Liberty Stables offer four different options for parties:
- Venue hire only
- Basic pony party
- Games pony party
- Pony picnics
Our venue is available for pony picnics, birthday parties, kitchen teas, stork teas and the like every day (except Sunday) but pony parties and games parties are only held on Monday, Friday and Saturday afternoons. Parties are kept exclusive and only your guests will be at the party venue.
Our venue has a stove, microwave, kettle, fridge/freezer, braai facilities, catering tables, picnic tables for 40 people, small tables for small children and toilet facilities. We also provide plastic plates and cups for the kids and have table cloths & table settings for adults available to rent – please ask for a quote.
- Basic Party (suitable for children from 2-5):
1.1 Children take turns being led around on two ponies/horses for approx 45 min – one hour.
1.2 Price: Minimum of R1200 (for 10 children; each child more than 10, pay R120 each). Adults: First 20 free, then R50 per adult. Non-riding children older than 6: R30 per child.
1.3 Includes use of ponies/horses, use of hard hats and use of venue.
1.4 Duration: 14h00 to 17h00.
- Games Party (Suitable for children from 5 – 14)
2.1 Children are divided into teams and are entertained by playing various games involving riding on the ponies/horses, for approx 45 min – one hour. Games such as: Place the ball; Biscuit and Balloon; Bobbing for apples; Sack race, etc are played. All children are led by experienced handlers and do not need riding experience.
2.2 Price: Minimum of R1500 (for 10 children; each child more than 10, pay R150 each). Adults: First 20 free, then R50 per adult; non-riding children under 6 free; non-riding children over 6 – 18: R30 each.
2.3 Includes use of ponies/horses, use of hard hats and use of venue.
2.4 Duration: 14h00 to 17h00. (After 17h30, R250 per hour/part hour)
Our experience has taught us that children over five do not enjoy the basic party. They, however, LOVE the games party. We can also do a combination party with basic pony rides for the smaller kids and games for the older ones – please ask for a quote.
Buckets of treats
Buckets of treats for the horses are available at R40 per bucket. One bucket is enough for two kids to share. Please book these beforehand.
As a guideline a typical party will follow the following pattern:
Guests arrive between 14h00 and 14h30. We start the pony rides or games at 14h30. The length of time spent on the games, depends entirely on the level of fitness of children but most children are tired after 45 minutes. (In the case of the basic party, children will complete the riding at 15h15) At approximately 15h15, children have a break to have the birthday cake, etc. If treat buckets are booked, the kids will be taken to the stables at around 16h00 to feed the horses. If not, children are welcome to play running games in our wide open spaces!
- Pony Picnic party
If a limited number of children are to be invited to a birthday or if you just want to bring the children for an outing, our pony picnics are ideal. These picnics do not include use of the venue as described above but we do provide a picnic spot.
What it involves:
3.1 A picnic spot (table & chairs under the trees)
3.2 Pony rides of 20 – 30 minutes for a max of 4 kids on Saturdays and max of 6 on weekdays
3.3 Cost: R100 per child doing a pony ride, R50 per child not riding or per adult
3.4 Held from 9h00 – 11h00; 11h00 – 13h00 on weekdays or 11h00 – 13h00 on Saturdays.
(More times available during school holidays – please enquire).
4 Venue hire for other parties (not applicable to pony parties):
Session 1: 9h00 – 12h00: R1000
Session 2: 14h00 – 17h00: R1200
Session 3: 19h00 – 24h00: R2 500 (R250 per hour after 24h00)
In all of the above cases, the first 20 people are free and thereafter R30 per person over 6 years old; children under 6 free