Silver Lake State Park - MHC Great Lakes Equestrian Shoreline Ride

Date:  November 01, 2021  -  November 14, 2021
Time: All Day Event
Location: Silver Lake State Park, 8960 W. Fox Road, Mears, MI 49436

Contact: Elissa Buck , Event Coordinator and Analyst 989-313-0000

Riders bundled up during the Shoreline Ride at Silver Lake State Park

The DNR is exploring a two-week equestrian shoreline riding season at Silver Lake ORV Area during Michigan Horse Council's Great Lakes Equestrian Shoreline Ride Nov. 1-14. There will be two rides each day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. with a limit of 30 riders per ride. 

These opportunities are available to riders that bring their own horses. Youth riders must be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian and sign a waiver to participate. Youth riders must ride with an adult. 

Due to the number of riders interested in this opportunity, we're asking riders to only register for one event and ask groups to coordinate registration. Be sure to register for the ride before October 18. 

Michigan Horse Council is also registering volunteers to assist with the event. 

This event is presented through the Michigan Horse Council in partnership with the DNR. Participants must be a member of the Michigan Horse Council to be covered under the event insurance. If not currently a member, complete the individual or family membership application at, prior to October 8. Annual Membership is $20 for individuals or $30 for families. The membership fee is non-refundable. 

Participants are also asked to bring a copies of the MHC Adult Waiver and Release with them to the ride and ensure they understand the Shoreline Riding Map and Rules (See related documents below). 

Please note that the ride may need to be canceled due to inclement weather and/or unsafe riding conditions within the dune area or along Lake Michigan.  A text message will be sent out to riders if there is an advanced decision made.  If the weather reports are showing unfavorable conditions, please contact Jenny Cook at 269-998-5916 or for a confirmation that your ride is still confirmed.  Please remember there are no refunds for cancellations of the ride for any reason.

For more information about this event, email Elissa Buck.

A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks. 

Please Note: Dates occasionally change and events may be canceled due to inclement weather and other reasons. Please call the park to confirm dates/times prior to your arrival.

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Related Documents
MHC-Adult Waiver and Release PDF icon
Silver Lake State Park - Shoreline Riding Map and Rules PDF icon