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Great Lakes Equestrian Festival Welcomes Antares as Official Saddle and Sponsors of Week One Welcome Stake

Written by: Courtesy of Client
Client: Morrissey Management Group (MMG)
Release Date: 2015-05-15

Traverse City, MI - May 15, 2015 - - Stadium Jumping, Inc,

organizers of the 2015 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival  announced today that Antares has been named as the Official Saddler for this year's event. In addition, they will be sponsoring the Week 1 $25,000 Welcome Stake. The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival will run for four consecutive weeks, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19 and July 22-26 at the beautiful Flintfields Horse Park, just outside of Traverse City, Michigan.


Each week features a weekly $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, a $25,000 Welcome Stake, a $50,000 Grand Prix and during Week 4, a special $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby.


"Antarès is excited to return to Traverse City for another great year of horse showing and is pleased to partner with Stadium Jumping who runs world class horse shows around the country. The Morrissey family does an excellent job and brings a terrific reputation with fresh views to Traverse City. Antarès is looking forward to being back at Flintfields Horse Park, it is gorgeous, user-friendly facility," said Antarès Saddle Fitter TJ Campbell. "Antarès is proud to be the official saddle sponsor of the 2015 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival."


"Antarès has always offered the highest quality saddles and equipment and the company has been a loyal supporter of Stadium Jumping shows over the years," said Michael Morrissey, President of Stadium Jumping, Inc. "We are very happy that they have signed on as a new era of equestrian competition begins at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival."


The team at Antarès hopes you'll stop by the booth to test ride the full line of Antarès saddles including the innovative Antarès Evolution model saddle. The Evolution saddle has a unique tree that offers maximum freedom of movement ideal for wide shouldered horses, while providing the rider with perfect balance and connection with the horse. The Evolution saddle is currently enjoyed by professionals Richard Spooner, Callan Solem, Derek Peterson, Denise Wilson, Karl Heinz-Beyer, Leann Kelly, Melissa Donnelly, Emily Hertz and many others.


Antarès brings the highest quality saddles to the market and are leading innovators in technology with our new Evolution saddle technology. We also offer a full line of accessories and helmets to go with our saddles. Antarès' main focus is not only the quality of the product but the comfort of the horse and rider as a combination. In addition to excellent products, we offer excellent customer service and are always available to service our customer's needs.


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The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival lifts off on July 1 and continues through the month. We hope to see you in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan this summer.






July 1-5

July 8-12

July 15-19

July 22-26




A four-week long hunter and jumper equestrian festival.




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 




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




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