In 2017 our focus here at the Michigan Horse Expo has been to incorporate our youth by including more programs specifically with them in mind. We understand that they are our future. We have assembled an impressive team to develop a youth program that offers fun yet educational hands-on activities, clinics and information for our youth to create excitement and interest in the horse industry especially here in Michigan.

Here’s just some of what have have to offer!


  • Tying Knots with Bill & Cricket Nelson
  • Draft Horse Area
  • Stallion Avenue with a variety of breeds
  • Roping Demonstration
  • Youth Area
    • Petting Zoo / Small Animal
    • Vaulting
  • Equine Career Paths
  • Presentation of MSU Equestrian Programs
  • Judges Round Table
  • Dress to Impress in the Show Ring
  • Equine Authors, Artists, Photographers
  • Equine Veterinarians
  • Equine Dentist
  • Chris Cox – Correct Riding
  • Basics of Reining by Gene Munger (NRHA Judge)


  • Michy Challenge
  • Michigan High School Rodeo
  • VIP Photo Booth
  • Cowboy Mounted Shooting
  • Youth Reining Competition
  • Ranch Rodeo
  • Vaulting Demonstrations
  • Cowboy Poet/Western Singer & Songwriter Chip Frick
  • Roping Area with members of the Michigan High School Rodeo Association