Equestrian Programs

Riding Lessons

For those 8 years old and up, equestrian enthusiasts of all proficiency levels can come take private lessons with our CHA certified Equestrian Supervisor. Lessons are open to individuals with or without a disability.

We offer a 60′ X 120′ indoor riding arena, heated observation room with bathroom for those rainy spring days.

Lessons are 1 hour long. One "month" = 4 lessons & must be paid in full.


  • Private: 1 on 1 -  $35/lesson OR $130/month.

  • Household: 2 students - $30/lesson/student OR $110/month/student

  • Household: 3 students - $25/lesson/student OR $90/month/student

If you have questions about Horseback Riding Lessons or would like to schedule sessions please contact our Equestrian Supervisor, Mary Kate Anthony, at mkanthony@mchsmi.org. 
Anonymously donated in 2006, our indoor arena allows us to ride all year long!


Character, Overcome, Motivation, Endurance, Behavior, Attitude, Confidence, Knowledge

At C.O.M.E.B.A.C.K. camp mornings are filled with fun  programs such as waterfront, sports, crafts, or nature. Afternoons are all about the horses and animals. Each day campers will receive a half hour group riding lesson during which time they will work on developing riding skills such as using their voice, weight, hands, and legs to ask their horse to stop, walk on, and turn independently. More advanced riders will continue to work towards gaining independent control over their horse at a walk, and learning control at a trot. Ground lessons (non-mounted lessons) are designed to help campers learn all about horsemanship through interactive activities that promote the use of all five senses to learn and may include games, worksheets, and crafts. Sessions are currently only offered to ambulatory campers who are independent in care (or only require minimal assistance).  Rider Weight Limit 220 lbs. Cost: $890

Age 18+: May 14-19, 2023
Age 18-35: July 30 - August 4, 2023
Age 18-35: August 13-18, 2023

Adopt an animal

Our horses and small animals are a favorite program for our campers.

If you are interested in sponsoring a horse, or other small animal, to help with the cost of their care, at The Fowler Center click here.

Volunteer at the Equestrian Center

It takes a lot of work to keep our horses and various small animals healthy & happy, as well as provide riding programs. Come be a part of our team and see what a difference you can make!

Volunteers assist with...
-cleaning & organizing tack
-unloading & stacking hay
-decorating the barn for upcoming programs
-general cleaning of the barn
-camper riding sessions (lead a horse or sidewalk)

To volunteer at our Equestrian Center, individually or as a group, contact our Program Director, Lillia Sheline at 989-673-2050 or email lsheline@mchsmi.org