Mackinac Island 4-H Horse Club


Mission Statement

To inspire and safely educate young people, through 4-H, to forge positive attributes and foster a lifelong fellowship with horses.


The Mackinac Island 4-H Horse club was originally formed in 1997 by the youth of the Mackinac Island school system. Led by coach, Leanne Brodeur, the Mackinac island 4-H Horse club is centered on equine education and horsemanship. The club meets year-round with specialized sessions in the winter and summer.

During the summer season, the Mackinac 4-H Horse Club meets weekly at the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center. Horses of the equestrian center are utilized for 4-H lessons and horsemanship demonstrations. Students also participate in educational sessions where they learn about parts of the horse, breeds, disciplines, and other particular fields of expertise. The summer session ends with a 4-H awards banquet and steak fry held for the community at the facility.

The winter session is predominately classroom focused. The 4-H students spend this session role-playing different exercises, utilizing props for obstacles, and practicing techniques they have learned. Topics that are covered during this session include: measuring, timing, patterns, teamwork, balance, self-confidence, and trust. The winter session is setup to prepare 4-H students for the summer where they will spend a majority of their time in 4-H interacting and communicating with horses.

Mackinac 4-H Horse Club encourages all 4-H youth to participate in any of our programs and events riders and non-riders alike.

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4H Calendar | 2018 Summer Session
Mackinac Community Equestrian Center



Saturday, May 12th & Sunday, May 13th | Horse Crazy 4-H Club visiting Mackinac Island

Thursday, May 17th | Opening Summer Session for Mackinac Island 4-H Club at MCEC



Thursday, June 7th | Monthly 4-H Cookout

Tuesday, June 12th & Thursday, June 14th | 4-H Lessons (6:30-8:30)

Sunday, June 17th, 4:00p.m. | Lilac Parade

Tuesday, June 19th & Thursday, June 21st | 4-H Lessons (6:30-8:30)

Tuesday, June 26th & Thursday, June 28th | 4-H Lessons (7:00-9:00pm)


Thursday, July 5th | Monthly 4H Cookout

Tuesday, July 3rd & Thursday, July 5th | 4-H Lessons (6:30-8:30)

Tuesday, July 10th & Thursday, July 12th | 4-H Lessons (6:30-8:30)

Tuesday, July 17th & Thursday, July 19th | 4-H Lessons (6:30-8:30)

Saturday, July 21st | Fun Show at MCEC!

Tuesday, July 24th & Thursday, July 26th | 4-H Lessons (6:30-8:30)

Tuesday, July 31st | 4-H Lessons (6:30-8:30)


Thursday, August 2nd | Monthly 4-H Cookout & 4-H Lessons (6:30-8:30)

Saturday, August, 4th | Mary Milton Horse Show at Turtle Park

Tuesday, August 7th & Thursday, August 9th | 4-H Lessons (6:30-8:30)

Tuesday, August 14th & Thursday, August 16th | 4-H Lessons (6:30-8:30)

Tuesday, August 21st & Thursday, August 23rd | 4-H Lessons (6:30-8:30)

Tuesday, August 28th  & Thursday, August 30th | 4-H Lessons (6:30-8:30)



Saturday, September 22nd | Dr. Edwin and Jean Deer 2nd Annual Invitational Horse Show