Sunday, 2 May 2010

Pony Riding Party Bliss

For daughter's 6th Birthday we decided on a pony riding party.

We prayed that the weather would be good.

It was.

We hoped it would stop the mithering about riding lessons.

It didn't.

(Who was I kidding, of course it wouldn't!)

However, the sun shone and a great time was had by all:

"Best Birthday Party Ever!"


Fiona said...

aaaw fab!

rosiescribble said...

Six? Wow. Doesn't time fly. My daughter will be seven in July. Hard to believe really. That cake is fabulous. Think you may have a horse-rider in the family!

Alcoholic Daze (ADDY) said...

Kay loved horses at that age too. We used to take her riding whenever we went on holidays and used to go camping in the New Forest where ponies roam wild. You don't have to have regular lessons, if it doesn't fit in with your schedule.

Kelloggsville said...

I have a theory...girls that spend their time at the stables aren't hanging around street corners trying the impress the boys. I healthy interest in shovelling horse muck may prove handy in a few years time!!!

cake looked good and happy faces - brilliant, so pleased it all went so well xx

Working Mum said...

Addy - one of my colleagues said that I could just take her for ad hoc lessons. May give it some thought.

Kelloggsville - you are the first person to come up with an argument for riding lessons that might pursuade me!

Maggie May said...

Brilliant way to spend a Birthday!

Nuts in May

Jen said...

Cool party and lovely cake. One of my daughter's friends is a rider and that means I know another benefit: last summer she went to a week at horse camp (days only) and was asked to help at the other two weeks for beginners so her mum got three weeks childcare for the price of one!

libby said...

Looks like a good time was had by one and all. The ad hoc lessons might be a good daughter started riding aged about 8 or 9 and pined for a pony...she knew we would never be able to get her one, but weekly lessons (that cost us a fortune) and weekends away riding now and again, were good fun for a few years....I have promised that if we ever strike rich she can finally have a pony! she is now nearly 19 and still waiting!! Did the cake taste as good as it looks?

Working Mum said...

Jen - sounds good to me, another positive!

Libby - For Izzy's birthday we've booked her in to the local stables for a day mucking out ponies and cleaning tack; I think it will be a test of whether she realy wants lessons. If she does, I may give in and let her. Occasional lessons in school holidays sounds good.

Catharine Withenay said...

As ever, your cake looks fantastic! And, of course, your daughter seems to have had a great time - many happy returns to her.

I considered riding lessons for the children in Zambia (much, much cheaper!) but am glad I didn't, as we've come back to the UK - I would have hated to be manipulated into carrying them on then. I like your idea of starting with mucking out to see how strong her mettle is!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

What a lucky bunch of party goers! Fantastic idea for a party.

CJ xx

scaryazeri said...

Awwwwww how cute is that? we have girls on horses in our neck of the woods, and whenever I pass them in my car...I always think my little girl would also take some lessons once she is big enough. If we have any money by then. :)