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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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! :)
***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!!! ***
So our site address www.trueventurefarm.com is not working right now. I forgot to renew my godaddy.com subscription and now they want $95 to get my name back! I will change our website to www.ziplocksocks.com before I pay that much! You guys is CRAZY!! :)
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....
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 HOME...to 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!!!
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!!! www.facebook.com/trueventurefarm or click on the facebook link on the right side of this page.
Hoping you all have a wonderful 2013!!! Much love!