  
  $25,000 HITS Grand Prix Friday, September 21 Steger School District

Prize List & Forms

Showplace Spring Classic I Class Listing Schedule Entry       
Showplace Spring Classic II Class Listing Schedule    Entry        
Showplace Spring Classic III Class Listing Schedule    Entry       
Showplace Spring Spectacular I Class Listing Schedule Entry    
Showplace Spring Spectacular II Class Listing Schedule Entry    
Showplace Spring Spectacular III Class Listing Schedule Entry    
Showplace Summertime I Class Listing Schedule Entry    
Showplace Summertime II  Class Listing Schedule     Entry        
Showplace Summertime III  Class Listing Schedule      Entry       
   USHJA Child/Adult Hunter Championship  Zones V & VI Prize List Entry    
   USHJA Jumper Team Championship  Zones V & VI Prize List Entry    
Showplace End of Summer I FEI CSI2 Class Listing Revised Schedule      Entry         
    Draft Schedule  
Showplace End of Summer II FEI CSI5* Class Listing Revised Schedule Entry       
    Draft Schedule  
Showplace Fall Classic I Class Listing Schedule      Entry        
Showplace Fall Classic II Class Listing Schedule      Entry         
Full Prize List Printable Version - Prize List           
Printable Version Feed & Bedding Credit Card Form        
Online Feed & Bedding Form Online Add & Scratch Form        

Enjoy Live Action Coverage - All Day, Every Day, All Summer Long!
Let our Balmoral Park online concierge service assist you in your lodging,
dining or activity recommendations. Submit your requests in our online form 
and receive an email from a personal HITS Balmoral Park representative.
See you in Chicago!

Enter Online!  HITS now accepts Entries electronically through the
Show Management System Entry Portal at no charge to exhibitors.
Additional features coming soon!

Submit your entries Electronically using Equestrian Connect 
– The One Minute Horse Show Entry Service.
Use Electronic Vet's innovative EVet certificate to submit your horses health requirements to HITS. Keep all of horses vaccine records in one place, without the worry of lost paperwork

KindredBio Leading Rider Standings - 2018

Emanual Andrade - 73
Lisa Goldman - 40.5
Isabella Baxter - 20.5
Gustavo Prato - 14
Douglas Boyd - 10
Shannon Hicks - 7
Taylor Kain - 6
Shannon Sullivan - 6
Robert Mendoza - 5
Paige Matthies - 4
Rachel Schnurr - 4
Dorothy Douglas - 3
Tracy Fenny - 2.5
Adeline Rohrbach - 2
Beth Underhill - 2
Bryn Sadler - 2
Hannah Bilton - 2
Kyle Perkovich - 2
Sara Dees - 2
Lauren Hester - 1
Nick Novak - 1
Taylor McMurtry - 1
Brian Moggre - 0.5
Keely McIntosh - 0.5


RIDER - POINTS as of 8.12.18
Isabella Baxter - 48
Bryn Sadler - 26
Keely McIntosh - 16
Paige Matthies - 16
Madeline Thatcher - 14
Victoria Zelch - 10.5
Elese Kirby - 10
Sara Dees - 10
Adeline Rohrbach - 8
Christisn Currey - 6
Natalie Thornell - 6
Catherine Wachtell - 6
Kyle Perkovich - 5
Annabella Sanchez - 4
Hailey Royce - 4
Christine Calsen - 4
Nicole Noland - 3
Caelinn Leahy - 2.5
Amanda Dollinger - 2
Makayla Weber - 2
Haley Gassel - 1.5
MacKenzie Snider - 1
Sarah Korenthal - 1
Sydney Swarr - 0.5


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845.246.8833  |  Fax: 845.246.6371


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