Ponies For Hire

Events and Occasions

Ponies For Hire makes a variety of occasions more memorable. Ponies For Hire work on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s best to get your reservation in as soon as possible. Ponies For Hire will come to any location, including homes, parks, camps, day care centers, nature centers, country clubs, and businesses in Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, New York, and the surrounding towns. Ponies For Hire provides pony rides and farm animals for:

Birthdays – Family Gatherings – Elementary and Nursery School Events – Church Events – Block Parties – Fairs – Festivals – Picnics – Class Parties – Grand Openings – Corporate Events – Special Needs Parties – Private Lessons

Experienced Ponies Provide Safe & Fun Rides for Kids

Make birthday celebrations and other events even more special with pony rides. There are small, medium, and large ponies that are perfectly suited for all age groups. Ponies For Hire also carries liability insurance.

Our Rates

Birthday parties and smaller events most often require one hour of service. The rate is $425 which includes two ponies, pygmy goats and chicks. Longer, larger events, like block parties and festivals, may need more ponies for longer periods of time. Two ponies for two hours is $700. Please contact us to request additional accommodations. Pygmy goats and chicks come along for free, and travel expenses are included.

Private Lessons Come to You!

Private lessons can be available at your home for $350.

Check out some of our events!

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Early Beginnings

My love for horses started when I was 8 with my dad’s horse, Sarge. After Sarge passed away, I wanted a horse of my own. My dad brought home a donkey, and later an old stud pony I named, Trigger. I walked Trigger to our church auction where my dad was the auctioneer and gave pony rides for 10 cents. This was the start of Ponies For Hire. That was 1975, and I was 10 years old.

Growing Business

The following year my dad brought home a young mare who was the color of sand so I named her Sandy. I gave pony rides at the church and local firehouse for a family fun day. My first two ponies had a baby. The baby was born on the Fourth of July so I named her Firecracker.

Expansion of Ponies For Hire

At age 12, I gave pony rides at the church, the firehouse, and my first birthday party. I didn’t have a horse trailer so I rode Sandy 5 miles to the party and 5 miles back. I was in my glory. Knowing I wouldn’t be able to ride the pony to every function, my dad made a plywood box to fit on top of his truck to haul the ponies. When I turned 16, and acquired my driver’s license I purchased an old U-Haul™ trailer. I borrowed my mother’s LTD station wagon to transport my ponies to events. That car was a boat.

Ponies For Hire Today

Introduce your child to the joy of horseback riding with their first pony ride! It’s a magical experience that fosters confidence and a special connection with animals. Book a Pony for Hire today for a memorable adventure your child will cherish.

Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information listed here. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Phone(518) 872-9406

Hours of Operation
Monday – Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Contact Us Anytime by Email

2000 Berne Altamont Road
Altamont, NY 12009

Service Area
Altamont, Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Scotia, Colonie, Clifton Park, Half Moon, Cohoes, Latham, Guilderland, Rensselaer, Rotterdam, Niskayuna, Waterford, Glenville, Voorheesville, Menands, and East Greenbush, New York

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