Pony rides for all ages! Elliemae and Friends Mobile pony rides is a service consisting of all rescued and rehabilitated ponies. With a variety of pony sizes we can accommodate weight up to 200 lbs. Our ponies our special. All have come from less then desirable backgrounds. Treated with love, respect and of course proper training.... these ponies enjoy the company of people and are great for riding! All our ponies are hand led by a pony walker. No carousels. If requested .. our ponies can transform into a unicorn... or a beautiful mount for a princess !! Birthday parties, small events and even " lesson parties", our ponies are sure to bring love to all.
Words can't express how much fun everyone had at my daughter's birthday party! Sylvia was wonderful and such an inspiration! She was excellent with all the kids and very patient! You can tell how much her animals mean to her and can feel the love the animals have for her! We will definitely be booking more events with Sylvia!! Thank you for an unforgettable birthday and all the fun! Can't wait for futrue events!
Response from Elliemae and Friends:
Wow... Thank you!! You were an inspiration to me as well. Your geldings were beautiful, happy and healthy!!! I wish you luck with the new "little guy". Your daughter is sure to have many years of fun with him.
We booked a party for my younger sister and we were very satisfied, the owner takes great care of her animals and trains them well.
when we booked Elliemae and friends we never expected to have our best party ever .everyone who came said it was exceptional !!! the animals were beautiful loving and well adjusted . the little children held pet the animals with excitement ,and all the animals were calm .it was simply amazing.Sylvia is exceptional with her animals.we found out they are all rescues which makes it all the better .what a wonderful experience for all involved .if you have the chance book a party you will only be beyond satisfied . we also made a friend for LIFE
We first booked Ellie Mae and friends a few years ago for my son's birthday. This is the most awesome party I have ever been a part of. The animals are wonderful, Sylvia is full of knowledge about the animals, compassion and the kids adore her. It's a great time to just be outside with family and friends with animals that let you feed them and pet them. We also used them for a bible school end of the week party at our church. This is always a success. Sylvia makes sure everything is perfect and the kids love her!!! Will continue this tradition of doing this as long as she has animals!!! Thanks Sylvia you are the BEST!
wow! These critters are so amazing. Healthy, happy and very cuddly. You can tell they are very well cared for and loving all the attention at the petting zoo. I've never been more impressed. The owner is a saint to rescue and rehabilitate these once desperate critters. Kudos!!! I will hire them again and again!!!!
Price Range: $0-15 miles no fee, 15+ call for quote
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000,000,000 - North Carolina Chapter 99E
What to Expect
We have ponies of many sizes. Depending on age group, amount of guests, we will decide which pony will match the need of the party. Our large ponies can carry weight up to 200 lbs. For toddlers, or nervous children parents are welcome to ride the pony with their children. For large parties, expecting many guests , we may recommend hiring an additional pony. Because all our ponies have at one point been neglected, or mistreated it is very important that the ponies never become stressed. We want them to enjoy being around people. Time of year is also very important. We understand summer is the season for being outdoors and time for back yard parties and barbecues. Sadly summer weather is not appropriate for riding ponies. Our season for pony parties will run September through May.
Nestled in the foothills of NC Elliemae and Friends is home to rescued animals of many species. For over 20 years Elliemae and Friends was a mobile petting zoo. These rescued, rehabilitated critters transform into healthy, loving .. happy animals!. Our petting zoo was a wonderful way to show off the amazing results of sheer dedication.
Starting fall 2018, Elliemae and Friends will discontinue the petting zoo and become a pony ride service only.. Our focus is now dedicated to helping ponies. Sadly small ponies / mini horses end up as lawn ornaments..( never getting trained,) children out grow them, or they end up with health issues due to over grazing. Many end up in auctions, left neglected in fields.. simply unwanted. The cuteness of owning a tiny pony is appealing.. yes they can be wonderful pets.. however they are still "equine" and need to be trained as their bigger counter parts! We feel a good safe riding pony is worth their weight in gold! The exposure and experience our ponies receive during each party or event is " invaluable". Many will go on to find families of their own, many will live out their lives here on our farm.
Additional Booking Notes
We require an area large enough to offer each child a fun ride!.. if you do not have a large enough back yard or any property , we can walk the ponies along a quiet street. We prefer to walk on soft ground such as grass or dirt. Cement or asphalt is fine, however we will not walk our ponies on course rock such as gravel driveways or roads. We ask that an adult be present at all times to help children form a line so we can make sure every child gets his or her fair time on the pony. We also request that no ball playing, motorized toys or unsupervised children get to close to while we walk the pony.
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