We now offer UNICORNS for rent!
We offer hand led pony rides at your residence or ours! We bring a small corral to your residence that is portable which has minimal impact to your property. Additional packages include: paint the pony package or craft package. 1, 2, 3 pony packages offered. 1 HR POOL PACKAGES available.
When traveling we can only bring 1 or 2 ponies. We also offer a photographer who can come to your residence or ours (depends on distance). Extra fees for packages, travel time, and gas.
We must have room to park our truck and trailer. Accessible water.
We also offer lessons and pony rides for children.
I am a certified English teacher with a masters degree in education.
The easiest and best experience for our sons 3 year old farm party!! Liz was so easy to work with and appreciate that she traveled to our location in southern PG county from Leesburg. Highly recommend
Hogback Mountain Pony Rides provided pony led rides for over 100 children for our school fair. They were fantastic and the ponies were the sweetest creatures you could ever meet. We had excellent communication throughout the scheduling and quote process. Liz and her team were right on time and their set up was quick. All of the kids enjoyed the rides and asked when they could have the ponies again. We look forward to working with Hogback Mountain Pony Rides again soon~
Hogback Mountain Pony Rides was a birthday dream come true for my 11 year old!!! She absolutely loved the paint the pony experience and then riding the ponies around Hogback Mountain! The ponies were super friendly and beautiful-two have blue eyes! All of the guests enjoyed the experience too! We were allowed to arrive early for our party to set up and Liz and her helpers were wonderful to work with! We had so much fun the following day we decided to do Unicorn Photos in the Magical Forest and had the most fun photo session of our lives! Instead of a boxed room with standard backgrounds and poses, my kids had an amazing outdoor photo experience they will never forget-riding on a unicorn and having fun! I got pictures of storybook magic that will be cherished for years to come! Totally recommend this business and we will return for more fun on the farm!
We had a magical Unicorn themed Pony party for our 3-year old thanks to Liz and her pony Happy. Happy was calm and worked so well with the children. Even those who were a little bit hesitant at first were encouraged to ride when they saw how well it went. Happy was perfect size for the kids 3-5 years old. Liz was willing and able to travel with her trailer to our place which made it possible to have this dream come true birthday parties. She had also made Happy look like a real unicorn, which was awesome. I highly recommend this unforgettable chance to celebrate.
I loved working with Liz and Happy to create an enchanted forest birthday for my daughter. Even though we currently live out of town, she was able to work with me. She was flexible and professional through the many challenges a party can entail (weather challenges, pony challenges, etc), and we are thrilled with the results. Not only was the day unforgettable for my daughter, but for everyone who attended. Thank you for making our event magical! We hope to work with you again!
Mrs Liz was easy to deal with and the kids were the happiest I have seen. Everybody had a good time.
The only downside was that I hired a white unicorn and in the end he got sick and we had to go with the brown one.
The kids were equally happy. Happy was a gorgeous and friendly pony
We took our two girls, ages 7 and 4, for a riding lesson at Hogback Mountain. They had a wonderful time! It was clear to me that Liz not only loves animals and horses but also has a passion for teaching. She truly understands kids and enjoys working with them. My girls learned so much. We will certainly be going back sometime soon! I felt her rates were very reasonable as well.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Hogback Mountain Pony Rodes, LLC and Elizabeth! Not only was she prompt, but she was professional, kind, and amazing with the children! Both of my daughters (and all of their friends) absolutely adored Happy. We would recommend Elizabeth and her company to anyone! We look forward to more pony rides in the future.
Elizabeth was so great to work with from planning the event and helping understand options, to making poor weather conditions work for my daughter’s unicorn themed 6th birthday party. She was so accommodating and made the event stress free! I would highly recommend her for any event you are planning!
The kids had an amazing time with "Happy" the pony. They were able to ride him around the yard multiple times - helmets were provided and Elizabeth was great at helping them on and off the pony. This was a great experience for the kids!
Love Hogback Mountain.My daughter has learned a lot and loves it.Elizabeth is terrific with children, very friendly and patient.Its a joy to go out there
My daughter had such a great time at her pony lesson. It was so much more than a pony ride. She got the groom Happy the Pony and learn more about horses before she rode. A wonderful experiment that we look forward to again.
Thank you so much for bringing a beautiful Unicorn to our daughter’s birthday party! Clyde really set the tone for a magical party and the pictures we got are priceless!!! All of the kids can’t stop talking about Clyde!
Elizabeth brought little Happy to our 2yeat olds birthday party last weekend despite a snow storm the day before. The kids loved the little pony and Elizabeth is so easy to work with. My husband says it was the best $ he has spent! Such great photos and memories for our daughter!
My daughter loved her pony party with Hogback Mountain! The were perfectly on time to our house in DC and very professional throughout the whole process!
We used Hogback Mountain for our daughters 3rd birthday party. We had the best experience! Liz and Chris brought their pony Little John for the kids. They were on time, set up quickly and was ready to take on a handful of toddlers ready to ride Little John. They were great with all the children. Very patient, as well as friendly with everyone that were there. When it was time for them to leave, they cleaned up after themselves and you couldn’t tell there was even a horse there. You won’t be disappointed when you use them for a party!
We hired Hogback to give pony rides for my daughter's 4th birthday party. They came on time, set up a coral in the yard and brought helmets for everyone. They even went above and beyond by dressing the ponies in unicorn halters since it was a unicorn themed party. Elizabeth was super nice and the children loved being able to hang out with the ponies, not just ride them. The pricing was very reasonable. I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a little extra entertainment!
We had a 2nd birthday party for our son and Hogback Mountain Pony Rides was a big hit. Ms. Liz was great with the kids and everyone wanted to ride again. Highly recommended.
They were wonderful in every day! Made our party sheer magic!!!
Would definitely utilize again and will refer others to use.
My daughter had a riding lesson with Ms. Liz and we held her 4th birthday 'Pony Party' at Hogback Mountain Pony Rides. Liz is a natural with kids, she's easy to talk to and my daughter felt very comfortable with her lesson. The birthday party went off without a hitch, and everything was adorable...from the country palate board tables to the pony painting station. It's a great birthday party idea because everyone wants to come spend time with sweet ponies! We are very happy we found Liz.
Elizabeth is great! She takes good care of her animals. She has worked hard to build a good business. She is very involved in "giving back" by running events that support other small businesses and a local horse rescue!
I am the director of an equine rescue and am very particular about pony ride operators. Hogback Mountain Pony Rides is a kind and humane company. Owner is very professional.
Would recommend highly.
Liz is a great person! I have worked with her at her location for several vendor events! Several have benefited The Gingersnap Girls Foundation a local non profit horse rescue! Always a great time and well organized!
Best pony ride company out there. Can't be beat.
Hogback Mountain Pony Rides did an excellent job providing pony rides for my daughter's 4th birthday party in our backyard. The ponies were adorable and the service was outstanding...easy to work with, on-time, cleaned-up our backyard. Wonderful experience.
My son has been taking lessons from HMPR for nearly two years. He has developed a love for the ponies/horses. We have had a great experience every time.
Hogback Mountain Pony Rides is awesome! Elizabeth has a love of horses and kids! My daughter has done lessons here for a couple of years. She has learned so much and has gone from learning to ride to doing shows. Flexibility is great and prices fair. One on one is also nice, since a lot of places around here offer group lessons. Highly recommended Elizabeth and her services!
Price Range: $30 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Insurance: $100,000,000 - Liability Insurance
What to Expect
Hand led pony rides, beginner lessons, craft packages, paint the pony packages, unicorn photo shoots, on site parties, off site parties, face painting and pool parties!
I started Hogback Mountain Pony Rides in the summer of 2016. I have always had horses and ponies and decided to share my passion of equines to others. I am also a certified middle school English teacher Virginia.
Additional Booking Notes
Corral may cause minor disruption to ground.
Past Booked Events
|November 10, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|October 28, 2018 • 9:30am - 1:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|October 06, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|July 07, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|March 17, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|October 15, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|September 09, 2017 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|September 02, 2017 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 30, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 15, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Pony Party|
|July 15, 2017 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|May 07, 2017 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Sipping for Sprout|
|April 29, 2017 • 10:00am - 4:00pm||Spring Open House|
|April 09, 2017 • 9:30am - 10:30am||Easter mass|
|March 19, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Party|
|January 21, 2017–January 22, 2017 • 11:00pm - 2:00pm||Private photo western minisessions|
Accessible water source if coming to you
Place to park truck
Place to park 2-horse trailer
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