Our riding parties offer an event with a difference;
an experience to remember for both you and your guests.
After the riding section of the party, we offer a catering facility in our specially decorated party room. Children’s pony parties are the perfect way to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion. We have a wide range of carefully selected ponies for the children to both ride and groom. All you have to do is turn up, bring a cake, some party bags and sit back and enjoy the fun!
What do horse riding parties consist of?
- Intoduction to the basics of riding
- Gymkhana Games
- Horse care grooming and learning about ponies (primarily for children’s parties)
- Hacking out– if all riders are suitably experienced and have been assessed by the centre.
- Catering facility if required. Special dietary requirements can be catered for on request.
All horse riding parties are organised by our experienced instructors, and no prior riding experience is necessary, unless hacking out. All you need to do is turn up and have a great time!
When do pony parties take place?
Saturdays and Sundays during the following time slots: 1.30pm, 2.45pm or 4pm
How old do children need to be to take part in a pony party?
Six years or over
*Five year olds maximum of eight children, Option 1 only*
What happens at pony parties?
We have 3 different options for children’s birthday parties.
1/2 hour riding & 1/2 hour grooming
The children will be divided into two groups. One group will ride whilst the others groom. After half an hour, the groups will swap over. This option gives the children a ‘taster’ of horses and riding.
This option is ideal for younger children (4-7 years), or those with little or no experience with horses.
Maximum 24 children
45 mins ridings and 15 mins grooming
All the children ride together for 45 minutes, then all the children groom for 15 minutes. This option gives the children a basic introduction to horses and riding.
This option is ideal for older children (8-11 years), with little or no experience with horses, and allows the children to all enjoy together.
Maximum 10 children
1 hour riding party
All the children ride together for the full hour. This option gives the children a more in-depth introduction to horses and riding, or those with previous riding experience, the opportunity to develop their skills.
This option is ideal for children aged 12 and over, or those with previous riding experience.
Maximum 10 children
At the end of the riding section of the party, each child will receive a rosette.
The party will include riding at walk and trot, and may include gymkhana games.
Cost: £32 per pony
Current European safety standard riding hats and riding boots can be borrowed at the centre
Long comfortable trousers
Long hair tied back with no grips or clips under the hat.
Birthday Tea: £8 per child
A buffet style birthday tea in our fully decorated party room for 1 hour can be arranged for after the riding section of the party. Our party room is beautifully decorated with boy or girl horse themed decorations including: plates, cups, napkins etc. We can offer a meat option or a veggie option, or a combination of the two. The menu includes: Chicken nuggets, Smiley faces, Mini pizzas, Cocktail sausages, Vegetable batons, Sandwiches with a variety of fillings, and crisps. For dessert, you can chose from, fruit skewers, jelly & ice cream or ice lollies. The price also includes unlimited squash. Sandwich platters can be provided for adults for an additional charge
If you have any special dietary requirements or catering requests, just let us know. We will endeavour to fulfil your requests/ requirements. Alternatively you may hire the party room for £50 for the hour and provide your own food.
We offer riding parties for all types of occasions:
Child/ Adult Birthday Parties
If your child has been riding at Trent Park Equestrian Centre before you do not have to register him/her again as a first time rider. If that is not the case, please do register him/her before the party on the link below.