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

To schedule a visit, please call:
(248) 341.6481
Monday-Friday
between 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Learning is fun at Bowers Farm

Contact

Alan Jaros
Director
248.341.6480
AJaros@bloomfield.org

Jackie Doran
Program Coordinator
(scheduling of programs, events and general questions)
weekdays from 8 AM - 2PM
248.341.6481
JDoran@bloomfield.org

Jordan Hewitt
Farm Site Coordinator
weekdays from 7:30 AM - 4 PM
248.310.9456
JHewitt@bloomfield.org

Rachel Duncan
Farm Caretaker
weekdays after 4:00 PM & weekends
(248) 794.0450
RDuncan@bloomfield.org

Athletics, Recreation, and
Community Services:

248.433.0885

Farm Guides

  • Kathleen Blust
  • Amy Cardin
  • Kelli Clifton
  • Michelle Golembieski
  • Jessica Lynn
  • Aliza Marks
  • Rajaa Sheena
  • Laurie Simonelli
  • Isabella Tillman
  • Amanda Wilhelm

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: info@friendsofbowersfarm.org.
And for billing, send a message to accounting@friendsofbowersfarm.org

What is the cost to ride the horses?

You will pay $50 for your initial Saddle Social, where you will 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 1 Annual Membership: $50 per year + $50 for Private Instruction or $100 for each Saddle Social
  • 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 1, Level 2 or Level 3 member to book a private riding session. 

How many horses are in the herd?

Currently, there are 10 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 requirement 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.

How do I schedule a Private Lesson or Certification Course Evaluation?

To schedule a private lesson or evaluation, please send an email to bookings@friendsofbowersfarm.org. An administrator will follow up to process payment and confirm your reservation.

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 your reservation in a Certification Course 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.