Traverse City, Mich. – Apr. 2, 2020 – As one of the most popular horse show series in the United States, the Traverse City Horse Shows season, which will be comprised of 11 weeks of riding in 2020, is a frequent stop for many national and international contenders who travel from many corners of the world. Staller is once again returning for its third year and will be a key supporter of the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF), presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, LLC, as well as the new Traverse City Spring Horse Show (TCS), presented by Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, and the newly-announced Traverse City Fall Horse Show (TCF). A major part of its sponsorship, Staller will serve as the title sponsor for the CSI2* Grand Prix during Week Four of GLEF as well as the Welcome Stake CSI4* during the second week of TCF.
In 2016, the creators of Staller launched a company that many equestrians never realized they needed based on the principle that many trainers, riders and horses needed temporary places to stay during a commute to a show or new home facility. Consistently referred to as the “AirBnB for horses,” Staller is able to connect with its users via their website or mobile app that allows barn owners and tenants to interact, make reservations and complete transactions in the most convenient way possible. Users are able to browse the catalog of properties and refine their search with filters to discover the best property for their equine partners. With the season of competition entering its peak travel period, Staller is the ideal resource for anyone with an open stall or looking for one.
As an active member of the equestrian community, Staller understands the challenges of competing in a different city, state or even country. Some of the many listings available on Staller’s website and user-friendly mobile app include boarding facilities within close proximity to the showgrounds, yet far enough away to ensure horses and riders can train and relax in a more private and tranquil setting. This way, riders can train in privacy while letting their horses get the much-deserved rest they need. Stalls can be rented in almost any part of the country, including equestrian hubs like Wellington, Lexington and North Salem, among many other destinations.
The Traverse City team has upgraded the show’s schedule this year to include eleven weeks of riding, ten of which are FEI-rated. Following the first week, which holds the status of Level 4 jumpers and AA hunters, the next six weeks of competition will be CSI2* weeks while the final two weeks of GLEF will be designated as CSI3* competitions. Week Five of GLEF will host the USHJA Zone 5/6 Team Jumper Championships as well as the USHJA Platinum Jumper Championships. During the last week of competition, the Adequan FEI North American Youth Championships will be held for show jumping and dressage. The Traverse City Fall Horse Show will partner with the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament to feature CSI2* competition from Sept. 2-6, followed by CSI4* action for the final week, Sept. 9-13, 2020.