Traverse City, MI – January 6, 2011 - Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc is excited to announce that a proposal to host the 2011 National Junior Hunter Finals - East Coast has recently been submitted to United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) for processing and review.
The proposal calls for the Finals to be held at the beautiful Flintfields Horse Park - Traverse City, Michigan which is the host site to the popular Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival. The Finals will coincide with the last week of competition - Series IV.
Even though prize money is not required by USEF, management is prepared to provide $5000 in prize money to each section at a 50% reduced entry fee and a chance for riders to win $20,000 in scholarship for no additional fee.
And, as an added value for attending, finalists will also receive coupons for a free jet-ski rental, discounted dinner and drink gift certificates and special hotel rates from the local area.
States Alexandra Rheinheimer, owner and manager of Horse Shows by the Bay, "It would be an honor to host the Finals and I can't think of a better place for the teens and their parents to spend July than Northern Michigan. Our venue and location will certainly provide them with a unique and fun experience for the whole family plus it's an easy commute to Kentucky should these very same riders and trainers need to attend Young Riders or Pony Finals afterwards."
The Junior Hunter Finals is a competition designed to encourage and promote the basic training and development of Junior Hunters. Horses that are eligible for this event must win a championship or reserve championship at the "A" level or they must be in the top 10 of their zone by the end of qualifying season.
For more information on the popular Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival and the programs of USEF please visit www.horseshowsbythebay.com and www.usef.org.
2011 HORSE SHOWS BY THE BAY FAST FACTS
WHEN: 2011 HSBB DATES
Series I: July 6 – 10
Series II: July 13 – 17
Series III: July 20 – 24
Series IV: July 27 – 31
EVENT: Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival
WHAT: A month long hunter /jumper equestrian festival that attracts 1,500 horses and their riders who are in attendance to accumulate year end points and compete for $550,000 total prize money.
SANCTIONED BY: United States Equestrian Federation, United States Hunter-Jumper Association, North American League, Young Jumper Championships, Show Jumping Hall of Fame, World Champion Hunter Rider Awards Program, Washington International Horse Show Championships, Hunter-Jumper Association of Michigan, Ohio Hunter-Jumper Association, Ohio Professional Horseman’s Association, Indiana Hunter-Jumper Association, Wisconsin Hunter-Jumper Association, and Michigan Horse Show Association
WHERE: Flintfields Horse Park, 6535 Bates Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690 – 10 miles east from the beautiful Resort town of Traverse City complete with NEW FOOTING!
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12230 Forest Hill Blvd.
Wellington, FL 33414
Web site: www.phelpsmediagroup.com
"Level 4" Jumper
$550,000 Total Prize Money
Weekly Grand Prix
USHJA International Hunter Derby
USHJA National Hunter Derby Classics
HJAM Equitation Finals
WCHR Handy Hunter Challenge
Pre-Green Hunter Challenge
NAL, WIHS, YJC, SJHOF
Easy In-Easy Out Airport
Fantastic Vacation Destination Setting!
Fun for the Entire Family!!