Entries and Stall Reservations Now Open for Traverse City Horse Show Fall Dates, Including 50th American Gold Cup

Traverse City, Mich. – July 8, 2020 – As excitement heats up for the three upcoming fall shows in Traverse City, show organizers are pleased to announce that schedules are available and stall reservations and entries are now open for the Traverse City Fall Horse Show, presented by Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, as well as the American Gold Cup, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors and featuring the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament. The first week of competition, a CSI3* event, will be held August 26-30, followed by two more weeks September 2-13. Celebrating its 50th anniversary and debut year in Traverse City, the American Gold Cup has been enhanced to include two back-to-back weeks of FEI competition, boasting a CSI2* rating followed by a CSI4* distinction.



Highlights of all three weeks will include featured classes and events such as:

August 26-30
  • AA rated Hunters, Level 6 Jumpers and Equitation
  • $7,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby
  • $36,600 MMG Welcome Stake CSI3*
  • $36,600 Speed Classic CSI3*
  • $137,000 Grand Prix of Williamsburg CSI3*
September 2-6
  • Silver Oak Jumper Tournament (SOJT)
  • AA rated Hunters, Level 6 Jumpers and Equitation
  • $25,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
  • $36,600 SOJT Welcome Stake CSI2*, presented by GGT Footing
  • $75,000 SOJT Grand Prix CSI2*, presented by Agero
September 9-13
  • AA rated Hunters, Level 6 Jumpers and Equitation
  • $25,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
  • $36,600 Staller Welcome Stake CSI4*
  • $72,900 American Gold Cup Qualifier CSI4*
  • $36,600 American Gold Cup Speed CSI4*
  • $213,300 American Gold Cup Grand Prix CSI4* presented by CaptiveOne Advisors
  • $30,000 CaptiveOne Rider Bonus Finale (points based off 11 weeks of competition)
Entries are now open for the fall dates in Traverse City, which will feature three weeks of FEI competition. Photo: Andrew Ryback Photography

Individuals interested in VIP tables can now reserve their spot in the elegant VIP space that offers premier viewing of both the Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel International Ring and the Polk Family Hunter Ring. VIP Club members can expect a private table of six seats as well as breakfast, lunch and drinks every day of the show, Wednesday to Sunday.

A popular summer destination for equestrians and non-equestrians alike, Traverse City lodging and accommodations are expected to be reserved quickly. Whether you are dreaming of a room at a resort or a house on the lake, don’t wait to book your housing!

The team at Traverse City Horse Shows (TCHS) has proudly partnered with Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, the Official Resort and Fun Partners, as well as Traverse City Tourism to make your visit to north Michigan as enjoyable as possible. Both the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and Turtle Creek Hotel & Casino are conveniently located just a few miles from Flintfields Horse Park, making for an easy commute to and from the horse show.
TCHS also works with a number of Community Partner Hotels, listed below, in order to expand options for visitors. Each of the hotels is offering a special rate using code “AGC” for the fall season. Please call each hotel directly to make reservations.
The Traverse City Tourism team is also available to help both individuals and large groups. For individual accommodations, please visit traversecity.bookdirect.net. For large group accommodations of six guests or more, please call or email Sarah Barnard with Traverse City Tourism at 231-995-3912 or sarah@traversecity.com.
For exhibitors looking to stay close to the showgrounds, the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa can be seen from Flintfields Horse Park.
For exhibitors planning a lengthier stay, home rentals are an ideal and cost-effective option for visiting the Traverse City area. Winterwood Property Management (WPM) is the official home rental agency for TCHS and can take care of you. If you are an exhibitor looking for a home away from home, allow WPM to make the most of your visit to the area by finding the perfect rental for your needs. Please call Stephen or Tiffany at Winterwood Property Management at (231) 342-4686 or email stephen@sckaras.com to learn more.

For more information, please visit theamericangoldcup.com or traversecityhorseshows.com.

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