Lamplight Equestrian Center, located in Wayne, Ill., has been sold to Nina Koloseike Moore, an amateur hunter/jumper rider from Batavia, Ill.
The 56-acre complex has been a destination for riders for more than 50 years and currently hosts between 20 and 30 competitions a year. In the past, the facility has hosted the American Eventing Championships, the USEF National Young and Developing Horse Championships and the U.S. Para Equestrian National Championships. In 1990, it underwent an extensive renovation of the show facilities under its previous owners, Stephen Cooper, Dale Mavrogenes, Thomas Moxley and Jenny and Shee Yee Lee.
Moore hopes to work on the arenas first, but doesn’t have any concrete plans beyond that.
“We’re going to make some improvements for sure. The facility has grown to such a level [with the previous owners]. My goal is to make it even better. I’m hoping we can take it to the next level,” she said.
There are 14 shows scheduled in 2013, but Moore would like to add more eventually. She’s also looking to bring eventing back to the facility. “Everybody I’ve talked to about adding shows and moving forward has been really positive,” she said.