2010-07-17 / News

Festival of the Horse Schedule

All activities take place in Grand Hotel's Borough Lot unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, July 21

6:45 p.m. Blessing of the Festival of the Horse - Mission Point grounds

7 p.m. Saddle Horse Parade - Main Street

Thursday, July 22

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendor Displays

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids Day

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Showmanship clinic with Leesa Massman

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mackinac Horse Culture Lecture: Understanding Horse Behavior - Grand Hotel conference room

11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pony Rides

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Enroute Children's Substance Abuse program

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Western Equitation with Leesa Massman

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mackinac Horse Culture Lecture: How Horses Learn and Think - school gymnasium

5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Horses, Hoofbeats & Hors d'oeuvres Party/Fundraiser - The Gate House

Friday, July 23

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendor Displays

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Display and Information booths

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mackinac Horse Culture Lecture with Dr. Al Sibinic - Grand Hotel

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. “Exodus” Musical Kur

11 a.m. Historic Guided Stable Tours - Grand Hotel stable

11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Driving Demos

Noon to 12:45 p.m. Pole Bending and Barrel Racing Demo

1 p.m. Historic Guided Stable Tours - Grand Hotel Stable

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Cross Country Jumping

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mackinac Horse Culture Lecture: Understanding Horse Behavior - Grand Hotel conference room

3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Friesian Force

7 p.m. Carriage Parade Main Street through Cadotte Avenue

Saturday, July 24

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendor Displays

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. “Puttin' on the Ritz” Musical Kur

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mackinac Horse Culture Lecture with Candy Dunnigan - Grand Hotel

11 a.m. Historic Guided Stable Tours

11 a.m. Equine Massage session with Robin Clinton

Noon to 12:45 p.m. Pole Bending and Barrel Racing Demo

1 p.m. Historic Guided Stable Tours

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Cross Country Jumping

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Breeds of Mackinac Presentation

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. “Barn- Raising Party”

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