Ridge Valley Stables

Grafton, MA USA




Pumbaa the Pony

Pony Parties and Pony Rides

Pony rental parties start at $95/hr per pony, with a 2 pony minimum. For information and reservations, call:

Pony rides can be a big attraction at your special event. Ridge Valley Stables has been bringing cute and fuzzy ponies to your location since 1972. We bring our ponies all over Massachusetts and the region, including close by in Worcester as well as right to you in Framingham, Wareham, downtown Boston, up to New Hampshire and over to Connecticut. Some of the events that we have helped make successful with pony rental include:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Family Reunions
  • Back Yard Theme Parties
  • Child Care Centers
  • Day Camps
  • Church and Town Events, Nativities
  • Employee Group Outings and Family Days
  • High Visibility Marketing Events
  • Grand Openings
  • Fairs and Festivals of all sorts!


Pricing is as follows:

For example, a 1-hour party or event in nearby Shrewsbury with one pony and one horse is:

$95 + $95 + $65 = $255 total

The travel fee is applied on a town-by-town zonal basis, and may reflect changes in fuel prices. Each zone is approximately 10 miles in radius from Ridge Valley Stables to the center of the town. Call for an exact quote - fuel price fluctuations may affect pricing. Our facility has ample capacity: we run 4 trucks and trailers all over New England, for up to 15 different parties per day! You can try out the pony ride idea first by coming down to the barn for a sample pony ride, or you can call us and we can answer your questions.

Meet some of the ponies:

All of our pony parties come with a minimum rental of two ponies. We feel it is important to discuss your event so that we may tailor the number of ponies and the duration of the event to meet your expectations and budget while maintaining the health and safety of the ponies. For your riders' protection, we are fully licensed and insured.

Our friendly, knowledgeable and experienced staff will use time management skills to balance the length of each ride with the waiting time for the ride, ensuring your guests have a great time!

Pony Rides are brought to your location and we are very flexible about working with the space you have available. We offer a Hassle Free program, meaning we assist riders mounting and dismounting the ponies using mounting blocks (stairs), we bring our own feed and water, we will clean up after the ponies and we will leave your property in the same manner we found it.

Here are some pictures from different types of pony parties — a birthday party, Westborough's summer block party and a pony party that was included as part of a corporate event:

We can often book your event with as little as one day's notice but we strongly encourage you to book a least 4 days prior to your event, especially in summer and during big holiday weekends. We recommend pony rides one hour in duration for small children's birthday parties. Ponies come with their own natural water proof and weather resistant outer coat, which means our pony rides are available year round. If party members would like to brush the ponies, braid their manes, or other horse familiarization and bonding activities, ask about it when inquiring.

For the sake and safety of the little ponies, there is a 150 pound rider weight limit (approximate! we don't have a scale). Please let us know if you anticipate adult riders and we will be happy to provide the right mix of horses and ponies. A pony is just a small horse. Full-sized horses can carry riders up to approximately 250 lb walking at a party. You can choose whatever combination you like: