Where kids learn to live, love and grow with horses.

Ponies and Kids believes in helping children realize their potential and lead
fulfilled lives through a wide variety of riding programs and disciplines.

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5534 North 150 West | West Lafayette, IN 47906 | (765) 426-6479 | 501 (c) 3 charitable nonprofit


Welcome to Ponies and Kids

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. 

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Our Vision

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.

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501 (c) 3 charitable nonprofit

Featured Rider

Name: Natasha Slipchenko
Age: 18
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.

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Our Ponies & Your Kids

Upcoming Ponies & Kids Events

  • Non-profit group invites children to ‘horse around’
    It’s a non-profit group centered around teaching kids to “live, love and grow with horses.” Ponies and Kids works to make pony riding accessible to children who may not necessarily have access to h...
  • Help Us Build an Indoor Arena!

    Fall is coming. All summer, we've been helping our Ponies and Kids superstars learn and grow around horses. We hate to have to break for all the cold months - and with an indoor riding arena we won't ...
  • Horsed Help Kids with Weight Control

    Taking care of horses is fun and physical. Even riding burns calories. According to Shape magazine, horseback riding is one of the top ways to lose weight while having fun.
  • PAK Leadership Program Provides Free Pony Rides

    PAK provided four hours of nonstop pony rides to children not only for fun, but to expose parents and kids to the positive aspects that equestrian sports provide!
  • 10th Anniversary of The National Day of The Horse December 13, 2014

    Ponies and Kids invites you to remember the valuable contribution horses have made in the history of the United States. In 2004 108th Congress of the United States officially designated December 13t...