About Happenstance Farms

Happenstance Farm is owned and operated by Head Trainer Ellen Baehr. Ellen’s passion for horses started over 30 years ago and culminated with what has become known as Happenstance Farms.

Ellen Baehr has been interacting with horses for as long as she’s been able to walk. Ellen began riding and competing at the age of 4. In the decades since, she’s sat in the saddle for thousands of competitions, hunts and jumps—experience that she now applies during lessons at Happenstance Farms.

Ellen’s approach is simple and sincere for every lesson—regardless of the student’s age or ability—she encourages riders to become a teammate with their horse. In doing so, riders often experience meaningful improvement that can prepare them for both serious competitions or casual rides. Ellen has trained champion riders and horses at the local, state and national levels.

Happenstance Customers Have Access to:

  • Training Staff
  • Veterinarian & Farrier Service
  • Horse Sales and Leasing
  • Shipping service to and from Horse Shows
  • 6-7 on site Horse Shows rated by MOHJO, MISHO and MHSA
  • 2 Outdoor Ring with Sand Footing
  • 2 Outdoor Warm up Rings
  • 5 Outdoor Wash Stalls
  • 1 Indoor Wash Stall
  • Heated Tack Room
  • Heated Lounge


Happenstance Farms is a Hunter/Jumper/Equitation barn that offers boarding, training and lesson facility. For more details about the farm and services provided, please give us a call!

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