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.

Community Partner 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
  • Inclusion in the onsite concierge booth with opportunities for advertising announcements over public address throughout the show.
  • Ten (10) general admission tickets good for access on any Saturday or Sunday during the festival (admission is complimentary on Wednesday – Friday)


Contact Audra Jackson for more information 231.835.1650 or email

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(941) 744-5465

6535 Bates Road
Williamsburg, MI 49690

Great Lakes Equestrian Festival

The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival Presented by CaptiveOne Advisors features 6 weeks of outstanding competition at Flintfields Horse Park near Traverse City, MI


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