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The Big Purple Barn, Inc
6407 Hillmeade Road Bowie, MD  20720
Cell (240) 687-3449 (VM or Text)

We are an IRS approved 501(C)3 Organization FEIN #45-5022618 

Pony Play Dates

For our youngest horse enthusiasts!

We offer 1/2 and full 1 hour play dates that can be individual or shared with a friend!

Do you have a horse-crazy child in your life? Most stables will not take children younger than 8 in their programs. At The Big Purple Barn, we feel it is important to give even the youngest children the opportunity to interact with horses, even if they are not old enough for regular instruction. That is why we developed Pony Play Dates!

 

Pony play dates are designed to introduce children to horses and horseback riding in a structured way that is fun and interactive. There is no commitment, no special equipment, and best of all, it can be shared with a friend! You bring your child dressed in long pants and hard-soled shoes and we will provide the pony, the helmet, the supervision, and the fun.  

 

We accept children as young as 1 for Play Dates and have 4 specially trained, camera ready small ponies to lead the fun!

We can even accept most small children with developmental and learning disabilities upon approval from our program director. Our ponies have successfully worked with children with downs syndrome, autism and several other types of special needs. While we are not a certified therapeutic facility, when working with enthusiastic and involved parents along with our volunteers and ponies, we can make magic happen!

1 Hour Pony Play Dates

children up to age 8

  • $60 per session

  • Children will assist with preparing the pony (brushing, tacking)

  • Price includes ONE pony and ONE rider

  • Add up to TWO more children for $10 each

  • Second pony can be added for a $20 fee (total 4 children can participate)

1/2 Hour Pony Play Dates

children 6 and under

  • $40 per session

  • Pony is tacked and ready for riding when you arrive

  • Children can assist with grooming and untacking after riding

  • Price includes ONE pony and ONE rider

Call or Email us to Schedule your Pony Play Date (please allow up to 48 hours for response)

PONY PLAY DATES ARE CURRENTLY COMPLETE
FOR THE 2019 SEASON.
WE WILL RESUME PONY PLAY DATES IN MARCH OF 2020 WEATHER PERMITTING.