Picnic with Ponies

Picnic with Ponies

Everyone at MSSPA is excited to offer another season of Picnic with Ponies.  Read on for all of the details, and please sign up for a time slot using the form on this page.  Please note that MSSPA has no plans at this time to open to visitors outside of the scheduled Picnic with Ponies time slots.  You are welcome to sign up for a time slot and use it as a “visiting hour” without bringing a picnic.  Though no payment is required to Picnic with Ponies, donations are always appreciated.  100% of your donation goes to the feeding and care of the rescued horses.

COVID Safety: Picnic-ers will be asked to stay outside and refrain from entering the barns, training arena, or main building. Please maintain appropriate physical distance from other picnic groups, staff, and volunteers. If you need to be in close proximity to anyone outside of your own group, please wear a mask. MSSPA reserves the right to cancel scheduled picnics at any time if the public health situation requires it. Every effort will be made to give advanced warning.

When? One hour time slots are available.  Please see the date and time options in the signup form below.

Who? Groups are limited to a total of 8 people, including children.

Where? Come to the River Road farm, where MSSPA will provide picnic tables equipped with umbrellas. Visitors will have access to a Porta Potty.

How? Picnic-ers are welcome to bring their own food, beverages, and supplies.  Please plan to carry out all refuse; leave nothing behind but your hoofprints!  Alcoholic beverages, smoking, and vaping are strictly forbidden on MSSPA property.

What Else? Groups will be provided with an information packet and an MSSPA goodie bag will be given to each child.  An MSSPA volunteer or staff member will be available to direct picnic-ers and answer questions. If your scheduled time slot is rained out or you are not able to attend for any reason, please contact MSSPA and we would be happy to reschedule.

Questions? Please call (207) 892-3040 or email [email protected]

Thank you to People’s United Bank for their support of this program and their on-going support of the rescued horses.

Picnic with Ponies spots are available on Father’s Day, Sunday June 20th! If you sign up for a Father’s Day spot, please let us know in the Additional Information box how many dads will be in your group.

Picnic with Ponies Signup

  • Please select your preferred time slot. Every effort will be made to keep the list of available time slots up-to-date. You will receive a confirmation by email within 48 hours. If your preferred time slot is not available, we will contact you to pick a different option as soon as possible.