Traverse City, MI -- July 5, 2007 - Families and children will have a day to themselves on Saturday, July 21, at the Horse Sports by the Bay show grounds in Acme Township, as the show plays host to the annual Kid's Day event.
Held in Traverse City, MI, a luxury summer resort area, Horse Shows by the Bay and Dressage by the Bay are set against the Cherry Capital of the World, complete with vineyards, beaches, orchards and golf courses. The three-week equestrian festival, which runs from July 18 to August 5, draws some of the best hunters, jumpers and dressage horses and riders in the country to compete for $350,000 in prize money.
Kid's Day will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is co-sponsored by Equisports Insurance Agency, and Paula and Victoria Watters of Watership Downs. A multitude of fun activities will be available for all ages. Some festivities will be located by the Old Barn and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including a castle bounce, face painting, horseless jumping, "behind the scenes" barn tours, an activity station and demonstrations from the Kalkaska County 4H Dog Club. Additional events such as the Tom Pierson Reining and Horsemanship Demo and the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur Owner Grand Prix will be held in the Team Elmer's Grand Prix Ring from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Children and teens under the age of 18 are free, and admission for those 18 years and old is $5. Proceeds from Kid's Day Will benefit the 4H programs of Michigan.
For more information about Kid's Day and Horse Shows by the Bay, please visit http://www.horsesportsbythebay.com
Fast Facts: 2007 Horse Shows by the Bay and Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage by the Bay
EVENTS: Horse Shows by the Bay and Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage by the Bay in Traverse City, Michigan
WHAT: A three-week summer hunter, jumper and dressage festival produced by Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc.
WHERE: Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc. is located in Acme Township in scenic Grand Traverse County, just minutes from downtown Traverse City.
July 18-22, 2007
July 25-29, 2007
August 1-5, 2007
PRIZE MONEY: $350,000 is offered over the course of the three-week festival.
-$25,000 Regional Level Grand Prix
-$10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Prix, Level 7
-$10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Prix
-$2,500 Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classics
-USEF "AA" Hunter Divisions
-A-Rated Junior, Amateur & Pony Hunter Classics
-Young Jumper Championship Qualifiers
-NAL/WIHS Children Adult Hunter & Jumper Classics
-NAL Open Speed Qualifiers
-Non-rated Hunter, Jumper, & Equitation Classes
-Daily and Weekly Exhibitor Socials and Parties
-Kid's Day - Grand Traverse County 4H Benefit, Saturday, July 21
-Equestrian Aid Foundation Benefit, Sunday, July 22
-$10,000 NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter Classic, Saturday, July 21
-$5,000 NAL/WIHS Children's Hunter Classic, Saturday, July 21
-World Champion Hunter Rider Sanctioning, July 25-29
-$10,000 Junior, Amateur-Owner, & Pro Hunter Classic, Saturday, July 28
-$1,000 Ride for the Ribbon 2'6" Non-Pro Hunter Classic, Sunday, July 29
-CANTER Benefit, Saturday, August 4
-$10,000 NAL/WIHS Children's & Adult Jumper Prix, Sunday, August 5
-Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage by the Bay Series I & II, August 2-5
Wednesday through Sunday, beginning at 8 a.m.
ADMISSION: Wed through Friday - Free; Saturdays and Sundays - $5/person ages 3 and up; Saturday, July 21; Children under the age of 18 Free
PARKING: Available on-site; included in admission price
From South East Michigan (Detroit Area)
I-75 North to M-72 West (@ Grayling); Follow M-72 West through Kalkaska; at Williamsburg continue 1.9 miles to Bates Road; after Rail Road Crossing turn right onto Bates Road; Show Facility on Left 1 mile
From Mid Michigan (Lansing Area)
Follow US-127 north to Clare; Merge onto M-10 Wes/M-115 West towards Ludington/Cadillac to Route 115 North; Merge onto M-131 North; Turn left onto Fife Lake Road/CR-605; Follow jog left staying on CR-605 to Williamsburg; Turn left on M-72 West; @ Williamsburg continue west 1.9 miles to Bates Road; after Rail Road Crossing turn right onto Bates Road; Show Facility on Left 1 mile
From South West Michigan (Grand Rapids Area)
East I-96 north to Grand Rapids; take US 131 north to Cadillac; Turn left onto Fife Lake Road/CR-605; Follow jog left staying on CR-605 to Williamsburg; Turn left on M-72 West; @ Williamsburg continue 1.9 miles to Bates Road; after Rail Road Crossing turn right onto Bates Road;
From Northern Michigan (Petoskey Area)
US 31 South to Acme; East on M-72 3 miles; just prior to Railroad Tracks, turn left on Bates Road; Show Facility on Left 1 mile
From Traverse City
Follow US 31 East to Acme; turn East on M-72 3 miles; just prior to Railroad tracks,
Turn left on Bates Road; Show Facility on Left 1 mile
Use the Cherry Capital Airport-Traverse City; Follow Directions from TC
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