About Us

Girl Laughing With Pony

All about us

Your special day will come and go but your memories with Ponies for Parties will last forever. We love our ponies and we know your children will love them too.

Welcome to Ponies for Parties, Armidale and Sydney’s most trusted and reliable pony service. With over 25 years’ experience, a reputation for reliability and industry-leading quality.

Our donkeys and ponies are all well-loved members of our team and our family. They are an everyday part of our farm-based, family lifestyle. This allows us to guarantee you safe and respectable ponies for all occasions.

We use the services of horse whisperers, breakers, equine dentists, equine chiropractors and an equine masseuse coupled with over 25 years of experience training ponies for public environments to offer you our professional service.

Ponies for Parties now delivers the most polished and reliable pony riding service in the Sydney Greater Metropolitan region; Wollongong, Newcastle, the Central Coast and now the Armidale region.

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Our Mission

“Our aim is to always separate us from the carnival image so often associated with pony rides by providing a professional service which will be the highlight of your special event and remembered for years to follow.”

– Ponies For Parties

Our mission is to deliver the best ponies, well trained staff and a professional business practice. We aim to use our event experience to ensure our ponies are a highlight of your special day and will always be remembered.

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The History of Ponies for Parties

Bryce Chapman started taking ponies to birthday parties and fetes as part of Kindifarm in 1992. Having had a pony while growing up on a farm, Bryce understood how much fun a pony can be. More so, he knew they could give children an experience which involves real-life motor skills to stimulate the senses and promote outdoor activity, fitness and health.

As Ponies for Parties grew with expert pony husbandry and training, the service has established itself as the leader in the industry, developing a stable of the highest quality ponies available.

Gail Traynor bought the business from Bryce in January 2014 after a long period of looking and learning how the business operated. She met Bryce and his wife Fiona many years ago through the Pony Club their daughters attended and became good friends.

Gail learned how Ponies for Parties worked while agisting her horses and ponies at Bryce’s property in the northern beaches. It was a natural progression for her to buy the business, as her professional approach to horses and business was in line with Bryce and Fiona’s.

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