We come to you!

The clop of hooves.  The crunch of a carrot.  Music and magic in the air.  The Peppermint Pony will make your party unforgettable, offering a unique and delightful blend of learning and fun.  All in your front yard, cul de sac, or event location.

We are based in central Howard County, MD and service locations up to 45 minutes away on the weekends.  Unicorn Discovery Encounters are our on-site options, and some farm visits available for small groups as well.



West Friendship, MD

© Angela Cichetti Deppe, 2008

Unicorn with lavender fairy leading, at The Peppermint Pony on site Unicorn Discovery Encounter


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Service Summary

The Peppermint Pony is a mobile party service - we come to you.  We do not host parties at our location at this time.  

We typically bring one 65lb weight limit riding pony (or unicorn), one miniature horse for petting and decorating, with a staff of two   One staff member gives the rides and the other can either supervise the mini horse, or provide face painting services or a craft table.

Our standard rig is a Chevy Suburban towing a 12' horse trailer, which we park on the street directly in front of your house, and we work directly off that trailer on your sidewalk/driveway/front yard.  

We are located in central Maryland, near the Howard County Fairgrounds.  We will be hosting 'farm' visits and Unicorn Discovery Encounters starting in April, when the weather breaks.

Because we tweak our themes and costuming year to year, and weather can dictate exactly what we use, we do not have pages of photos devoted to each party theme.  Please feel free to consult the albums on our Facebook page for visuals. 

We are very particular about animal welfare and expect parents or caregivers to be proactive in maintaining ethical interactions between the children and our animals.  Our ponies consider themselves your guests of honor, and expect carrots and cake/sweets as a reward for their presence at your party :-).  We do not rent ponies 'by the hour' or for carnivals or fairs, and we try to limit their travel which is why we try to limit our travel radius to 45 minutes in any direction.

A menu of typical party options can be found on the

  • Rates and Services page.  Once you have decided what party you want, and have read the  
  • F.A.Q. and
  • "How it Works" pages, and checked the
  • Calendar page for availability, you may go to the
  • Quote Request Page to get your formal quote.  If have special circumstances, please list them in the comment section.  We do not do quotes over the phone and for safety reasons need to see the property via Google satellite before phone consultations.
  • We require a booking fee to reserve your date and time, which we will request along with your quote. Booking fees sent before a quote is issued will be returned. 

We do not 'pencil in' parties as everything is first come, first serve - so please to submit a Request for Quote at no obligation, so that your request will show first in our booking system when we do a search.

The Peppermint Pony 

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The Peppermint Pony takes great pride in being Maryland's premier children's party entertainer, specializing in fantasy themed pony parties for the compassionate younger child.

 Whether your little riders are fairy princesses or knights riding unicorns, or cowgirls or cowboys riding into the sunset - we provide a variety of services to create once-in-a-lifetime memories and images for your family to cherish forever.

We are educators and life-long horsewomen, who adore ponies and love to share them.  Our junior staff are bright and well-spoken.  Peppermint Ponies are some of the most beautiful and charming ponies in the entire kingdom - with pedigrees and show records to boot.

Thank you for the opportunity to make your children's dreams come alive.

​                 Angela


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