Sunday, November 29, 2015

2015 is over??? What!

Just wanted to come in an say a quick hello!

Vinnie, Mariah, Delilah, and Bella are doing great!

We got them some chickens this year. Boy has that been a hoot! They are such interesting animals!

Here's some shots that were taken this year! Make sure you check out our facebook page too! :)!

Hopefully I'll have some more updates or pictures soon! Good night internet!!


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Monday, February 02, 2015

Welcome 2015!

Hey everyone! :)

Not too much going on!

We sadly sold Lily, the pony we bought last year. She had a bit too much of an attitude for what we needed. She has gone to a great home and I wish her the best!

For this year, I will be spending my spring working with our new girl Delilah. She is a bit shy so it is taking a while to earn her trust. But we are coming along nicely! I am hoping that she will be ready to use this year! I don't want to push her so I don't have a specific guideline. But what's most important is her safety and the children's safety.

Once she understands what's expected of her, we might bring her to a few parties just to get a taste of what she will encounter every day and let the kids love on her! :) Here she is! What a cutie!

Other than that the only real news is that I still have not raised prices! These rates have been good since I think 2010!!! Thank you for all of your support! We love our clients!!


PS...We are starting to fill up for 2015 so get a move on! :)

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Busy Summer!! :)

Hi y'all!!!

Just a quick update! Not too much is new with us. Just lots of parties! Including one with this cutie...

An how about this little girl. Her grandmother made this. She LOVES Vinnie! We are so lucky to have all of our clients!!! They are THE BEST!!!

The only really big news is that we are FINALLY starting the process of having our own "farm". Vinnie and Mariah (my retired horse) are currently living with my mother in law (GRANDMA!)!! They absolutely love it there!! If you take a look at our facebook page ( or my facebook page ( you can see pictures and videos!

There's not riding ring yet or anything like that. But it's one step closer to me living my dream. I would give anything for my own piece of land and to be able to wake up every day and look out to see my horses! :) It's happening though!! Dream big I say!!!

Hope all is well out there in internet land!! Love you all so much!!! MUAH!!!

Hugs and kisses!

Liz and the rest of the crew!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The areas we serve!

Tonight got me thinking...I wish I could draw a radius of the area that we service! So I searched and I found a site that will do it!

The map below gives you the general idea of where we will travel. We try and keep our travel area to under 60 miles or under an hour in the trailer for the horses/ponies. Traveling is stressful and although I could charge an arm and a leg to drive 200 miles to your party, my horses safety comes first.

Standing in a trailer for a long period of time, and then walking around and around can take its toll. I know it seems like they aren't working hard, but believe me, my horses/ponies are working every minute that we are at your event!

Having to "behave" and keep alert is hard work! :) But they love it and so do we!!!

Hope all is well! Thanks again for your business and most importantly, your friendship to us!


Sunday, December 01, 2013

I had to share this picture!

Vinnie made a new friend! :)

And believe it or not...this isn't our last party! :) Thank goodness for good weather in December! 

Have a great day! Take care!!!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Santa Parade!

Hello there! Hope you are all keeping warm!!!

Yesterday was the Scranton Santa Parade. We had a BLAST!!! It was a little chilly but it was soooo worth it! Every time we drove by I heard "A HORSIE!" It was so cute! Warmed our hearts! If you saw us, please post pictures! Or if you have ANY pictures from our events please sent them to

Other than that, not much new! Dreaming big of one day having a facility to do pony parties at our own site. I am thinking a playground, bouncehouses, tables for food. All kinds of great ideas! What would you like to see if you came for a pony party? Feel free to share ideas!!!

Keep warm and don't forget to keep your animals safe and warm this time of year!

Happy Thanksgiving in a few day!!!

Here's a throwbackfrom over the summer. Me and my friend Amy on Bella! :)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

'Tis The Season...ALMOST! :)

***The holidays are around the corner!***
A few promotions to kick off the season!!!
*10% off parties booked in November 2013*
**20% off parties booked in December 2013**
Must mention this post at the time of booking! Discount is good for the rest of 2013!!!

***$1 deposit for parties booked for 2014 plus $10 off your party!!!***
Deposit must be received by 12/31/13 to take advantage of this promotion! Date can be moved but is based on availability!!!

***Gift Certificates are available in any amount!!! Makes a great stocking stuffer!!! ***

Remember, winter birthdays may not always allow for pony parties, so why not throw a "HALF BIRTHDAY" party in the warmer months!!! ***

 Take care and be well! 

Monday, July 08, 2013

We do not do horseback riding...

Just a little reminder...We do pony parties for kids. At your house.

Every weekend I get at least 2 or 3 calls (sometimes more) about what our prices are and if we are open. We don't do horseback riding or trail riding.

Check out for all year round trail riding! :)

Thanks a bunch!!!


Wednesday, May 01, 2013

It's party time!

So our site address is not working right now. I forgot to renew my subscription and now they want $95 to get my name back! I will change our website to before I pay that much! You guys is CRAZY!! :)

But anyway...

Busy party season so far! Booked solid for the next few weeks! Thanks to everyone for booking and if we can't fit you in start thinking about next year! :)

As far as busy months...June is going to fill up fast in the next week or so. August will be next. Then come October. I usually get calls daily on dates in October and we are usually booked so book now! If you book between now and December 31, 2013 I will throw in free horse poop! That's right, you read it here!!! We will give the poop to you! :)

Just a quick hello for now! With some pictures to share....



Liz and the gang! :)

Saturday, February 02, 2013


Good day everyone! :)

We have new T-shirts!!! Sooooooo exciting! I can't wait to wear them this summer! If anyone would like to purchase one please let me know!!

It's been a cold winter so far. In the horse world that is good and bad. Good because it'll help kill a lot of bugs! Last year the flies were horrible! But of course it's hard to keep the horses in shape and I really want to ride!!!

We have a few parties booked for this year already. Here's a few tips to making sure you get your party in with us!

#1 Plan ahead, even if you don't have the exact date, give me a call! If I don't have a party booked that day I will pencil you in. If I get another call for that date I will let you know and if you want to book it, we can get together. I will allow up to 48 hours to hear back and then I will have to give that date away. A deposit secures that date but I don't mind holding dates, especially if I haven't gotten a request for that day!

#2 I try my best to do last minute parties. The stress comes from making sure I have someone that can work with me. I will NEVER do a party alone. It's not safe for anyone involved. My husband works two jobs, my nephew is a typical 20 something year old and he makes plans, and other people might not be available at the drop of a hat. I will do all I can but I ask that you bear with me if I only have a few days!

#3 Parties during the week. Until we have our own farm, I need to have a "real" job. I work 8-5 Monday through Friday. It takes at least 2 hours to leave work, get the horses ready, and be at a party. Evening parties just don't work out well. It's not that I don't want you business, I just can't afford to take the time off. One day, I will be able to do parties 7 days a week!

Please feel free to ask any questions!

One of the best parts of my job is meeting all of you wonderful people. The one thing that some people don't realize until they meet me is how important it is to meet the person doing the pony parties BEFORE the party. It doesn't always work out...last minute bookings...parties that are really far...schedule conflicts...etc. But I really do try and meet you beforehand!

Think of it this way...I am coming to YOUR do something DANGEROUS (please don't let that word throw you off, it is a fact that riding a horse could be dangerous)...with your CHILDREN...don't you think you should meet me first? I want you to trust me and the only way I can do that is work all the details out beforehand. I want a safe party. I want a happy party! Feel free to book a party with any other pony party business...just please make sure you feel comfortable before the party starts!

I love what we do and I can't wait to spend 2013 getting to know some really great parents and some REALLY great kids!!!

 Don't they look great!!!

This is the back but we ended up going with white writing since it showed up better! Hope you enjoy them!!!
Much love!!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Oh yeah! Here's our new business cards! I think I did a pretty good job!!

HAPPY 2013!!!

Not much going on. Getting ready to order new shirts for the new year! I think you guys will love them!

Hoping to book 50 parties this year! So far we have 7 booked!

Spread the word...I am giving away a $50 gas card if I can get up to 500 "likes" on our facebook page by midnight tonight!!! or click on the facebook link on the right side of this page.

Hoping you all have a wonderful 2013!!! Much love!

All of us! :)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Forgot to post this!!!

Bella rocking our new saddle pad! :) We got two so even if Vinnie and Bella are out, they are STYLIN!!

Ok I'm out! :)


Happy Thanksgiving!!!

First off, since this week kicks off the start to the holiday season, I wanted to mention that we now offer gift certificates in any amount! This would make a great Christmas present! :) 

Ok so now onto what I am thankful for!

For this business, we would not be where we are today without our horses! Vinnie has been there from the beginning. He is my rock, my baby, and the best horse in the whole world! He amazes me every time I see him! Then there is George. We bought George because I fell in love with him the moment I met him! He was ultimately too small to use for what we needed, but I still see him when I am at the barn. He warms your heart and even gives kisses when you're feeling down!!! Bella! I bought her knowing she would be perfect for what we needed. I didn't, however, know how much I would love her! She is smart, spunky, and a joy to be around! Finally, Mariah! Mariah will be premiered next year for our pony parties! She is a bit smaller than Vinnie but would still be able to be ridden by adults and children. She is honest, sweet, and full of energy! 

Here she is! :)

This is Linda, Mariah, and me.

She is going to be an awesome addition, and did you notice...she has blue eyes!!!

Our last party (so far) for the season is tomorrow. Can't wait because it's a total surprise to the birthday girl! :) Those are always fun! 

Here is some news on specials we are having...

***Sale for December and January! $150 for parties within 15 miles of the farm! Use this code when booking: YEAREND. $50 deposit required! Call me! 570-407-0622! Not sure how long I will hold the sale so act quick! 
Remember, just because its cold doesn't mean you shouldn't party! As long as the children have a place to warm up, they will love having a pony party!***

***SALE!!! 10% off bookings for 2013! Offer expires 12/31/12 @ 11:59pm! Call, email, text, or Facebook message me!!! Prices will most likely increase as of January first so get the savings now!!! *$50 deposit required and must be received before offer expires.***Date does not have to be set in stone***

2013 is fast approaching! We already have 6 parties booked and it's not even January! I never could have imagined how much fun and how successful this venture would be! I am beyond thankful to the people that invited us to their home or party site! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! 

Christmas pictures 2013 are going to be taken soon! :) Can't wait! Look out for them!

Take care and be well! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Liz and everyone at True Venture Farm!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


This month is booked solid! It's great! I just can't believe how awesome this year has gotten! I wish all months could be like this, and you know what, I bet they could be!!! :)

Over the weekend we did a great party and I was thanked for my professionalism and how well I treated the children. It got me thinking, do people really know what they are getting when they book other companies? I am not knocking anyone since I don't know how they run their show but I do know what I do for my company and my clients.

I strive to bring the farm to the city. I want to make every child I come in contact with smile. I want the parents to remember that joy until their child has their own children. :)

Here's to another year gone and another one coming around the corner!

I am offering a a 2013 party by 12/31/12 @ 11:5pm and receive 10% off!! ($50 deposit required)!!

Don't forget to "like" our facebook page!!!

Take care!!!
Liz and the rest of the gang!!! :)

Heather and Vinnie!

Kyle and Bella!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hello World! It has been far too long!!! :)

Bella has been wonderful! :) Vinnie has been perfect as always!

We have done soooooo many parties this year and we couldn't have been happier and or more impressed with the people we have met! Thank you to each and everyone that made this year possible so far and thank you to the people that will continue to make us a success!!!

Hope everyone is well!
Take care!

Liz ~

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Pony!

So it's official! Bella came home last weekend! We worked all week to get to know each other as best we could and she had her first party on Sunday! She...was...WONDERFUL!!!

We could not be more thrilled with how she behaved!

Plus the kids were just great and the rain didn't stop us!! :)

Take care everyone! :)

Liz, Chris, Vinnie, and Bella! :)

PS George has moved on to a new home but he is still at our farm and I couldn't be happier with his new mom! :)

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Went and looked at a new pony yesterday! Her name is Bella...she's 18...11.3 hands...bay...and sweet! She has a great personality! It's looking pretty good! :)

Parties coming up soon! Two at least in April, looking to finish booking a third!

We found a pet bunny in our yard! No one claimed it so for now it's ours! :) I love her but I'm soooooo allergic!!! 

Happy Easter everyone!!!

Much Love
All of us! :) <3

Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Trailer

So this is our new trailer! We are really rockin and rollin now! :) Our old trailer is for sale if anyone is interested!! :)

2 Parties this weekend! Woohoo!! Can't wait! George and Vinnie are ready!

Hope all is well with you folks! :)

Much love! MAUH!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Something funny! :)

Going through old pictures I found this one. I don't remember the guys name but he had a blast! He was like a kid in a candy store! He had never ridden a horse before and he had to ask about a million questions! It was so cute! Nice guy too! His lady friend was so proud! Sorry that I'm using your picture without your permission, if anyone knows who this is, I'll take it down if you want!!!

So this just goes to show you that even the biggest "kids" love riding horses! There's something about them that just draws you in!

I hurt my back a last Sunday and I'm finally almost 100% better! No more meds and I can finally walk! I'm just glad this didn't happen in the summer! Cross your fingers it doesn't happen again!

Hope you're all staying warm!

Well wishes to all!

Love all of us! <3

Friday, January 20, 2012

Check this out!

I  found a new site to advertise on! So far I'm loving everything about it! Check it out and for all my fellow business people...might be a good idea to put yourself on here! So many options and ways to add information! I thought the questions they ask are really helpful! You pick which ones you want to answer (some might not apply to your business) and you can give your customers even just one more reason to pick you! Very smart! Check out my answers!!!

Northeast Pennsylvania's Pony Party Headquarters!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pony Parties in January

So this is a first! A winter pony party! We are soooo thrilled! The family is so excited and even though it's going to be cold, we can't wait!!! Hope all is well! Take care! The Gang! PS Please "like" us on facebook and suggest your friends "like" us as well!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Just wanted to wish you all a wonderful New Year! I also hope you had a great Christmas that including getting everything on your list!! :) If 2012 is as good as 2011 I'll be a happy camper! Please remember to keep your pets warm this winter, they can't tell us when they're cold! And make sure to give them lots of kisses! :) They love us without wanting anything in return! Oh in other news, one of our baby thoroughbreds is learning to lunge! :) He's doing it all by himself without being told how to do it. It's soooo wonderful! I'll post pictures as soon as it's warm enough to really work with him! Take care y'all!!! Much love, Your Pony Party Headquarters, True Venture Farm! MUAH!!! ::kisses::

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's been a while!

Things are going well! I've taken on a few lessons. Been quite busy. All the horses and dogs are doing great! :)

It was a such a good pony party season! I'm ready for spring!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hi there!

Nothing really new to report! I'm going to post some pictures of our baby horses one day soon! :)

They are not really ours but it doesn't stop me from loving every inch of them!! :)

Hope all is well!!!!

The Gang! <3

Saturday, August 20, 2011

What a great year so far!

We have done so many awesome parties! Today we go to Clayton Park Recreational Area to visit Sonya and Maurice! They are such wonderful people and the camp ground is just beautiful!

So no we have a pony for our pony party business! I'm working out prices so that you can have Vinnie and George come to your event or child's birthday party at a reasonable price. That will be updated soon! As for some guidelines for George since he is a small pony (he's actually half shetland pony and half miniature horse) he can only hold up to 75lbs. I would recommend him to children 6 and under only.

The last thing I want to do is hurt him and obviously your children's safety would be in jeopardy if George was to fall due to someone too big riding him. As always, Vinnie's only weight limit is someone that I feel I would not be able to safely remove from his back if there was a problem. Safety is my number one concern. My business is my life and I would not want anything to happen to prevent me from doing this!

October seems to be the month that will fill up fast! I've already got two dates booked! September is another one, working on a third booking for that month! So give us a call soon!!!

Thanks for checking in and take care!!!

Much Love

All of us! :)

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Busy Busy!

So the Cow Flop in Throop was AMAZING!!! We have done several parties and it has just been a blast this year! The weather has been a little warm but so far no problems!!!

Please take a moment to pay tribute to our horsey friends that were lost July 24th at Over the Hill Farm in Waverly. Sadly 23 beautiful animals lost their lives and their owners lost their best friends. Our hears went out to each and everyone one of them! 3 horses are recovering and doing better each day. 3 other horses made it out with only minor injuries. It was an earth shattering event to our horse community. Check out our Facebook page to find out how to help and to check out updates!!! There is a benefit horse show going on August 27th, come check it out! Let me know if you want to donate anything!!!

On a lighter note, check out GEORGE! This pony will be coming home next weekend and will be a new addition to True Venture Farm Pony Parties! I'm going to work on pricing if anyone would like to have a horse and a pony at their special event. I'm also going to work with George (Who is an old pro at this!) and see what he feels comfortable with as far as children size, etc...

So here he is:
This picture DOES NOT do him justice! He is soooo stinkin cute! He's a little fuzzy in this picture but there will be more pictures to come!! :)

Hope all is well with everyone! Take care!

Much Love,

Saturday, June 25, 2011


We can't wait to get started! I didn't sleep last night! We will be there 3-7 today and 2-7 tomorrow! Come check us out! Some money from each ride will go to the Throop Booster Club and also to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter!!! Why not help out some great causes and get to meet Vinnie!! Plus we think we are bringing a new Pony tomorrow! What fun!!!

Anyone who books a party gets 10% off if they book it during Cow Flop Weekend!!!

I think we are in the parade tomorrow which starts at 1 at the Throop Borough Building. Anyone wanna come with us??? Let me know!!! :)

By the way, we are booking fast for the summer so give us a call!!!

Much Love
The Family of True Venture Farm!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lots to do! :)

So we have had some amazing parties so far!!! Between the parties and the cover of Happenings Magazine, I didn't think this year could get better! But it has....

....we were asked to do the COW FLOP this year!!! :) YAY! So for all of you out there that want to meet Vinnie, stop on by! It's June 25th and 26th!! We can't wait!!!

Chris got a new job driving for Lowes so he's been crazy busy! It's been a bit rough but as always we are very excited about all the new adventures we get to go on! :) I hope everyone is doing well! Much love!! :)

I'm gonna post more pictures of color options but for now...

Who says blondes shouldn't wear yellow!?!?!

Monday, April 18, 2011

What a great party!

So last week we had a party for TJ and let me tell you that kid had the biggest smile on his face!!! All the kids were great (young and old)! Lisa was such a great mom for having the coolest party! We made quite a scene in the neighborhood! :) LOVED IT!!!

It's officially Party season and we are so blessed to be starting earlier than last year because the weather is so great! Well, not warm enough yet but it's getting there! I hope everyone is well out there in blog land!

Love you all!!!


Saturday, April 02, 2011

Vinnie on the Cover of Happenings!!!

Check out Vinnie! I'm also on page 10! How exciting!!!

Now for some business news. Due to the rising price of gas and everything else in the world, we will be raising our prices starting May 1st. Any parties booked until then will have the old pricing. I am updating the site to reflect the newer prices. It is with a heavy heart that I do this. The one thing that will NEVER change is our service!

More to come! :)

Hope everyone is well!!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Almost Spring!!!

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for this cold and gross weather to be over! I miss being able to go up to the barn at any time during the day. Now it's so dark when I get out of work, I don't even want to go!


Spring is almost here! Which means pony parties are going to be in full swing! It also means that in only 2 months or so, Vinnie will be on the COVER of Happenings Magazine! I can not wait to get my hands on that!!! :) Look out for it! :)

Well, I guess I should make some breakfast and enjoy my day off with the dogs...we got a new one! :) Meet SADIE!! :) She's awesome, but crazy! :)
Much love,
Liz, Sasha, Sadie, Vinnie and Chris! :)

Friday, December 31, 2010


Hello Everyone!! I hope you have a wonderful and healthy New Year! Let's make 2011 even better than 2010!!!

We are getting ready for the Pony Party season for next year!!! :) Vinnie can't wait!

Oh and we are adopting another dog from Griffin Pond! :) Once we actually get her I'll post some pictures and her info! :) Please adopt a dog and give them a forever home! Go to!!! :)

Love, Liz

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Like peas and carrots!!!

For those of you that are looking for other birthday activities while each child takes their turn riding Vinnie...check out these girls!!! :)

How cool is that??? LOVE IT!

This to me sounds like a win win birthday party!!! Make sure you visit their website for all their information and TONS of pictures!!!

Hope all is well with everyone! Christmas is near! No matter what Holiday you will be celebrating this year, I wish you well and hope that you spend it wisely...with the people you love the most! :) Cherish these moments for a lifetime!!!

Liz and Sasha (she's sitting between my feet under the computer desk...what a ham!)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's the end of the year!

Well we did our last pony party of the season! What a success this year has been!!! Yesterdays party was wonderful! The weather was just perfect!!! The kids loved it and other than getting attacked by two very angry dogs (I was scared too so I couldn't blame Vinnie, but he did a great job being a good boy even though he was terrified!), it was a great day!!!

Our horse trailer is official up for sale! $2700 OBO. Hopefully we'll have a new trailer soon! I can't wait, but I will miss the old one, she was good to us! It's just time for something new and bigger!!! :)

Well HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone!!! Stay safe!!!


Saturday, November 06, 2010

Pretty Picture!

I am not sure why I never posted this! But here's an awesome picture!!! This is my best girl Jessi and her son Johnny!!! He's only a year or so in this picture!!! I also have pictures of him riding on his own (Jessi was close by of course!)
And here's one of my nephew Kyle and I! He's a great help!!!

Have a happy weekend everyone!!!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


So the party in Plains was awesome! Great weather and what a view from the pavilion! The costumes on the kids were incredible!!!

On to other news...we have THREE...YES THREE parties for November! Plus Vinnie is in another IHSA horse show! What a crazy month!!!

Just wanted to stop by and say hi to everyone!!! Hope all is well!!!

Lizzy Poo! :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Another beautiful fall day!!!

Brycen had wonderful day today celebrating his 4th birthday!!! :) We had a blast as always! Vinnie made a hole in the ground where a woodchuck had his tunnel! Oops! But he was a good boy and didn't miss a beat!!!

We did also loose our brakes on our trailer on the way there! :( but don't worry, Chris can fix them! The truck can still stop the trailer, it just makes it harder without the trailer brake assist.

Tuesday I pick up Dude, Melissa's horse! Can't wait to meet them!!!

I guess that's all! I'll be posting some pictures from the Grand Prix de Penn National soon!!! :) We had a GREAT time there last night in Harrisburg! I wasn't feeling too well in the morning (and had to miss my friend Jenn's wedding...CONGRATS JENN AND JASON!!!) but I felt a little better after I slept til 4:30!!!

Have a wonderful day everyone!!!

Much love,


Friday, October 22, 2010

Good Morning! :)

It's a beautiful, but chilly day here! :) Well sort of!

Busy weekend again! We have a wedding Saturday and a party down in Plains on Sunday!!! Vinnie, AKA Bullseye from Toy Story, is going down in Plains. Can't wait!!!

Last weeks party went awesome!!! Brittney and the other kids had a great time!!! The horse show Vinnie was in was also a huge success! For those of you who don't know how college shows work...each person draws a horse they do not get to choose. They may or may not have ridden this horse before (some horses the schools bring so they can draw their own horse or they may have ridden this horse at a show before). The riders can watch the horse be schooled over the fences or walking and trotting as the case my be. Now even though the judge looks at the rider only, a good horse can make or break a good ride. Out of about 10 people in each of Vinnie's 5 classes, he got...6th, 5th, 5th, 3rd, and 3rd!!! Not bad! The only place to 6th so he got a ribbon in all of his classes!!! That's a really good thing!

We also have a few more horses coming to the farm that we keep Vinnie. Trigger and Breezy are already moved and we have at least 2 more horses coming! We have been doing a lot of trailering jobs. Well have a great weekend everyone!!!

Much love,

Friday, October 15, 2010


...ok not really. But I was doing a lot of research about other pony parties across the country, and I noticed that will all of the formal rules and regulations, the other party people seemed more like party poopers!!!

Safety is my NUMBER ONE concern when doing these parties. I could look my horse, my house, and my whole life if something goes wrong. That's why I make each child wear a helmet and that's why I have an insurance policy. I hope that my insurance is the BIGGEST waste of money I will ever spend. I hope to never use it, but I have it just in case.

Reading through the rules these people have in place made me think about how cold they make themselves out to be. I understand that they put them in place for their own safety and the safety of their animals, but kids are kids. Face facts people!!!

I always go over general rules before the event starts. Don't stand behind the horse. Don't make loud noises. I always let the kids know that it is because they don't want to scare the horse and make them sad. I would never say "OUR HORSE WILL GET SCARED AND KICK YOUR MOM!!!". That just seems mean.

Also, the person hosting the party signs my contract that states that there are risks involved and I do have my PA State Law sign as well. But the other day, I saw someone doing pony rides at a certain Fall Festival at a certain Mountain and they had all sorts of "RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK" signs. I understand that riding a horse can be dangerous, but these kids came to have fun. You basically scared the crap out of their parents and made them not want to ride the pony!

The other one that broke my heart was the one party place that said there is a weight limit on their ponies and if they think that your child is too heavy they will bring a scale and weigh them right there!!! HOW MEAN!!! :( I understand that ponies (and horses) shouldn't carry weight that is unsafe, but to make a child so embarrassed by weighing them in front of everyone, I would just cry!!! Please keep in mind that I won't put an adult on my horse that I think is too heavy but that is only because it is hard to get them off if there is a problem. But adults understand and so far everyone has been in a safe enough weight range.

Please let me be clear. When it comes to my parties, I will do EVERYTHING I can to make it safe for everyone. But I really want your kids to have fun! I want you to relax and I want your family to thank you for such a neat idea!!!

Now to this weekend! Good luck to the Scranton Royal Riders!!! We have an IHSA horse show at Birchtown on Sunday! I can't wait!!! Vinnie is pumped!!! We also have a Party tomorrow!!! Happy Birthday to Brittney!!!

Everyone out there, enjoy the cold weather!!! Burrrrrr!!! :)

Much love,


Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Happy Fall Everyone!!!

It's October and apparently this is the most popular month for pony parties!!! We have 5 so far!!! Rock on!!! Remember this folks if you're looking to book for next year! It might be a good idea to look at dates pretty soon so we can make sure we are there for your special day!!!

Chris and I went looking at a new trailer yesterday. We found a GREAT dealer down by Williamsport, PA. Check out their website:
They could not be more helpful and their line of Adam's Trailers speaks for itself! So our trailer will be up for sale soon!

I forgot to mention that we have a new baby in our family! We adopted a Chocolate Lab/Pointer Mix from the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter! Her name is SASHA and she is AMAZING! We love her soooo much! Please don't forget to spay or neuter your animals!!! It is VERY important to make sure that we control the pet population so that there aren't animals without a loving home!!! And please adopt rather than going through a breeder!!!

A Special thanks to my nephew Kyle for helping me this year with parties and my friend Marci for helping me out with parties AND for getting my butt on my horse more!!! :) Thanks guys!!! Love you!!!

The new farm is GREAT! We love it Sandy! Keep up the awesome work!!!

I will be adding pictures soon of different color options for Vinnie. Again, we don't like to make it too cheesy, but it can be a great way to personalize the party for your child!

Well I guess that's all for today!!! Keep checking back!

Much Love!!!

Liz, Chris, and Vinnie

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Sometimes technology is amazing!

I'm sitting here at the new barn by myself. I'm waiting for Sandy and Marci to come join me. I'm on my laptop, with the horses looking at me like I'm insane. I tried to get them to type for me, but they didn't want to ruin their hooves.

Looking out of the barn is just amazing. I have a beautiful view of the trees and a huge pond (Gravel Pond of course)! I really missed this. When I used to have my pony Baywatch, I could do this for hours. Now with a job and two businesses, who has time??? I special thank you to Marci for kicking my butt in gear and also for Sandy for putting up with us!!! :)

Man, the poines and horses look so happy out there. Bruce is snuggling with his two mares, Vinnie and Graydee are eating every blade of grass in sight, and Beau, Rusty, and Sundae are chillin in the indoor. What a perfect day! I wish I felt better, otherwise I wanted to ride. Maybe this week sometime.

I'm so glad I was able to update this more than once a million years! To all my friends out there in cyberspace, HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!!

Lizzy <3

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Again...TOO long!!!

So this summer has been great! We have done 2 parties in Throop, had two parties at Clayton Park Recreational Area at Lake Henry, and we have gone all the way to Milford, Pa!!! Check out the picture of Sonya from Clayton Park! The image is a little small but you get the idea!

We are truly blessed with the clients and friends we have!

The biggest news is that the boarding stable that we were at has moved to Gravel Pond Road in Clarks Summit. The new place is AMAZING! It's nothing fancy, just simple, cozy, and inviting! The horses love it!

If you know anyone interested in boarding let me know! Also, I will be starting lessons soon because we will have a great outdoor and hopefully (crosses fingers!!!) an indoor riding ring!!!

I will post more pictures soon!

Other than that we are getting in gear for the end of the summer and looking to next year! We already have people interested!!! I can't wait! We just keep getting bigger and better!!!

The biggest item on our list for 2011 is a new trailer! We LOVE LOVE LOVE our trailer but we want something a little newer and a little bigger. We have been doing some odd trailering jobs for other horse lovers and it would be nice to have something a little more modern! So this fall we are looking! If anyone knows a horse trailer dealer let me know!!! I would love to advertise for the dealer if we can negotiate a good price!!!

That's all for now! Hopefully more frequent updates from yours truly!!!
All my love,

Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's been TOO long!!!

A lot has been going on! First, the reason why I didn't get to post for a while, is that we bought a house! So we moved in about a month ago and things have been great but crazy! We also found out that we are moving to another boarding location, one with about 50 acres and an indoor! Not only are we going to a new place, but the whole barn that I'm at right now are going! So my horses will still have wonderful SANDY taking care of them! WE LOVE YOU SANDY!!! By the end of the summer we will be settled in I hope!

We had our first event at Clayton Park Recreational Area at Lake Henry and it was a HUGE hit! The kids were awesome, Vinnie had a blast (even though he had NO idea what the heck those cars were doing floating in the water (boats)), and Sonya was more than gracious to have us! We are going back on August 21st so we'll see you there and in the meantime, check out their website for more camping information as well as to check out their music series!!!

I have also started selling LIA SOPHIA jewelry so if anyone is interested in booking a party let me know!!!!

So things are crazy but good!

Also, the Cow Flop isn't going to happen this year. They went with people that had "PONIES" this year. I was told I would have the opportunity to do it again. They didn't even call me. I was going to bring a pony this year anyway!!! I was borrowing a friends pony and I figured ALL kids of any age or size could ride! Oh well. I'm really bummed. But I guess that's the way things go.

Well, off to dinner! Hope everyone out there is doing well!!!!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Second party!

So we went down to Mountain Top this weekend! Amy and I had a BLAST! Whitney from Lia Sophia had a party for her daughter and it was just the best time! It was a little windy, but we smiled through it!

If anyone knows a child with an upcoming birthday, let me know! What better way to celebrate than with a horse! Vinnie is on a roll, don't stop him now! He came galloping to me on Saturday when he saw me with the trailer (funny, I would have run the OTHER WAY!!!). That's right, I drove all by myself! I did GREAT! The wind didn't bother me one bit! Having Amy help me was awesome, but I did miss Chris! He had to work!

So the end of the month we are going to Clayton Park Recreational Area up at Lake Henry. Can't wait for that! Then next month is the Cow Flop already! This summer is flyin! Hold on tight!!!

Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there!!! Love you guys!!

I'm out!

<3 Liz...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

First Party of the Year!!!

Everything was AMAZING! We all had a great time! The kids were great! Vinnie was just perfect, and the weather was soooo nice! Can't wait for more just like that!!! :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The article looked great!! :)
There is the link! I hope you all enjoy!!! :)


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tomorrow!!! :)

So my business profile will be in the Scranton Times tomorrow!!! Everyone should check it out! I'll post the link tomorrow I hope!! Thanks everyone!

<3 Liz

Monday, March 22, 2010

Awesome News!!!

So Lisa from the Scranton Times Tribune contacted me about an interview! :) I will be featured in the Business Section. How cool is that??? I will post a link to the article when it comes out!

Also, the University of Scranton Equestrian Team is hosting the IHSA Zones Horse Show on April 11th!!! Graydee and Vinnie will be making an appearance, and I will be announcing for most of the day! How exciting! Good Luck Royal Riders!!! :) Check out their website...

That's all for now!!
<3 Liz

Sunday, March 14, 2010


I'm going tomorrow to do some advertising! Let me know if you see my flyers!

<3 Liz

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring is here...i hope!

Well the blankets are off! Graydee and Vinnie took a few minutes to soak up the fact that they were naked, and then they were off! They tore through the field like they were had 10 energy drinks! They rolled and played. Then they ate, because let's face it, they aren't horses, they are pigs! :) But I love my stinky pigs!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

First party and some other fun stuff!!!

So first off, we are booking our first party for the 2010 season this week!!! YAY!!! Can't wait! I know Vinnie can't wait to get out and work! He has been so antsy since we ended last year!

Second, the Cow Flop is only a few months away!!! For those of you who do not know, the Throop Cow Flop is the social event of the Mid Valley Season! We gave pony rides last year and it was a HUGE success!! I can't wait til this year, it will be bigger and better than ever!

And Third, Chris heard Jim Bone (On 97.9x) talking about wanting a pony ride, so I emailed him! He responded in record time! How cool is that!!! I told him that we would be honored to give him a ride around the parking lot of the studio!!!! How awesome would that be!!! We are such huge fans of not only his, but the whole station!!! More on that to come!!!! :)

So for now, I am just doing everything I can to get our name out there! I really appreciate all of my facebook fans and all of my friends, you guys are my world!!! LOVE YOU!!!

<3 Liz

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Whether it's your significant other, a parent, or a friend; Send them love not just this weekend, but all year round. It's not about candy or flowers, it's about the relationships we build. Hug your special someone tight...even if they have a fuzzy nose and carrot breath! <3

Happy Valentine's Day from True Venture Farm!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Over 100!

Thanks everyone! I hope to have 250 fans by March 1st! I know we can do it!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Adding Like Crazy!

I've been trying to get as many fans as possible on Facebook! This is the best (and cheapest) way to get noticed! Add us and have your friends add us too!!!

Quote of the day...

"When your horse follows you without being asked, when he rubs his head on yours, and when you look at him and feel a tingle down your know you are loved."
John Lyons

Monday, January 25, 2010

Our Christmas Card!!!

I know it's after Christmas but I couldn't resist!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Official Into

My name is Liz Ghent. I have been working with horses for over 17 years. I recently decided to turn my hobby into my business with the help of my wonderful husband, Chris.

We own Vinnie, or should I say he owns us! Everyday I spend time with Vinnie, he always seems to amaze me. He is so gentle, patient, and understanding with children. He takes his job seriously, by putting a smile on every face he sees!!!

This business is more than a job, it's our life!

CALL US AT 570.407.0622

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My amazing staff!!!

So without my friends, I don't know where I would be! These people volunteer their time and efforts to make my dreams come true! Here they are in no particular order!!!

Jessi...She is my Coordinator of Events and Public Relations. We spend many a day discussing marketing ideas at Olive Garden! Her son, Johnny, is also going to be my future poster child! Jessi's fiance, Jay, is also a big support! I would be lost without them!

Amy...Even though she is a few hundred miles away, she supports me whenever she can! She always has a bag of carrots for our horses and they love Aunt Amy!!! Without Amy and her family, the Cow Flop would not have been as big a success last year! I love you guys!

Amy K...As one of my students, she is amazing! She is so willing to learn and so great with the horses! She always helps me when I need her. From tacking up, to helping lead Vinnie, Amy is always there!

Andy...I don't have a picture of him I can use, but I'll get one soon! When I need a driver or someone to help repair our truck or trailer, I call Andy!

There are many more wonderful people that lend a hand when needed! My friend and my family are my life! Thank you to all of you! I love you more than words can ever express!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Our Horse Trailer

In April 2009, We found a 1989 Shoop Trailer in amazing condition. The floor had just been replaced, along with all the rubber mats. The outside needed some work, but it was beautiful and suited all of our needs!

In June 2009, right before the THROOP COW FLOP, I asked Chris, "I know the Cow Flop is in 5 days, but can you repaint the trailers?". And he simply said "Yes". I think it came out amazing! He worked for almost 30 hours in that 5 days! I love my wonderful husband!!!

Our new addition to the True Venture Family!

This is our new truck! It is a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab! In true horse fashion, we have named her Black Beauty!
This vehicle gives us the power we need to haul our horses anywhere we need to be!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Thinking Spring!

Welcome to our Blog! We are a family owned and operated "PONY" Party business in the Scranton/Wilkes Barre area of Northeastern Pennsylvania. So why "PONY" Party? Well, Large, Loveable, Horse Party didn't sound as good! Our horse, Vinnie, is actually a full sized horse, but don't let the size fool you! Children are drawn in by his warm personality, and parents can enjoy him too since he is just the right size!

It's that time again! The snow is melting, bathing suits are starting to come out in department stores, and parents are thinking about planning their child's birthday party! I know it's only January, but with temperatures reaching into the 40's, I can't help but think about the upcoming party season!

Call for a consultation and reserve your date today!!! 570.407.0622!!!


Here are some commonly asked questions! Please feel free to add to this list!

Why "Pony" Parties? We now offer both a full sized horse and/or a PONY! A real PONY is 14.2 hands (4ft 7inces, 14.2 hands X 4inces). Vinnie is 15.3 hands high, or 5foot 1inch. George our pony is about 10 hands high. Now that we found a pony that suites our needs, we are proud to truly be a PONY PARTY BUSINESS! Also, a side note: Ponies are NOT baby horses. They are a separate breed of animal.
Why have a Pony Party? What kid doesn't want a pony? It's a classic question children have been asking for hundreds of years: "Can I have a pony?". Horses (and ponies) bring out a smile on a child's face that you seem only once in a lifetime. There is something about the way horses make children feel that makes your heart melt. Not everyone is exposed to farm life, but there is nothing like it! This gives you a chance to bring the farm to any event your having!
Are you insured? YES! Insurance was one of the first items on my list to get once I started this business. It not only protects you and your family and friends, but it protects me and my horses! Animals act unpredictably and even the calmest horse can be dangerous. I have not had to, and hope to NEVER, use my insurance, but it is there, just in case!!!
Do we have to wear a helmet to ride? Anyone under the age of 18 is required to wear a helmet. It is just in case, but it is one rule I stand by! Adults can make a choice to wear or not wear a helmet.
What kind of helmets do you use? They are International Schooling Helmets. They are one of the most popular brands of riding helmets. They are ASTM and SEI certified.
What does ASTM and SEI mean? The ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) is an organization comprised of thousands of skilled volunteers including doctors, engineers and physicists. It is the job of the ASTM to set standards for many types of safety equipment. The ASTM has created criteria for horseback riding helmets to adhere to. The SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) is an independent laboratory that tests helmets to be sure they meet the ASTM standard.

Why don't you require riders to wear proper shoes? I could enforce a proper attire rule and not let everyone ride if they are not dressed correctly. I really could. But, the problem lies in the fact that some parents will forget, or never get the message, or whatever. How do you tell a child that they cannot ride the horse because they didn't dress right? We make sure that little toes stay away from our horses' feet. We watch everyone and make sure that no one is in harm's way. In a perfect world, everyone would wear the right clothes, the right shoes, and I would be President!

Can we come to your farm? Well, no. I would love to invite you, but right now TRUE VENTURE FARM is only the name of my business. One day, I will put that name on the sign outside my own barn and everyone will be invited, but for now it is just a dream in my head!

Does Vinnie/George bite? Yes. He's an animal, he bites his food and he bites at itches. But, he does not bite people (unless you are me, he likes to play bite me). The only time you even stand the smallest chance of getting bitten is if you give him a treat. When giving our animals food; just make sure to keep hands and fingers flat. He cannot see what he is grabbing and it is best to keep fingers out of reach.

What do horses eat? They eat hay and grass on a regular grazing basis, which means they are continuously eating. They receive grain (oats, barley, molasses) every morning and afternoon along with any daily medication mixed in.  They also eat carrots, apples, and treats. These are the most common food items they eat, though I have known a few horses that eat things like; cookies, ham sandwiches, beer, soda, peppermints, chips, etc...

Can we give the animals treats? Sure, we bring treats with us at all times!

Are there any weight limits? Vinnie is very strong, he can carry up to 300lbs easily but to help keep our parties safe, I prefer to set the limit around 250lbs.

What are the age limitations? We will let ages 1 to age 101 ride!

Why do you choose not to have side walkers? It makes it easier for me (as the walker) to have less distractions as possible. The children can concentrate on just me and the horse and if a child's mind wanders I can get them back on track. If a child does request someone to come with them, that is fine. I know some smaller children would feel more comfortable having a parent or family friend walk beside them rather than someone from my team. I have had children as young as 2 ride all by themselves. See also why I use an English Saddle for more information. Also, if a child is under two they may ride with an adult.

What months are "Pony" Parties available? My husband and I (as well as Vinnie) are available all year round weather permitting. In the winter the only two problems would be if there was a heavy snow storm and the streets are not cleared, or it is under 30 degrees. This is just too cold to enjoy the party. The fall and spring are perfect as long as it is not too rainy out. A drizzle is fine and if the weather is going to clear up we can move the party around a little bit. The summer is great for parties and the only hindrance may be if it is above 100 degrees. This makes it uncomfortable for the horse, us, and the children!

What kind of saddle do you use? I use an English Saddle for a few reasons. First, it is a lot easier to shorten the stirrups so that every child or adult can fit their feet in them. This helps make the rider feel more secure and gives us the opportunity to omit a side walker. Second, it is lighter on the horse than a traditional Western Saddle. This makes Vinnie more comfortable and more willing to perform. Third, if I need to get a rider off of the horse quickly for whatever reason, I can do so safely. A western saddle has the high back and horn in the front. This makes it difficult to pull someone off. In case of emergency, I am trained to remove the rider from the horse and also steer the horse away from both the rider and myself. And finally, it gives more freedom in the size of the rider. Most western saddles are either too big or too small for everyone. English Saddles are much easier to "fit" into.

Why choose True Venture Farm Parties? We offer a learning experience that cannot be topped. We bring the country to you. We do not just bring a horse to you and let you ride around in a circle. We encourage questions and allow petting. Plus, we do have a BIG rule: HAVE FUN!!! Kids are actually encouraged to be kids! But as always, safety comes first. If my horse(s) is not safe, or if your child is not safe, I am not doing my job. I make sure that every precaution is made so that everything is as safe as it can be, and even if there was some sort of emergency, we are prepared and can handle it most likely without anyone noticing there was anything wrong in the first place. I monitor everything around my horse and my husband monitors everything behind me that I cannot see. 360 Degrees of supervision keeps everything in check!