Fall Leaves

2022 Fall Colors Group Ride 

We are pleased to be offering the Fall Colors Group Ride across Mackinac Island in 2022! Come relax on the island with us and ride over 70+ miles of beautiful trails lined with the brilliant fall colors of Northern Michigan.

 

We will explore the history of the island, beautiful rock formations, and the serene shoreline.

Retreat to an island paradise on the Great Lakes! 

Fall Colors Group Ride

2022 Dates and fees to be determined, please check back soon!

Tuesday

Check in to the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center, take a horse-drawn taxi downtown and enjoy a relaxing evening on the island or join us for an optional guided trail ride.

Wednesday

Learn about the history of Mackinac Island and join us for a ride to Fort Holmes, Rifle Range, Fort Mackinac, and through the bluffs. Then join us for an afternoon ride and visit the island’s unique treasures such as Arch Rock, Skull Cave, and Sugar Loaf Rock. Fall colors will line all the trails and give serene color to our rides.

Thursday

Join us for a morning trail ride through Soldier's Garden, Tranquil Bluff, and Juniper Trails.

Thursday Evening

You are invited to a banquet-style cookout at the barn on Thursday evening. Fun, food, friends, and horses! 

Friday

Come to the stable and prepare for your departure back to the mainland.

Host Facility Fees

 

Full Participation - Bring your Horse

$475.00 Includes a 3 nights all-inclusive overnight lodging for your horse, ferry transportation for your horse, 4 guided trail rides, use of a host facility bike, Wednesday and Thursday lunch, and admission for 1 person to a banquet-style cookout at the barn on Thursday evening. Guests will need to make their own hotel accommodations and transportation for themselves, members of your party and luggage.

Facility Amenities for you and your horse to enjoy:

  • Stall or run-in or turnout will be available for your horse

  •  Hay & Grain available    

  • Access to freshwater 24/7

  • Stall bedding

  • Use of wash rack

  • Space for storing tack

  • Use of round pen & Arena for warmup

  • Restrooms on property

  • Use of Kitchen

  • Guided Tour of Facility and Horses Through History Museum by Request

  • Trail Guide Map with over 70+ miles of trails

Stay with Mission Point and your personal ferry ticket is included!

Our Partner for your Stay

While your horses stay with us, you can stay at the beautiful, lakeside Mission Point Resort.

 Click on the button to the right to reserve your discounted stay! 

Mackinac Island

Visit mackinacisland.org to see all that Mackinac Island offers its visitors.

Traveling with Your Horse Documents

Owners MUST provide the following before they can unload their horses onto Mackinac Island:

  • A negative Coggins that is current

  • Proof of Rabies vaccination (within 1 year of arrival)

  • Proof of EVH-1 vaccination (within 1 year but no sooner than 30 days before arrival)

  • Proof of Strangles vaccination ( within 1 year of arrival or note from Veterinarian stating your horse is free from contagious disease)

  • Proof of all vaccinations

  • 30 day health certificate for out-of-state horses which must be signed by a veterinarian stating your horse is free of contagious disease

  • Waiver and Release Form

  • Stable Rules

  • Stall Reservation Form

Please email info@mackinachorses.org for more information and availability. We highly recommend that these documents be scanned and emailed to us no later than 1 week prior to arrival to the attention of the Barn Manager.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation up to 60 days prior to the event start date results in a 50% refund, not including the $50.00 non-refundable deposit due at registration. There are no refunds for a cancellation 60 days or less before the event start date.

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