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