By: Staff Report
The beaches are packed and Busch Gardens is closed, but you want some outdoor fun? You need to check out Jenny’s Party Ponies.
Situated in southern Hillsborough County city of Wimauma, and not far off of 301, is Jenny’s Party Ponies. Pulling in at 12611 Andrews Rd, Wimauma, FL, we didn’t really know what to expect. But we were in for a treat.
Meet Jennifer Walker, born and raised as an animal lover and trainer, Walker is offering a free-of-charge outside adventure for the young and old.
“I’m born and raised in the circus, and we are animal lovers and trainers. I am the fifth generation of my family to be an animal trainer. With such a hard time that’s going on right now with this pandemic, I just wanted to give back to my community and all my friends and help to get people out of the house as everybody’s been so cooped up for so long, This weather’s beautiful, so come out,” said Walker.
Walker continued, “We have zebras, a baby camel, a capuchin monkey, goats, sheep, baby goats, and more. People need to meet Fiona, our female cow! We have llamas, white camels, miniature horses, ponies, and horses. We are also we’re offering fresh-squeezed lemonade and cotton candy! It’s free of charge, and but we do accept donations and all donations will be greatly appreciated. All proceeds will go to the care of our animals.”
Walker stated that this will be happening every weekend moving forward, and what a great escape it is.
We caught up with Gilligan, a 19-year old Capuchin Monkey that loves to shake hands.
Gilligan’s handler, Phil, from Banana Derby in Riverview, said, “Normally we’d be traveling to the fairs this time of the year, but since the fair’s canceled, we came out here to help support Jenny, her animals, and our animals. We’ve had a great response this weekend and it was beautiful. This is such a nice spot to be we’re happy to be here.”
St. Petersburg resident and volunteer Cassidy Herriot said, “Jenny’s my first cousin and I wanted to come over to hang out for the weekend and help out. This is a lot of fun to be out here, hanging out with everybody and to just help out the community and be able to provide something everyone can enjoy.”
To visit this fun and exciting outdoor adventure, or for more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Jennys-Party-Ponies-309344792810732/ or call (813) 362-0336
12611 Andrews Rd, Wimauma, FL 33598
Hours- Sat and Sun, 11AM to 4PM
Please see the photo gallery below from this weekends adventure.