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2021 Traverse City Tournament of Champions Prize List Available Now!

Traverse City, Michigan, USA – August 3, 2021 – The prize list for the 2021 Traverse City Tournament of Champions (TCF) is available now! Set to kick-off September 1, TCF will boast CSI2*, CSI3* and CSI5* events for riders and horses of all ages. The fall events will highlight the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, presented by the Davis McCullough Foundation, the USHJA Young Jumper Championship, Major League Show Jumping, the 51st Anniversary of the American Gold Cup and the inaugural Traverse City Hunter & Derby Finals. Join us for three weeks of high performance show jumping, hunter and equitation competition in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan!

The 12-week Traverse City Horse Shows season will come to a pinnacle during Week III with the biggest event of the season, the $230,000 American Gold Cup Grand Prix CSI5*, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors. Athletes will have one final shot to battle it out for points toward the coveted $30,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Open Jumper Rider Bonus, which will be awarded at the conclusion of the American Gold Cup Grand Prix. Adding to an already thrilling Week III, the Major League Show Jumping CSI5* tour will return to Traverse City for the third time this year for another action-packed week of team competition.

The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament (SOJT), presented by the Davis McCullough Foundation, will return to Traverse City for the second year in a row. The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament was founded eight years ago by Jeff Papows and is a registered 501(c)(3) charity that supports animal rescue efforts. Running concurrently with SOJT, the inaugural USHJA Young Jumper Championship will make its debut in Traverse City to support the development of talented show jumping horses aged four, five, six, seven and eight years old. 

The highly anticipated inaugural Traverse City Hunter & Derby Finals will be showcased during Week III as some of the nation’s leading hunter horses and riders take to Flintfields Horse Park for a shot at over $275k in prize money. For participating riders, the incentive program includes 70% of all enrollment fees dedicated as add-back prize money for each division final. Horses not enrolled in the incentive program will still be eligible to compete for prize money as long as they have competed for three weeks during the Traverse City show series.

Closing date for entries is August 16, 2021, and stalls reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to reserve your VIP table now to enjoy watching three exciting weeks of show jumping, hunter and equitation competition while soaking in 360-degree views of the showgrounds.  

2021 Tournament of Champions Highlights: 

TCF I: Sept. 1-5

  • $137,000 Grand Prix CSI3*
  • CSI3* / AA Hunter / Jumper 6 

TCF II: Sept. 8-12

  • Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, presented by the Davis McCullough Foundation
  • USHJA Young Jumper Championship
  • $36,600 GGT Footing Welcome Stake
  • $36,600 Malvern Bank Two-Phase CSI3*
  • $130,000 Agero Grand Prix CSI3*
  • CSI3* / AA Hunter / Jumper 6

The Traverse City Horse Shows series attracts national and international competitors from multiple continents to participate in the fall series. Due to growing demand, stalls, lodging and accommodations will go quickly. Whether you are booking stalls for your barn or lodging for your family, don’t wait to claim your spot! Find all of the information you need for your trip to Traverse City on the competitors page of our website below.


Traverse City Horse Shows Fast Facts:

Where: Flintfields Horse Park6535 Bates Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690Ten miles east from the beautiful resort town of Traverse City.

Accommodations: Traverse City is a popular vacation destination and accommodations go quickly. Don’t wait – book your housing early!

Official Hotel & Fun Partners
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa | 800-236-1577
Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel | 800-922-2946

Official Home Rental Partner
Winterwood Property Management
231-342-4686 | stephen@sckaras.com

Official Tourism Partner – Traverse City Tourism
Please call or email Sarah Barnard to book groups of 8+ guests.
231-995-3910 | sarah@traversecity.com

For more accommodations information, including a full list of partner hotels, please visit www.TraverseCityHorseShows.com/accommodations


Flight accommodations: Traverse City is as easy to get to as life is once you arrive! Book your flight to Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport – TVC for the season. Visit www.tvcairport.com for more information!

Official Equine Ground Transportation Partner
Brook Ledge Horse TransportationPhone:
Craig at 847-815-2175; Christina at 847-815-6533; Chicago Office at 888-265-3007
Email: Chicagodispatch@brookledge.com
Website: BrookLedge.com

Official Equine Air Transportation Partner
The Dutta CorporationRequest a quote: https://timdutta.com/request-a-quote/

Sponsorship, vendor and advertising opportunities:
Nicolle Meyer – nicky@mmg.management/440-258-5099
Matt Morrissey – matt@mmg.management/941-915-3457

Source: Press Release by Allyson Lagiovane / Phelps Media for Traverse City Horse Shows

Photo: © Phelps Sports