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Meijer to Sponsor Great Lakes Equestrian Festival Week 4 Grand Prix

Written by: Allyson Lagiovane
Client: Morrissey Management Group (MMG)
Release Date: 2016-05-19

Traverse City, MI - May 19, 2016 - The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival is one of the summer's highlight show events, packed with competition and set in the picturesque town of Traverse City, Michigan. Many sponsors have joined the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival family for the second year of the show, while others remain on board and build upon their support from the show's inaugural year.
Meijer joined the family of sponsors last year when the show successfully kicked off, and will continue its sponsorship at this year's equestrian extravaganza as well.
Meijer is a family owned retailer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan operating over 210 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.

"We were very excited to have a company like Meijer joining us as one of our corporate sponsors during our inaugural year," said Matt Morrissey, the Show Manager. "They are a world class, well-run company with a fabulous philosophy, not unlike our own. They, too, believe in giving back to the community. To see them back again shows their support for what we're doing here in the Traverse City area. We are thrilled to welcome them back!"
Meijer revolutionized the supercenter industry in 1962 after being founded in 1934. The store's concept mixes retail with food, hardware, automotive electronics, apparel, garden centers, and a pharmacy, offering customers a one-stop-shop for any of their needs.
Meijer was built on a fundamental philosophy aimed at strengthening the communities it serves. Meijer proudly donates more than 6 percent of its net profit each year to charities throughout the Midwest. With hunger as a corporate philanthropic focus, Meijer partners with hundreds of food banks and pantries through its Simply Give and food rescue programs. Meijer also support education, disaster relief, and health and wellness initiatives.
The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival is set on 88 beautiful acres and showcases five world-class competition rings in addition to spacious schooling rings. The property features don't stop there as the park offers convenient on-site campgrounds, making for a truly unique attendee experience.
Given its gorgeous summer setting and its wide range of classes, the 2016 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival is an event that equestrians won't want to miss. Entries close on June 1st. To download an entry form, please click here.

To view the competition schedule, please click here.
For travel and housing information, please click here.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Brook Berganza at

For questions and comments, feel free to contact


July 6-10
July 13-17
July 20-24
July 27-31
Aug. 10-14 CSI 2*
Aug. 17-21 CSI 2*
Aug. 24- 28 CSI 3*

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


A seven-week-long hunter and jumper equestrian festival.

Week IV $25,000 USHJA International Derby presented by the Gochman Family
Weekly Glory Days Farm LLC USHJA National Hunter Derby
$25,000 Weekly Welcome Stake for July series
$50,000 Weekly Grand Prix for July series
$35,000 and $50,000 FEI classes Week V and VI
$35,000, $40,000 and $100,000 FEI classes Week VII
$25,000 U-25 Grand Prix August 13th presented by The Moyer Family


Please refer to for hotels, campgrounds, and home rentals.

For on-grounds camping information, please click here.

Matt Morrissey -
Brooke Berganza -
Ainsley Bernstein -
Traverse City Horse Shows, LLC
1301 Sixth Ave. West Suite 406
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 744-5465
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