The four-week Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival, July 2-27, is a United States Equestrian Federation Premier (AA) Hunter and Level 4 Jumper competition and attracts many of the country's best horses and riders.
Entries and stall reservations are currently being accepted on a first pay, first-served basis until the supply of stalls is exhausted.
Riders will vie for a chance to win $600,000 in total prize money, in addition to fabulous prizes, circuit titles and year-end points through HSBB Series I-IV.
Each week the comprehensive schedule will feature the $40,000 Grand Prix; $10,000 Positive Step Farm Open Jumper Welcome Prix; $10,000 SJHOF Junior/Amateur-Owner Prix; $7,500 NAL Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, Young Jumper Championship Qualifiers; AA-rated Hunter sections; NAL/WIHS Classics, and much more.
Other weekly feature events include:
Walgreens $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby
PJP Farm, Inc. $1,000 USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Qualifiers
Take2 Thoroughbred Hunter Divisions & Jumper Stakes
Series II has once again been selected as a USHJA/WCHR Member Event.
The feature event for Series III is the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby & Exhibitor Derby Breakfast, presented by The Gochman Family.
Series IV highlights include the HJAM Equitation Medal Finals and the $10,000 North Face Farm Children's/Adult Amateur Jumper Prix among others.
The 2014 Prize List is now online and hard copies have been mailed to participants from the past two summers. To request a copy and add your name to the list, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival is located 10 miles east of downtown Traverse City, Michigan. Nearby tourist destinations include the famed Torch Lake Sandbar, which was recently named the clearest lake in the continental United States by Weather.com and the Sleeping Bear Dunes, which was voted by "Good Morning America" viewers as the Most Beautiful Place in America.
Keep in touch by following the official Horse Shows by the Bay Facebook page or by visiting www.horseshowsbythebay.com.