Bob & Michelle Vanderbosch
10456 Shay Road, Dansville NY 14437
We are Family owned and operated.
At Overland Morgan Farm we are committed to you! Open almost year round (we are respectful of shotgun season for white tail deer) and 7 days a week, we want your horse adventure of whatever the nature to be as enjoyable as possible! We would love for you to return and spread the word!
Fun On The Farm Petting Zoo & Pony Rides
We worked hard to put together a farm petting zoo that you will want to come back to! Enjoy interaction with the animals, brush, pet and relax. We have your comfort in mind, so moms / dads and grands can sit and relax while watching the kids and animals, or of course get in and fun too! The word bored will not be in your vocabulary!
Calves/Chickens/Turkeys/ lambs/goats/ Bunnies/ Kitties/ pigs/ Mini Donkey/ Peacocks/Chinese Pheasants and Shetland Ponies to ride!
Currently we will be open Thursdays, Friday & Saturdays 11-3. Price per person is $3.00 for Zoo entrance and $3.00 per Pony Ride. We hope to see ya!
Guided Trail Rides
It is necessary to schedule all trail rides
We don't just ride around the edge of a field, we really trail ride! Everyone is mounted on the all American Morgan Horse. We ride beautiful wooded trails that lead to scenic hill top views. Many pictures are available on our home page for you to "get the feel" of the trails you will be riding and the views you will see. Or visit our Face Book for a few videos. No experience is necessary, which is recommended for the one or two hour ride. A weight limit on riders of 250 pounds and no children under the age of 8 years old. At present we can accommodate 6 riders at a time. We will NOT Run/Canter with the horses. Our horses are not snail slow, the need for speed is not necessary.
We are not qualified or certified to handle trail riders with special needs and will not take them on our trail rides. Thank you for your cooperation. We can offer a hand held pony or horse ride for these riders.
It is necessary to schedule all Rides.
Rates are $35.00 per rider / per hour for the
1 and 2 hour ride. *you may add half hour increments*
Be aware that being in the woods means we are among the wild animals, some are passive prey, as deer & turkey are and others may be preditors. Snakes, Bee's, possibly Bear could be among the obsticals unforeseen. Although we are cautious to avoid any possible encounter, keep in mind, it is possible. If you have Bee allergies PLEASE avoid riding or be prepared to treat yourself if stung. And Please let your guide know if you have allergies.
**WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURIES SUSTAINED ON OUR HORSEBACK RIDES. YOU ARE WARNED OF THE DANGERS OF
RIDING A HORSE ON THE WAIVER THAT YOU WILL BE READING AND SIGNING BEFORE RIDING OUR HORSES.**
Horse Drawn Carriage Ride
For your special occasion! Whether it be for your Wedding Day, Proposal, Anniversary or Birthday we will do our best to help make your day complete, as it "pleases us, to please you!" 4 passenger, horse drawn Visi Vi will carry you and yours with elegance! Top up or top down to your liking. (pictures of carriage in the Home Page portfolio) Our driver with assistant will be dressed in style and we encourage you to add decorations to our carriage for your day of all days!
Rates are $400.00 per hour which begins when you enter the carriage. If your event requires us to travel over 40 miles from our farm there is an extra charge of $1.50 per mile one way extra charge.
Ponies R Fun!
Hand Held Pony Rides and Petting Zoo!
Party with the Animals! Ponies and Pets really are a terrific party or festival attraction! For whatever your needs may be the animals will steal the show and your hearts! Our petting zoo consists of bunnies, goats, a calf and a lamb and mini donkey. (during the months of Dec.-March are petting zoo is limited) We are always looking to add more so don't be surprised to see something new! In our Zoo, kids and adults get in the pens with the animals and interact and brush the pets. Our ponies are Charlie Brown, Jack, Jiggers and Traveler! Having a winter birthday? No problem! Ponies actually love cool weather!
Note: There is a weight limit for pony riding of 60 pounds. For parties with larger children or teen we recommend the two pony party, as the option of bringing a horse is available.
* Our Rates *
The One Pony Party ( for small groups of 6 kids and under) $175.00 an hour.
The Two Pony Party For larger groups. The rate is $275.00 an hour. We bring a total of 3 rides, having 2 people leading ponies at a time and rotating the ponies to give everyone a chance to ride their choice of pony. With this package you have the option of replacing one of the ponies with a horse for riders over 60 pounds. There is an additional charge of $25.00 To replace a pony with a horse.
To add our Petting Zoo to your pony party add an additional $100.00.
There is a mileage charge of 1.50 per mile one way, 40 miles from our farm.
Petting Zoo Only
With the exception of our mini donkey "Sam" we purchase baby animals each year in the spring to have little and cute young animals for children (and adults) to enjoy. We hand raise them and they are all loving and friendly. Our Traveling Zoo consists of a Lambs, Goats, Several Bunnies, Calf & Mini Donkey. Please feel free to ask questions about our zoo animals while we are at your party, we love to educate people about farm animals and their uses! We set up a cage fence at your party in a 12 x 12 foot area and use our own tent if needed. Children and adults may get in the fence with the animals to brush and pet them. There is no feeding allowed as we don't want anyone to get accidentally bit!
Rate for Petting Zoo Party : $200.00 for an hour
There is a mileage fee of $1.50 per mile after 40 miles from our farm.