Don’t Miss Out: Entries Close June 1 for 2017 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival

Aaron Vale and Carlo won the $50,000 Flintfields Farm Grand Prix at the 2016 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival. (Photo: Kendall Bierer/Phelps Media Group)

Aaron Vale and Carlo won the $50,000 Flintfields Farm Grand Prix at the 2016 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival. (Photo: Kendall Bierer/Phelps Media Group)

Traverse City, Mich. – May 18, 2017 – The third year of the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF), held at scenic Flintfields Horse Park, is fast approaching, and entries for the show of the summer are due to close on June 1. This action-packed series, set in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan, offers the perfect combination of exciting equestrian competition and great family fun. Due to the popularity of the region and the resort nature of the area surrounding GLEF, we expect a tremendous interest in this year’s circuit. Don’t be shut out! Make sure your entries arrive before the deadline of June 1.

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The six-week-long show series will kick off on July 5 and run until Aug. 13. Weeks Two–Six will be FEI-rated competitions, featuring CSI2* and CSI3* grand prix events with some of the world’s top international horses and riders competing, concluding with the highly anticipated $100,000 Grand Traverse Grand Prix CSI3* on Sunday, Aug. 13. With weekly derby competitions, the 2017 GLEF will also feature World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) week (Week Two), and a $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby during Week Four.

New to this year’s schedule are “Equitation Tuesday” competitions, held each Tuesday Weeks Two–Three and Weeks Five–Six in the Grand Prix Ring. This provides GLEF equitation exhibitors ample opportunities to collect double the amount of valuable qualifying points per week in one location!

“We are excited for our third summer season in the Traverse City area at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival,” said Matt Morrissey of Morrissey Management Group. “We look forward to top competition as well as providing great customer service and summer memories to last a lifetime for our exhibitors, families and friends.”

Stall reservations for 2017 are limited and filling on a first come, first serve basis until sold out. For more information and to download a stabling form, click here.

Don’t miss out on competing in this highly sought-after summer destination! Submit your entries today!