About the Zeemering Foundation:
In 1999, Ina Zeemering, a retired Detroit lawyer and magistrate, began building a horse farm on 90 pristine acres in Oceola Twp., MI. The Zeemering Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit, was founded in 2004 by Ina and farm volunteers, with these goals:
- To provide a natural, pristine setting for horses, canines, and other animal populations as well as people.
- To support the growth of natural healing therapies based on connections with animals and their human companions – and connections to the land.
- To support the ecological use of rural land, and foster compatible business pursuits respecting the goals of natural healing, preservation, sustainability, and environmental protection.
The Foundation has planned a sustainable future for 55 of its currently undeveloped acres, which will be placed in a trust for preservation in perpetuity to support the native ecosystem. It’s an important natural habitat for ducks, geese, Sandhill cranes, herons, egrets, and numerous other animals, and a breeding ground for fish, frogs, turtles and other species, some on the state endangered species or “species-watch” lists. This area also contains small ponds and wetlands, and hiking and bridle paths.