Traverse City, MI - March 9, 2015 - Stadium Jumping, Inc. and Flintfields Horse Park announced today that FarmVet has joined forces with SJI for this new endeavor and will become the Official Horse Health Provider at the debut of the all-new Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, to be held at the Flintfields Horse Park, located at 6535 Bates Road in Williamsburg, Michigan on July 1 through July 26th. The show grounds are located just 10 miles east from the beautiful resort town of Traverse City.
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"We are excited to be back in Traverse City, Michigan. My family and I have come both as exhibitors, sponsors and vendors. The show facility is fantastic, the lakes and cool weather are another attraction you can't miss and of course the cherry ice cream," smiled Christian Currey, Founder of FarmVet.
"We're delighted to have FarmVet joining us for the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival," said Michael Morrissey, President of Stadium Jumping, Inc, the organizers for the festival. "FarmVet, over the years, has become the go to source for so many equestrian related products. Their prices are great and their service to the exhibitors is first class. We thank them for their sponsorship as we begin what we hope will be a long run of success in Traverse City."
"Farmvet has been working with Stadium Jumping, Inc. since its inception," Currey stated. "We have had fantastic results mirroring SJI's competition schedule. We currently work with them at Lake Placid, at the American Gold Cup and at Trader's Point. We were happy to hear that they jumped in to make sure that the Traverse City facility series continued on."
"We will be present for the full four weeks of the Great Lakes show season. We will be open Tuesday thru Sunday," he added.
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The new series of shows are scheduled to run four weeks: July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19 and July 22-26, 2015.
The summer series will be highlighted by:
Weekly $5,000 National Hunter Derby
Weekly $25,000 Jumper Classic
Week 1 $50,000 Grand Prix
Week 2 $50,000 Grand Prix
Week 3 $50,000 Grand Prix
Week 3 $25,000 International Hunter Derby
Week 4 $50,000 Grand Prix
Management suggests that those planning on attending this year's shows, book their housing early due to the popularity of the region and the resort nature of the area surrounding the events.
"I am so pleased that Stadium Jumping has agreed to work with Flintfields Horse Park to produce the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival," said Karin Flint, the owner of Flintfields Horse Park. "They are a world-class team and will add a whole new dimension to the series."
Flint added that the store owners and businesses of the area are very excited about the new festival. "I've received numerous phone calls from Traverse City area businesses who are very excited about getting on board and they are very excited to welcome Stadium Jumping as the new producers of our shows. I've also heard from exhibitors who are thrilled be returning to our area and are looking forward to another great summer in one of the most beautiful places in Michigan."
2015 GREAT LAKES EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL FAST FACTS
WHEN: 2015 FESTIVAL DATES
EVENT: GREAT LAKES EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
WHAT: A three week long hunter and jumper equestrian festival.
WHERE: Flintfields Horse Park, 6535 Bates Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690 - 10 miles east from the beautiful Resort town of Traverse City