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Senior on horse

We offer special prices for Senior Centers

Petting zoos are not exclusively for kids; everyone will delight in interacting with our engaging animals. Adding a petting zoo to your National Nursing Home Week or any planned activity is an excellent idea.


Chamberlin has been delivering exceptional animal entertainment to seniors in Michigan since our establishment in 2000, and we are pleased to provide references. Some facilities prefer a small, indoor petting zoo as an interactive experience that can add vibrancy to the winter months. Others opt for the petting zoo, pony rides, or easy-entry mini-horse cart rides (holding 350 pounds) for an outdoor adventure that seniors can enjoy with their families.


When you book with Chamberlin Pony Rides, you can expect:


- Tailored solutions to meet your programming needs

- Setup indoors on a tarp, with complete cleanup included

- Over 20 years of experience in working with small budgets, space restrictions, and uncooperative weather

- Clean, friendly, engaging animals and a highly interactive learning experience

- A company that is USDA licensed and fully insured

- Special senior facility prices for your event

- A highly professional staff






Woman and boy riding in pony cart

Popular Senior Event Services

Complete Party Package

 Our most popular senior facility packages include two hand-led ponies (or horses) to ride and a 10-12 animal petting zoo with food for the animals, face painting & balloon twisting.

 You may sell the grain and keep the proceeds

You may substitute the face painting & balloons for an additional pony for back or cart rides.  Pony carts are fun and we can accommodate about 40-50 children each hour with a cart. 

Complete Petting Zoo Package

 Includes alpaca or llama, calf, donkey or miniature horse, goats, sheep, ducks, chickens & bunnies. Children and adults get to feed the animals!

Small Petting Farm Package

Includes  goats, sheep, ducks, chickens & bunnies. Children and adults get to feed the animals!


If your looking for a way to bring smiles to your senior's faces, this affordable package is a great way to brighten their day.   It includes 6-8 small animals that may easily be set up inside on tarps or outside.  

Limited time special:  We will include Twisty Balloons (upon availability) 

All of our packages include; a professional bubble machine, music, lawn games, tent (heated if needed)

We recommend you book this package for one hour unless guests are arriving at different times or you are expecting more than 20 children.

Some of our favorite memories


Review left by Jessica Peyerk

I work in a Senior living community and I’ve been using Chamberlin for many years now. The workers are great with our residents and family members. The events have always been huge hits and the residents absolutely love the animals!

Jessica Peyerk

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Review left by Lisa Uhrich

Westlake Health Camus in Commerce, Michigan celebrated the Kentucky Derby with a beautiful horse from Chamberlain. She was gentle and residents were able to pet her and feed her. She even came into some resident's rooms to spread some cheer. Her owner Melisa was most accommodating, and fun was had by all! We will see you again next year!

Lisa Uhrich

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Review left by Sarah Coates

We hired Chamberlin to come to our assisted living facility for Grandparents Day. Booking was easy. The price was just right. Everything was perfect. We got the Labadie's as our Event Managers both Melissa and Bryan were easy and wonderful to work with. The animals were clean and adorable. Our residents really enjoyed everything. It was a great event. I will definitely hire them again. Thank you for a such a lovely afternoon. The bubble machine was also a huge hit with our residents and their grandchildren.

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Sarah Coates

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We specialize in senior facility events.  Here is a lovely example of our farm set up. 


How would you like your pony decorated?

The typical answer to this question is unicorn or cowboy, but when a senior facility asked for Dolly Parton decorations, Chamberlin's event manager Cindy delivered beyond expectations...

dolly parton.heic
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