Stacey Felix-Trainer: texts--310 927 3366
Birthday Planner: Sandeefelix@earthlink.net
Welcome to Blue Ribbon Saddle Club Pony Parties!
We have options to make your celebration special.
5 horses are used for parties: up to 10* riders
BACK BAY DUCK POND TRAIL RIDE PARTY FOR 9-10* RIDERS
The large group is split in half for two 30 minute trail rides
BACK BAY MAGIC TREE 50 MINUTE TRAIL RIDE PARTY:
Awesome for smaller groups up to about 5* riders
WE CAN BRING PONIES TO YOUR PARTY
(if there is room for our 6 horse slant trailer to maneuver)
FAMILY TRAIL RIDES-BACK BAY OR CRYSTAL COVE
The option you choose will depend on ages and number of riders.
BARN: MESA DRIVE and SW CYPRESS STREET, NEWPORT BEACH
Some carpooling is suggested so parties can start on time.
Designate a couple guests to take photos during the party.
For all parties B-day moms bring:
plain iced cupcakes, small waters, wet naps, 2 beach blankets
Blue Ribbon supplies:
all party favors, candy, plates, candles.
A balloon bouquet is given to the birthday child at the end of all parties.
The Back Bay Trail is about 20 feet wide: one-half is gravel for horses and the other half is a blacktop sidewalk for walkers, runners, bikers, strollers.
EACH PARTY BEGINS
Everyone gathers around the horses. Trainers introduce the horses
and show how to groom, care, feed and CALMLY act around horses.
Riders get to try out grooming tools-then it's time to ride!
DUCK POND TRAIL RIDE PARTIES:
Invite up to 10* riders. Riders are split into 2 groups.
Group 1 "goes on trail" while Group 2 enjoys a Treasure Hunt for party favors in an awesome garden maze and make impressive horse related crafts. When Group 1 returns (30 minutes) the groups switch activities. The B-day Party Child may be able to ride for both sessions--if you invite 9 riders. When everyone returns--we sing happy birthday and serve your cupcakes decorated with my western toppers (photo below). Last Activity: Crafts, and gift bags are displayed on a wall so riders can stand behind their loot as parents take photos.
MAGIC TREE TRAIL RIDE PARTIES!! Invite up to about 5* riders.
Greet families at the barn -collect presents - put them in your car.
Bring as little to carry as possible on trail. Leave purses/cowgirl hats in the car.
After introductions, grooming, riders mount horses and off we go--leadline.
After about 2/3's of trail riding--we stop at an amazing magical tree and a have a Treasure Hunt for party favors and a western floral craft. Next sing happy birthday and serve your cupcakes decorated with my western toppers (photo below). Then we pack up and head home. (In the meantime--assistants need to hold horses on the trail--there is no place to tie up--so we try to keep the tree time to 15 minutes). When we return to the barn, crafts, and gift bags are displayed on a fence so riders can stand behind their loot as parents take more photos. Some parents continue the party at the park with bagged lunches.
Grandparents and b-day mom's best friend are invited. (No dogs or balloons please.)
Your guest list:
A parent of young riders usually stays for the whole party and walks with us.
The walk is beautiful! We appreciate guests to walk along and keep an eye on riders who may not keep tall and centered posture. Lead line and spotting help is encouraged for safety reasons.
Parents who bring all of their children when they drop off their "invited child" usually stay for the 1st 15 minutes to greet the ponies--then leave and return the last 15 minutes and perhaps have a cupcake. FOOD: Please no food and snacks while riding and crafting.
Write on invitation: Riders: please use bathroom before you come.
Bring your bike helmet. Wear pants.
Riders and Guests: Wear boots or sneakers-no sandals.
HOW TO TO BOOK:
EMAIL basic info: (no texts) email@example.com
1) select which trial ride plan , number of riders, favorite dates. name and new age of b-day child,
Later: email me a 1ST NAME ONLY LIST OF POSSIBLE RIDERS-- indicate basic ages and girl or boy. We supply and label all the horse related party favors which are gender and age appropriate.
Price is $450 for Duck Pond and Magic Tree Party. Parties are generally on Saturday or Sunday for approximately 1 3/4 hours usually starting at about 1pm. Discuss B-day family arrival time. We ask that guests not come early because lessons may be finishing up or we are rushing around saddling up horses putting other horses away and preparing for the party.
Bring carrots and apples if you come for an appointment. During the party--horses will have metals bits in their mouths and will not be allowed to eat.
Our Toppers to decorate your cupcakes.
Blue Ribbon supplies all party favors, candy, plates, candles, lighter.