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UPDATED! Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, Cherry Capital Airport, Harbour Air Services, and Avflight Team Up as Convenient Travel Alternatives

Written by: Courtesy of Client
Client: Morrissey Management Group (MMG) http://www.stadiumjumping.com/sj/index.cfm
Release Date: 2015-05-11

Traverse City, MI - May 11, 2015 - - Stadium Jumping, Inc., producers of the 2015 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, to be held at Flintfields Horse Park, located at 6535 Bates Road in Williamsburg, Michigan on July 1 through July 26th, hope exhibitors will take advantage of the area's closest and most  convenient airport, the TVC Cherry Capital Airport, located only minutes to downtown, the hotels, and very convenient to the horse show.
 
Cherry Capital Airport is an all weather facility and is the fourth largest commercial airport in the State of Michigan and in addition to the major airlines that stop daily, convenient rentals are available from Avis/Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National/Alamo, all offering rent-a-car services right at the airport.
 
The new series of world-class equestrian events 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
  • Week 1 $50,000 Grand Prix
  • Week 2 $50,000 Grand Prix
  • Week 3 $50,000 Grand Prix
  • Week 4 $50,000 Grand Prix
  • Week 4 $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
 
Management 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.
 
Highlights of the four weeks include a weekly $50,000 Grand Prix, $25,000 Jumper Classic and a weekly $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Plus, during Week 4 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival will feature a $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival is the perfect venue to prepare for this year's Pan American Games, which will be held at the Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave, just outside of Toronto, Canada. Show jumping during the Pan-Am Games runs from July 17- 25. The close proximity (just 430 miles) makes Great Lakes Equestrian Festival a convenient half-day drive to the Pan-Am Games venue and provides three great weeks prep time in Michigan's very similar climate.
 
If you are coming by private aircraft, Harbour Air is also there to assist you. Harbour Air is a Phillips 66 fuel provider with an Executive Terminal and hangar space for your convenience. There is also a convenient charter option through Air Services, Inc. which operates aircraft from single engine to cabin class jets. Also available are air frame and power plant services from Cherry Capital Aviation and electronic services from Evans Avionics.
 
Whether you've come to admire the breathtaking beauty of the Sleeping Bear Dunes or taste exciting new vintages at the many area vineyards, Avflight at Traverse City Airport gets your Michigan getaway off to the right start. Conveniently located in the general aviation terminal, Avflight Traverse City offers fuel and FBO services performed by an experienced, highly-trained team. Specialties include: Quick Turns, Low Fuel Prices, AVTRIP Loyalty Rewards and Outstanding Services. Make your plans to visit Avflight in Traverse City today: 844.FUEL.TVC (844.383.5882)
 
TVC Cherry Capital Airport will see a 6.3% growth in the number of seats this year over last year's number of seats coming into the market. TVC is now the fourth most traveled airport in the state. Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and United Airlines have all loaded their summer schedule into their reservation systems, each with an increase of seats and better utilization of aircraft to promote travel. Delta will again offer its two class product on all cities served this summer. Delta Airlines has announced returning summer service to Atlanta, New York LaGuardia, and Minneapolis; along with its daily service to Detroit.
 
Beginning May 21st and just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Delta Air Lines will begin its direct service to and from Minneapolis. Delta will kick off its direct Atlanta and LaGuardia service on June 13. Additionally, Delta will increase the number of seats to and from Detroit on May 21st.
 
"With more seats in the market, there are more opportunities for quality fares. It is clear that Delta is committed to service levels that we need, while our community demonstrates it is a great return on investment for Delta." Kevin Klein, Airport Director said. Both United Airlines and American Airlines will add flights weekly to their Chicago service schedule. American will increase their schedule to four flights a day, with five flights each Saturday beginning early in June. United Airlines will increase by an additional flight each day beginning May 7th. United Airlines will be bringing back the Denver direct service at the same level as 2014.
 
"We at TVC continue to fulfill a true Northern Michigan experience. One that is clearly Pure Michigan. TVC is Total Value and Convenient. We are eager to continue to work with our northern Michigan communities and airlines alike to attract additional services," Klein stated.
 
Visit www.tvcairport.com to learn more and download the TVC airport APP for all the up to date flight information.
 

Highlights of the four weeks include a weekly $50,000 Grand Prix, $25,000 Jumper Classic and a weekly $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Plus, during Week 4 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival will feature a $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival is the perfect venue to prepare for this year's Pan American Games, which will be held at the Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave, just outside of Toronto, Canada. Show jumping during the Pan-Am Games runs from July 17- 25. The close proximity (just 430 miles) makes Great Lakes Equestrian Festival a convenient half-day drive to the Pan-Am Games venue and provides three great weeks prep time in Michigan's very similar climate.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

 

 

Weekly $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby

 

Weekly $25,000 Jumper Classic

 

Weekly $50,000 Grand Prix

 

Week 4 $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Reservations: 1.888.981.9653

 

Margaret Morse - Park Place Hotel 

 

 

 

Reservations: 231.946.5000

 

Ric Heller - Fairfield Inn Traverse City

 

 

Main line: 231.922.7900

 

Nick Trahair - AmericInn

 

 

 

J. Mike DeAgostino - Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

 

 

 

Reservations: 1.800.236.1577

 

Lori Puckett - Courtyard by Marriott

 

 

 

Sleep Inn

 

 

 

Quality Inn - Pam

 

 

 

Reservations: 1.877.329.1538

 

Kristin Toedebusch - Cherry Tree Inn

 

 

 

Reservations: 1.800.439.3093

 

Mike Norton - Media Relations for Traverse City Tourism

 

 

 

Sarah Barnard - Traverse City Tourism

 

 

 

 

 

SPONSORSHIP, VENDORS, ADVERTISING:

 

 

 

 

 

Ainsley Bernstein - ainsley@conniesawyerllc.com 

 

 

 

ORGANIZER CONTACT INFO:

 

 

 

Stadium Jumping Inc.

 

1301 6th Ave. West Suite 406

 

Bradenton, FL 34205

 

 

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

 

 

 

Phelps Media Group, Inc.

 

12012 South Shore Blvd.

 

Suite 102

 

Wellington, FL 33414

 

 

 

 

 

 

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