The Friends of Bowers Farm Announces "Saddle Socials"


An open event series that invites the community to explore and enjoy their love of horses.

The Friends of Bowers Farm is now offering guided equestrian experiences to the public through their Saddle Social events. Families and children 8 years and older, former equestrians, and those interested casual horsemanship are invited to register.

Saddle Socials are 2-hour, hands-on events where small groups work with instructors and horses to practice and learn a spectrum of skills. Herd behavior, basic horsemanship, and riding are offered based on the interests and goals of each participant. 

Those who are interested in more involvement can go on to earn a certification and become a monthly member, which provides independent access to the horses anytime during operating hours and can include horseback riding. 

For monthly members, Saddle Socials are free. First-timers can check out the program for $50 and can register for additional 2-hour events for $100 each. One-hour private lessons are also offered to those working towards certification for $50 each. 

The Community Horse Program’s Saddle Socials are a fundraiser for the Friends of Bowers Farm and revenue collected from the event series and private lessons is used to support the program and the mission of the organization.  

In April, Saddle Socials are scheduled on Sunday, April 14, from 1 -3 PM and Sunday, April 28, from 9-11 AM. Events for May and throughout the season will be announced regularly and posted on the website.

Friends of Bowers Farm is a registered 501 (c)(3) whose mission is to support, preserve and enhance the Bowers Farm property, programs and activities through financial support, community outreach and volunteerism.

More information about this program and organization can be found at

Questions? Contact Rachel Rotger at or 248.763.0089.

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