Almost every lil’ cowboy and cowgirl is a bit horse crazy, but not so crazy about a crazy horse.

That’s why Cowboy Critters Petting Farm & Pony Rides brings a gentle pony-sized horse named Lacy, mini horses (Cooper and Champ), or Welsh Ponies who are more than willing to make each ride a “dream come true”.

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Pony Rides

Can’t decide between the PETTING ZOO and PONY RIDES? That’s okay, you can combine the two! If you’re interested in booking, we get booked up quickly, so don’t wait.

Depending upon the size of your event, we can bring 1-5 ponies/horses. We have well-trained horses and experienced handlers. Our goal is to offer the safest, most enjoyable pony ride possible. Need a Magical Unicorn for your little princess? You have come to the right place! We dress the pony up for you. Currently, we have a silver and pink costume and a pink, purple and gold outfit. We are happy to make other costumes to fit your request for a small fee (to cover materials and time). Let us know what you have in mind and we’ll come up with something to make your party perfect! If you have a My Little Pony fan we can dye Prince to look just like a My Little Pony! Our MOST popular request is Rainbow Dash, but we are happy to look into other requests as well. Since we have to custom order the dye, we need a month’s heads up so that we can get everything shipped in time. All the dye is non toxic and washable, so it is safe to touch the pony! Our ponies are also wonderful for photo-shoots. We can bring our ponies to your chosen location, or we have a beautiful setting at Daystar Equestrian where you can come to us! We travel FREE in the St. Louis area, and within 60 miles of our location.

Add a Pony

$ 50

Per Hour, per additional pony

  • 30+ Expected Turnout (riders)
  • Several Ponies Available
  • Additional ponies $50/hour each
  • Different sizes and colors!

Pony RidesMost Popular

$ 250

First Hour (no travel fee)

  • 1-30 Expected Turnout (riders)
  • 1 Pony or Small Horse
  • Additional ponies available $50/hour each
  • $100 Each additional Hour

Unicorn Costume

$ 50

Per Costume

  • Add Custom Color to the Main and Tail!
  • $50 for hair dye (any color you choose)
  • $25 Unicorn costume without Hair dye
  • Have an idea? Let us know!
  • Other options coming soon (Princess Jasmine, Knight etc.)

Riding Lessons

If you are looking for a place to come and ride, or to learn how to ride we can send you in the right direction! We exclusively travel with our ponies, but our sister company Daystar Equestrian is located in O’Fallon, MO, and they are set up to teach all levels of riding. They have horses and ponies so that children and adults can learn to ride. With a couple of different instructors, they can teach anything from beginner to dressage, jumping and even western.

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Petting Zoo & Pony Rides

If you combine the Petting Zoo and the pony rides you can save! Rather than booking separately, you can combine to two for double the fun. We have lots of different options from birthday party packages all the way to corporate event packages and community festivals. You still get to pick which animals you want us to bring, travel is still FREE in St. Louis, and you get to interact with MORE animals!

Small Combo

$ 350

First Hour

  • Expected Turnout 1-50
  • Small petting zoo (5 Species)
  • 1 Pony and Saddle for Rides
  • Add pony costume $50 (unicorn or My Little Pony)
  • Additional Pony $50 per hour
  • Each additional Hour $150
  • 2 Hour event $500
  • 3 Hour event $650
  • 4 Hour event $700
  • 5 Hour event $850

Medium ComboMost Popular

$ 400

First Hour

  • Expected Turnout 50-250
  • Medium Petting zoo (8 Species)
  • 1 Pony and Saddle for Rides
  • Add pony costume $50 (unicorn or My Little Pony)
  • Medium Petting Farm
  • Additional Pony $75 per hour
  • Each additional Hour $200
  • 2 Hour Event $600
  • 3 Hour event $800
  • 4 Hour event $1,000
  • 5 Hour event $1,200

Large Combo

$ 450

First Hour

  • Expected Turnout 250-1,000
  • Large Petting zoo (11 species)
  • 2 Ponies and Saddles for Rides
  • Add pony costume $50/each (unicorn or My Little Pony)
  • Additional Pony $100 per hour
  • Each additional Hour $250
  • 2 Hour event $700
  • 3 Hour event $950
  • 4 Hour event $1,200
  • 5 Hour event $1,450

Children of all ages — yes, even the adults get in on the action — enjoy the interactive hands-on experience that’s unique to our mobile Petting Farm. In short, PETTING and FUN are encouraged… “keep your hands on the animals at all times”!

Questions? Contact us today!

Rusty Spurs with Take it from Rusty Spurs, “Once ya get a pettin’, ya just cain’t stop!”