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Horse Shows Events located in Michigan

HorseShowCentral > Shows Calendar > Michigan
Find Michigan horse shows here, with names, dates, location, and types of classes that each of the MI shows offer. Over a third of equine activities in Michigan involve shows, events and/or pleasure.

The most popular breed (by numbers) is the Quarter Horse, the Paint, then Arabian and Standardbred. There is also more than a few Draft breeds in Michigan,  plus grade too. All other major breeds and disciplines are found in Michigan with classes in shows, but the top four total over half.

Harness racing is big in MI and tracks that offer live races include: Hazel Park Raceway, Great Lakes Downs, Saginaw Harness Raceway, Mount Pleasant Meadows, and Jackson Harness Raceway.

Michigan offers the world’s largest all breed youth shows, sponsored by the state association, then also the MI Horse Expo is one of the top in the country lasting 3 days.

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Standard show ads are only $5 for an entire year; Featured ads $49 or less.



Entries in the Horse Show Calendar appear below in the following order: Featured ads first, followed by the $5 Standard ads. Within each section shows are ordered by “start date”.
Name Dates Breeds Disciplines State Results

Standard Michigan Shows

Hunter/Jumper/Dressage Shows June through August
The Justamere Equestrian Centre offers friendly competitions May through Oct.
June 26, 2016
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Blue Water Pleasure Horse Association Shows
We host many shows from May through September.
May 28, 2016 to
May 29, 2016
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Michigan All Arabian
May 5, 2016 to
May 8, 2016
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Basic Michigan Shows
Waterloo H&J Classic June 30, 2016 to
July 3, 2016
Grass Lake, Michigan
Great Lakes Equestrian Festival I HJ July 6, 2016 to
July 10, 2016
Williamsburg, Michigan
Dressage at Willow Tree I July 9, 2016
Bangor, Michigan
Great Lakes Equestrian Festival II HJ July 13, 2016 to
July 17, 2016
Williamsburg, Michigan
Dressage at Waterloo - July July 15, 2016 to
July 17, 2016
Grass Lake, Michigan
Great Lakes Equestrian Festival III HJ July 20, 2016 to
July 24, 2016
Williamsburg, Michigan
Great Lakes Equestrian Festival IV HJ July 27, 2016 to
July 31, 2016
Williamsburg, Michigan
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Michigan Shows and Classes for Breeds

Shows for breeds and events/classes in Michigan are of great interest to those living in the state, or nearby. Of course, often a state offers one of more shows that pull in many entries from around the country. Breeds for which Michiganoffers at least 3 chances to hit the show ring are as follows:

Michigan Shows with the following discipline classes

Michigan shows based on a single discipline or shows that offer specific discipline classes is importantly useful for all exhibitors who reside in or near this state.   Disciplines for which Michigan offers at least 3 opportunities for showing are as follows:

Drvng    Saddleseat    Gaited    Eng. Plsr    Cntry Plsr    Sho Plsr    Clssc Plsr    Equitation    Prk    Dressage    Hunter    Barrel Racing    Reining    TRAIL    WSTRN PLSR    WSTRN RDNG    Jumper   

Michigan Shows by Month

Anyone involved with horses in Michigan wants to know which shows occur where, each month. These shows and their locations within the state, and their start dates, is a 'need to know' situation and changes from year to year, The months in which Michigan provides three or more shows are:

May    Jun    Jul    Aug    Sep