2017 Community Partners

The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival is held annually in July and August at the Flintfields Horse Park in Williamsburg, Michigan, located just outside Traverse City. This six-week event hosts nationally rated hunter/jumper competitions, featuring weekly classes and classics for children, juniors, amateur and professional riders. Each week, the festival also holds classes for young horses, professional hunter derbies, open jumper classes and the premier Grand Prix held each Sunday during July and August.

The Festival attracts thousands of riders, trainers, owners and fans to compete, spectate, shop, dine and enjoy all that Northern Michigan has to offer. Since its inception, GLEF has generated more than $100 million in economic impact via hotel room nights and spending during the multi-week festival. The Community Partners program offers a turnkey, cost effective marketing platform for local business to connect with this highly affluent and influential market to promote their brand, products and services.

 Champion Membership - $1,000:

  • One (1) Great Lakes Equestrian Festival flag to hang outside your business to show your support – flags are exclusive to Community Partners and Sponsors
  • Logo inclusion on the Community Partners’ page in the Official Program
  • Logo inclusion on the Community Partners’ page on the event website
  • The opportunity to provide brochures for display in the horse show office
  • Daily public address and scoreboard recognition as a Community Partner
  • Two (2) social media post during the Festival
  • Four (4) tickets to the VIP Club on Friday or Saturday (date to be mutually agreed upon)
  • Twenty-five (25) general admission tickets good for access on any Saturday or Sunday during the festival (admission is complimentary on Wednesday – Friday)
  • One (1) complimentary guided walking tour for up to ten (10) people – date and time to be arrange in advanced, based on schedule availability
  • 25% advertising discount in the Event Program
  • 25% discount at the GLEF Merchandise Stand

 Blue Ribbon Membership - $500:

  • One (1) Great Lakes Equestrian Festival flag to hang outside your business to show your support – flags are exclusive to Community Partners and Sponsors
  • Logo inclusion on the Community Partners’ page in the Official Program
  • Logo inclusion with link on the Community Partners’ page on the event website
  • The opportunity to provide brochures for display in the horse show office
  • Daily public address and scoreboard recognition as a Community Partner
  • One (1) social media post during the Festival
  • Fifteen (15) general admission tickets good for access on any Saturday or Sunday during the festival (admission is complimentary on Wednesday – Friday)
  • 15% advertising discount in the Event Program
  • 15% discount at the GLEF Merchandise Stand

Click here for Application to become a Community Partner

Contact Nicolle Meyer for more information 440.258.5099 or email nicky@mmg.management