All the Pretty Ponies -Cart, Wagon & Pony rides/ rentals
All the Pretty Ponies - pony rental
Make your child's birthday party memorable, or just provide a special surprise for your little ones with pony rides or pony cart rides.
We have several friendly and gentle ponies and horses available from which to choose. Some of these ponies are available for leadline rides with your child in the saddle, or pony cart or wagon rides with your child or children as passengers. Some ponies are leadline ponies only. If you want a larger equine for your party, we have a horse, too.
We will come to your home or party venue with one pony or two ponies for leadline rides. We also can bring a cart pony for cart rides. And we now have a pony wagon for wagon rides.
Our Regular rates for private parties start at--
$200 per hour for a one leadline riding pony
$250 per hour for one cart pony
$375 per hour for two ponies
$400 - $600 for our wagon rides -- TWO hours of fun! Adults can ride, too! Price depends on location.
Please contact us for rates for fairs, festivals and other public events that entail a need for more than one pony.
We will travel up to 40 miles from home to bring the fun of pony rides to your event. There is no additional transportation charge to get to your party, if you are within 20 miles of Clinton.
For parties farther away than 15 miles from Clinton, a travel charge of up to $75 applies if you are within 40 miles of Clinton.
Please call to book a pony for your party at least two weeks prior to your event.
We have special educational programs about ponies and horses and the history of transportation that include pony rides available during the school year for children in 5th grade and under.-- please call for pricing.
Our smallest pony is 29 inches tall and our largest is 56 inches tall at the withers. We also have a slightly taller horse available for larger children.
More information on our ponies and more photos will be posted soon.
Please feel free to contact us for a quote, more information, or to ask questions. 225-301-0515
Our ponies arrive clean and groomed. Ponies can be decorated with ribbons, braids, flowers, bows, a unicorn horn and such for an additional $75 per pony.
We will do pony rides in Clinton, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Jackson, Central, Greensburg, New Roads, Port Allen and Zachary as well as Liberty, Centerville, and Woodville, MS, and other locations within 50 road miles of Clinton, LA.
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve your date. In the event of rain, we will honor your deposit, if you re-book within a month of original date.
We will refund $25 of your deposit, if you choose not to re-schedule.
Fees earned with our party and cart pony are used to help defray the cost of providing lifetime homes retired horses in our care.
Please call 225-301-0515, or email us to request a copy of our party pony contract at email@example.com
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Questions About How to Book a Pony Party
Q: How do we book a party?
A: The best way to contact us is by phone (225) 301-0515. Please book as early as possible because we also operate a carriage livery service and especially in the Spring when most weddings are held, we can get very busy. At the minimum, please book at least two weeks in advance.
Q: What about a deposit?
A: We do require a $100.00 non-refuldable deposit to reserve a date all private parties. If a party is cancelled with at least 24 hours notice due to weather or and Act of God, and cannot not be rescheduled, $25 of the deposit will be refunded, otherwise deposits are non-refundable.
Q. What about payment of the balance due?
The balance due for the party is payable in cash or by money order when we arrive at your location for the party.
Q: What areas do you serve?
A: We serve greater Baton Rouge, the Felicianas and surrounding areas, including southwest Mississippi (Woodville, Centerville and Liberty areas). We will travel up to 40 road miles from Clinton, LA to provide ponies for your party or event.
Q: How do you do the pony rides?
A: We hand lead the riding ponies in the designated area. If you choose to have a cart pony for rides, we will drive the pony in a safe area that is free of traffic. We do not provide helmets or require that they be worn. If you have concerns about needing helmets for your child and guest children, you can usually purchase a couple of basic helmets at Tractor Supply, the Co-op or a western store.
Q: When do you arrive?
A:We arrive 30 to 45 minutes prior to the announced beginning of your party to allow us time to ready the pony or ponies.rYou are n
Betty is our largest cart and riding mare. She also pulls our wagon pictured elsewhere on theis page
Below are photos of some of our party ponies and horses. Current party ponies and horses are Betty, Black Beauty, Duchess, Captain, Nye and Highlander
Black Beauty is 11 hands or 44 inches tall at the withers (top of shoulder). He will accept riders that are 80 lbs or less. We have added two additional ponies to our farm, and they should be ready for parties by November.
This is one of our three minature horse or pony carts. Usually two to three children, depending on age and size, can ride with our driver in this cart.
A: Usually on days when rain is predicted, if the children and guests are advised ahead of time that they will be attending an "outside" party, they will dress appropriately for the possible inclement weather. (Rain coats, boots, etc.) We will stop the rides in event of lightning, hail, etc. where safety was an issue.
If you decide to cancel your party, we require verbal notification at least 4 hours before your party's scheduled start time. If we arrive to perform your party and you decide to cancel or reschedule upon our arrival, or during the party, etc. remainder of your payment for the party is still required.
A: Yes, ponies cannot work on any area that has been chemically treated (fertilizer or insecticide) within the past 7 days before your party because of the danger of the ponies being poisoned by these chemicals.
A: Please insure the set up area for the ponies is free of ant mounds, bee hives, wasp nests, etc. We cannot set up in areas where insect bites or stings are likely. This is dangerous for the ponies and their riders.
Q: Will dogs bother the ponies?
A: Please keep all dogs inside or put away for the duration of the event. If there is a loose dog, the pony will be stopped until the dog is put away. Excited dogs charging the pony, nipping the pony's heels, etc. ARE a SERIOUS safety hazard. This is for the safety of the children, the pony and the dog.
No, we do not tell you how many guests you can invite, but only invited guests may ride the pony.
Q: What happens if the pony goes to the bathroom during the party?
A: We clean up after the pony or ponies during and after the party.
Q: We have a pool that takes up most of the back yard, where can we do pony rides?
A: We can perform pony rides just about anywhere as long as the surface is level, non-slippery and not comprised of loose gravel or stones. For pony rides we can use driveways, sidewalks, quiet streets, yards, or neighborhood parks.
A: Yes, however it is safer if children are wearing closed toe shoes or boots around the ponies. Some children's legs become chapped brom rubbing against the saddle, so long pants may be advisable if a child has sensitive or delicate skin.
For older children, we have access to a slightly larger horse named Highlander shown here modeling our very fancy saddle pad with hundreds of crystals and small bells as well as tassels. Highlander can carry older children and adults who weigh up to 160 lbs.