At Priemer Farm you will find more than a stall for your horse; you will find people who truly care for your horse's well being. For over five decades owners Rick and Louise Priemer have lived their lives alongside horses bonded by their united mission to advocate for the magnificent animals and to develop the confidence of horses and riders, no
matter the level or discipline.
Their establishment, while being an immaculate and affordable boarding facility, has grown to offer a positive support system based on knowledge, safety and mutual respect in the farm's idyllic setting.
With only a couple of steps
into the barn, one feels the calming presence of its owners
and sees the effect on the animals and people.
More importantly, when boarders cannot be there,
they can feel secure knowing Rick and Louise
live on-site and are available when needed.
Rick and Louise met on horseback at the Michigan State Fair on 8 Mile in 1970; they married one year later. During the years establishing their family and careers, horses were a part of daily life as they continued to raise, breed and show Quarter Horses.
One day, as Louise likes to say, "The perfect farm found us." On their 25th wedding anniversary, they moved into the 150-year-old farm on Hill Road that would become the integral setting for their personal and professional lives.
At a stage when many couples dream about slowing down, Rick and Louise approached their retirement by restoring the farmhouse and other structures on the property and building the 15,000 sq.ft. stables and arena. It was at this time that Rick formally established Priemer Quarter Horses LLC and opened to the public.
The Priemers have created an enchanting landscape promoting peace and tranquility with architectural elements like the candle-lit stone barn, the secluded vine-encompassed corn crib and the quaint latticed gazebo alongside the large koi filled pond. The farm is truly a special place that brings horses and people together.
Rick often says that as a young boy horses brought him confidence; however, throughout his long career raising, showing, breeding and boarding horses he has created confident horses.
Rick and Louise began with pleasure horses, and as the industry evolved during the 1970's, they recognized a need for a circuit strictly for pleasure horses; therefore, along with Fred &Dot Korte and Dan &Mary Burgess, they founded the Blue Water Pleasure Horse Association in 1977. The organization continues and prospers, under different leadership, to this day.
While Rick had been known to turn out great family pleasure horses, he chose to expand to reining horses. In a few short years, he personally qualified for the National Reined Cow Horse Association World Championship show in San Angelo, Texas in 2012 and 2013. However, Rick chose not to attend the prestigious competition because he had horses to care for and a farm to run.
Currently, Rick has been mastering cutting and serves as a board member on the Great Lakes Cutting Horse Association.
Other Professional Experience & Service
- Clinic presenter to students of multiple riding levels for local equestrian teams and 4-H groups.
- Organizer of a meeting that produced a federally funded recycling manure management program with Mid-Michigan Recycling, Michigan State University and The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
- Local rescue contact for the 911 Emergency Service Consortium for horses found running loose or involved in abuse/neglect investigations.
- Testimonial expert for local law enforcement or rescue organization.
- Professional evaluator for buyers when purchasing a horse.
- Advocate for horse owners experiencing difficulty with their horse(s).