Griffith Park Pony Rides

Griffith Park Pony Rides

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Ponies should not be giving rides on a constant basis. It is an abusive form of silly entertainment that can exhaust a pony literally to death. Taking appropriate care of ponies means patience and knowledge and care which I think you lack. Be creative. Think of other ways to entertain without harming the lives of ponies.
Please take better care of your animals.
Sending big hugs to the ponies, staff & “my girl” 🥰 from your biggest fan, we miss you guys!
Today my family and I visited Griffith Park in Los Angeles for a #hosted event celebrating the upcoming sequel to one of my kids’ favorite movies, THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS. It features Tim Templeton and his boss baby little bro Ted, plus an all-new girl boss Tina! (Check out my Stories before they disappear here for more event pix)😎

This is the first PR event I’ve attended since the pandemic began, and the fact that it was all outdoors, socially distanced, and everyone over age 2 was required to wear a mask convinced me it would be okay to bring my children to. And I’m so glad that we did! 😷

My kiddos got to ride ponies, learn about the film, visit a petting zoo, explore a new park, and even had a fun lesson in drawing the new character Precious Templeton from @dreamworks Lead Animator and super nice guy Phillipe Le Brun. He also very kindly gave my son a mini master class in how an animated scene is made and had such a deep appreciation for the animals that he brought to life on screen. My son asked for his autograph and he’s now his new hero.🐴

While this was a #bossbabyworkevent, the pony rides, petting zoo, and gorgeous scenery of Griffith Park are there year round. The LA Zoo is also nearby as is the Gene Autry Museum and Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn. There is just so much to do here (and so much SoCal history in one place), you could make it a whole day of outdoor park fun. Though LA is known for its celebrities and Hollywood attractions, the activities at Griffith Park nestled amongst nature left us all feeling star struck today.💖

FYI if you’d like to see this film, THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS comes out on Digital tomorrow 8/31 and on DVD, Blu-Ray, and 4K Ultra HD 9/14 🤩

Universal Pictures Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn Griffith Park Pony Rides
Griffith Park Pony Rides
4400 Crystal Springs Dr.
Los Angeles, CA. 90027

Do your kids love ponies? They will love this place. They have a petting zoo and the kids get to race with ponies. They have slow, medium, and fast ponies. They get to race around the track 2 times. It is pretty fun. They also have a petting zoo where you get to go in there and brush and feed the animals like sheep and goats. There is a pony ride where the ponies go in circles like a merry go round but with real ponies. The main event is the pony race. Each ride is $5 per person for ages 1-14 and cannot weight more than 110 pounds. They are open now and following CDC guidelines. They are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10AM to 4PM and they are closed on Mondays.

Griffith Park Pony Rides
My daughter and nephew always have a great time with you guys my nephew has been fast/medium pony for a long while already. My daughter just started medium ponying. And every time you guys take care of them and make sure they are enjoying themselves while riding. I’m sorry that sometimes there are people that aren’t polite but we always make sure our kids say please and thank you while interacting with the trainers. You guys are awesome as always. Keep it up! Happy as well you guys are open again. It was a long time waiting for you guys. We went as soon as you opened again for the public and was happy to hear from your staff when emails were sent to check up on everyone. This time they were on pepper and snickers like the chocolate.
My son and daughter both 1 and 2 rode the slow pony ride by themselves they loved it. 👍👍👌🏻💯
I love this place for the kids mine are 1. And 2 years old they had a blast on ponies and train. So much fun.
Took my daughter last week and she had a great time 😍 but I feel like the horses are sad and some of the employees were hitting them to hard for them to go .
Lost item!!!
Please if anyone has seen a babies gold bracelet with the name of "Nathaly" engraved on it can u please message me.. I would really appreciate it . .. Yesterday Sunday July 1st I was there with my family and rode the mini train and wagon ride..
Took my 2yr old to the pony ride for the first time on Monday, she loved her experience in riding a horse 🐎 for the first time. However am not sure how humane this facility is treating their animals bc all the horses looked sad, tired, & miserable. Next time I’ll bring some carrots 🥕 or apples 🍎 to treat them for their hard work & have something to look forward to.

I understand that in the baby pony ride the horses are in chains “for the protection of the child,” but horses are very smart, in tune, loyal, & protectors if the animals are treated with dignity rather then slaves am sure there would be no reason to fear them.

My question is, are all those chains & lack of movement really necessary? I would be miserable too if I wasn’t allow to move my neck, shower, drink water, eat, or rest on a timely manner under the sun. Maybe they need more room to run free & the public can interact in feeding them. A happy horse equals a happier memorable experience for all, worth paying for.

Other then that worry, my family and I had a great time & look forward to visit again under an improved care to the animals in this facility. As I continue the tradition to bring my child just as my parents brought me as a child.

We offer pony rides for the children of Los Angeles and surrounding areas at a very affordable price to give children who might not have the opportunity to interact with horses.

Los Angeles has a rich cultural and historical heritage with horses. Since 1948, the Griffith Park Pony Ride has been a favorite destination for families visiting Griffith Park. Our friendly staff and ponies are waiting to introduce you to the joys of riding!

Operating as usual

04/15/2022

Spring Break is here!! 🌸🌼 Come on over for some family fun! 🐰
We are OPEN from 10am to 4pm.

** Hours subject to change when we reach full capacity. Safety continues to be our #1 priority as we remain open. For the safety and consideration of our employees and visitors we ask that practice Social Distancing while visiting.

04/08/2022

HIGH HEAT! 🥵
Due to high temperatures once again we will be CLOSED for the remainder of the day. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you all tomorrow!

04/07/2022

Due to high temperatures we are CLOSED for the remainder of the day.
We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you all tomorrow! 😃

02/09/2022

Many people have expressed concern about the ponies not living in a barn setting, claiming that we are abusing them by not providing it. As we have mentioned many times, horses and ponies have lived out of doors since the beginning of time. We have spent thousands of years domesticating them, but they still prefer to be in a herd environment.

UC Davis Vet School, one of the premiere equine veterinary programs in the country, developed a recommended standards of care for horses. Please feel free to read this.

https://vetext.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/sites/g/files/dgvnsk5616/files/inline-files/California-Minimum-Standards-2019.pdf

02/07/2022

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When and where did you first ride a pony? Did you develop a love for horses from that first ride. Let us know in the comments!

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It's no secret that animal extremist groups are trying to get us shut down, which is sad for the children of Los Angeles. We, as a city, owe our heritage to the horses, cowboys, charros and Native Americans who settled the "Wild West." Please sign and share our petition everywhere.

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01/16/2022

01/14/2022

01/09/2022

Happy Sunday! 🙂 -Sparkles
📸: Scarlett

** Safety continues to be our #1 priority as we remain open. For the safety and consideration of our employees and visitors Face Masks and Social Distancing is required while visiting.

01/09/2022

Happy Sunday! 🙂 -Sparkles
📸: Scarlett

** Safety continues to be our #1 priority as we remain open. For the safety and consideration of our employees and visitors Face Masks and Social Distancing is required while visiting.

12/23/2021

We will be Closed on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25 🎅🏼 &
Open on New Year’s Eve and New Years Day, Friday, December 31 & Saturday, January 1, 2022 from 10am to 4pm! 🎊🎊

** Hours subject to change when we reach full capacity. Safety continues to be our #1 priority as we remain open. For the safety and consideration of our employees and visitors we ask that practice Social Distancing while visiting.

12/22/2021

A little outdoor fun before the rain comes in. 🏞
We are open until 4pm today.

** Hours subject to change when we reach full capacity. Safety continues to be our #1 priority as we remain open. For the safety and consideration of our employees and visitors we ask that practice Social Distancing while visiting.

Photos from Griffith Park Pony Rides's post 12/18/2021

Forecast says we got some 🌧 coming our way. Beat the rain and come spend the day with us!
We are open Tuesday through Sunday 10am to 4pm.

** Hours subject to change when we reach full capacity. Safety continues to be our #1 priority as we remain open. For the safety and consideration of our employees and visitors we ask that practice Social Distancing while visiting.

12/18/2021

Have you ridden our new Pony Barrel Ride? 😃
We are OPEN from 10am to 4pm,
Come on over and take a ride!

** Hours subject to change when we reach full capacity. Safety continues to be our #1 priority as we remain open. For the safety and consideration of our employees and visitors we ask that practice Social Distancing while visiting.

11/25/2021

🍂 Wishing Everyone a Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving! 🦃

We will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25th.

11/23/2021

Thanksgiving Week 🤗
We are Open from 10am to 4pm.
We will be Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25th. 🦃🍂

** Hours subject to change when we reach full capacity. Safety continues to be our #1 priority as we remain open. For the safety and consideration of our employees and visitors we ask that practice Social Distancing while visiting.

11/11/2021

We are OPEN Today! 🤠
Come on over for some family fun! ♥️ We are Open from 10am to 4pm.

** Hours subject to change when we reach full capacity. Safety continues to be our #1 priority as we remain open. For the safety and consideration of our employees and visitors we ask that practice Social Distancing while visiting.

11/11/2021

To All the Men & Women who serve Our Country, past, present and future, We Thank You for your service. 🇺🇸💙♥️


11/10/2021

Come take a ride on our All NEW Pony Barrel Ride!! 🤩🤩
Yes! We are OPEN on Veteran’s Day too! 🎖
We are Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

** Hours subject to change when we reach full capacity. Safety continues to be our #1 priority as we remain open. For the safety and consideration of our employees and visitors we ask that practice Social Distancing while visiting.


11/01/2021

And just like that... Hello November 😃

We are Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm. 🍂🧡

** Hours subject to change when we reach full capacity. Safety continues to be our #1 priority as we remain open. For the safety and consideration of our employees and visitors we ask that practice Social Distancing while visiting.


11/01/2021

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Halloween! 🔮🦇

Photos from Griffith Park Pony Rides's post 10/31/2021

🤩 EXCITING News!! 🤩
Our newest attraction ...🥁🥁🥁
Our PONY BARREL RIDE!! 😆
🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

We are Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am to 4pm.
** Hours subject to change when we reach full capacity. Safety continues to be our #1 priority as we remain open. For the safety and consideration of our employees and visitors we ask that practice Social Distancing while visiting.

Photos from Griffith Park Pony Rides's post 10/27/2021

Plan your next Birthday Party with us! 😃🥳🥳
Visit our website at www.griffithparkponyride.com to reserve your date! 🎉🎉🎉

10/24/2021

Enjoying the Love 🥰
We are Open from 10am to 4pm! 😃

** Hours subject to change when we reach full capacity. Safety continues to be our #1 priority as we remain open. For the safety and consideration of our employees and visitors we ask that practice Social Distancing while visiting.

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Riverside Dr
Los Angeles, CA
90027

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Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

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