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Horse Shows by the Bay and Stadium Jumping Come to an Amicable Agreement

Written by: Courtesy of Client
Client: Morrissey Management Group (MMG) http://www.stadiumjumping.com/sj/index.cfm
Release Date: 2015-04-16

Great Lakes Equestrian Festival Debuts at Flintfields Horse Park July 1-26, 2015

Traverse City, MI - April 16, 2015 - Horse Sports by the Bay, LLC., producers of Horse Shows by the Bay (HSBB) are pleased to announce that Stadium Jumping, Inc. has acquired United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) licenses to produce horse shows in Traverse City from July 1-26 that will be called the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival.

Alex Rheinheimer, the owner and manager of HSBB said, "I am pleased that the tradition of horse shows in Traverse City has found in Stadium Jumping and its owner, Michael Morrissey, a promoter with a terrific reputation and national experience. The region is in good hands for years to come. It was a difficult decision to move on from Traverse City, but that decision is easier knowing that Stadium Jumping has expanded its presence to Michigan and I am confident that Traverse City will be well-served by the change."

Morrissey mirrored the sentiment. "Stadium Jumping is very excited about expanding its operations to this part of the world, where the enthusiasm of the community and the horse owners is apparent. We come on the heels of over a decade of exceptional and award-winning shows by HSBB and look forward to meeting the high standards that the community has come to expect."
 
USEF played a pivotal role in the transition and Rheinheimer and Morrissey reiterated  that the parties' agreement reflected "USEF's unwavering commitment to advancing the best interests of the exhibitors and competition calendar, as well as equestrian sports generally."

The new series of shows are scheduled to run four weeks: July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19 and July 22-26, 2015.
 
The summer series will be highlighted by:
* Weekly $5,000 National Hunter Derby
* Weekly $25,000 Jumper Classic
* Weekly 1 $50,000 Grand Prix
* Week 4 $25,000 International Hunter Derby

Management suggests reserving stalls in the near future as stall reservations are being taken on a first come first serve basis until sold out. Reservation forms can be found on www.stadiumjumping.com.
 
For sponsorships and camper spaces please contact Brooke Berganza at  brooke.berganza@stadiumjumping.com or Ainsley Bernstein at ainsley@conniesawyerllc.com
 
Management also suggests that those planning on attending this year's shows, book their housing early due to the popularity of the region and the resort nature of the area surrounding the events.
 
2015 GREAT LAKES EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL FAST FACTS:

WHEN:
2015 FESTIVAL DATES
July 1-5
July 8-12
July 15-19
July 22-26

WHAT:
A four-week long hunter and jumper equestrian festival.

WHERE: 
Flintfields Horse Park, 6535 Bates Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690 - 10 miles east from the beautiful Resort town of Traverse City.

HOTEL INFO AND CONTACTS:

Amanda O'Neil - Great Wolf Lodge
AO'Neil@greatwolf.com
231.534.9063
Reservations: 1.888.981.9653

Margaret Morse - Park Place Hotel
mmorse@park-place-hotel.com
231.946.5196
Reservations: 231.946.5000

Ric Heller - Fairfield Inn Traverse City
ric.heller@nmhmhotels.com
Main line: 231.922.7900

Nick Trahair - AmericInn
nick@americinntc.com
Main: 231.938.0288

J. Mike DeAgostino - Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
jmdeagostino@gtresort.com
231.534.6352
Reservations: 1.800.236.1577

Lori Puckett - Courtyard by Marriott
Lori.puckett@marriott.com
Main: 231.929.1800

Sleep Inn
gm.mi174@choicehotels.com
Main: 231.938.7000

Quality Inn - Pam
tcqualityinn@gmail.com
231.929.4423
Reservations: 1.877.329.1538

Kristin Toedebusch - Cherry Tree Inn
kristin@cherrytreeinn.com
231.778.9022
Reservations: 1.800.439.3093

Mike Norton - Media Relations for Traverse City Tourism
mike@traversecity.com
231.995.3909

Sarah Barnard - Traverse City Tourism
Sarah@traversecity.com
231.995.3910

SPONSORSHIP, VENDORS, ADVERTISING:
Matt Morrissey - matt.morrissey@stadiumjumping.com
Brooke Berganza - brooke.berganza@stadiumjumping.com
Ainsley Bernstein - ainsley@conniesawyerllc.com

ORGANIZER CONTACT INFO:
Stadium Jumping Inc.
1301 6th Ave. West Suite 406
Bradenton, FL 34205
941-744-5465
info@stadiumjumping.com

 

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