Living, breathing unicorns are just a phone call away. Last month, we learned about an imaginative woman in England who groomed her ponies into unicorns. The ponies, er, unicorns, are then made available for parties at customer’s homes or at the farm, where visitors even have the chance to decorate the ponies themselves.
This all sounded like a dream come true, but it was still a bit too far away to actually make our unicorn dreams a reality. Then we discovered there are some unicorns right here in the United States. We’ve hunted down several farms that (safely!) turn people’s wildest unicorn-riding dreams into reality.
Sarah Kessler, the owner of Dreamland Ponies in Washington, calls her business “magical” because — you guessed it — she works with unicorns.
“I magically dress up my white ponies as unicorns,” she wrote Simplemost in an email. “We have every size available you could ever imagine, including tiny miniatures.”
Dreamland Ponies is located outside of Seattle in Maple Valley, Washington. One of her unicorns even helped out at Starbucks to celebrate its equally magical unicorn Frappuccino.
(Remember the Unicorn Frappuccino? It came out in 2017 for a limited time and was a little sweet and a little sour with a hint of mango flavor throughout.)
If you’re concerned about the animals’ welfare, you can rest easy.
“We paint their manes and tails with non-toxic, water-based, veterinary-approved paint,” Kessler told Simplemost. Additionally, Kessler has 20 years of equine experience and she’s a veterinary technician who grew up rescuing animals.
According to Kessler, the ponies are part of the family. She has miniatures, Shetland ponies, Welsh ponies, and full-size horses who are dressed up as unicorns, Pegasus and My Little Ponies for parties.
The horses are just as well taken care of at Pampered Ponies in Worcester, England. Emily Woolley, who runs the farm, explains how these ponies are given makeovers to resemble the mythical creatures:
In the Los Angeles area, Sheroes Entertainment also can bring an “XL riding unicorn” to your birthday party or wedding. (This company also boasts mermaids and much more in its repertoire!)
The West Coast isn’t the only area with party-ready unicorns, though! Sleepy Hollow Horse Farm offers unicorn and pony parties in parts of Pennsylvania.
They also have a petting zoo available and cowboy-themed parties as well.
For everyone else longing for unicorns, you can get your festive fill with unicorn cakes, unicorn floaties and homemade unicorn Frappuccinos.
And, while it’s unfortunately in the Philippines rather than the next town over, you have to see pictures of this epic Inflatable Island, which features an adorable unicorn at the center of its expanse of inflatable fun.
Not so rare anymore, unicorns seem to be popping up everywhere. Somehow they still manage to always be magical and mesmerizing.