Ponies and Kids believes in helping children realize their potential and lead
fulfilled lives through a wide variety of riding programs and disciplines.
5534 North 150 West | West Lafayette, IN 47906 | (765) 426-6479 |
501 (c) 3 charitable nonprofit
Ponies and Kids is a growing nonprofit that looks to teach our community’s youth how to “live, love, and grow with horses.” It is our belief that all youth in today’s society can benefit from the structure, discipline, and stability that horses provide. We help students become leaders through their experiences at the barn. At Ponies and Kids (PAK), we watch our students learn respect, empathy, and a good work ethic during their time spent at our barn.
Our vision is to provide an environment where children and young adults can not only “horse around” but also safely learn about horses. We hope to promote self-worth and encourage physical activity, good work ethic and great sportsmanship. We assist youth and young adults who, while having the desire to interact with horses, find the cost prohibitive. We will encourage and teach work ethic, responsibility and the economics of horses. Lastly, we will provide an avenue for students to improve their grades, thus gaining self-confidence.
Name: Natasha Slipchenko
According to her trainer, Wilene Gillim, Natasha is full of ambition and perseverance. She began training at Ponies and Kids, Inc. (PAK) when she was in 7th grade and since then has devoured any knowledge that progresses her development as an equestrian.