EVENTS

All Events COVID-19 Permitting
Opening Day

Sunday, May 16th

Mackinac Horsemen's Association opens for the season. 

Wildflower Group Ride

June 4-7th

Please join us on a spring group ride, hopefully, timed with the wildflower bloom in the State Park. Bring your own horse or lease a host facility horse for this 4-day, 3-night event. Tickets for this event include 3 nights all-inclusive overnight lodging for your horse, ferry transportation for your horse, 4 guided trail rides, use of a host facility bike, Saturday and Sunday lunch, and admission for 1 person to a banquet-style cookout at the barn on Sunday evening.

 

Cost to bring your own horse; $375

Cost to use a facility leased horse (all the fun, none of the hassle); $475 

 

Guests will need to make their own hotel accommodations and can purchase a discounted ferry ticket for $21 if they are bringing a horse.

73rd Annual Lilac Festival

June 4-13th

Celebrating Mackinac’s lilac collection began in 1949. The idea was to bring people to the Island to enjoy a great horse-drawn parade amidst the lovely lilacs that fragrance the Island in June. What began as a one-day event called the Mackinac Island Lilac Day has blossomed into a ten-day festival.

This year's theme is Legends and Lore of Mackinac Island!

Lilac Festival Parade

Sunday, June 13th, 4:00pm

Celebrating Mackinac’s lilac collection began in 1949. The idea was to bring people to the Island to enjoy a great horse-drawn parade amidst the lovely lilacs that fragrance the Island in June. What began as a one-day event called the Mackinac Island Lilac Day has blossomed into a ten-day festival.

 

This year's theme is Legends and Lore of Mackinac Island! A team of judges votes on all parade entries with this theme in mind as well as other criteria for selecting those who will receive the coveted parade trophies.

Four Day Pony Camp

Monday, June 21 - Thursday, June 24

Details to come!

Four Day Pony Camp

Friday, July 30 - Monday, August 2

Details to come!

Cowboy Cookout Annual Membership Party

Thursday, August 5th

Join us for an evening full of fun and celebration! Live Music, dinner, Silent Auction/raffle games and much much more! Tickets are $25 at the door.

52nd Annual Mackinac Island Horse Show

Saturday, August 7th

Details to follow.

Hunter Pace

Sunday, September 5 - Sunday, September 12

Teams of riders or drivers will complete a set route covering the island, and the teams to come in closest to the “ideal” time win. This event will take place over the course of a week to allow as many participants to utilize horses and submit times in multiple divisions.

5th Annual Dr. Edwin and Jean Deer Mackinac Island Horse Show

Friday, September 17- Sunday, September 19

All ages. All breed. All disciplines. All experience levels . Everyone is invited to our 3-day horse event on the beautiful Mackinac Island in northern Michigan. 

Fall Colors Group Ride

Tuesday, September 28 - Friday, October 1

Please join us on a fall group ride and take in the color season of Mackinac. Bring your own horse or lease a host facility horse for this 4-day, 3-night event. Tickets for this event include 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.

 

Cost to bring your own horse; $375

Cost to use a facility leased horse (all the fun, none of the hassle); $475 

 

Guests will need to make their own hotel accommodations and can purchase a discounted ferry ticket for $21 if they are bringing a horse.

Last Call Fall Colors Group Ride

Tuesday, October 5 - Friday, October 8

Details to come!

Closing Day

Monday, October 18th

Mackinac Horsemen's Association closes for the season.

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