Traverse City Fall Horse Show & 50th American Gold Cup Entries Now Open

As excitement heats up for the three upcoming fall shows in Traverse City, show organizers are pleased to announce that schedules are available and stall reservations and entries are now open for the Traverse City Fall Horse Show, presented by Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, as well as the American Gold Cup, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors and featuring the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament.

Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography.

The first week of competition, a CSI3* event, will be held August 26-30, followed by two more weeks September 2-13. Celebrating its 50th anniversary and debut year in Traverse City, the American Gold Cup has been enhanced to include two back-to-back weeks of FEI competition, boasting a CSI2* rating followed by a CSI4* distinction.

Individuals interested in VIP tables can now reserve their spot in the elegant VIP space that offers premier viewing of both the Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel International Ring and the Polk Family Hunter Ring. VIP Club members can expect a private table of six seats as well as breakfast, lunch and drinks every day of the show, Wednesday to Sunday.

Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography.

Important Forms:
Competition Highlights:
August 26-30
  • AA rated Hunters, Level 6 Jumpers and Equitation
  • $7,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby
  • $36,600 MMG Welcome Stake CSI3*
  • $36,600 Speed Classic CSI3*
  • $137,000 Grand Prix of Williamsburg CSI3*
September 2-6
  • Silver Oak Jumper Tournament (SOJT)
  • AA rated Hunters, Level 6 Jumpers and Equitation
  • $25,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
  • $36,600 SOJT Welcome Stake CSI2*, presented by GGT Footing
  • $75,000 SOJT Grand Prix CSI2*, presented by Agero
September 9-13
  • AA rated Hunters, Level 6 Jumpers and Equitation
  • $25,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
  • $36,600 Staller Welcome Stake CSI4*
  • $72,900 American Gold Cup Qualifier CSI4*
  • $36,600 American Gold Cup Speed CSI4*
  • $213,300 American Gold Cup Grand Prix CSI4* presented by CaptiveOne Advisors
  • $30,000 CaptiveOne Rider Bonus Finale (points based off 11 weeks of competition)

About Traverse City Horse Shows

Operated by the Morrissey Management Group, Traverse City Horse Shows encompass some of the most popular equestrian events in the Midwest. In 2020, the Traverse City Spring Horse Show, presented by Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, takes place in June, followed by the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, in July and August. The Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships will also be hosted by Traverse City Horse Shows during Week VI of the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival. In September, the American Gold Cup, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, will make its debut in Traverse City.

About the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament

The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, known nationally as “the rider’s horse show,” is thrilled to be part of the Traverse City Horse Shows and this year as a CSI2*. There are dozens of sponsors making the 501(c)3 charitable mission and operations possible.  Expect the best of these two worlds as both Traverse City and the Morrissey Management Group, plus the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, join forces.