A Note to our Customers

We are not responsible for any reservations with entities other than Mackinac Horsemen's Association. We offer advice and recommendations on hotels and ferry transport ONLY.  Due to the Great Lakes weather, ferry transport may be cancelled for horses during your travel dates. If cancelled, MHA is happy to hold your reservation for a future date of your choice. No refunds of a deposit will be given due to bad or windy weather. We do recommend that you reserve your hotel and ferry accommodations AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to eliminate any travel issues.


If you wish to reserve a stall during post-season (after Labor day weekend 9/3 until end of season 10/15) we HIGHLY RECOMMEND contacting Starline Ferry Services to book your ferry transport first. 

The Starline Ferry Services schedule for getting your horse to and from the island is as follows:

  • No horse boats on Saturdays or Sundays.

  • Horse boat coming to the island is at 11:30am.

  • Horse boat leaving the island is at 1:00pm.

Please plan accordingly. The surcharge for boats outside these times is $600.


Reservations are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Only boarding reservations paid online will be considered booked. Please do not send in a check to book your boarding reservation.


If you would like to board your horse with us during a time that appears unavailable, or if you would like to bring 5 horses or more, please contact us at info@mackinachorses.org and we will do our best to accommodate.