EVENTS

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2022 Opening Day
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Saturday, May 14th, 2022

Summer Boarding
Lessons
Short Term Board
Mackinac 4-H Horse Club
Special Events

2022 Spring Wildflower Group Ride
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June 3rd - 6th, 2022

We are pleased to be offering the Wildflower Group Ride across Mackinac Island in 2022! Come enjoy on the island with us and ride over 70+ miles of beautiful trails lined with wildflowers.

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

74th Annual Lilac Festival
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June 3rd -12th, 2022

  

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.

Lilac Festival Grand Parade
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June 12th 

Considered a Local Legacy Event by the United States Library of Congress, this festival finale has marching bands, horse-drawn floats, the Lilac Queen and Court, clowns, various groups and other parade participants to help wrap up the end of our fabulous festival week!

Four Day Pony Camp I
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June 20th - 23rd, 2022

Four days of educational horse activities, horseback riding and fun times with the horses and friends, new and old!

Cowboy Cookout Annual Party
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Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Mackinac Horsemen's Association's annual fundraising event!

 

Four Day Pony Camp II
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July 29th - Aug. 1st

Four days of educational horse activities, horseback riding and fun times with the horses and friends, new and old!

53rd Annual Mackinac Island Horse Show
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Saturday, August 13th - Please note date change!

Our traditional annual horse show for Island and summer residents. Classes include classic favorites - Costume, Leadline, Mary Milton Challenge, Hope Goodwin Hunter Pace, Trail and games. More details on our Facebook page- Mackinac Community Equestrian Center. Spectators welcome!

Hunter Pace
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September TBD

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.

2022 Fall Colors Group Ride
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September 27th - 30th

Come ride the trails of Mackinac! (over 70miles) - 3 nights board for your horse at MCEC, ferry transportation for your horse to and from the Island and four guided trail rides.

Detials

2022 Last Call Fall Colors Group Ride
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October 4th - 7th

Come ride the trails of Mackinac! (over 70 miles) - 3 nights board for your horse at MCEC, ferry transportation for your horse to and from the Island and four guided trail rides.

Detials

Closing Day
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October 15th, 2022

Mackinac Community Equestrian Center closes for the season!