Field Trip Program

Are you looking for a special field trip for this upcoming school year? Then you can stop looking!!

 

The Pony Gang Field Trip Program in Hopkins is an awesome experience not only for horse-crazy kids!

 

Our exceptional staff will provide your children with an educational and fun experience they'll talk about long past the end of this field trip. 

 

Proposed Event Dates and Time:  Weekdays between 9 am and 11 am. 

 

Event Capacity: We can accommodate up to 20 children for one session. Our sessions usually last about 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Larger groups are possible, but need some special planning, so please contact us with your needs!

 

Participation: We do allow all children to participate, including siblings that are regular not part of the group.

All participants must be five years and older. Younger children are welcome but need to be supervised by a parent and a release form must be signed.

This event is great for all children because they love to participate!

The program is build as an education session (all four stations are listed below) 


How to make the day of the event run smooth: It is best if the leaders can collect the funds and release forms before the day of the event and have them in a file folder for us.

24h before the event we will need a list of participants, so we can make the name badges.


Participation Requirements:

1)Every person attending the event (incl. parents) must have a signed “Release of Liability” form before coming to the farm. We like to have all forms filled out and ready before the event starts so we can use your event time to have fun with the horses!

2) Everyone attending must follow the rules of the farm or they will be asked to leave. This is for everyone’s safety. The rules are simple and will be gone over at the beginning of the session.

3) All participants need to wear long pants and a closed toe shoe (boots or tennis shoes).

 

The Event Stations:

This is where all the fun happens!

What we do is set up 3 stations and our Team will walk the children through each of the stations.  The stations include:

 

Station 1: Basic Information about horses and horse care:  We will give the children some basic information about horses and the safety precautions while near a horse.

 

Station 2: Horse Husbandry: All the kids will learn what it takes to care for a horse. They will all get to feed the horses hay and horse feed. Our team will also talk to them about the type of hay the horses eat and what feed. They will also talk about the importance of caring for the horse’s home. Children will get the opportunity to pet our ponies and donkeys. 

 

Station 3: Horseback Riding:  At this last station the children will get the opportunity to receive a pony ride in our arena. Children will take turns with each other. Children waiting for their turn have the opportunity to do some Mandella coloring at our tables. 

 

Price   $ 10.00 per person