Our Services

Birthday Parties

 

 

Spend your special day surrounded by horses!

Thank you so much for your interest in a birthday party. Our birthday parties include riding, lessons on how to groom and tack up, group photos, special gifts, and a party room! A great way to have your clients dream of being on a horse come true!

EEC schedules birthday parties on Sundays only. There are two different time slots to choose from. The horseback riding takes place in our indoor arena. The party room is located upstairs with a fridge/freezer, paper plates, cups, napkins, and plastic silverware which is included in the cost. You will need to bring your own cake, drinks and ice cream. We put up general decorations, or you’re welcome to decorate the lounge anyway you like. The room is heated and air conditioned for your convenience.

To schedule your date, please contact the office. We recommend booking two weeks in advance. The cost for our parties is $300.00 for a maximum of 10 children. Any additional child may participate for an additional $15.00 fee. Payment can be made by check or cash only. The proper forms must be completed and returned to our office with a nonrefundable $100 deposit at least 10 days prior to the party. Checks should be made payable to Elkhorn Equestrian Center, 20915 Bennington Road, Elkhorn, NE 68022.

What to Expect

The party is booked for a 2 hour time frame. First the children are shown how to groom and tack up to get ready to ride. Then they are led into the arena to start riding. This lasts approximately one hour and the size of the group determines the number of horses we use. We may use cones and poles as well as a platform for them to go over or other obstacles. The birthday girl/boy will be the first to ride, and depending on the size of the group will get an additional ride.

The horses are lesson horses, very well-trained, and not let loose at any time. We will be leading them around one by one. Our number one priority is your safety.

At the end of riding time you can take a group photo with the horses we have used during the party. The birthday girl/boy will receive a stuffed horse for all his/her guest to sign and an EEC bag. Each child will receive a bandana as well! Next you are welcome to head upstairs for cake, ice cream, and gifts. You may have the party room for up to 1 hour.

Riding Attire

We ask that the children wear long pants or jeans, socks, NO SHORTS, and — in the colder weather — a sweatshirt or jacket. For footwear, please wear tennis shoes or boots. NO SANDALS or open toed shoes are permitted due to safety. Each child will be provided with helmets for riding. These helmets are disinfected after each use.

Cancellation Policy

PARTIES MUST BE BOOKED AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN. WE WILL NOT HOLD RESERVED DATES WITHOUT A DEPOSIT. If a party needs to be canceled, 48 hours notice is required. Canceled parties may be rescheduled at that time. PARTIES THAT ARE NOT CANCELED WITH A 48 HOUR NOTICE WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE PARTY PRICE. THIS INCLUDES NO SHOWS AFTER THE PARTY HAS BEEN SCHEDULED. IF THE PARTY HAS TO BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER, A CALL WILL BE MADE TO RESCHEDULE AT LEAST 2 HOURS IN ADVANCE. Your deposit is subtracted from the final amount due the day of the party.