Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc is pleased to welcome Becky Thatcher Designs based in Glen Arbor, Michigan as a new sponsor of the 2013 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival.
Becky Thatcher is a nationally recognized goldsmith, silversmith, and jewelry designer who creates one of kind items inspired by the beauty of Northern Michigan. Becky Thatcher designs custom pieces utilizing unique local stones as well as unusual colored gemstones which Thatcher personally selects from American, European, and Asian jewelry cutters.
Becky Thatcher is also an avid equestrian and has enjoyed riding all breeds of horses from all over the world. As such Becky Thatcher would like to create a special piece this year that will be featured in her vendor booth during the third week of Horse Shows by the Bay Hunter/Jumper Series III, July 17-21, 2013. The model for this new piece will come from a photo contest featuring “horses in motion” which she hopes to gain from photos submitted by Horse Shows by the Bay equestrians. Becky Thatcher will personally hand select the photo to be used for this year’s one-of-a kind piece.
Becky Thatcher’s goals are to capture the elegance and definition of the submitted horse in a carving that will be metal; or a rock quartz crystal with an internal carving surrounded in sterling silver. This piece will be created for a bracelet top as part of the Becky Thatcher Bracelet line. To become more familiar with the Becky Thatcher Design collections please visit www.beckythatcherdesigns.com.
The contest runs thru April 15, 2013. Contest requirements include sending Becky Thatcher a jpeg photo of your horse in motion. Please submit all entries with your name, horse’s name, and contact information, and dates you will be attending the horse show. If your photo was taken by a professional photographer then proper licensing must be obtained in order for it to be considered.
The winner of the contest will receive a Quartz Internal Carving Top or a Sterling Silver Bracelet Top of their horse’s image and Bracelet Base chosen specifically for your wrist size. You may e-mail all entries by April 15, 2013 to Allison@beckythatcherdesigns.com.
The Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival, staged at the beautiful Flintfields Horse Park, is located 10 miles east of downtown Traverse City, Michigan. Hunter/Jumper Series I – IV will take place July 3 – 28; Reining Series I & II will be featured from August 2 – 4. Besides competing for over $600,000 exhibitors expect to flock to nearby tourist attractions including the famed Torch Lake Sandbar and the natural wonder Sleeping Bear Dunes, which was voted by Good Morning America viewers as the Most Beautiful Place in America. Traverse City was also recently declared as “#1 Foodie City” by Livability.com.
More information on the exciting 2013 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival held at Flintfields Horse Park, including links to the official 2013 Blue Ribbon Lodging & Transportation Partners, can be found at www.horseshowsbythebay.com. More information on Traverse City and the surrounding Grand Traverse Region can be found by visiting www.traversecity.com.
Entries and stall reservations are being accepted on a first come-first served basis until stall supply is exhausted or June 1. Hard copies of the Prize List have been mailed to riders, trainers, and owners from the past two seasons. To add your name to the mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.