Great Lakes Equestrian Festival Weeks Three and Four Results Wrap-Up - July 17-28, 2019

View this Great Lakes results recap and more inside our August e-newsletter here!

Our True North Stables team spent three weeks competing at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF) with fantastic results! If you missed our recap from our first week in Traverse City, MI, you can find it here, and now, enjoy our photo recap of GLEF III and GLEF IV here!

Durpetti Equestrian LLC's Cassius was presented as the High Performance Hunter champion during GLEF III. Photo by    Fine Art Horses

Durpetti Equestrian LLC's Cassius was presented as the High Performance Hunter champion during GLEF III. Photo by Fine Art Horses

Cassius, owned by Durpetti Equestrian LLC, kicked things off during GLEF III in winning style. With Caitlyn Shiels in the irons, he earned the High Performance Hunter championship.

Michelle Durpetti and Cassius. Photo by    Fine Art Horses

Michelle Durpetti and Cassius. Photo by Fine Art Horses

Watch Caitlyn Shiels talk about Cassius's High Performance Hunter championship and all the things that we love about the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival on the #GLEF YouTube channel here!

In preparation for the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship, Cassius also jumped in the $25,000 USHJA Copper Fox International Hunter Derby on July 27, finishing fourth in a competitive field!

Caitlyn Shiels and Cassius. Photo by    Fine Art Horses

Caitlyn Shiels and Cassius. Photo by Fine Art Horses

Caitlyn picked up another championship during GLEV IV, this time in the Open Hunter 3’3” riding With Honors, owned by Corporate Way LLC.

Caitlyn Shiels and With Honors. Photo by Shaun Sellers

Caitlyn Shiels and With Honors. Photo by Shaun Sellers

Michelle Durpetti had a fantastic GLEF IV in both the hunter and jumper rings. She and her own Lucca claimed three top-three finishes in the Amateur-Owner Hunter 3’3.”

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Michelle Durpetti and Lucca. Photos by    Fine Art Horses

Michelle Durpetti and Lucca. Photos by Fine Art Horses

In the jumper ring, Michelle finished sixth in the High Adult Jumpers with Serafina.

Michelle Durpetti and Serafina. Photo by    Fine Art Horses

Michelle Durpetti and Serafina. Photo by Fine Art Horses

Michelle Durpetti and Serafina. Photo by    Diana Hadsall Photography

Michelle Durpetti and Serafina. Photo by Diana Hadsall Photography

Marisa Malevitis and KT Forest put in two clear rounds to earn two top-five finishes in the Low Amateur-Owner Jumpers during GLEF III.

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Marisa Malevitis and KT Forest. Photos by    Fine Art Horses

Marisa Malevitis and KT Forest. Photos by Fine Art Horses

Caitlyn also had a great two weeks in the jumper ring, including finishing in second in the 1.35m Jumpers with Incorporated, owned by Corporate Way LLC, during GLEF III.

Caitlyn Shiels and Incorporated. Photo by    Fine Art Horses

Caitlyn Shiels and Incorporated. Photo by Fine Art Horses

Photo by    Fine Art Horses

Thanks, Great Lakes Equestrian Festival for a wonderful three weeks! Next stop, Kentucky and Derby Finals!

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Photos by    Fine Art Horses

Photos by Fine Art Horses

Emily Riden