Pony Rides For Hire!!!
A family owned and operated organization, Wildwood Ranch is now pleased to offer several of our best and most experienced horses and ponies to make your next event/party an truly one of a kind experience for all ages. Just imagine your childrens' delighted grins when they see a real life pony standing in their own backyard!
* Safe and experienced, well trained horses and ponies - no experience necessary!
* All ponies hand led by professionally trained, friendly and courteous staff.
* We will handle the set up and take down of all equipment.
* Multiple sizes of helmets provided and disinfected between use. Hand sanitizer provided.
* No travel expenses for events within 25 miles of South Boston , VA.
* These animals are a part of our family and we interact with them daily, meaning each is social, sweet and well cared for. Our ponies eat a special diet, however carrots and apples may be fed at the end of the party.
* Pony carousel/sweep (holds 4 ponies) available upon request
Have a themed event or party? We can color-coordinate and decorate your pony to match! Princesses or Pirates. Hawaii or Superhero. Holiday or Seasonal. You tell us what you are looking for and we can find a way to tie it in!
Depending on the age group, we have different size horses and ponies available from 32" minis up to our 16h horses. Contact us now at or by phone at to book your next event. The following base rates apply for pony parties* ** ***
$150.00 For the first pony for one hour
+$50.00 for each additional pony
+$50.00 for each additional hour (per pony)
Ex: 4 Hours with 2 ponies = $500
2 Hours with 2 ponies $300
Pony Carousel (4 ponies)
$300 for the first hour
+$150 each additional hour
*Price applies to locations within a 25 mile radius of South Boston, VA. (After that, a $1.00 charge per round trip mile applies).
**$50 non-refundable deposit is required for each event. Events on major holidays or events exceeding $500 in total cost will require a $100 non-refundable deposit. No personal checks will be accepted the day of the event, however they can be used for the initial deposit or to pay in full prior to the event. Cash, money order, or business checks required unless the event is paid for in full prior to the event date.
***Price reflects horses or ponies, regardless of size.
To ensure availability, try to book pony parties and events 2 weeks in advance. If space is available, we will try to fit your event in without the 2 week period however the more notice the better your odds are! 48 hours notice is required for all cancellations. Weather related cancellations due to ice, snow or other hazardous conditions may be made with 24 hr notice. In the event of a weather related cancellation, the deposit will be credited towards a future event good for 1 year from the originally scheduled date.
A grassy area must be provided to set up pony rides on. If held on a paved or gravel surface, there will be a $50 charge for wood shavings to be put down for the ponies to walk on. For events held in public parks or private property, it is the booking party's responsibility to handle obtaining any necessary prior approval to bring ponies from the neighborhood association or other local governing bodies.
Pony Special Events & Add Ons
Paint - A - Pony +$25
Not sure you want to offer a riding experience? Looking for a fun way to enjoy your pony after rides are over? Paint-A-Pony allows children and participants to fingerpaint their ponies with a rainbow of washable color!
Pony Runway +$25
Partygoers can decorate their pony during the last ten minutes of the party with glitter, feather boas, ribbons, fairy wings and other accessories.
Pony Educational Workshops
Horses and Ponies can be hired for special seminars for camps, youth clubs, or parties. Knowlegeble, educated staff lead workshops and seminars on grooming and care, behavior and training, veterinary health care, and more. 1-2 hour workshops can be customized to fit your interests and needs! Prices vary based on materials, please call to discuss.
Pony Crafts +$25
Decorate your own pony! We provide the paint, construction paper, and cardboard pony cut-outs for children to paint and decorate their very own pony to take home! Googly eyes, glitter, ribbons and misc other flair available at no additional cost! This can be a messy activity, but that's why we use washable paint!
Pony Rides For Public Events
Looking to offer pony rides to the public at your next major event? Ponies can be hired by festivals or venues for a flat fee (and offered free to the public) or on an individual booking contract basis (call for details).
Pony Rides For Non-Profit
Pony rides are available for non-profit organization events at a reduced rate. Call for details.