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Birthday Parties

Are you looking for a Birthday Party option that’s a little more boutique? Availability allowing, let us tailor a unique birthday party for your small group of riders! 

Our Boutique Birthday Parties can be custom made to include, grooming, pony decorating, riding, games and more! 

Mini Party

Frequently Asked Questions

 
When can birthday parties be held?
We only allow birthday party bookings on Sundays between 3 PM and 5 PM, and on some Saturdays. Unfortunately, we are unable to cater for birthday parties earlier in the day on Sundays. During the school holidays, we have some flexibility on days, which can be viewed in the booking form.
What is the youngest age who can ride?

Due to insurance reasons, the youngest age we can cater for is 4 years old.

Can we set up a food/seating arena for the party?

We can set up a small space within our stables for up to 10 people if you wish to stay and have cake after the booked ride. We have three small trestle tables and children chairs available for use. Please include in your booking form if you intend on setting up an area within the stables. We welcome hosts to come in and set up the party area if they wish from 30 minutes before the party commences. Otherwise, Eastside staff will set up an area for you.

Alternatively, we would recommend setting up in the beautiful Centennial Park and walking over for the riding part of the party.

What is the maximum number of children that can attend?
We offer pony parties for up to 10 children. When groups are larger than 5 riders, we may break the group into two and alternate the ride and on ground activities, depending on horse availability.
How do I book a birthday party?

To book a birthday party, select the booking link above, which will display all available dates. The admin office will receive your booking request, and process accordingly.

Do you provide food and drinks?

We do not provide any catering (food or drinks) for any of our birthday party bookings. Parents are welcome to bring food and drinks for the birthday party, we have a small fridge on site that can be used. Please include in the booking form if you are planning on bringing food and drinks for the birthday party so that a small food area can be set up. Please note: we recommend fly protection for any food in summer, as anywhere around horses will attract flies!

Can I bring decorations?
Yes - however, balloons, bunting, or any party favours that may blow in the wind or create sounds are prohibited within the Equestrian Centre. These are props that may frighten or startle horses.
What happens in the case of wet weather?
If rain is forecast on the day of your birthday party booking, the group will ride in the arena instead and participate in riding games in a fun and safe environment! Birthday party bookings may be able to be postponed under the discretion of Eastside Riding Academy however, postponement will be dependent on availability.
What size horse/pony will my child ride?

All horses/ponies will be allocated according to children's ages and heights. There may be a mix between ponies and horses used during birthday parties pending availability. We cannot promise the size of the pony/horse your child will be riding however, we are always open to requests.

Last Updated: June 10, 2024