Clean Sweep of Musical Freestyles for Yvonne Barteau at Dressage by the Bay

Yvonne Barteau and GP Delano. Photo Credit: Diana Hadsall

Traverse City, MI – July 1, 2011 – For Yvonne Barteau and KYB Dressage, the journey north from Maple Park, IL proved to be quite fruitful as she and her mounts GP Raymeister and GP Delano took home both blue ribbons in this week’s feature money events.

GP Raymeister scored a 74.5% to win the $2500 FEI Grand Prix Musical Freestyle while GP Delano won the $1500 FEI Intermediare I Musical Freestyle with a score of 75%.  Both horses are owned by Grand Prix Equestrian/Gina Frantz, who also resides in Illinois.

Today’s two events attracted several hundred people who enjoyed a total of 10 horse and rider combinations performing their routines to carefully choreographed music. A private fundraiser, sponsored by Hampton Green Farm, was also held with donations from the party and the gate going to the local Leelanau and Grand Traverse County 4-H.

KYB Dressage attended last season’s competitions and, due to the vacation-like atmosphere, including the gaming action at the Turtle Creek Casino, they decided to return again this summer for their “family vacation”.

Local resident Betsy VanDyke also did well today, as she and crowd favorite Cantana placed second next to Barteau.

The final day of dressage competition is tomorrow. Families are encouraged to attend the Molon Excavating, Inc Kids’ Day where children of all ages will be admitted for free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Fun games and activities will be located in the Farm House Orchard.

For more information please visit www.horseshowsbythebay.com.

2011 HORSE SHOWS BY THE BAY EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL FAST FACTS

WHEN: 2011 FESTIVAL DATES

Dressage by the Bay Series I: June 30 & July 1
Dressage by the Bay Series II: July 2
Horse Shows by the Bay Series I: July 6-10
Horse Shows by the Bay Series II: July 13-17
Horse Shows by the Bay Series III: July 20-24
Horse Shows by the Bay Series IV: July 27-31

EVENT: Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival

WHAT: A five week long hunter/jumper & dressage equestrian festival that attracts 1,500 horses and their riders who are in attendance to accumulate year end points and compete for $550,000 in total prize money.

SANCTIONED BY: United States Equestrian Federation, United States Hunter-Jumper Association, United States Dressage Federation, North American League, Young Jumper Championships, Show Jumping Hall of Fame, World Champion Hunter Rider Awards Program, Washington International Horse Show Championships, Hunter-Jumper Association of Michigan, Ohio Hunter-Jumper Association, Ohio Professional Horseman’s Association, Indiana Hunter-Jumper Association, Wisconsin Hunter-Jumper Association, and Michigan Horse Show Association

WHERE: Flintfields Horse Park, 6535 Bates Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690 – 10 miles east from the beautiful Resort town of Traverse City complete with NEW FOOTING!

WEEK BY WEEK HIGHLIGHTS of the 2011 HORSE SHOWS BY THE BAY EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL:

June 30 – July 1 & July 2: Dressage by the Bay Series I & II
– $5000 FEI Musical Freestyle
– USDF Training thru Grand Prix
– GAIG/USDF Region 2 Championships Qualifiers
– USDF/BC Qualifiers

July 6-10: Horse Shows by the Bay Series I
– $30,000 Grand Prix of Traverse City
– $10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake
– $10,000 SJHOF Jr/AO Jumper Prix
– $5,000 NAL/WIHS Low Jr/AO Jumper Classic
– $2,500 NAL/WIHS Children’s & Adult Jumper Classics
– $2,500 Pre-Green Hunter Classic
– $2,000 JR & Amateur Owner Hunter Classics
– $1,000 Pony Hunter Classic
– $1,000 NAL/WIHS Children’s & Adult Hunter Classics

July 13-17: Horse Shows by the Bay Series II WCHR Member Event
– $30,000 Grand Traverse Bay Grand Prix
– $10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake
– $10,000 SJHOF Jr/AO Jumper Prix
– $10,000 Open Hunter Classic
– $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Classic
– $5,000 NAL Low Jr/AO Jumper Classic
– $2,500 NAL/WIHS Children’s & Adult Jumper Classics
– $1,000 Pony Hunter Classic
– $1,000 NAL/WIHS Children’s & Adult Hunter Classics

July 20-24: Horse Shows by the Bay Series III
– $30,000 Grand Prix of the Great Lakes
– $20,000 International Hunter Derby
– $10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake
– $10,000 SJHOF Jr/AO Jumper Prix
– $5,000 NAL Low Jr/AO Jumper Classic
– $5,000 NAL/WIHS Children’s & Adult Jumper Classics
– $1,000 Pony Hunter Classic
– $1,000 NAL/WIHS Children’s & Adult Hunter Classics

July 27-31: Horse Shows by the Bay Series IV
– $30,000 D-BRAIDER Cherry Capital Classic Grand Prix
– HJAM Equitation Medal Finals
– $10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake
– $10,000 SJHOF Jr/AO Jumper Prix
– $10,000 NAL/WIHS Children’s & Adult Jumper Prix
– $5,000 NAL Low Jr/AO Jumper Classic
– $2,000 JR & Amateur Owner Hunter Classics
– $1,000 Pony Hunter Classic – $1,000 NAL Children’s & Adult Hunter Classics

Fun Facts:
Charity Fundraisers
Exhibitor Socials
Easy In/Easy Out Airport w/ Private Jet Service
Casinos
Fantastic Vacation Destination Setting!
Fun for the Entire Family!
For more information on the Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival please visit www.horseshowsbythebay.com, become a friend on Facebook, and/or call Alexandra Rheinheimer at 561-723-6287.

STABLING/SPONSORSHIP VENDOR CONTACT:
Alex Rheinheimer: 561-723-6287, alexrheinheimer@aol.com
www.horseshowsbythebay.com

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Suite 214
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)
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