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Dun-Pikin Farm
4808 Mountain Road
Pasadena, Maryland 21122
(next to Chesapeake High School)
Dun-Pikin Farm

Frequently Asked Questions about Pony Parties

Questions about parties on the farm

Is there electric power to the party site?
Yes, via a single extension cord.

Are there bathroom facilities?
Yes, there is a clean port-a-pot with hand sanitizer area.

Is food provided?
Sorry, no food is provided. Most groups either bring their own or call for pizza delivery. Vizzinni's and Papa Johns both deliver to the farm.

Is there a weight or height limit for the pony rides?
Our normal limit is maximum of 50 pounds and no taller than 52". We can usually accomodate exceptions, but please discuss with us prior to your event so we can plan ahead with proper size tack and staffing. Keep in mind that we normally lift the riders onto the ponies.

Do I need to bring table covers?
Yes. We provide only outdoor picnic tables. Please don't staple covers, use tape if necessary.

Will toddlers and small children be charged?
Yes, all child guests other than babies-in-arms are charged.

Can we bring treats to feed the animals?
Yes, the ponies like carrots, apples, peppermints and sugar cubes. Please only give ponies treats with staff supervision. Please inquire about what would be appropriate to feed the other farm animals.

When is payment due and what type of payments do you accept?
Your booking fee is due at the time you make the reservation for the party. Any additional fees will be due on the day of your event when you arrive. We accept cash, check, money order or credit card. We process credit cards on-site via PayPal cell phone ap. You can pay online via a link on our website. See below.

Questions about off-farm parties

How much space is needed for pony rides and petting animals?
This really depends on the size of the party. We will arrive with truck/horse trailer and will require parking. Our primary requirement is a soft surface such as soil, grass or mulch. We can generally work with whatever space you have available. Please discuss this with us when you book your party.

Is there a weight or height limit for the pony rides?
Our normal limit is maximum of 50 pounds and no taller than 52". We can usually accomodate exceptions, but please discuss with us prior to your event so we can plan ahead with proper size tack and staffing. Keep in mind that we normally lift the riders onto the ponies.

Is it messy and smelly?
There is sometimes manure and bedding on the ground. We clean up during and after the event. If the ground is soft/wet the ponies may leave a track. The pigs sometimes root in the grass within their enclosures. Our animals are clean and healthy. We bring a hand cleaning station for your guests to wash their hands after touching the animals.

How many pony rides can you get in one hour?
We suggest planning for about 12 pony rides per hour. That provides 5 minutes per rider for mounting, riding, dis-mounting and petting the pony.

When is payment due and what type of payments do you accept?
Your booking fee is due at the time you make the reservation for the party. Any additional fees will be due on the day of your event when we arrive. We accept cash, check, money order or credit card. We process credit cards on-site via PayPal cell phone ap. You can pay online via a link on our website. See below.

 

 

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