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Riding For A Cure

Contact: Lindsay Heil

Riding For A Cure partners with Lamplight Equestrian Center for Annual Fundraising Effort Riding For A Cure scheduled Monday, July 14, 2008

(Wayne, Ill.) Riding For A Cure, a unique equestrian fundraising organization in Illinois raising funds for The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation announces new partnership with the Midwest’s premier horse show facility, Lamplight Equestrian Center, located 35-miles west of Chicago on Dunham Road in Wayne Illinois. The 2008 ride will be held Monday, July 14.

The Owners of Lamplight, Steve Cooper and Tom Moxley, find the partnership with Riding For A Cure to be beneficial for both parties.

“We have been searching for the right event to benefit the University of Chicago,” said Cooper. “When we were approached by Riding For A Cure we were just thrilled to do it. It’s a natural fit.”

Tom Moxley added, “This unique equestrian event will have a huge impact on the fund raising side. This ongoing fight will certainly be helped by the two groups coming together.”

“We are incredibly thrilled and energized that Lamplight Equestrian Center has joined Riding For A Cure to support the search for the cure of cancer,” said Christine Gabriel, the founder of Riding For A Cure. “Lamplight is a premier show facility that will enable us to expand our reach in the equestrian community by involving passionate riders who want to fight cancer the best way they know how - with their horse. This type of sponsorship from Lamplight takes Riding For A Cure to a new level of awareness in its fundraising efforts to support the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation.”

Dedicated riders who use the show grounds and the surrounding equestrian community of Wayne will join forces with the established riders of Arlington Park for the event. Riding For A Cure is a 20-mile ride and a dinner/dance to raise money for cancer research benefiting The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation.

About Riding For A Cure

Founded in 2002, by former Arlington Park television personality and three-time breast cancer survivor, Christine Gabriel. Riding For A Cure is a third party fundraiser for The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation. Since the inaugural year, Riding For A Cure has raised nearly $350,000 towards a quest for a cure for cancer. Each year, riders and volunteers pony up for a 20-mile trail ride and dinner/dance to raise money for cancer research.

Riders, volunteers, sponsors and donations are needed. For more information or to volunteer or make a donation, contact Lindsay Heil at 847-401-9266, e-mail at or visit

About Lamplight Equestrian Center

Lamplight Equestrian Center, a fifty-six acre facility, located in the scenic and historic Fox River Valley offers its competitors, guests, and spectators a beautiful and competitor friendly showing experience in the Midwest’s largest equestrian community. Immediately adjacent to Lamplight is a 2,000 acre public preserve devoted to equestrian use with an international cross country course.

Lamplight has hosted Olympic and Pan Am selection trials for dressage and eventing. The Center has been chosen as the home for, The Wellpride American Eventing Championships. Additionally, Lamplight Equestrian Center has been chosen by the USDF Young Horse Selection Trials, The USEA Young Horse Selection Trials, The USDF Regional Finals and The Final Selection Trial for the Canadian Olympic Event Team.

Lamplight Equestrian Center hosts approximately 25 equestrian competitions each season. These shows include small local shows to national shows, with more than 1000 competition horses. In 2008 Lamplight will host 7 region-wide dressage shows, five grand prix and hunter/jumper national shows and three eventing trials. For more information visit





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