The maximum ride time is an hour for a group ride, however the ride times vary from group to group depending on your needs. During winter ride times are generally around 40 minutes before those on the sleigh begin to get too cold to enjoy. The very old and the very young are welcome on our rides and therefore rides can be shortened as need arises.
The couples ride is 25 minutes long.
If the weather turns to rain or freezing rain, we will call to cancel or reschedule the ride. If YOU need to cancel for any reason, please call no later than 2 hours before your scheduled ride and there is no penalty.
No, sorry. Payment can by made with cash on the day. You may also e-transfer the funds.
No deposit is taken at booking, only your phone number. We do this as the rides are very dependant on the weather. We'd like you to have the option to attend our farm in the weather you'd prefer. Without a deposit it is convenient for you to cancel or reschedule up to 2 hours beforehand should the weather turn bad, or due to unforeseen family circumstances.
The sleigh has benches long enough for 12 adults to fit on. If you have a lot of small children you can adjust the number accordingly. Kids on laps can be added to that number. The horses are very strong and can pull a lot of weight, the number is just limited to the size of the sleigh or wagon.
We have a few options for those of you with larger groups.
Option 1: We take out 2 wagons or sleighs at the same time, following each other. The cost for this is $250, but we throw in the party room (The Olde Piggery) for free.
Option 2: We take 1 sleigh/wagon but it makes two trips. Half the group can be visiting the barns while the other half are on the ride. The cost for this is $250, but we throw in the party room (The Olde Piggery) for free.
Option 3: If you are having a birthday party, some adults may wish to stay back and enjoy The Olde Piggery while the kids and a few adults go on the sleigh/wagon. The ride and party room rental is $170.
If you have a group larger than 24 we would need to do the rides in a rotation. We have hosted large open houses and Christmas parties before where the horses continue to take rides for a period of 3 hours, we have The Olde Piggery available, and we have someone giving tours to see the animals continuously also. Talk to us for pricing.
Yes, we provide blankets to sit on, but encourage people to bring some to put on your laps or wrap your children in. Better to have too many than not enough!
Yes, but please let us know at booking time so that we can have our dogs put away.