FAQs

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We get a lot of questions about Pony Playce – here are some of our most frequently asked questions.  If you have a question that isn’t answered here you can reach us at 920-931-2918.

What is Pony Playce?

Pony Playce is a stable just north of Appleton, WI that specializes in themed “Pony Play Dates” and other pony activities and experiences for children.   Pony Playce is also an exceptional choice for a child’s first pony ride, with caring teachers who customize the pony riding experience to match the individual needs of every child.

Are reservations required/ what are your hours?

Pony Play Dates, birthday parties, Story Time at the Stable, and custom experiences are by reservation only, but we do offer them on all days of the week. Please contact us to determine availability.

How do I make an appointment?

You may contact us by e-mail at Ponyplayce@gmail.com, by phone at 920-931-2918, or by message us on our Facebook Page.

Do you offer birthday parties?

We offer delightful pony birthday parties at our stable, based on schedule availability. Birthday parties can be customized to fit the needs of your group. Popular choices include a two hour party for 8 children for $210.00, or a 1 1/2 hour party for $160.00. (This option is best for groups of 6 children or less, or for groups mainly comprised of preschoolers).    Additional children can be added for $10.00 per child, with a maximum of 12 children.   Please contact us for additional details.   Prices include tax, all activities, water, juice boxes, napkins, and clean-up.

If the weather is bad on the day of my scheduled appointment can I reschedule?

Absolutely! Most of our activities take place inside the stable, but rides are outdoors.

Do the children get to ride the ponies?

Yes- all of our experiences include a lead line ride.

Is there an appropriate age range or weight for the kids?

Kids and adults of all ages are welcome to join in the fun at Pony Playce.  We have a miniature horse that accommodates children up to 45 pounds, and a Welsh pony that accommodates children up to 100 pounds.  We regret that we do not have a pony to accommodate children that weigh more than this at this time.

What is the price?

Prices vary depending on what experience is chosen.

Pony Play Dates start at $45.00 for up to two children.  Additional costs for more children are based on whether we will be using one pony or two.

Story Time at the Stable is just $10.00 per child with a minimum of 3 children. (Maximum of 12 –  this experience is a private one for your group. Ideal for parents of preschoolers groups, or other play groups or friends who want a fun activity). This experience is best suited to children 5 and under.

Birthday Parties start at $160.00 for 1 1/2 hours or $210.00 for 2 hours.  Prices are based on 6 children or less for the 1 1/2 hour experience and 8 children for the 2 hour experience.  Additional children can be included for an additional $10.00 per child. Birthday parties are ideal for children of all ages.  We can accommodate riders up to 100#.

All prices include tax.  Gratuities are optional.

Do adults need to pay too?

Adults are always welcome at no extra charge. This is a fun outing for Grandparents or others to enjoy!

What kind of shoes should my child wear?

Your child will be in close proximity to a pony, so tennis shoes or other closed shoes are preferred.   Other shoes are permitted.

Are you open year round?

The ponies are here year round, and we are willing to customize visits to make the most of our cold weather here in Wisconsin.   The barn is not heated, and our  rides are outside. If our guests are comfortable with the weather, we will be happy to take reservations for Pony Play Dates or other pony experiences throughout the winter.  We do have a three season room we can heat for delightful winter tea parties.  Guests watching / waiting for rides can be toasty warm.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please let us know at least one week ahead of your reservation if you know you will not be able to make it. Allow as much notice as possible if unexpected situations require a cancellation.  We only require down payments for parties, not other visits.  Any visit cancelled due to adverse weather will have an opportunity to reschedule or have the down payment refunded.

How long do Pony Play Dates last?

One hour.   Other experiences can be scheduled, please contact us for details.

If we have our own theme idea can we dress up as that theme?

Yes! We are all about having fun here.