My Amazing Horse Party!

by Anna
(England)

For my 12th Birthday party, I decided to invite 5 of my friends. They all liked horses but they were not all particularly horsey, so it was important that I made the party as interesting as possible.

We were lucky enough to have a neighbour who has a horse, and they said we could use the gorgeous bay (named Storm) for the party! I sent out invitations which consisted of a picture of Storm on the front. The picture had been edited and Storm was ‘wearing’ a party hat and there were balloons in the background.

I told the guests to wear clothes that were OK to get dirty, because we would be doing a lot of things outside. When they arrived, I gave them each a slice of carrot and we went out to see Storm. We went into his field where I caught him and my friends got to feed the carrot to Storm. After that, we all got out the grooming kit and brushed Storm until he shone, before I showed them how to pick out his feet.

Next, I showed the guests how to lead horses and we timed each other in leading Storm around one lap of the field. Beforehand, I had made simple rosettes out of ribbon, and the guest who won received the rosette. We did lots of games like this, including a small jumping course and an obstacle course (with bending poles, etc.). All the winners got rosettes!

If you don’t have a horse, then you could do a show jumping course on foot! Just prop up some brushes on buckets and see how long it takes to complete the course!

After saying goodbye to Storm, we went inside and had our horsey meal. Our garage was decorated with hay bales, pictures of horses in stables and horsey balloons. The table was set with all kinds of delicious horse-themed food – carrots, apples, ‘straw’ flapjacks and some other party food (that wasn’t particularly to do with horses, but it didn’t matter)! We had the meal before the candles on the cake were lit; the cake was a basic sponge cake with a marzipan horse on it which I had made!

Before the end of the party, I gave each of the guests a party bag – inside, it contained a real horse-shoe, a bookmark which I made on the computer, some sweets and a little model horse.
All the guests really enjoyed the party, and so did I! It was great fun! If you don’t have a pony/horse, you could do something on foot (as mentioned before), watch a horsey film or play with model horses!





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Apr 09, 2012
Umm
by: Molly c

Well I wouldn't do that with my friends cos we are all jumping 5ft. :L

Sep 02, 2011
OMG
by: mir0fluff

Even though I don't have a horse or pony and neither does anyone I know, I think the idea of this party is great! It's a great way to get people who aren't really interested in horse, to get interested. I really think you should come 2nd!! Good Luck Anna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 25, 2011
3rd
by: alyssa

it's really good and u should get 3rd place.

Aug 25, 2011
whoa
by: Ana

That is the best party a horse crazy girl could have even though i don't have a horse, i would love to do something like that.

Aug 25, 2011
cool
by: Camalam

i think it's very cool, you could do a bit more but altogether for some people who have never ridden a horse it would be fun to pet and brush and all that.

Aug 25, 2011
This is the best!!
by: Anonymous

I think that this idea is the best because it is very original and she has thought of everything. I really liked all the ideas because they were all very horsey, hands-on and generally great!
It sounds like a really good party and I might do it for mine! And I like how it includes a few extra ideas for if you don't have access to a horse :D.

Aug 24, 2011
I like this the best
by: Anonymous

I like this, the best.

Aug 24, 2011
cool
by: Anonymous

that was awesome.

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