2013 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival
July 3 - 28 - Horse Shows by the Bay Series I - IV
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Background & History
Founded in 2004, Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival is a series of prestigious week-long summer competitions staged annually at Flintfields Horse Park in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan. The festival attracts thousands of the nations best horses and riders competing in the International Olympic disciplines of show jumping and dressage plus hosts national and locally ranked events for the show hunter, open breed and equitation rider. The festival is produced by Traverse City resident Alexandra Rheinheimer who has extensive experience managing, judging and producing equestrian events nationwide.
Each competition is sanctioned by the United States Equestrian Federation plus carries affiliation with many national and regional equestrian organizations. Horses and riders are in attendance to win points towards year-end awards and titles plus to win a share of the $550,000 in prize money that is awarded each season.
To date the Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival has brought more than $65 million in tourism revenue to the immediate area.
Each show week starts on Wednesday and ends on Sunday. Feature events are scheduled on the weekends and include the exciting Grand Prix plus exhibitions, special family day activities, and charity fundraisers.
Feature Festival Events: