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Birthday Parties - Our Specialty.
Charlie’s Pride Ponies provides ponies for parties in the GTA, helping turn any event into an unforgettable occasion. Pony rides are perfect for birthday parties, special events, grand openings, block parties, company outings, family reunions and much more.
Pony rides are every birthday child’s secret dream, and you don’t need a ranch to make it happen;
ponies can work in almost any size yard – even as small as a two car garage. Alternatively, a cul de sac, dead end street, field, park, school yard, boulevard etc. can be utilized.
Party rates depend on the number of hours and the number of ponies required. Our most common request is two ponies for an hour at $240, in addition to travel costs. Most parties are well served by one hour with the ponies. This timeframe fits nicely into a majority of party schedules, even the short, two-hour parties. Of course, additional time is available for larger, extended family occasions, as well as multi- hour events.
A note on costs
After maintaining our prices since 2007, we had to bow to economic pressures in 2014 and again this year and raise our prices slightly. Hopefully it will be several years before we need to adjust them again.
We also create professional portraits to help you cherish your child’s pony rides — portraits start at just $25 per sitting!
All pictures are produced with our quality digital equipment and printed on photo quality paper. Each page of prints is $25.00 with simple editing done at no extra charge.We also can provide professional portraits of the children attending your function. We have a professional photography on staff with us. Prices vary of course with size and also whether you want to receive them on the spot or have them sent to you. Just let us know at the time of booking if you want this service so we come prepared.
Company Picnics, Block Parties, Grand Openings.
Turn any event into an unforgettable occasion. Pony rides are a fabulous attraction, bringing in people who might otherwise not attend your event but for that their child gets to ride a pony. Companies can be unique in offering this entertainment to your employee families, making a great day stand out. And yes, we can provide indoor rides where the facilities allow.
Fairs, Parades, Pony Rides.
What is a parade without ponies? Providing pony rides at agriculture fairs is a tradition of generations but there is so much more. Pow-wows, street parties, political B-B-Q’s, family reunions are all ideal events for pony rides and even wagon rides if your facility allows. Additionally, we have for sale a photo of each child produced with our digital equipment. Having your child’s picture taken on a pony is a time-honoured tradition.
we bring it all
When you book our ponies for parties in the GTA, Charlie’s Pride Ponies will come right to your door with the pony bus, bringing the ponies, equipment and staff for each pony. Our aim is to give each child at least two pony rides and we always have some brushes on board for those who want to get right in and handle their pony. Before we leave, we make sure to pick up any pony
"offerings" and take them away with us — nothing remains but the joy of the day.
The ponies always relish the opportunities when kids want to feed them. While grass is good, one-inch carrot chunks and apple quarters are heaven! Treats are reserved for after the rides, when their work is done.
We can supply safety helmets!
Included in our service, we provide a minimal lecture on how to proceed near the ponies to ensure the safety of both the children and the ponies. This includes items such as not walking behind a pony unless he knows you are there, the correct way to offer a treat, etc. We recommend that soap and water be available after their ride. We always walk next to the mounted child – not out in front dragging the pony – and have an arm ready if necessary. Charlie and his boys are family members, routinely vet-checked and vaccinated and we take pride in providing safe, healthy and affectionate ponies.
we are available for lectures, educational groups and school programs. Many Special Needs groups use our small four-footed friends to help members find acceptance and build confidence by interaction with our ponies. Additionally, many families find that their children benefit from contact with the animals and that a pony party for any occasion – or even no occasion at all – is a great way for everyone to grow and learn of gentleness and patience. This can take place in various settings such as private homes, Group Homes, schools or our barn.As noted, lessons are offered for those interested in developing more advanced riding skills. We also invite inquiries about our charitable operations.
Party Rain Policy
We try to fulfill your date if possible. It’s hard to tell your child their party is cancelled due to weather; however, if you postpone or cancel your party for weather or any other reason we will try to find you another date. This sometimes results in a small charge.