MEDIA ALERT: Credentials and Invitations to Inaugural Media Day Now Available for 2019 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival

Traverse City, Mich. – June 10, 2019 – Organizers of the highly anticipated Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF), presented by CaptiveOne, are pleased to officially be accepting applications for media credentials for the 2019 circuit. This year’s event will feature six consecutive weeks of world-class hunter, jumper and equitation competition from July 3-Aug. 11.

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GLEF would also like to extend an invitation to all members of the local media to the 2019 GLEF Media Day on Friday, July 5, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Flintfields Horse Park. This inaugural event will be an excellent opportunity for members of the local media to learn more about all of the happenings during the upcoming GLEF season.
In addition to receiving a media credential pass and a brief run down of the schedule of events, attendees will learn more about the Olympic sport of show jumping from a professional rider, receive instructions on what to do when coming to cover the competitions on grand prix days (where to go, how to request interviews, reserve a media golf cart, etc.) and other resources to assist in your coverage of #GLEF2019! All attendees will be treated to a catered breakfast in the VIP Club and, as a token of our appreciation for attending, will receive two VIP passes for a Sunday grand prix. To request an invitation to the 2019 GLEF Media Day, please email Cody Brown at
Media credential applications for the 2019 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, presented by CaptiveOne, are now being accepted!
Weeks III-VI will be FEI-rated competitions, featuring CSI2* and CSI3* grand prix events, with some of the world’s top international horses and athletes competing, concluding with the $133,700 CaptiveOne|Advisors Great Lakes Grand Prix CSI3* on Sunday, Aug. 11. With weekly derby competitions, the 2019 GLEF will also feature World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) week (Week II) as well as the inaugural Dudley B. Smith Equitation Championship, presented by Northern Pines Farm, and the 25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, sponsored by Copper Fox LLC, during Week IV in the Grand Prix Ring.
Any members of the media wishing to cover this action-packed event must apply and be approved for credentials.
Applying for media credentials is simple. Visit the following web address at the button above and fill out the form completely. Once finished, click submit and you will be notified shortly as to whether your request has been accepted or denied.
All credential requests will be confirmed by email upon receipt of application. Directions and other event information can be found here. The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival will do its best to accommodate any additional or late requests and thanks you for your interest in covering this year’s event!
A variety of sponsorships are still available for this year’s circuit. For more information on how to become a sponsor, click here and contact Nicolle Meyer at or call 440-258-5099.

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