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About Cowboy Critters Petting Farm & Pony RidesA little background on the humans behind the animals.

Christ-focused Petting Zoo and Pony Rides

Cowboy Critters Petting Farm & Pony Rides is a Christ-focused, family-run provider of lovable petting farm animals and gentle hand-led pony rides. We believe that God created all the Critters and that they are amazing because He is amazing! Safety, cleanliness, and FUN while honoring God are what we strive to accomplish with each event.

Jeff Tobler founded Cowboy Critters in the year 2010. Marta and Charlie took over the business, and since then, we’ve had the honor of serving many families, schools, daycare, churches, corporations, and municipalities… and many are repeat customers today.

Thank you to our current and prospective faithful customers. We look forward to serving you as unto the Lord!

The “Critter Crew”

Meet some of our past and present Critters:†

  • Sweet Pea, our “sweet” Miniature Donkey
  • Mini Cooper and Champ, our adorable Miniature Horses
  • Shamgar, our expressive Pygmy Goat
  • Wilbur, our portly Miniature Pig
  • Cocoa, our adorable brown and white bunny
  • Lilly, the sweetest and softest bunny we’ve ever met
  • Lucy and Summer, our hospitable Hens
  • Quackers, our chatty Duck(retired)
  • Alfredo, our fluffy sheep
  • Shelby, the all-star Box Turtle
  • Silas, the MINI cow
  • and a few other barnyard buddies!

Our pricing is below and on our Reservations form.

If you’re interested in booking, we get booked up quickly, so don’t wait.

† Animal availability is subject to change without notice.

Some of Events we Serve

    We LOVE seeing the smiles of not only the birthday boy or girl, but also the other guests — young and young-at-heart 🙂 Cowboy Critters will bring our animals to your house or nearby park for an unforgettable event with God’s amazing creatures!

    We are happy to work with you to make your child’s birthday everything that they have been dreaming of. We have done several different costumes, and are happy to make something to fit the theme of your party. Check out our photos of Rainbow Dash and unicorns! Plus, we are fully insured.

    Looking for a petting zoo or pony rides for VBS? A fund-raiser or celebration? We bring our animals out to various churches around the greater St. Louis area, and even into Illinois. We believe God’s creatures are an excellent display of God’s love and manifest revelation. During the Christmas season, we have several live nativity options including indoor set up for warmth! Plus, we are fully insured.

    Having a petting zoo or pony rides for school festivals and daycare events is an excellent learning enhancement for the children you serve. “Hands-on” interaction stimulates their mind and emotions — it’s awesome to see their reactions to these adorable animals. Plus, we are fully insured.

    What’s a festival without live animals? Your guests will remember their interactions with these amazingly cute, sometimes funny, animals. We can bring a petting zoo, pony rides or both. We have a variety of animals to choose from, and several different ponies so that we can bring the right animals for small or large events. Plus, we are fully insured.

    We work with many corporations bringing animals for both large public-facing events, and private corporate/office parties, including Grand Openings. Book a petting zoo or pony ride (or both) for your next event — our animals will be the “hit” of the party! We have also brought our animals to the Fox2 News station for a World Vision segment, and to the Manna Pro offices for a video shoot. Our animals are well trained, and comfortable  in a variety of environments, so they are great for videos, photos and ads.

    Having a city or county fair? A holiday or community event? A grand-opening? Book a petting zoo or pony ride (or both) for your next event — our animals will be the “hit” of the party! We can work in a variety of set ups be it a free to public event, by donation or anything in between. We will work with you to make everything a success!

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