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The public judges a fair on the quality of its animals and carnival. Our gorgeous, healthy, strong, purebred Welsh ponies are a sight to see, and kids fall in love with them. At the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, for instance, we have families bringing their kids back to ride the same ponies that they rode when they were toddlers! 


We employ an excellent staff to keep everything squeaky clean, and safety has always been our policy.

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Our tent revolves around a living cowboy carousel!

Strong, beautiful Welsh ponies loving their job!


A tradition... clean, safe, and beautifully presented!

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The Great American Pony Ride’s beautiful purebred Welsh ponies walk under a revolving tent top.
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Dear Great American Entertainment Co...

Went to the WA Evergreen State Fair yesterday and visited your petting zoo. Wow! What an wonderful experience. Best petting zoo ever. Reminded me of when I was a kid when animals and people were actually allowed to be together! So frustrating when we go to fairs and petting zoos and the handlers won't allow you to touch their animals. And it was FREE!  Thank you, THANK YOU! The staff was so relaxed yet diligent in cleaning up poop and insuring the well being of both animals and guests. WOW! Kids had fun and I was thrilled to pet wallabies, llamas, fawns, piglets and all the other amazingly well-behaved animals. How do they all get along so well? Whatever the secret is, THANK YOU! I hope you will be back again next year?



Your petting zoo is the best ever. I went to the one in Orange County (Southern CA.). I could have spent the entire day there. Got some excellent pictures. 


One genius goat was just waiting by the food dispensing machine. When people put money in, he pushed them out of the way and ate the pellets right out of the machine. A much smaller goat could never reach where the pellets came out so he was standing on top of the hay to get the sympathy vote. 


I was especially impressed with the variety of animals. I had never seen where children (and adults) were also allowed to brush them. 


I hope you come again every year. I will be there. I will plan it so that I can spend at least 1 hour there. Had a great time. Your animals are clearly well taken care of.



Dr. Patty Boge  (veterinarian)

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