Traverse City Horse Shows

Michigan's premier equestrian event

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This spring and summer, discover the Traverse City Horse Shows at Flintfields Horse Park, just three miles from Grand Traverse Resort and Spa via complimentary shuttle.

Now in its sixth year, the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival has been a staple in Traverse City since 2015, when it took the place of Horse Shows by the Bay, which ran from 2007 to 2014. The 2020 season includes six weeks of exciting equestrian competition from July 1 to August 9, and visitors and locals alike will gather to watch the incredible, internationally renowned festival live in Northern Michigan.

Two other special events take place this year. Traverse City Spring Horse Shows (June 9–21) is presented by our sister property, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, and the North American Youth Championship for Jumping and Dressage (August 4–9) is proudly sponsored by Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

The horse shows are home to jumpers, hunters, and equitation with riders from around the country competing for prestige and prize money. Some of the world’s top equestrian athletes, including many Olympians, will be competing. Athletes and horses travel to Northern Michigan from multiple continents, countries, and states around the globe.

Planning your visit? Wednesday through Saturday, admission to Flintfields Horse Park is free. Sundays host the exciting grand prix events with the top athletes competing. Sundays only, tickets are just $15 for adults, $10 for military and seniors, and free for kids 12 and under. You can purchase tickets at the Resort concierge or online.

The Traverse City Horse Shows experience also includes:

  • Boutique Row shopping
  • Farmers Market
  • Bars and dining
  • VIP Club opportunities
  • Special events, like the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Cultural Celebration

To learn more, visit greatlakesequestrianfestival.com or stop by the Resort’s concierge. We’ll see you at the ring!

 

Upcoming Events

April 25
Spring Par 3 Shootout


May 2
Derby Day Shootout


May 22-25
Memorial Day Weekend Golf Special


June 5-6
Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open Pro-Am


June 8-11, 2020
103rd Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open


June 21-28
Golf Your Daylights Out


July 10
Cherry Festival Scramble


May 10
Mother's Day Brunch and Activities


October 3
Big Hole Golf Tournament


March 15-May 31
Spring Spa Specials


May 10
Mother's Day Complimentary Golf


October 18
Tuff Enuff Golf Tournament


Orvis Michigan Fly Fishing School


May 8-10, 2020
VIP Wine & Spa Weekend with Chateau Chantal


September 4-7
Labor Day Golf Specials


July 4-12
Cherry Festival Golf Deals


April 1- May 31
$50 Spring Spa Days


Wednesdays 4:00-6:00pm
Happy Hour at Spa Grand Traverse


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