From Horseback To Saddle

From beginner to experienced rider, Northern Michigan is the place to ride for any enthusiast. Did you know there are over 288 miles of trails in the Northern Michigan area?

Whether wandering through its beautiful trails through the forest or along the flowing rivers and creek beds, there is something magical about horseback riding in Michigan.  For the experienced rider, the Great Lakes offers plenty of opportunities from training to competition to festival, including the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival held in Williamsburg.

Looking for opportunities in Alpena, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet and more?  Be sure to check out Top of Michigan Trails’ Council’s site too.  They are an organization based out of Petoskey with a primary mission to “We advocate and facilitate the development of a network of multi-purpose recreational trails in northern Lower Michigan.”


BOYNE HIGHLANDS EQUESTRIAN CENTER – Guided trail rides. Click for more.

ELMER JOHNSTON NATURE PRESERVE – 220 acres of meadowlands to rolling hardwoods. Click for more.


CHARLES A. RANSOM NATURE PRESERVE – 80 acres of open fields and hardwoods, with gorgeous views of Charlevoix County, Lake Michigan and more!  Click for more.


BAY HARBOR EQUESTRIAN CENTER – A world-class facility that caters to a wide variety of riding disciplines. Combined with top-notch indoor and outdoor arenas, expert instructors and exciting shows and clinics make Bay Harbor Equestrian Center one of the premier destinations for equestrian enthusiasts across the country. Boarding Facility, Lessons, Training, Dressage, Hunter Jumper, Natural Horsemanship in Bay Harbor, MI Click for more.

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