Now you CAN have your horse
in your own backyard!

The Detroit Equestrian Club is located at the corner of 8 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue
on the border of Ferndale and Detroit, Michigan. 

From Approx. Distance to
The Detroit Equestrian Club
Birmingham  9 miles
Bloomfield Hills  14 miles
Farmington Hills  16 miles
Grosse Pointe  16 miles
Novi  21 miles
Rochester Hills  24 miles
Royal Oak  4 miles
Southfield  9 miles
Sterling Heights  16 miles
West Bloomfield  18 miles

Membership Packages

Introductory Membership Rates at
The Detroit Equestrian Club

$50 / Month


Join with a friend
or family member and

When 2 or more friends and/or family members
 join The DEC at the same time,
they can each become members for just

$25 / month!


For less than $1 a day,
DEC members receive:

Comfortable riding and viewing atmosphere
in our one-of-a-kind, fully heated, 51,000+ square foot facility

  2 heated indoor arenas
(Main Arena: 81 x 225, Schooling Arena: 47 x 123)

Heated stabling area with large box stalls with rubber flooring

Beautifully appointed 2-story cafe/clubhouse with high definition televisions, children's play area in a comfortable cafe-style setting. Plus,  complimentary food and refreshments available in the clubhouse daily!
Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the Club

Indoor Wash Racks

2 lighted, covered, outdoor riding arenas
(80 x 200 and 60 x 150)

3 turn-out areas
including an all-grass paddock

A safe, secure setting including a 24-hour gated entrance with security personnel always on-duty

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Discounted or complimentary passes
to all events held at The DEC

Discounted entry fees for all horse shows
held at The DEC

Discounted entry fees for all clinics
held at The DEC

Use of The DEC Clubhouse

for private parties and functions

and more!

"The DEC Skyboxes" Are Now Open!

"The DEC Clubhouse"
, a two-story viewing lounge/cafe adjacent to the indoor arenas,
is now open where members can enjoy high-definition cable TV, Wi-Fi internet access, complimentary refreshments and more!  Plus, members can relax in their own private viewing suite.
 "The DEC Skyboxes" offer beautifully appointed overhead viewing of the International Arena.  Each heated skybox includes private seating, personal refrigerator and a snack bar area stocked with your favorite refreshments. 

Boarding Packages

The DEC offers 3 different boarding packages to meet your needs:

$575 / Month
$700 / Month
$825 / Month

Feeding 4x per day
Daily stall cleaning
Daily turnout
Complimentary Membership


Feeding 4x per day
Daily stall cleaning
Daily turnout
1 private lesson/wk
Complimentary Membership


Feeding 4x per day
Daily stall cleaning
Daily turnout
1 private lesson/wk
Horse tacked & un-tacked
    before and after your ride
Complimentary Membership

The Michigan State Fairgrounds has become a premier family-oriented destination over the years and The Detroit Equestrian Club is just one of the exciting sports-related businesses located at the Fairgrounds.  Adjacent to The DEC is the Little Caesars AAA Hockey Arena.  The Little Caesars Hockey League has called the Fairgrounds home for the past 5 years and is one of the most respected organizations in amateur hockey, recognized as one of the cornerstones of the Midwest Elite Hockey League.  Mike and Marian Ilitch, owners of the Little Caesars Pizza chain, have been sponsoring amateur hockey teams since 1968 and are a major reason for the club's success.
Little Ceasers AAA Hockey!

Also, next to the hockey arena is the Joe Dumars Fieldhouse, owned by and named after the former Detroit Pistons player.  Adjacent to the Fieldhouse is "The Hitting Zone", an indoor baseball training camp owned by former
Detroit Tigers player Dave Bergman.

The Michigan State Fairgrounds is also home of two of the top charity events in the country:

The Hob Nobble Gobble

The Hob Nobble Gobble, a black-tie event that is held the evening before the Thanksgiving Parade, is held at the Michigan State Fairgrounds each November.  Tickets for this very popular society event go for as much as $1,000 a piece.

Cattle Baron's Ball

The Cattle Baron's Ball is also held at the Michigan State Fairgrounds.  Tickets for this exclusive event start at $200 per ticket, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

First launched in Texas in the 1970s, the American Cancer Society's Cattle Baron's Ball has proven to be a successful fundraising model nationwide. Funds raised from the Cattle Baron's Ball benefit the American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Since the inaugural debut in 2003, the Detroit Ball boasts record-breaking success having raised nearly $4.5 million locally -- earning recognition as one of the most distinctive charitable events in Metro Detroit.

"The American Cancer Society is extremely grateful for the leadership and support the Cattle Baron's Ball receives each year in metro Detroit," said Jill Elder, executive director, American Cancer Society. "We are proud of the fact that the Cattle Baron's Ball supports cutting edge research in southeast Michigan and across the nation, as well as free patient service programs and prevention education." Funds raised during the event's live auction also provide college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors throughout Michigan. To date, more than $300,000 has been raised at the event in support of the Young Survivors Scholarship program.

As you see, over the past few years, the Michigan State Fairgrounds has gone through a tremendous revitalization, growing into a clean, safe all-around family destination.  The Detroit Equestrian Club is proud to join the Little Caesars Hockey League, Joe Dumars Fieldhouse and the others in making this one of the most unique family-oriented destinations in the country.

For more information on boarding, lessons or events coming up at
The Detroit Equestrian Club, call (313) 341-RIDE (313-341-7433).

Did you know...
that just a few feet away from The Detroit Equestrian Club,
Seabiscuit won his first major race?

Seabiscuit, the grandson of the famous Man 'o War, was born in 1933 and was considered a mediocre racehorse until September 7, 1936.  On that day, before a crowd of 28,000 people at the Detroit Fairgrounds, Seabiscuit won his first major stakes race, The Governor's Handicap.  Seabiscuit and jockey, John (Red) Pollard repeated the feat on September 26, 1936 at the Fairgrounds, winning the Hendrie Handicap.

This incredible racehorse quickly became a national hero and in 1938, Seabiscuit  was named Horse of the Year and in 1958, he was voted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame.  Seabiscuit died in 1947 at the age of 14.


In 2006, a Michigan Historical Marker was erected at the Fairgrounds next to a statue of Seabiscuit
that stands near the site where he won his first major race.