FEI Athletes Announced for Great Lakes Equestrian Festival Week IV CSI2* Competition

Santiago Lambre and Dingeman at the 2017 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival.

Traverse City, Mich. – July 26, 2018 – FEI competition at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF) continues during Week IV (July 25-29) with another FEI CSI2* rating.

International show jumping competition in the Grand Prix Ring begins on Thursday at the Flintfields Horse Park with the Staller 1.40m Jumper CSI2* class. Friday will highlight the $35,000 Devoucoux Welcome Stake CSI2*, while Sunday will feature the week’s most coveted prize, the $50,000 Flintfields Farm Grand Prix CSI2*, at 3 p.m.

Week IV will feature a total of 38 athletes and 56 horses from nine nations around the world, including the USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina and Ecuador.

Returning to GLEF this week is Santiago Lambre of Mexico with his three top mounts Dingeman, Doloris and Ibabco. In his GLEF debut in 2017, Lambre took home three back-to-back FEI wins throughout Weeks III and Week IV in the $50,000 Great Lakes Grand Prix CSI2*, $35,000 Welcome Stake CSI2* and the Amalaya Investments $50,000 Flintfields Farm Grand Prix CSI2* with Dingeman and Doloris.

Also in attendance this week is U.S. Olympian and regular GLEF competitor Margie Engle with her veteran mount Indigo. Engle is arriving in Traverse City, Michigan, fresh off her win in the SAP-Prize speed class at the prestigious CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival on Sunday.

The 2018 GLEF will continue to host internationally ranked competition throughout the remainder of the circuit. For the first time ever, GLEF is hosting two consecutive CSI3* competitions during Weeks V and VI.

Do not miss your chance to see some of the world’s best athletes compete at a world-class venue, and catch all of the action live on GLEF TV! To see the full FEI athletes list for GLEF Week IV, click here.

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2018 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival Fast Facts:

What:
The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF) is held annually in July and August at the Flintfields Horse Park in Williamsburg, Michigan, located just outside Traverse City. This six-week event hosts nationally and internationally rated hunter/jumper competition, featuring weekly classes and classics for children, junior, adult and amateur-owner riders. Each week, the festival also holds classes for young horses, open jumper classes and professional hunter derbies, culminating every Sunday with an exciting grand prix show jumping competition with some of the world’s top athletes.

When:
July 4-Aug. 12, 2018

Where:
Flintfields Horse Park
6535 Bates Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690
Ten miles east from the beautiful resort town of Traverse City.

Weekly competition schedules (all schedules are subject to change):

GLEF I: July 4-8
$50,000 Great Lakes Grand Prix, presented by East Wind Farms
$30,000 Welcome Stake
$5,000 Ingram Family USHJA National Hunter Derby

GLEF II: July 10-15
$50,000 Meijer Grand Prix of Michigan
$30,000 Ingram Family Welcome Stake
WCHR week in the Grand Prix Ring
$7,500 Camping World USHJA National Hunter Derby
Equitation Tuesday

GLEF III: July 17-22
$50,000 North Face Farm Grand Prix CSI2*
$35,000 NetJets Welcome Stake CSI2*
$5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
Equitation Tuesday

GLEF IV: July 24-29
$50,000 Flintfields Farm Grand Prix CSI2*
$35,000 Devoucoux Welcome Stake CSI2*
$25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Copper Fox LLC
$5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
Equitation Tuesday

GLEF V: Aug. 1-5
$100,000 Grand Traverse Grand Prix CSI3*
$35,000 Welcome Stake CSI3*
$35,000 Grand Traverse Classic CSI3*
$5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby

GLEF VI: Aug. 8-12
$100,000 Grand Prix of Traverse City CSI3*
$35,000 CWD Welcome Speed Stake CSI3*
$35,000 Great Lakes Classic CSI3*

Exhibitors: To submit stall reservations and entries for the 2018 GLEF circuit, click here.

Hospitality: Tables of six are available in the beautiful VIP Club overlooking the Grand Prix Ring throughout the 2018 GLEF – the perfect way to entertain clients and friends this summer! Download a table reservation form here!

Sponsorship, vendor and advertising opportunities:
Nicolle Meyer – [email protected]/440-258-5099
Matt Morrissey – [email protected]/941-915-3449

Flight accommodations: Traverse City is as easy to get to as life is once you arrive! Nonstop flights from Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Denver International Airport, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Detroit Metro Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport – TVC are available all summer long! Visit www.tvcairport.com for more information!

Hotel, motel, resort contact information: Please refer to greatlakesequestrianfestival.com and email [email protected] for information on hotels, campgrounds and home rentals.

Fundraising: Local organizations looking for fundraising opportunities, please contact Nicolle Meyer at [email protected]

Management:
Morrissey Management Group
PO Box 1375
Bradenton, FL 34206
Phone: 941-744-5465
Fax: 941-744-0874