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Welcome to The Great Lakes Carriage Classic – 2023, July 28-30 Ancaster Fairgrounds in Jerseyville, Ontario

Now in its 5th year, The Great Lakes Carriage Classic (GLCC) show committee is reaching out to you for continued support through donations, sponsorship and in-kind contributions. You have made it possible to establish a solid foundation on which to build the tradition of carriage driving.  Let us build together.

Building in progress

  • New – established recognition by the American Driving Society
  • New – established standards in choosing officials and administration
  • New – establish a stand-alone Not-for-Profit status, championed by Jean McLean, Show Manager with Valerie Williams, Show Secretary
  • New – a three-day show for 2023
    • Two days of traditional Pleasure Carriage Driving
    • One day devoted to Dressage and CDE Cones
  • Continue with central location at The Ancaster Fairgrounds, convenient to both American and Canadian competitors
  • Continue to encourage spectators to attend the show without admission fees

Process going forward

  • Secure high-quality judges and officials
  • Support and promote junior and para competitors with specific divisions and trophies
  • Appreciation and coaching of volunteers
  • Supplement social activities
  • Purchase of prizes and supplies
  • Equipment enhancement

Levels of Donation

  • Gold : $1000 Canadian plus
  • Silver : $250 to <$1000
  • Bronze: $75 to <$250
  • Friends: <$75
  • Vendor Support fee in lieu of table rental

Recognition of your support is printed in the show program and on the GLCC website for 12 months following the show; business contact information to be included and a tax receipt issued on request.

With sincere appreciation for your continued generosity, Jean McLean and Valerie Williams


Sponsorship Fees

Type of Sponsorship Monetary Amount
< $75
$75 to <$250
$250 to < $1000

Apply for Sponsorship