Sam Walker and Evita Emerge Victorious in $36,600 Welcome Stake CSI2*
Traverse City, Mich. – June 19, 2021 – The penultimate day of Week II of the Traverse City Spring Horse Show, presented by Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, spotlighted international show jumping competition Saturday afternoon in the Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel International Ring. A total of 23 hopeful horse-and-rider combinations took to the $36,600 Welcome Stake CSI2* looking to nab a spot in the highlight event of the week, the $72,900 Four G Surfaces Grand Prix CSI2*, set to take place Sunday, June 20. In the end, it was Canada’s Sam Walker who emerged at the forefront of the victory gallop riding MarBill Hill Farm’s Evita.
Sorrento Carries Kendall Meijer to Champion in Audra Jackson, Exit Northern Shores Realty Adult Amateur Hunter 3’ 18-35
Adult hunters took over the Polk Family Ring Saturday afternoon during week two of competition at the Traverse City Spring Horse Show to vie for the Adult Amateur Hunter 3′ 18-35 division title. Kendall Meijer, aboard her longtime mount Sorrento, continued to impress the judges with their consistency, which would help them earn top honors. Meijer’s barn mate, Haley Stubbart, came in a close second aboard Saint Tropez, laying down two beautiful rounds and placing second in the under saddle right behind Meijer and Sorrento.