Giddy Up Ranch

Best Pony Rentals, August 2010

Twenty-one years ago, Marie Girouard bought a pony for her son. Now she has 20 Welsh, Shetland, quarter, and Icelandic ponies in a six-acre pasture in Acton, California. A weekend fixture at the Brentwood Country Mart and Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market, Gi-rouard’s Giddy Up Ranch will also bring those rideable creatures to a children’s party. Parents can choose the breed and color; kids tend to vote for animals who have doppelgängers in the latest Disney movie. The gentle beasts show up on time and are well groomed. Wranglers can lead a pony on your child’s own private “trail” ride or organize up to eight on a carousel. »