West Winds Ranch brings country fun to your parties and events!
From small birthday parties to whole day events, our animals demonstrate their friendly personalities for everyone to enjoy. All of our animals are safe and experienced. Our ponies are absolutely fabulous and seem to quite enjoy their jobs with the majority having lived with our family their whole lives. Treats are provided for the children to feed the animals. Our staff are courteous and polite and arrive early to set up and are in company attire. Our staff are over 16 are have a clean "cpic". Clean up is thorough.
All packages are priced for locations within 70km. of Westport. A small fee is charged for distances further then this.
We also can supply country themed props for use at your event if desired. We carry a two million commercial equine liability insurance policy on and off site.
West winds ranch offers trail rides over our property. Walking through rolling fields and reforestation areas offers a relaxing and romantic atmosphere. wildlife is often seen. Trail rides begin in the enclosed riding ring, where staff assist riders to mount and adjust stirrups to fit. A "mini" lesson is given on how to steer and stop and generally control the horse. Once all feel comfortable, we set out on our ride. regular trails are walk only. Extended trails are offered for experienced riders, and some trotting is permitted.
"Romantic" rides can be arranged as well, with a private picnic area offered for 1\2 hour. Details are usually arranged beforehand.
Pictures and\or videos are encouraged. helmet cam available for rental. All riders under 18 yrs of age MUST wear helmets, over 18 are asked to wear helmets, all ASTM certified helmets are available at the ranch for no extra fee. Children 10 and under MUST be led by a staff member Liability waivers and a brief questionnaire MUST be completed for each rider.