Hear what someone has to say about their birthday party experience at Equitate!
"We recently had a birthday party for my 9-year-old daughter at Equitate LLC, and we had 15 children there to celebrate. From the moment I contacted Equitate, I knew they were the right place for us. Bridget was kind, knowledgable, and responsive to all of my questions. They offer a 2-hour time frame and assistants to help with a variety of activities to keep the kids engaged and learn about the horses.
To our delight, this was much more than just a few laps around the ring. In addition to BEAUTIFUL facilities, they were ready for us and eager to help set up. Bridget immediately took the reins and gathered the kids to explain a few rules for their safety and for the horses to ensure that everyone had a great time.
The kids were then split into three groups to allow for more individualized attention in each group. The first group was riding. Each girl was paired with a horse based on his or her previous experience riding horses as well as their comfort level. Each horse and rider were guided by a knowledgeable assistant, so the kids were not alone, and Bridget and the assistants taught the kids about different styles of riding as they walked around the ring. The other two groups involved grooming/caring for horses and art. The kids loved all three activities!
During the gift and cake portion of our party, we were introduced to a sweet miniature pony named Millie! She had on the cutest outfit, and the kids were able to walk her around the ring and give her hugs. My daughter absolutely loved running around with Millie!
Also, they were kind enough to give my daughter a present! They definitely go above and beyond in caring for their guests, and they genuinely cared about all of us. My daughter was so grateful that they gave her a gift, too!
I cannot recommend Equitate enough, and my daughter wants to go back next year for her party! We have had, and have been to, many kids' parties over the years, and some of them have been great. However, this was hands down the absolute best experience that we've ever had...and the other kids and parents haven't stopped contacting me to tell me how much their child enjoyed the party!
The wonderful staff at Equitate are professional, knowledgable, and fabulous with kids! It was worth every single penny to give my daughter and her friends a memory that will last them a lifetime! You won't be disappointed at all...in fact, you'll wonder why it took so long for you to contact them! Happy trails!"
Equitate is approved by the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Wisconsin and has helped over a dozen troops learn about horses, the care they require, and proper riding technique! We can cater to boy scouts and really any group of horse enthusiasts!
Our staff can help your troop achieve their badge in a fun, safe atmosphere through hands-on instruction in our stable and indoor arena (heated during winter months). From grooming to riding to understand horses, it is our goal to empower and educate riders and share our passion for horses and this sport.
No need to have prior experience with horses!
Pricing starts at $40 - $50/rider based on availability, size of troop, etc. Gratuity is not included.
We can accomodate Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, American Heritage Girls, and other organizations.
Contact us for more information, availability, and pricing!
Introductory Package for new riders: 4 private lessons for $145.00 ($47.00 savings!) Contact us today to purchase and schedule yours!
We offer a free private lesson for any referrals that start taking regular lessons at Equitate and mention your name.
N87W39389 County Road CW
Ixonia, WI 53036
just 5 miles north of downtown Oconomowoc!