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Festival Events

The following is a schedule for the upcoming 2014 Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse. Details will be posted as they are finalized!

Download a printable version of the schedule...

Announcing our special guest...

USDF Gold Medalist

Betsy Van Dyke

and her Grand Prix Danish Warmblood, "Tanner"


Betsy Van Dyke

View videos of Betsy Van Dyke at practice.

Information about Betsy Van Dyke's background...

Most events at the festival take place at or near the Michigan Horse Council Arena located at the Borough Lot below Grand Hotel. View map.

Events subject to change!

Due to the unpredictable nature of horses, weather and schedules some changes and/or substitutions are inevitable. Please accept our apology in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. We are sure you will find any changes to be just as exciting and informative as those originally planned.


Friday, August 8, 2014

Free Kid's Day
11 AM-3PM

Pony Rides
Time: 12-2:00 PM

Michigan Horse Council Arena

Fun for the whole family, come take a pony ride or ride the "bouncy" horse, learn how to "run" the barrels and "jump" the mini fences.

Horseshoe Pitching
Dressage Arena
Barrel Racing - demonstrations
Jumping - demonstrations
Bouncy Horse Races
Sales and prize table -4-H coloring books for sale

Free Sneak Peek of the Aug. 9 show!

3:00 PM

Michigan Horse Council Arena

Musical Freestyle Dress Rehearsal

Evening Carriage and Saddle Horse Parade

Time: 7:00 PM

Through downtown Mackinac and in front of the Grand Hotel

Dan James

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Exciting Equestrian Clinic

Time: 10:00 AM

Michigan Horse Council Arena



Musical Freestyle 101 and Demonstration with Betsy Van Dyke ~ Riding to music.

Betsy Van Dyke1

Friesian Demonstration with Maryanke Alexander and Michelle Stuck



Musical Freestyle and Mackinac Island Breed Presentation

Time: 2:00 PM

Michigan Horse Council Arena

$5 for 12 and under
5 and under free


Breeds of Mackinac Presentation

Musical Freestyle with Special Guest, Betsy Van Dyke

Western Dressage Freestyle with Special Guest, 10 yr. old Erica Matherly

Announcer: Tim Shay

Western Demonstration with Erica Matherly on Cervantes. Erica Matherly is 10 years old and already has miles of horsemanship experience under her belt buckle. Learn more about her...

Erica Matherly

Erica Matherly

Breed Show:


View one of the Music Kurs on our video page.

All events subject to change without notice. Please check back for the latest updates or changes.

*Proceeds to all events will benefit the Mackinac 4-H Horse Club, the Mackinac Horsemen’s Association and the Mackinac Community Stable Fund



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