Thistle and That Farm, LLC

Why book Thistle and That Farm, LLC?

Thistle and That Farm offers on-site pony parties for special events. We orchestrate all of the fun while you enjoy our Historic Farm Property with your friends and family. We specialize in making memories for those special people in your life. These events are perfect for Birthdays, Family Reunions, Corporate Picnics, Scouting Badges, Play-date Get-togethers, an more!
We have many educational games, crafts and activities which we incorporate to our three hour parties. Of course, we have the perfect pony for rides on our farm during the last hour of the party. Please contact us for more info or a brochure.

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Excellent horsemanship lessons

I have attended many Women's Horsemanship Clinics at the farm and have enjoyed each one. The many aspects of the day make it truly a one-of-a-kind experience - even for beginners! The instruction is thorough and Laurie makes sure you're having fun too. We get to know many different horses and practice in the arena. But the real treat is riding the beautiful trails bordering the property. I've been there in all seasons and it just completes the ride being in such scenic countrysides. I've also seen wildlife up close as we ride the trails. I'm not sure if my favorite part is riding or the lunches Laurie creates! We always enjoy our lunch discussions to learn even more from her. If you have an interest in horses, this is the place to come & learn & grow & enjoy!

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Reviewer: Kathy F.
Organization: Creative Memories Consultant
Event: Workshop in Gilmanton Iron Works, NH
Event Date: Dec 16, 2012

Our daughter's most memorable birthday party!

Laurie organized and carried out an amazing birthday pony party for our five year old daughter and her friends. She learned all of the eleven kids' names within the first half hour and toured them through so many great events including traditional birthday celebrations, horsemanship and of course, riding one of her horses. I had great e-mail contact with her for planning the event as well. Thanks for a memorable day!

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Reviewer: Jan R.
Event: Birthday Party in Gilmanton Iron Works, NH
Event Date: Sep 8, 2012
Hired As: Pony Party

Learning horsemanship at age 2!

I brought my daughter down to the "mommy and me" class today because my daughter loves horses. She is only two but I thought we would give it a try. It was great, we started by learning about safety around horses and then we groomed the horses. This was a great way for my daughter to warm up to the horse and feel comfortable. Next my daughter learned how to lead the horse, I could not believe how confident she was going up there Laurie and walking the horse around the garden. We topped it off with riding the horse and she was not scared a bit. Laurie explained safety again and my daughter sat up there proud and confident and rode the horse like a pro! It was a great experience for her and to top it off we got to have home-made blueberry muffins.....yum! I would recommend it to anyone who has a child interested in horses/farm animals.

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Reviewer: Carrie B.
Event: Workshop in Gilmanton, NH
Event Date: Apr 14, 2012

Lookign for family fun? You found it!

I highly recommend Thistle and That Farm, LLC. We have been taking our three year old daughter for the Mommy (and Daddy) and Me Classes for several months and have attended the Story Time events also. Laurie is a warm and compassionate instructor who offers structured fun for all ages. We always feel very welcome and always look forward to spending time there. Laurie is great about accomodating each child's needs and lets them move at their own pace. It is definitely a no pressure environment. My daughter has gained a lot of confidence working with Laurie. There is something so special about seeing her beautiful smile as Laurie leads her around on the horse. I would highly recommend this experience to Parents. You absolutely will not find this type of instruction and fun for a better price. See you at the Farm!

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Reviewer: Bobbi-Jo M.
Event: Sporting Event in Gilmanton Iron Works, NH
Event Date: Apr 7, 2012

Spring Storytime

I took my daughter to Spring Storytime and we had a fantastic time! Laurie was wonderful with my daughter and let her see everything there was to offer on the farm! It was my daughters first experience riding a horse and she loved it! Laurie is wonderful with kids and was very welcoming! Would highly recommend to others! I am looking forward to attending a mommy and me class with my daughter soon!

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Reviewer: Sarah C.
Event: Luncheon/Tea in Gilmanton Iron Works, NH
Event Date: Apr 7, 2012

Sweet family business

We live in Boston and were staying at a friend's in NH when my horse-obsessed kids saw the sign! They accommodated us the very next day, with grooming sessions with the miniatures plus pony rides for my little ones, and riding lessons for the older ones. Their daughters helped out, the little kids were given coloring books and drinks, we had a picnic in their yard and played with their pets. The lessons themselves were very safe, developmentally appropriate and fun. They are genius at handling the youngest kids (my son was 3) and bringing out their skills. My older ones are pretty experienced riders and they learned a lot and enjoyed themselves. We certainly plan on going back on purpose. My kids want to make sure I mention that the miniatures are the cutest animals in the world.

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Reviewer: Andrea K.
Event: Private Party in Gilmanton, NH
Event Date: Aug 15, 2011

I wouldn't choose any other farm!

My family has been with Thistle and That farm since the Fall of 2011. Laurie is wonderful with the kids and shows them all around responsibility in the care of the horses, as well as the fun stuff (riding). My girls have learned a great amount of responsibility and they adore Laurie! I would not feel comfortable sending my children anywhere else, and the price is fantastic. It allows us the ability to still enable the kids to participate in this well loved activity even though the economy is not great!

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Reviewer: Tammy K.
Event: Sporting Event in Gilmanton Iron Works, NH
Event Date: Mar 23, 2012

Booking Info

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Overview

I provide on-site Pony Party Events at our historical farm in Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire. Please visit my website and FB Pages for more info. My FB Page Link is located on my website home page.

http://www.thistleandthatfarm.com

Thistle and That Farm, LLC

Thistle and That Farm is a horsemanship barn specializing in On-site Pony Parties, Beginner & Advanced Beginner Horsemanship/Riding Clinics, After-School Horsemanship Programs, Summer Riding Camps, Mommy & Me Horsemanship Classes, Private Lessons, and more. We have two barns, an outdoor sand arena, trails, paddock, and fields. We have a wonderful selection of Riding Horses and Miniature Horses at our farm. We also have a lovely 2000 square foot farm store, The Collective, where vendors can rent space and sell their crafts, arts, or collections. We offer bedding annuals and perennials in season, as well as, farm fresh eggs, maple syrup, and veggies. Please call to inquire about our programs. We do not travel for gigs...we are on-site only.

The team providing the talent:

Laurie Henderson

Owner

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Thistle and That Farm, LLC to find out what their setup requirements are.

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