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 17–28) 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.

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

In response to COVID-19, spectators will not be allowed to visit Flintfields Horse Park to watch the competitions this year. This being said, we invite you to watch the live stream on


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