Are the riders required to wear helmets?
Are your ponies clean?
Can we double ride?
Can we share a party?

Yes, the option is to partner up with another party that wants ponies or petting zoo at a common location and either share the time depending on the number of children or sharing the location and the date of the party in blocks of time.

Cost sharing will reduce the cost of having a pony party for each participant. Keep in mind that a location should be able to accommodate all participants. Public locations require more planning than private and there are some cities that have very strict rules so contact us if you are considering party sharing and are willing to be a little flexible.

Do you give parties in the Frisco City Parks?

No, my alternative places are:
1) Frisco Heritage Center Depot right next to Plano. I am the preferred vendor at the Heritage Center Depot. http://friscovenues.com/childParties.html
2) Southfork Ranch in City of Parker right next to Plano. If you are interested in having a party at Southfork they allow you to hire your own party entertainment I have had parties and events at this location. southfork.com/

City of Frisco doesn’t allow Pony & Petting Zoos in the City Parks. We do provide private parties on your personal property.

Do you have limits on how many people can participate?
Do you only do parties?

Provide pony rides, petting zoo and trick pony shows for Birthday Parties, Church Events, School Events, Festivals, Customer Appreciation Parties, Block Parties, Fairs, Christmas tree lighting, Family Reunions and much, much more! Let us know what kind of party or event you are having.

Do you provide a pony carousel?
Do you provide parties in Plano, Texas?

We are currently reviewing the opportunity to do parties in Plano, Texas.
Information about the City of Plano Ordinances: http://www.plano.gov/DocumentCenter/View/334
Application for permit: http://www.plano.gov/DocumentCenter/View/92

Do you provide trail riding?
Do you require a deposit?

Yes. We require a deposit to book your party or event. Parties are either $100 or $200. Events are 50% of the total. The remaining balance is due at the start of the party or event. Holding your date and time prevents us from scheduling other business and discourages last minute cancellations. These fees are non-refundable.

Do you require the liability release form?

No, not usually. There are rare exceptions.

WARNING:  UNDER TEXAS LAW (CHAPTER 87, CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE), AN EQUINE PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO OR THE DEATH OF A PARTICIPANT IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF EQUINE ACTIVITIES.

Do you take care of the poop?

No, not usually. There are rare exceptions.

Do your ponies have a weight limit?
How do I book a party?

Click on Book Now in the menu. Fill out the form and click submit. When we receive your information, we will contact you to let you know if that date and time is available. We will send you an Estimate of your requested services for your review. Once you confirm the Estimate we will send you an Invoice. You will need to pay the required Booking Deposit deposit to hold your date & time.

 

Note: If it is Friday-Sunday ,we may be working, so if you fill out our form first we will get back with you in 24 hours with a quote and availability.

How do I decide how many ponies I need?
How do I pay?

Forms of payment accepted are: cash, personal checks, or business checks payable to Rancho Condarco. Driver’s license number, must be on all personal checks. Payment will be given to the lead handler before the pony rides start. Returned checks will be subject to any and all fees incurred by Rancho Condarco llc and/or it’s representatives, and be subject to any and all penalties, laws, fines, etc., as defined by Texas and Federal law.


Payments can be made by Credit Card or PayPal with PayPal invoicing. I will send you an invoice and you will have the option to pay with Credit Card or PayPal. If the credit card you are using is already registered with your PayPal account you will need to use PayPal to pay or use another Credit Card. This will need to be paid before our arrival at party or event as I do not have a way to take your credit card at the party or event.

How early do you arrive to set-up?

We will arrive 20 to 30 minutes before the scheduled start time to set-up for pony rides only if there is no corral setup. When we are setting up the Petting Zoo corral we will arrive 1 hour before. Please have an area ready for setup and allow a parking place for the truck & horse trailer. Events or parties may need more time for setting up the riding corral.

How early should I book?

It is best to book your party as soon as you have decided on the date and time. One month minimum is best. Remember, Saturdays will fill up first followed by Sundays. Confirm your party date & time 5 days after you receive your quote. When I receive your deposit I will email you back a confirmation of your party or event is on our Calendar. During the Spring and the Fall we are in bigger demand, you may need to contact us 3 months before your party or event. October and April are very busy for pony and petting zoos.

If we get more than one pony will I have to lead on of them?
Is there any age limit to ride the ponies?
Rancho Condarco Info
What are the benefits of two ponies?
What do I need to provide?
What does a pony party include?
What does it take to care for your animals?

The care of animals includes a place to live, medical, grooming, plus, all the little things that happen daily. They eat hay and grain; we buy and grow our own hay. Also, they require most of our our time and attention; and all of our love.

What if our yard has fire ants?

Please help insure the set-up area for the pony and or zoo is free of ant mounds,bee hives, wasp nests, etc as possible. We do bring Cinnamon for the ants and will charge extra if we treat the area for ants—wasps etc. you can spray 7 days before your party.

What if our yard is fertilized and treated with insecticide?

Ponies and or petting zoo animals cannot work on any area that has been chemically treated (fertilizer or insecticide) within the past 7 days due to the danger of poisoning. If we arrive and can smell or see any signs of chemicals or animals fall ill and it is determined that fertilizer or insecticide from your area caused it you could be held liable. It sounds harsh but we must

What is a good place to set-up?
What is the best length of time for a party?
Where are you located?

Our Ranch is located on Highway 78 1 mile north of Bailey, TX 75413 between Bonham & Leonard, Texas. North east of DFW area. Serving the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texoma, & East Texas Areas

We will travel up to 100 miles…there will be a travel fee $1.00 per mile one way.

Why is there a travel surcharge?

Unfortunately due to the high cost of fuel we charge a travel fee of $1.00 per mile one way from our Ranch in Bailey, TX 75413.

Will our dog cause be a problem?
Will the animals eat my yard?

Yes, if the set-up area is near or in an area with vegetation they will eat it. Please note we are not responsible for damage to people, property, trees, branches, bushes, grass, flowers, sprinkler heads, potted plants, etc. It is up to you to find a safe, level, preferably grassy area for our set up. If we need to set up on pavement we charge an additional fee for the bedding and the extra time it requires to clean up. All ponies will not be let loose in your yard, a handler will have them on a lead at all times.