Hoof It Up!

HorsesOn an island where the horse is king, it’s hard to believe that this year’s Festival of the Horse is a first. Taking place on Mackinac Island, July 23-25, the festival is being organized by the Mackinac Horsemen’s Association and features a variety of hoof-stomping fun. Events will include a lecture on Mackinac’s Horse Culture, Historic Guided Stable Tours, Antique Carriage Parade and even an Old Fashioned Barn Raising Party. Many events are free; those with costs associated benefit the Mackinac Community Stable Fund.