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Pony Play Dates
For our youngest horse enthusiasts!
We offer 1/2 and full hour play dates that can be indiviual or shared with a friend!
Tommy leads Taz while Nathaniel practices his balance.
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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! This program allows you to schedule individual sessions for your child in which they are introduced to the basics of grooming, tacking and riding and where the emphasis is on fun and safety and where they are encourged to interact with the ponies on a personal level. We accept children as young as 1 for Play Dates and have 4 specially trained 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!
Want to share your child’s riding time with a friend? We can accommodate that too! We have several options for pony fun at The Big Purple Barn and even a club especially for our youngest equestrians!
Riders in this program need only wear long pants and hard soled shoes. We provide the helmets, the ponies and the fun! Parents and other adult guests are welcome to take as many photos and videos as they like as our ponies are well trained and camera ready!
PLAY DATES MUST BE SCHEDULED AT LEAST 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE
PLAY DATES ARE FOR CHILDREN 6 AND UNDER
PLEASE UNDERSTAND WE ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS HERE AND WE DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMODATE OUR PONY ENTHUSIASTS!'
Half Hour- $20 (single child only)
One Hour- $40 (cost for single child, contact us for options)
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The Big Purple Barn, Inc located at Hidden Haven Farm Animal Sanctuary and Horse Discovery Center
6407 Hillmeade Road Bowie, MD 20720 In our Bowie location since 2001 Helping horses and humans alike since 1991
Tara J.W. Guevara- President/Program Director Contact Us! email@example.com Phone: 240-687-3449 This site was last updated on March 3, 2017 , This site is developed and maintained by Tara J.W. Guevara (all rights reserved)
Our mission is to provide quality, life-long care for horses/ponies who are unwanted/neglected and/or have special needs and to develop and offer outreach programs utilizing our resident equines that provide enriching and life changing opportunities for people who might not otherwise have the chance to experience horses in a supportive, educational environment for humans and animals alike.
We are an IRS approved 501(C)3 Organization FEIN #45-5022618