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Mackinac Island Horsemanship Retreat

September 9 @ 12:00 am - September 16 @ 12:00 am

Holistic Horsemanship Trail Riders Retreat
Mackinac Community Equestrian Center
Mackinac Island, Michigan

Journey back in time on Mackinac Island, well known for its miles of horse trails, beautiful scenery, history and it’s adherence to the 1898 ordinance banning “horseless” carriages, aka, the automobile. Retreat guests will enjoy a simpler way of life while learning more about creating trusting and enjoyable relationships with horses.

This unique retreat offers riders of all disciplines and levels, from walk/trot to seasoned competitors, a chance to slow down and embrace all that Heidi’s approach to Holistic Horsemanship has to offer. Guests will be transported daily via horse taxi from the Inn to the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center.

This educational and inspirational week will include workshops, in-hand work, mounted instruction and trail rides all designed to improve comfort, confidence and communication both on the ground and in the saddle.

Retreat limited to 12 participants plus non-riding guests. Don’t delay in reserving your spot!


Retreat guests will be staying in the Summer House Suites at the historic Inn at Stonecliffe (https://www.theinnatstonecliffe.com) Every suite features a mini-fridge, wet bar, microwave, separate living room and bedroom quarters decorated in light Victorian style with a modern twist. You’ll love the tranquility and relaxation offered by the heated pool, lush, rolling lawns and breathtaking views from atop the bluff of the Inn.

Non-Riding Guests Welcomed!

The Stonecliffe Inn has offered a special discounted rate for friends or family members to join you for this magical getaway. The fee includes a healthful daily breakfast. With so many nearby activities to bike, hike or horse taxi to there is plenty to do on this beautiful historic island.

To learn more visit: www.mackinachorses.org/riding-retreat

For Reservations of further questions contact the MCEC Director Ashley Day: info@mackinachorses.org, 906.847.8034


September 9 @ 12:00 am
September 16 @ 12:00 am


Ashley Day


Mackinac Community Equestrian Center
Mackinac Island, Michigan + Google Map