Festival of the Horse 2012

Coming Soon!
Check back for 2014 Event Details

Horse Festival, Mackinac Island Insider Tips


Mackinac Island's Festival of the Horse begins on Wednesday, August 8 and runs through Sunday, Sunday, August 12, 2012. If you love horses you will want to admire them on the Island where the Horse Is King!

The events are fun as well as educational for all horse enthusiasts. The schedule offers a variety of happenings from presentations, lectures, hands-on activities and beautiful performances that are sure to delight people of all ages - young and old.


Announcing special guests for 2012 Festival!

The Tempel Farms Lippizans

Lippizans, Mackinac Island Insider Tips




The Tempel Farms Lippizans will perform daily during the Festival of the Horse

Lippizans are a beautiful breed with a great history. They are known to have wonderful temperament with good abilities for dressage and driving.

This years Festival offers the opportunity to see these magnificent animals in person. What a wonderful opportunity!





Photos courtesy of Tempel Farms


Lippizans, Mackinac Island Insider Tips





Wednesday,
August 8

Begin the Festival by attending the Blessing of the Horses at Mission Point Resort at 6:00pm.

This is followed by the The Saddle Horse Parade down Main Street from Mission Point Resort.

Don't miss this beautiful tribute to the exquisite Mackinac Island horses and their riders!


Thursday, August 9

Kid's Day at Borough Lot

Performance by The Tempel Lippizans and talented Island equestrians.

Horses, Hoofbeats & Hors d’ourves Party with great food, entertainment and a live auction. This is a fun-filled evening event.


Grand Hotel Stable for Their Horses


Friday, August 10

Horse Culture Lectures at the Grand Hotel

Historic Stables Guided Tours featuring The Grand Hotel Stables and West Bluff private stables.

Performances by The Tempel Lippizans and talented Island equestrians.

Clinics and Demonstrations at the Borough Lot below the Grand Hotel

Evening Carriage Parade will showcase many different types of carriages. It promises to be an exciting event!

Saturday, August 11

Horse Culture Lectures at the Grand Hotel

Historic Stables Guided Tours featuring The Grand Hotel Stables and West Bluff private stables.

Performances by The Tempel Lippizans and talented Island equestrians.

Riding, Driving, and Jumping Demonstrations

Breeds of Mackinac Presentation

Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse


Last Event on Sunday August

9 a.m. Carriage Driving Competition in the morning.





Rest assured that there will pony rides for the kids every day!

Insider Tip: If you love horses and enjoyed this spectacular festival, click here to learn more. Join the outstanding Mackinac Horsemen's Association that organizes this fabulous Festival which is growing each year in its popularity across the nation and the world! All proceeds from the Festival of the Horse go to this not for profit organization.



Return to Mackinac Island Vacation from "Festival of the Horse"

New! Comments

Like what you've read? Leave us a comment in the box below.


Terrific Mackinac Gifts

mackinac island cottage cookbook

Click here to order your copy of the Mackinac Island Cottage Cookbook today!

Mackinac Gifts To Remember Your Mackinac Memories!


Fun Things To Do!

Mackinac Island Attractions


Great Places to Stay

Mackinac Island Hotels and Lodgings


Your Dream Wedding

Mackinac Island Weddings


Popular Links