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Venue Information - Ledges Sporting Horses


Ledges Sporting Horses is the home of the Ledges Winter Series of indoor shows. Located 2 hours northwest of Chicago in Roscoe, Illinois, Ledges boasts a spacious indoor facility, and numerous outdoor arenas for hosting events in the summer.

From December to April the indoor arena is host to the Ledges Winter Series of 12 US Equestrian "A" shows. The shows offer M/S, WIHS, & NAL points in all eligible divisions. During the winter there are also several IHJA & WHJA "B" rated hunter jumper shows.

During the Winter series the focus of activity is the fully heated 72,000 square foot indoor facility. Ledges has a 200' by 86' competition arena with an attached 100' by 86' warm up ring. Adjacent to the arena is a 300' sky deck with enclosed viewing areas, office space, and vendor areas. The fully heated stabling area has 275 oak sided 10' by 10' stalls with wash racks and restrooms in each wing. The entire structure shares a common roof; during winter competitions horses are outside only for loading and unloading.

During the summer and fall Ledges hosts 6 "A" and 2"AA" rated hunter jumper shows. The main outdoor arena is 250' by 350' with an outlying enclosed derby bank. This arena is usually divided by PVC fencing into two 250' by 175' rings. Permanent oak grandstands with a covered pavilion flank the arenas with office and tower space.

There are two additional 250' by 125' show arenas for a total of four outdoor arenas. Two 145' by 125' paddocks between the indoor and outdoor facilities provide additional training areas.

In the November 2004 the Ledges facility was upgraded and many improvements were added. To start, the complex received the most thorough cleaning it has had in over 20 years with many tons of dirt removed from the indoor ring and stabling. A new entrance was added and all public areas were repainted. New and efficient furnaces heat the whole complex to a comfortable temperature. All of the wash down areas have been replaced and are now brightly lit and have abundant hot water.

A new roof covers brand new footing in the arena, and fresh limestone screenings are in all stalls. And last but not least the horse show office was completely rebuilt.

In 2006 many additional improvements were added including a trailer parking lot, renovated concessions, and hundreds of trees and landscaping.

12250 Love Road
Roscoe, Illinois 61073
Phone 815/623-2700 (Show Office)
Map to the facility