The Michigan Sheriff’s Posse Association was incepted in 1961.  Most county mounted divisions were known as “Sheriff’s Posse” but with the perception of a posse from the Old Wild West movies, being a group seeking to find a person for lynching, they changed to the Current Mounted Division. Michigan Sheriff’s Posse Association met for the first time in October of 1961, in a field near Yankee Springs (located in Barry County) 18 counties and 250-300 active members were present. The members were comprised of different Posse groups from Michigan to Indiana.  Their intent was to try and form a state wide Posse Association.  By July 1962 they had organized and started the Michigan Sheriff’s Posse Association.  With increased law enforcement training and assistance, it was decided to change the name from Michigan Sheriff’s Posse Association to the Michigan Sheriff’s Mounted Association.  The change in name was prompted in 1999 with the desire to reflect the professionalism of the organization.  This group was formed to assist Sheriff’s Departments become stronger and to help at the state level when needed.

Spring Training

Counties across Michigan come together to train together for camaraderie and to familiarize their their mounts with others among the state for preperation to work together for any future need for assisting each other.

2018 May 4-6 Hillsdale County Fairgrounds

Spring Shoot

Spring shoot is where each of the members can come together and have a friendly competion and practice their combat shooting skills.

Shall be on the first Saturday after Easter.

2018 Branch County

See Map Below

Pony Express

A long standing tradition to bring the counties together to celebrate the community and give back.  We get together to carry on the tradition of the Pony Express mail carry and to raise money for a recipient in the community in need of financial and emotional support.

2018 Pony Express Otsego County Fairgrounds  

June  8-10

Fall Campout

Fall Campout is a great opportunity to end our busier season of color guard and security events with a fun filled weekend.  It welcomes members to share their weekend with their families, practice skills with their horses and shooting.  Rotating weekends in September.  2018  TBD Sept 7-9.

Meeting Schedule 2017

Jan 13, 2018 Tuscola County

Mar 3, 2018 Van Buren

May 12, Otsego County (Pony Express host)  

June 9, Otsego County (Pony Express host)

August 11, Allegan

September 8, TBD (Fall campout host)

November 3, Barry (Elections)


Board meeting starts at noon, regular meeting at 1pm

Additional information

2018 Events

2018 Spring Shoot  Branch County

    309 N Behnke Rd Coldwater, MI

2018 Pony Express  Otsego County

    Otsego County Fairgrounds

    275 Fairview Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735

Meeting/Event Maps

Tuscola County map (pdf)


Van Buren Co Mar 2018 meeting (jpg)


Spring Shoot Branch County 2018 (pdf)