Save the Date for the 2019 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival!

Traverse City, Mich. – Feb. 28, 2019 – The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF) is pleased to announce its return to the charming, family-friendly resort area of Traverse City, Michigan, July 3–Aug. 11. This marks the event’s fifth year serving the equestrian community with a world-class event that unveils new and exciting improvements with each passing year.

“We are excited for our fifth summer season in the Traverse City area at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival,” said Matt Morrissey of Morrissey Management Group. “We look forward to top competition as well as providing great customer service and summer memories to last a lifetime for our exhibitors, families and friends.”

Click here to hear what top athletes and trainers had to say about their experiences at the 2018 GLEF.

With six weeks of outstanding competition, featuring FEI-rated CSI2* and CSI3* events, GLEF takes place on 88 beautiful acres at the Flintfields Horse Park, which showcases six competition rings with excellent footing in addition to spacious schooling rings. The park offers convenient onsite campgrounds and is close to many of the area’s great restaurants as well as to the Cherry Capital Airport, not far from the shores of Lake Michigan.

Those who have made the trip to Traverse City to compete in years past have continued to make GLEF a permanent stop on their summer show schedule.

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the 2019 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival! Need assistance with housing? Email for information on hotels, campgrounds and home rentals in the area.

Camper spaces are now available for sponsors. A variety of sponsorships are still available and include the opportunity to reserve camper spaces onsite before they are available to all exhibitors. For more information on how to become a sponsor, contact Nicolle Meyer at or call 440-258-5099.


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