Grooming pony

Caring for a pony during the holidays?


Our ponies are eager to get to know you!

Finally your ‘own’ pony! At our FarmCamps farms, dreams come true! How fun is it to look after your ‘own’ pony during your holidays. You can ride it the whole holiday and of course it needs lots of cuddling and brushing. Making braids? It’s all possible! You can look after your own pony at our farms FarmCamps De Smulhoeve and FarmCamps Fleur Stables! Especially for the real pony fans!

At these farms you can groom a pony during the holidays

FarmCamps De Smulhoeve Noord-Brabant rijles paard meisje
De Smulhoeve

Experience what it is like to have your 'own' pony during your holiday. You may ride for one hour every day accompanied by one of your parents. Having your own pony naturally comes with responsibilities such as feeding, cuddling, brushing and also shovelling poo. Yes!

  • From 3 years.
  • Riding experience not required. After all, mum and dad help look after and ride the pony. So riding is always done under the watchful eye of an adult.
  • You can choose from a Shetlander, B or C pony, a Haflinger or a Fjord.
  • €100 per weekend | €130 per midweek | €200 per week.
  • A limited number of ponies are available as grooming ponies so we recommend booking in advance.


Here's more to do at FarmCamps De Smulhoeve

There are a lot of horses and ponies at FarmCamps De Smulhoeve, but there is certainly more to experience. You can race around on the go-karts or play hide-and-seek in the hay barn. The animals in the cuddle barn also like to be pampered. Yes, there are even more different animals running around the farm: how about alpacas, goats, pigs and chickens?

Want to get out of the yard for once? You can cycle to the Efteling and the Loonse and Drunense Dunes are even within walking distance! Also nearby: the Beekse Bergen and the Biesbosch, one of the most beautiful places in the Netherlands. You can take a boat trip and spot unusual birds or go fly-fishing.

FarmCamps Fleur Stables Noord-Holland verzorg pony vlechtjes meisje borstelen in de stal
Fleur Stables

Fleur Stables is the farm for riders and horsewomen with riding experience. You will be responsible for all the care of your "own" pony: brushing, feeding, mucking out the stable and taking your pony to pasture. And of course, you get to ride for an hour every day. Riding experience is necessary as you will drive without direct supervision. So it is important that you already have the necessary experience with ponies 🙂 .

  • From 9 years old.
  • Riding experience required. Driving experience will be tested by pre-riding on the day of arrival.
  • You can choose from Shetlanders and A, B, C, D and E ponies.
  • €90 per weekend | €110 per midweek | €200 per week.
  • A limited number of ponies are available as grooming ponies, so we recommend booking in advance!


Here's more to do at FarmCamps Fleur Stables

Good news for family members who are slightly less fans of horses and ponies: there is even more to experience. Really! In front of the farm is a large ditch where you can enjoy boating or fishing. This can be done in Farmer Jan's motorboat, rowboat or canoe. Want to make it a real day out? Then book the rowing boat with picnic basket with tasty snacks and drinks from €8 per adult.

Explore the surrounding area? The well-known North-Holland seaside resort Callantsoog is 10 km away. The pretty seaside resorts of Schoorl and Bergen aan Zee are also nearby. Also check if the beautiful bulb fields in the area happen to be in bloom. Or visit Zee Aquarium Bergen aan Zee. Here you will find a huge number of species of marine animals and as many as 43 aquariums.

More horse and pony options

Also for luxury horses

Luxury horses need not worry about overnight stays. You will sleep in luxury glamping tents with all the trimmings. We made the tents as luxurious and comfortable as possible. Think: comfortable beds, a private toilet, hot water and a kitchen with all the essentials. You can even make your favourite coffee. Want a private bathroom with bath and shower next to the tent? Then choose one of our Ranchtents. You can read more about our glamping tents here.

Holidays on the farm: fun, but also educational!

Besides taking care of your pony during the holiday, you will also learn a lot about farm life. About taking care of animals, for example. The farmer and farmer's wife will be happy to tell you all about the farm! Farm holidays are thus fun and also very educational. On arrival, the children will even receive a Farmers' Passport from FarmCamps. In it are all kinds of fun and educational tasks.

Caring for a pony during the holidays?

Are you ready for the very best holiday where you can look after your 'own' pony? Or do you just want to get away for a weekend? Then book your pony holiday at FarmCamps directly on our handy booking page.. Discover all our locations in Drenthe, Gelderland, Limburg, Brabant, Holland, Utrecht, Zeeland and Friesland. Still have questions? Then ask them by phone on 088-8889188 or send an e-mail.

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