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2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival Fast Facts

EVENT: Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival

WHAT: A month long multi-discipline equestrian festival that attracts 1,400 horses and their riders who are in attendance to accumulate year end points and compete for $395,000 total prize money.

SANCTIONED BY: United States Equestrian Federation, United States Dressage Federation, United States Hunter-Jumper Association, North American League, Young Jumper Championships, Show Jumping Hall of Fame, World Champion Hunter Rider Awards Program, Washington International Horse Show Championships, Hunter-Jumper Association of Michigan, Ohio Hunter-Jumper Association, Ohio Professional Horseman's Association, Indiana Hunter-Jumper Association, Wisconsin Hunter-Jumper Association, Michigan Horse Show Association, Great American Insurance Group, and USDF Breeder's Championship Program.

RATING: "AA" Hunters; "Level 4" Jumpers; "Rated" Dressage.

WHERE: Flintfields Horse Park, 6535 Bates Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690

WHEN: July 8 - August 2, 2009

WEEK BY WEEK HIGHLIGHTS:

Week I, July 8 - 12:

$30,000 Spy Coast Farm Grand Prix of Traverse City

$15,000 International Hunter Derby Classic

$10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Prix

$10,000 JR/AO Jumper Prix

Week II, July 15 - 19:

$30,000 Grand Traverse Bay Grand Prix

$10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Prix

$10,000 JR/AO Jumper Prix

$5,000 JR/AO Hunter Classic

$5,000 Adult Hunter Classic

$5,000 Children's Hunter Classic

$5,000 Pony Hunter Classic

Week III, July 22 - 26:

$30,000 D-BRAIDER Cherry Capital Classic Grand Prix

$10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Prix

$10,000 JR/AO Jumper Prix

$10,000 Children's/Adult Jumper Prix

HJAM Equitation Medal Finals

Week IV, July 29 - August 2:

Dressage by the Bay Series I/II and Musical Freestyle Competition

By the Bay Local Day Finals

Polo by the Bay Exhibition & Charity Fundraiser

HOURS:

Wednesday through Sunday, beginning at 8 a.m.

ADMISSION:

Wed & Thursday, Closed to the Public

Friday - Sundays, $5/person for general admission ticket

PARKING: Available on-site; included in admission price

DIRECTIONS:

Directions obtained through GPS mapping devices are incorrect! FROM M-72 please turn NORTH on Bates Road - NOT SOUTH as directed.

From South East Michigan (Detroit Area): I-75 towards Grayling; @ Grayling exit left onto M-72 West; continue West through Kalkaska to Williamsburg; @ Williamsburg continue west 1.9 miles to Bates Road; after Rail Road Crossing turn right onto Bates Road; show facility on left mile. 4 hours from Detroit.

From Mid-Michigan (Lansing Area): Follow US-127 north to Clare; merge onto M-10 West/M-115 to Ludington/Cadillac to Route M-115 North; From M-115 merge onto M-131 North to Fife Lake Road; turn left onto Fife Lake Road/CR 605; Follow jog, staying left on CR-605 to Williamsburg; @ Williamsburg turn left on M-72, West; continue west 1.9 miles to Bates Road; after Rail Road Crossing turn right onto Bates Road; show facility on left mile. 3 hours from Lansing.

From South West Michigan (Grand Rapids Area): East 1-96 north to Grand Rapids to US 131 through Cadillac; continue north to Fife Lake Road; turn left onto Fife Lake Road/CR 605; Follow jog, staying left on CR-605 to Williamsburg; @ Williamsburg turn left on M-72, West; continue west 1.9 miles to Bates Road; after Rail Road Crossing turn right onto Bates Road; show facility on left mile. 2 1/2 hours from Grand Rapids.

From Northern Michigan (Petoskey Area): Follow US 31 South to Acme; @ Acme turn left (East) on M-72 towards Williamsburg; after 3 miles turn left onto Bates Road; show facility mile on left. ALT Route: Follow US 31 South to Lochenheath (north Acme); turn left (east) onto Brackett Road; after 3 miles, @ stop sign, turn right onto Bates Road; show facility mile on right. 1 hour from Petoskey.

From Traverse City: Follow US 31 North to Acme; @ Acme turn right (East) on M-72 towards Williamsburg; after 3 miles turn left onto Bates Road; show facility mile on left. ALT Route: Follow US 31 South to Lochenheath (north Acme); turn right (east) onto Brackett Road; after 3 miles, @ stop sign, turn right onto Bates Road; show facility mile on right. 15 minutes from downtown.

From Toledo, Ohio & Lexington, KY: Follow US 75 north to Toledo; @ Toledo take US 23 north towards Ann Arbor; continue north on US 23, crossing over I-94 & I-96, staying north to Bay City/Flint; @ Bay City merge onto I-75 North towards Grayling; @ Grayling exit left onto M-72 West through Kalkaska to Williamsburg; @ Williamsburg continue west 1.9 miles to Bates Road; after Rail Road Crossing turn right onto Bates Road; show facility on left mile. 5 hours from Toledo; 9 hours from Lexington.

By Air: Use the Cherry Capital Airport - Traverse City. From Airport, turn left onto South Airport Road to 3 mile road; @ 3 mile road turn left (north) to right (east) on US 31. Follow Directions from Traverse City. 10 minutes from Airport.

BLUE RIBBON AREA HOTEL & LODGING PARTNERS:

Coldwell Banker Schmidt - Vacation & Cottage Rentals, 888.242.7555

Gold Coast Inn, 231.938.2538

Grand Beach Resort, 231-938-4455

Great Wolf Lodge, 866.478.9653

Honcho Rest Campground, 231.941.3600

Park Shore Resort, 231-947-3800

Sleep Inn, 231.938.7000

Sugar Beach Resort, 231-938-0100

Super 8- East Bay, 231-938-1887

Traverse Victorian Inn, 231-947-5525

For all other Group Rates & Additional Hotel Listings, contact Sarah Barnard @ the Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau: 1800 - 940 - 1120 or sbarnard@visittraversecity.com.

STABLING/SPONSORSHIP/VENDOR CONTACT:

Alex Rheinheimer

561-723-6287

alexrheinheimer@aol.com

http://www.horseshowsbythebay.com

 

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