TCHS is now accepting media accreditation applications for 2024.

Media accreditation applicants must be on assignment for a recognized publication, outlet, or news service. 

Letters of assignment with an outline of planned coverage should be submitted to in addition to submission of the application.

NOTE: Allow for up to one week for applications to be approved and passes to be available.

For file photos or videos, please contact



Thank you for your interest in freelance credentials at Traverse City Horse Shows. The application window is now open and can be completed here.

Freelance Pricing
$7,500/person for the full season
$750/person per week

What You Need To Know

  • Traverse City Horse Shows will accept five freelance photographers/videographers per week.
  • Each pass is limited to one photographer per business.
  • All freelance photographers must submit proof of Accident Liability Insurance naming Traverse City Horse Shows as additionally insured.
  • The Official Photographer, Andrew Ryback Photography, has positioning priorities outside of the arenas; freelance photographers are not permitted inside the arenas except for award presentations, course walks and special event parades.
  • Freelance Photographers cannot offer photos for individual purchase in-person or on a website through a point of sale system, or have a trailer, vendor booth, or advertisements on property.
  • Credentialing for ALL freelance photographers for the 2024 season will close Friday, March 1.



Traverse City Horse Shows is proud to partner with Andrew Ryback Photography as our exclusive Official Show Photographer. Exhibitors can view their photos onsite or online at