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Great Lakes Equestrian Festival Highlights Week I

Karl Cook and Caillou 24 Capture $137,000 Meijer Grand Prix CSI3* Win at Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, Presented by CaptiveOne Advisors


Karl Cook and Cailou 24. Photo Andrew Ryback Photography

Traverse City, Mich. – July 11, 2021 – The conclusion to Week I of the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF), presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, highlighted the $137,000 Meijer Grand Prix CSI3* Sunday afternoon. Each of the 39 international horse-and-athlete combinations were eager to close out the first week of the summer series with a bang and be at the forefront of the victory gallop. In the end, it was the United States’ Karl Cook who bested a seven-horse jump-off to claim the top honors aboard Signe Ostby’s Caillou 24.

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Hillary Johnson and Suede Take Top Prize in $5,000 USHJA Traverse City Derby, presented by Perfect Products, to Close Out Week I of Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors


Hillary Johnson and Suede. Photo Andrew Ryback Photography

On the final day of exciting hunter competition during Week I of the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF), presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, top riders returned with their mounts to the Polk Family Hunter Ring to close out the week. The featured hunter class, the $5,000 USHJA Traverse City Derby, presented by Perfect Products, kicked off bright and early, seeing a field of 36 talented combinations tackle the derby course. At the conclusion of the class’ competitive two rounds, it was Hillary Johnson aboard Suede who rode away with the top prize.


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Save the date for the 2021 Traverse City Horse Shows! Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors July 7 - 11 $137,000 Meijer Grand Prix CSI 3* July 14 - 18 World Champion Hunter Rider Week $72,900 NetJets Grand Prix CSI 2* July 21 - 25 Major League Show Jumping $230,000 TraverseCity.com Grand Prix CSI 5* July 28 - August 1 Dudley B. Smith Equitation Championship $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented by Copper Fox $72,900 North Face Farm Grand Prix CSI 2* August 4 - 8 Markel/USHJA Zone 5 & 6 Jumper Team/Platinum Jumper Championship $137,000 Southern Arches Grand Prix CSI 3* August 11 - 15 FEI North American Youth Championship $137,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Grand Prix CSI 3* Traverse City Tournament of Champions September 1 - 5 $137,000 Grand Prix CSI 3* September 8 - 12 Silver Oak Jumper Tournament USHJA Young Jumper Championship $137,000 Agero Grand Prix CSI 3* September 15 - 19 American Gold Cup presented by CaptiveOne Advisors Major League Show Jumping $230,000 American Cup Grand Prix presented by CaptiveOne Advisors


Traverse City Horse Shows Fast Facts: Where: Flintfields Horse Park 6535 Bates Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690 Ten miles east from the beautiful resort town of Traverse City.