Traverse City, Mich. – June 20, 2019 – The 2019 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF), presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, LLC, returns to the Flintfields Horse Park July 3-Aug. 11 featuring six weeks of internationally and nationally rated hunter, jumper and equitation competition.
Tables in the popular VIP Club, offering delicious food and beverages along with a spectacular view of Olympic-caliber show jumping, are available to purchase. Experience all GLEF has to offer in style – reserve your VIP Club table of six or individual passes (available for the circuit or by the week) now by clicking the button below:
Tables in the VIP Club are located in a first-class structure with unobstructed views of the Grand Prix Ring, offering the perfect location to relax and watch some of the best show jumping athletes in the world compete. In the VIP Club, you can enjoy delicious food and beverages each week from Wednesday-Sunday, including beer and wine from Traverse City’s own North Peak Brewing Company and Bowers Harbor Vineyards.
Located at the north end of the VIP Club is the new Mammoth Outpost, generously sponsored by the official spirits partner of the 2019 GLEF, Mammoth Distilling. The Mammoth Outpost is open to all guests to purchase drinks, while the full collection of Mammoth Distilling spirits will be exclusively featured in the VIP Club and other locations throughout the duration of the festival.
As always, exhibitor satisfaction and comfort is a top priority for GLEF. A new exhibitor hospitality pavilion built and installed by Suncast® Commercial, the Southern Arches Pavilion, will debut this year between the two main hunter rings. This area will supply snacks, pastries and breakfast items, as well as a popcorn machine courtesy of Wrenwood Farms, each day of competition from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year, the exhibitor hospitality area is graciously sponsored by Oryana Natural Foods Market (Week I) and Just A Folly Farm (Week IV).
In addition, the Marshall & Sterling Riders‘ Lounge will be stationed next to the VIP Club overlooking the Grand Prix Ring with plenty of seating to watch rounds or relax after a day of showing.
Don’t miss out on getting the best seat at the show and reserve your table or individual pass in the GLEF VIP Club today! For more information, contact Nicolle Meyer at email@example.com.
Exhibitors, if you haven’t done so already, now is the time to get your stall reservations and entries in for GLEF Weeks IV, V and VI! The entry deadline is Monday, July 1, and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out. Exhibitors can submit their entries for GLEF 2019 online at www.horseshowsonline.com.
The team at GLEF and Morrissey Management Group are dedicated to providing top-notch customer service for those attending this year’s event. With its convenient location in the heart of Traverse City, traveling through the Cherry Capital Airport – TVC is the ideal situation for those participating at GLEF this summer. In addition, if you would like assistance in booking housing arrangements for the 2019 circuit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A variety of sponsorships are still available for this year’s circuit. For more information on how to become a sponsor, click here and contact Nicolle Meyer at email@example.com or call 440-258-5099.
All photos courtesy of the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival
2019 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival Fast Facts:
What: The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF), presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, LLC, is held annually in July and August at the Flintfields Horse Park in Williamsburg, Michigan, located just outside Traverse City. This six-week event hosts nationally and internationally rated hunter/jumper competition, featuring weekly classes and classics for children, junior, adult and amateur-owner riders. Each week, the festival also holds classes for young horses, open jumper classes and professional hunter derbies, culminating every Sunday with an exciting grand prix show jumping competition with some of the world’s top athletes.
When: July 3-Aug. 11, 2019
Where: Flintfields Horse Park
Ten miles east from the beautiful resort town of Traverse City.
Weekly competition schedules (all schedules are subject to change):
GLEF I: July 3-7
$50,000 GGT Footing Grand Prix, presented by JTWG, Inc./4G Surfaces
$25,000 Welcome Stake
$5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
GLEF II: July 9-14
$50,000 Meijer Grand Prix
$25,000 Welcome Stake
$5,000 Outdoors USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Camping World and Gander Outdoors
GLEF III: July 16-21
$71,200 North Face Farm Grand Prix CSI2*
$35,700 Welcome Stake CSI2*
$5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, sponsored by Greg Crolick Stables and Renaud Farm
GLEF IV: July 23-28
$71,200 Flintfields Farm Grand Prix CSI2*
$35,700 Devoucoux Welcome Stake CSI2*
$25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, sponsored by Copper Fox LLC
Dudley B. Smith Equitation Championship, presented by Northern Pines Farm
$5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Fig Street Marketing Group
GLEF V: July 30-Aug. 4
$133,700 Staller Grand Traverse Grand Prix CSI3*
$35,700 Welcome Stake CSI3*
$35,700 Grand Traverse Classic CSI3*
$5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
GLEF VI: Aug. 7-11
$133,700 CaptiveOne|Advisors Great Lakes Grand Prix CSI3*
$35,700 CWD Welcome Stake CSI3*
$35,700 NetJets Classic CSI3*
Exhibitors: To submit stall reservations and entries for the 2019 GLEF circuit, click here.
Hospitality: Tables of six are available in the beautiful VIP Club overlooking the Grand Prix Ring throughout the 2019 GLEF – the perfect way to entertain clients and friends this summer! Download a table reservation form here!
Sponsorship, vendor and advertising opportunities:
Flight accommodations: Traverse City is as easy to get to as life is once you arrive! Nonstop flights from Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Denver International Airport, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Detroit Metro Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport to Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport – TVC are available all summer long! Visit www.tvcairport.com for more information!
Hotel, motel, resort contact information: Please refer to greatlakesequestrianfestival.com and email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on hotels, campgrounds and home rentals in the area.
Fundraising: Local organizations looking for fundraising opportunities, please contact Audra Jackson at email@example.com or call 231-835-1650.