Traverse City, Mich. – June 11, 2021 – Show jumping athletes took to the Traverse City Spring Horse Show (TCS), presented by Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, Friday afternoon hopeful to nab a coveted spot in the highlight event of of the week, Sunday’s $213,300 Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel Grand Prix CSI4*. A total of 22 athletes put forth their best effort in the $36,600 Welcome Stake CSI4* as they navigated their way through the Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel International Ring, with just seven managing double clear rounds. In the end, it was Canada’s Ali Ramsay who would take the top title riding Bonita VH Keizershof Z, marking the mare’s first CSI4* win of her career.
Ellen Schmidt and Madison Mitchell Emerge Victorious in Equitation
Equitation riders took to the Jumper Annex Ring Friday afternoon to vie for top honors in the EMO Insurance/USHJA 3’3″ Jumper Seat Medal and the highly acclaimed USEF Show Jumping Talent Search at the 2021 Traverse City Spring Horse Show (TCS), presented by Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel. Several top equitation riders tried their hand at the 11-obstacle Jumper Seat Medal course, hoping to acquire valuable points for the indoor season. In the end, Ellen Schmidt emerged victorious, laying down a beautiful round and showcasing her talent in the flat phase. Madison Mitchell dominated the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search aboard Fabries, showcasing their strong bond over the challenging 10-obstacle course.