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Bay Harbor Equestrian Center

2014 Maryal Barnett Clinics

Maryal Barnett is a USEF S and FEI C Judge and a Canadian Senior Dressage Judge. Maryal was appointed instructor and senior official for the USDF Judges Training Program. She is a full-time dressage instructor and trainer working out of Nottingham Equestrian Center (of which she is a part owner) in East Lansing, Michigan.  She has students throughout the state of Michigan and gives regular clinics in Illinois, Indiana, New York, Missouri and Wisconsin.  Many of Maryal’s students have earned local and national awards and are USEF Judges themselves.

Dates for Maryal Clinics are as follows:
April 8-9
May 13-14 
June 10-11
July 8-9
August 12-13 
September 9-10 
October 7-8 
November 11-12 
December 9-10


Alicia Byberg-Landman Dressage Clinic
April 18 - 20

Alicia Byberg-Landman will be holding a Dressage Clinic at the Center on April 18 - 20. Alicia is a USDF Silver medalist, ARIA certified Instructor and has successfully competed through Prix St. Georges. Additionally, Alicia, along with many of her students, has qualified and competed successfully at Regional Championships. Alicia believes that any horse and rider can benefit from the techniques of both Natural Horsemanship and Dressage. To register and more information on the clinic, call the barn at 231.439.7100. For more information on Alicia, please visit her website:


Kentucky Derby Party Fundraiser
May 3
4pm - 7pm

Join the Bay Harbor Equestrian Center as they host the 4th Annual Kentucky Derby Party Fundraiser with proceeds benefitting the Exceptional Riders Program of Northern Michigan which encourages individuals with special needs to improve balance and self-esteem through the use of therapeutic horseback riding.
Watch the race from big screen tvs, enjoy delicious appetizers and special beverages including Mint Juleps, bid on some great items during a Silent Auction and enjoy fun activities throughout the event! Be sure to dress the part with lovely frocks and fancy bonnets for girls and fancy duds for the guys! 

For more information, contact Tina Metzger, Manager at the Bay Harbor Equestrian Center at 231.439.7100 or via email at


Buster McLaury Clinics
September 26 - 29

Buster McLaury will be holding clinics in both Colt Starting/Problem Solving as well as Horsemanship 2 at the Bay Harbor Equestrian Center in September. Buster’s philosophy of horse training is communication - learning to talk “horse” to the horse. The Problem Solving Clinic will spend time understanding the horses needs so the human can do a better job of understanding, supporting and helping the horse. Horsemanship 2 is designed to help achieve a higher level of increased harmony with your horse by understanding simple, yet precise exercises.

The classes are half days and are four days long. 

9am: Colt Starting/Problem Solving - This class is for horses that have not been started under saddle or for older horses that are having trouble understanding what is being asked of them, which causes trouble for the human.  The class lays the foundation for whatever is coming in the future.

Noon - 1pm:  Lunch Break

1pm:  Horsemanship 2 - This class is designed to help achieve a higher level of communication between horse and rider.  It emphasizes the rider's awareness of what the horse needs to do with his feet and balance in order to do certain jobs, and really laying the groundwork for some really fancy things for you and your horse.

Register for one or both of the Buster McLaury Clinics by calling the barn at 231.439.7100.


Leadership Has Gone to the Horses - HorsePlay

A unique experience that expands human potential for organizations and personal enrichment.  Brings a new dimension of power, wonder, beauty and freedom to our lives.  Enjoy nature and open spaces and learn with magnificent horses! 

Customized content including leader/team development, interpersonal relations, communication skills and more!

The amazing Bay Harbor Equestrian Center is a great location for our clients which include associations, colleges, manufacturers, healthcare, non-profits, schools, families, individuals and more!

For more information, please go to the HorsePlay website here.

Clinics, Horse Shows and Events

Bay Harbor Equestrian Center
5251 US-31 S
Bay Harbor, MI 49770
Fax: 231-439-7036