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Charles L. Bowers School Farm
1219 East Square Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

For scheduling of programs, private rentals, events, and general questions please call:

(248) 341.6475 or complete this request form.
Monday-Friday
between 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learning is fun at Bowers Farm

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Would you like to subscribe to the Farm's email newsletter? Visit www.bloomfield.org/notifcations and view "How to Subscribe/Unsubscribe to Weekly Email Newsletters". Make sure to select the "Bowers School Farm" category!
 

Tours are available, we'd love to host you

Logo - Community Horse Program

 

We are happy to announce the Community Horse Program managed by The Friends of Bowers Farm.  Experienced horse enthusiasts are invited to help support, enjoy and share the horses at Bowers School Farm through membership in The Community Horse Program. 

The Community Horse Program

If you believe happiness and horses go hand-in-hand, then the Community Horse Program may become your new passion. Complete details are available directly from Friends of Bowers Farm

Q&A

How do I Contact Someone?

Leave a Message on our Member Support Line: (248) 560-6020
Email: admin@friendsofbowersfarm.org.
And for billing, send a message to accounting@friendsofbowersfarm.org

What is the cost to ride the horses?

Join a Saddle Social for $85 to learn about the farm and meet the herd and our instructors. Depending on your experience and interest level after that, you can proceed a number of ways:

  • Level 2 Annual Membership: $100 per month + $50 for Private Instruction (Saddle Socials are free to Level 2 members)
  • Level 3 Annual Membership: $350 per month + $50 for Private Instruction (Saddle Socials are free to Level 3 members)

Do you Offer Private Riding Lessons?

Private riding instruction is offered to members who want to continue learning and working on their confidence and skills. You must be a Level 2 or Level 3 member to book a private riding session. 

How many horses are in the herd?

Currently, there are 6 horses on the farm, but the number available for any suitable experience (grooming, basic, or advanced riding) will vary. Look for the collection of horses to shift to support member interest and skill – you can expect new horses to join and others to retire from the program on an ongoing basis.

What is the age requirement to participate?

Participants must be at least 8 years of age at the time of registration. The minimum age required for Level 3 participants is 12. All members less than 16 years of age must be accompanied by a supervising adult during their visits to the farm. You must be 16 years or older to ride alone.

What are the membership hours?

Monday-Sunday, 8 AM – 8 PM

Can I board my horse at Bowers Farm?

No, Bowers School Farm does not offer boarding services.

What if I can't come to an appointment that I've reserved?

You can cancel a Private Lesson or Saddle Social by sending an email to bookings@friendsofbowersfarm.org. You may also leave a message on our member support line by dialing (248) 560-6020. To avoid a $40 no-show fee, we need to receive notification 24 hours in advance of your reservation.