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As the heart of Traverse City Horse Shows, our events offer more than lively competitions—they bring families, friends, and communities together to experience the extraordinary talent and grace of our athletes—both riders and horses! Traverse City Horse Shows is the perfect place for all ages to fall in love with the beauty and excitement of equestrian sport.
Frequently Asked Questions
We host weekly shows from Wednesday to Sunday, starting at 8 am. For specific discipline and class details, please visit Show Grounds Live. For Ticketed Events, you may purchase them online or at the gate. Please note: we show rain or shine and start times change—please check for updates. We encourage spectators to come early to enjoy the venue.
Every week during the 13-week season (June–September) is a little different. But you always have the opportunity to witness Olympic riders on some of the world’s finest horses. You’ll also have a chance to watch children on ponies beginning their equestrian journey. Who knows, the five-year-old jumping today at Flintfields Horse Park may be an Olympian in 20 years!
At Traverse City Horse Shows, you’ll have an opportunity to witness exhibits of equitation, hunter, and jumper. Download an introduction and follow the action in each ring. We also have two weeks of dressage.
Traverse City Horse Shows is conveniently located at 6535 Bates Road in Williamsburg, Michigan—just a half-mile north of M-72. We’re a quick 20-minute drive from downtown Traverse City, Elk Rapids, and the Cherry Capital Airport. For specific driving directions, check out the directions page.
Admission to the horse shows is free most of the week, starting on Wednesdays. However, we host weekly ticketed events for our Grand Prix and special competitions. On those days, General admission is $15, with additional opportunities to buy specially reserved sections and VIP experiences. TCHS donates 100% of general admission tickets to non-profits—non-profits interested in the program can sign up to be notified when applications open.
At Traverse City Horse Shows, we offer various food and beverage options. We have light snacks and hearty meals from local food trucks and our concession stand. Enjoy refreshing beverages at our three beverage pavilions strategically located throughout the venue. For those looking to indulge in some retail therapy, explore Vendors Row, where you’ll find a luxurious shopping experience with a wide selection of equestrian products, apparel, and more—including more snacks and a delicious lemonade stand.
Absolutely! Traverse City Horse Shows is the ideal destination for families. Whether you’re witnessing young riders taking their first strides in the equestrian world or experiencing Olympic-level performances, our events offer a unique experience. Entertainment awaits on the Grand Prix lawn, and “The Dam Shop Arena” is a unique area designed to delight young equestrian enthusiasts. Join us at Flint Fields Horse Park for a perfect blend of family fun and world-class equestrian sport, where you can create lasting memories and fall in love with the beauty of this exhilarating sport.
At Traverse City Horse Shows, comfort is king in our relaxed atmosphere. Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes for various terrains—it’s a farm, after all!—and don’t forget sunglasses and a hat. Check the weather as shows go on rain or shine. If you want to dress up, by all means, make it a fashionable day out! Everyone is welcome at Flintfields Horse Park.
When you arrive, our friendly front gate attendants will direct you to the parking area. If you’re coming in a group, we encourage car pooling. After you park, shuttle drivers are ready to take you to your desired ring or you can make a short walk to the show entrance. Once you’re inside the show, explore the different rings and experiences using the venue map, available at the gate or online.
We strive to provide an inclusive and accessible experience for all visitors. However, we are a working farm, so we encourage individuals with wheelchairs or other special needs to let us know if they have any specific requests or require assistance. Visitors can find universal seating in the Cabana Coast Club, which overlooks the Turtle Creek Casino International Ring. Our team is more than happy to assist you. Please email email@example.com with questions.
We invite you to come with a special group for a meeting, gathering, and events at Traverse City Horse Shows. Let us know whether it’s a birthday party or any other special occasion, and we will warmly welcome you. We can also give your group a special mention over the PA to make your experience memorable. Don’t hesitate to contact us in advance to arrange any special arrangements you may need.
Sponsors play a crucial role in ensuring the sustainability of Traverse City Horse Shows and are essential in helping us attract top equestrian talent. We offer unique, customizable sponsorship packages tailored to fit almost any size of your investment. Additionally, our Community Partner Program provides an excellent entry point to showcase your business in front of the equestrian community through our concierge desk. Learn more about how you can become a valued supporter and elevate your brand by visiting our sponsorship page.
Traverse City Horse Shows is a professional equestrian series. We do not offer horse riding. However, we provide a unique opportunity to view a fantastic sport with a storied history up close.
Yes, we can provide tours with advance notice. Our shuttle drivers are also an excellent source for a quick introduction. But if you’d like a guided walking tour to talk more about equestrian sport, Traverse City Horse Shows, and Flintfields Horse Park, let us know.
Please fill out the form below, and a TCHS representative will follow up to schedule a time.