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Sponsors Ensure Success of Horse Shows by the Bay and Dressage by the Bay

Wellington, FL – March 29, 2007 – Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc. is known for their production of Northern Michigan’s Horse Shows by the Bay and Dressage by the Bay Series. The five show, three-week equestrian festival is held in the beautiful resort area of Traverse City, MI, and will run from July 18 through August 5. Although Horse Shows by the Bay is a new addition to the summer circuit, generous contributions from supporters and sponsors have added to the early success of the festival.

Grand Prix Level sponsors are D-BRAIDER and Karin Flint, Janet Read and Positive Step Farm.

Karin Flint is an avid horse show enthusiast and a Harbor Springs, MI, native. She currently owns four horses that are under the tutelage of Olympic veteran Lisa Jacquin. In addition, she has extensive horse show management experience, as she organized the Bloomfield Open Hunt’s Detroit-Motor City Horse Shows. Flint also invented the D-BRAIDER, a device used to take out horses’ braids.

Janet Read is another equine enthusiast with ties to the Traverse City, MI region—as a child growing up she vacationed at her family’s lakeside Old Mission Peninsula Cottage annually. As such, Read decided to honor her roots and family history by naming one of the premier arenas at the new horse park. The Polk Family Main Hunter Ring will feature the rated hunters and the evening hunter classics. Read has horses in training with Tim and Kelly Goguen of Bogg’s Hill Farm in Wellington, FL. Most recently, her talented five-year-old gelding Safari won the prestigious AHJF Hunter Spectacular at the Winter Equestrian Festival under the guidance of Tim.

Positive Step Farm is a private 46 acre training facility located northwest of Detroit, MI, which is owned and managed by Patrice Schreiber and her husband, Brian Moore. The farm specializes in producing Irish Sport Horses from the Loughnatousa line out of County Waterford, Ireland. Schreiber is an amateur equestrian with extensive experience organizing and sponsoring various dressage, eventing and show jumping competitions in Michigan.

Platinum sponsors include PhelpsSports.com and Team Elmer’s.

PhelpsSports.com is an innovative subscription equestrian sports web site that offers equestrians and fans of a single web address for breaking news of the Hunter, Jumper, Dressage, Eventing and other High Performance disciplines. It features up-to-the-minute audio reports and unique features from around the globe, photos and reporting from some of the finest equestrian journalists in the world.

Team Elmer’s, or Elmer’s Crane & Dozer, Inc., is the largest and most respected construction engineering company in northern Michigan. In business since 1956, Elmer's has grown to include surveying, engineering, earth moving and site preparation, underground services, aggregate production, crane/rigging, concrete, asphalt (commercial & residential), milling, restoration, snowplowing and more. They assisted management in the development of the new Horse Park site plans and represented the company at all the township meetings this past fall. Team Elmer’s is currently on-site preparing the ground for this year’s festival.

Gold sponsors include Kodiak Equipment Company, Lisa A.H. Cudahy, Meijer, Schreiber Corporation and Zada Enterprises, LLC.

Kodiak Equipment Company is an all service golf car and sports utility equipment company based out of Williamsburg, MI. Kodiak Equipment Company supplies Horse Sports by the Bay with golf cars during their three week event. In addition they service both the Lamplight and Littlewood Horse Shows during their respective circuits. Last season the company sponsored a JEEP styled golf car that was used in a raffle for the CANTER Fundraiser & Benefit at Horse Shows by the Bay, Series II.

Lisa A.H. Cudahy of Cedarburg, WI, is the sponsor of this year’s $10,000 NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter Classic on July 21, 2007. Cudahy is an amateur competitor who has horses in training with Cookie Beck. She is also an avid sponsor of various equestrian events, including the Legacy Cup and the Professional Hunter Finals for the American Hunter-Jumper Foundation.

Meijer is a one-stop shopping supercenter that features over 40 departments with more than 170 stores through the Midwest region. Corporate headquarters are in Grand Rapids, MI, and this year, Meijer is the sponsor of the CANTER (Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses) benefit that will be held on August 4, 2007 at Horse Shows by the Bay, Series III. The Meijer family enjoys horses and competes annually on the Michigan Horse Show Circuit.

The Schreiber Corporation, based out of Detroit, MI, and Hamilton, Ontario-Canada, specializes in Industrial & Commercial Built-Up Roofing, Modified Bitumen, Single Ply and Metal Standing Seam Roofing Systems. The company purchases from all major manufacturers such as Honeywell, Inc., GAF Building Materials, John Mansville, Koppers Industries, Siplast and others. More than 80 percent of their business is with repeat customers such as Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation and DaimlerChrysler Corporation.

Zada Enterprises, LLC, based in Grosse Pointe, MI, is a family company operated by Joe Zada, an amateur equestrian who competes and trains in dressage, hunters and jumpers. Zada Enterprises is an active sponsor of the dressage community and is the title sponsor and of the Dressage by the Bay shows.

Silver sponsors include Boggs Hill Farm--Kelly and Tim Goguen; and Uphill Farm Investments--Tom Wright.

Bronze sponsors include Ariat International, Inc.; Ann K. Hubbard Tack Shop; English Riding Supply; Equisports, Inc.; Equisport Insurance Agency, the Franciso Group; Hampton Green Farm; Hillside Farm & Friends; Hunterpointe Farm and Brian Shook; Luitpold Pharmaceuticals and Adequan; Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Shook; and Trattoria Stella.

Charter sponsors include Bowers Harbor Vineyards; Personalized Products; Stikky Likky Horse Treats; and Walstrom Marine.

Contributing sponsors are Grand Traverse Resort and Spa; Parkshore Resort;

Sugar Beach & Grand Beach Resorts; Traverse Bay Inn & Lodge; Traverse Victorian Inn; and Turtle Creek Casino.

Other sponsors include Eastfield Laundry; the Hylant Group; Auntie Ann’s Horse Cookies; the Horse Village; R. Bruce Duchossois; and Sport Horse Saddlery.

For more information, 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.

WHEN:

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.

WEEKLY FEATURES:

$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

Charity Fundraisers

Dressage Exhibitions

Daily and Weekly Exhibitor Socials and Parties

HIGHLIGHTS:

Kid’s Day - Grand Traverse & Leelanau County 4H Benefit, Saturday, July 21

$10,000 NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter Classic, Saturday, July 21

$5,000 NAL/WIHS Children’s Hunter Classic, Saturday, July 21

Equestrian Aid Foundation Benefit @ Trattoria Stella, Sunday, July 22

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

HOURS:

Wednesday through Sunday, beginning at 8 a.m.

ADMISSION: Wed through Friday – Free; Saturdays and Sundays – $5/person ages 3 and up; Saturday, July 21st; Children under the age of 18 Free

PARKING: Available on-site; included in admission price

DIRECTIONS:

From South East Michigan (Detroit Area)

I-75 North to M-72 West (@ Grayling); Follow M-72 West through Kalkaska; @ 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

By Air

Use the Cherry Capital Airport—Traverse City; Follow Directions from TC

HOTELS:

Gold Coast Inn:

231-938-2538

Grand Beach Resort:

231-938-4455

Park Shore Resort:

231-947-3800

Sugar Beach Resort:

231-938-0100

Super 8 Motel:

231-938-1887

Traverse Bay Inn and Lodge:

231-947-5436

Traverse Victorian Inn:

231-947-5525

For all other Group Rates & Additional Hotel Listings, contact 1800-TRAVERS

SPONSORSHIP CONTACT:

Alex Rheinheimer

sponsor@horsesportsbythebay.com

Barbie Downer

judandbarbi@earthlink.net

MEDIA CONTACT:

Phelps Media Group, Inc.

13833 Wellington Trace

Unit E-4 #221

Wellington, FL 33414

561-753-3389 (phone)

561-753-3386 (fax)

pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com

http://www.phelpsmediagroup.com

 

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