Horse Shows by the Bay, 2004 - 2014
Traverse City, Michigan
Horse Shows by the Bay, founded by Alexandra Rheinheimer, was one of the most popular summer horse show circuits in the country and as a result received the industry's top awards such as being a North American Rider's Group Top 25 Horse Show from 2010-2013, the 2012 Zone 5 USHJA Member's Choice Best "AA" Show , and a 2013 National Show Hunter Hall of Fame Top 10 Hunter Show.
The festival encompassed four consecutive weeks of premier hunter/jumper competition held annually during July and attracted thousands of the nation's best horses and riders. Exhibitors were in attendance to win prize money, qualify for year-end national championships, earn points towards USEF/USHJA Horse of the Year titles plus enjoy one of the country's most highly acclaimed vacation destinations.
Over the course of the decade the festival also hosted numerous charity fundraisers, rated USDF/USEF dressage shows, including the 2010 Great American/USDF Region 2 Dressage Championships and NRHA sanctioned reining events, bringing horseman of many disciplines together to Northern Michigan to enjoy top competition in a resort atmosphere.