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Senior on horse

We offer special prices for Senior Centers

Petting zoos aren’t just for kids. Everyone will love visiting with our interactive animals. Petting zoos make an excellent addition to your National Nursing Home Week or other planned activity.


Chamberlin has been providing seniors in Michigan with excellent animal entertainment since we began in 2000, and we are happy to provide you with references. Some facilities opt for a small, indoor petting zoo, as an interactive experience that can really liven up those winter months. Others invite the petting zoo, pony rides or easy entry mini-horse cart rides (hold 350 pounds), for an outdoor adventure that seniors may enjoy with their families.

When you book with Chamberlin Pony Rides, you will receive:

An answer to your programming needs
Set up inside on a tarp, with complete clean-up included
 19 years of experience in working with small budgets, space restrictions, & 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 very professional staff

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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.

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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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Seniors love animals

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 Many times throughout the years, Chamberlin has been honored to give rides to seniors. While people often think "pony rides" are just for kids, we have been fortunate enough to be a part of assisting seniors to relive fond memories of days past. Or sometimes it was to fulfill a bucket list.

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Why invite Chamberlin to your facility

We sincerely thank the many senior facilities who have invited Chamberlin to be a part of these amazing events. We look forward to Grandparents Day each year.  And we thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day.


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