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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Give the Gift of Pony Camp


Having a hard time thinking of the PERFECT gift for your little cowgirl or cowboy this Christmas?
Then give them the gift of Pony Camp!

Pony Camp is more than just a present under the tree.  It is an EXPERIENCE that will create memories to last a lifetime.  Pony Camp builds character, confidence, trust, and friendships that children cannot find anywhere else.
So how does Pony Camp work?
Our camps one-week long sessions during the summer.  We have two levels, one for beginners and one for returning campers.  Each camp teaches campers horseback riding skills, pony care, and teamwork.  

Days are filled with riding lessons, ranch activities, crafts, games, and more!  There is even a pony show on the final day of camp that showcases all of the campers new tricks for their friends and family!
All levels of experience are welcome! No prior experience is required.


For more information on Faulkner’s Ranch Pony Camp and to see our 2015 dates, please visit our website by clicking HERE or call 816-761-1234 to get your Pony Camp Gift Certificate! 


Happy Trails and Happy Holidays!

PS - Don't forget about our Indoor Pony Parties!
Perfect for those kiddos with a winter birthday!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!
This week we asked some of our ranch team what they are most thankful for.
See what they had to say below!

What I am thankful for most this year is my little family.  Glory is maturing into a beautiful, smart, responsible young woman and Miles is blooming into a compassionate, friendly, kid who has an enthusiasm to learn and great sense of adventure.  James is funny and still has a drive and work ethic that keeps me motivated to be my best everyday.  We are all very thankful for our dog Breck who is our house therapist and trustiest companion.  Life is good.  
- Christine Loneman

There are too many things to list that I am grateful for, but I can name a few.   One is for my husband, for without him, I would be overwhelmed with life.  Two, for my boys that have matured into good young men who I don't need to worry about.  Three for my entire family, who are close with each other, always there for each other,  and who all get along and have fun with each other.
- Lisa G.

I am thankful for my husband, Lance and kids Roscoe(12), Beau(10), Colette(8), and Kid(4) - and our good health and blessings!
- JJ

I'm thankful for my girls--and the fact that we are finished with braces at our house!
- Lisa F.

All of my good friends and neighbors!!!
- Mike Foley

There are so many things that I am thankful for.  I am so thankful for my husband, who amazes me every day with his love, drive, and humor.  I'm also thankful for our amazing daughter who is growing into the sweetest, sassiest little bundle of joy that you have ever met.  Of course, I can't forget our Trudy who loves us unconditionally. I'm also thankful for my amazing parents who are so supportive of everything we do and my wonderful family.  I truly have the coolest family in the world!  
- Kelly Jo

Of course, we here at Faulkner's Ranch are thankful for...YOU!  That's right! We have, without a doubt the best fans and clients. You make our job SO MUCH FUN!



Have a great Thanksgiving, y'all!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

January is the New December


If you're like most people around this time of year, you've probably noticed that your December schedule is already becoming quite full.  Between holiday parties, school concerts, shopping for presents, baking, traveling, and more, it can be hard to find a moment of free time during this busy season.  That is why many employers are taking part in the popular trend of having their company holiday party AFTER the holidays!
It's no wonder why they are choosing to do this either.

Here are 5 reasons why January is becoming the new December!

1.  It is more convenient for the employees.
It is so much easier to find a free weekend in January than December.  Because of this, your employees will appreciate not have to choose between events or other commitments.  Plus, it is easier for employees to find babysitters after the busy holiday season when they are in high demand.
  
2.  There are more dates to choose from.
There are only so many weekends before Christmas.  January opens up a whole new slew of choices that don't conflict with any holidays or travel times.

3.  It boosts company moral in January!
After the bustle of the holidays, January can be a bit of a letdown.  Thankfully, a January event helps to add some excitement and fun to the schedule.  January events allow your guests to laugh about the holiday stress without being in the middle of it.  Everyone can trade stories and talk about their Christmas break without being worried about everything remaining on their to-do list.

4.  They can easily be mixed with team-building activities.
Bouncing off of #4, January parties can be used to get the team motivated again.  Incorporate some fun team-building activities into your event and encourage guests to participate with prizes.  This is a great way to get the new years started off right.

5. It's cheaper!
Many discounts are available in January.  Plus, it gives you as the employer a chance to look at your year-end books to better decide how much you are able to budget.

For more information on our holiday parties please send us an e-mail today.


Have a great day, y'all!





Thursday, November 6, 2014

Under Construction!

We've got something exciting underway!
If you came out to Faulkner's Ranch this Pumpkin Season, you might have noticed a little construction going on...
Welp, what you were seeing was the beginning of our
BRAND NEW CATERING KITCHEN!
Food brings people together and we love the catering team that we have assembled.  We have put a lot of time, energy, and most importantly love into the menu items that we serve.  
That is why we are so excited to build this catering kitchen so that the food can be prepared and served fresh adjacent to the banquet barn and picnic pavilion.  This kitchen has been designed to suit our needs based on the specific menu items we will serve.  It will even have a smoker built right into the kitchen to permit smoking food in any weather from the comforts of inside!  How awesome is that?!  But wait, it gets better!  It will also have a concessions area to service that need during our Pumpkin Season.  Thankfully it'll be done way before next year's Pumpkin Season.  In fact, the catering kitchen will be ready to use just in time for our Holiday Parties
Needless to say, we are so, so, so excited about this new addition! We can't wait for you to experience all of the yumminess that it will bring!


Have a great day, y'all!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Star Spotlight: Reggie Regg the Magic Man

It’s time to meet the next star of our Star Spotlights and let us tell you folks - this guy is going places! 
Most of your already know him and love him…
Meet Reggie Gray 
aka
Reggie Regg the Magic Man!

Reggie is one of our favorite stars here at Faulkner’s Ranch!  We can always tell when he has taken the stage because of the roars of laughter coming from that direction.  His show is hip and hilarious! Not only that, but he is truly inspiring, as you see from his little Q&A below.

That's right, we were able to catch up with Reggie in between shows and TV tapings to find out a little more about our favorite magic man.

Hi Reggie! Can you tell us what people can expect when they come to see your show at Faulkner’s Ranch? 
Reggie Regg the Magic Man will be starting at 11am - noon by making amazing balloon creations for the kids- dogs, flowers, teddy bears, swords and much more! By 12:15pm its "SHOWTIME" with a 30 minute action packed show including magic, live animals (dove and rabbit), audience participation, age appropriate comedy, and LOTS of FUN! At the end of the show the kids will even be allowed to hold the dove and pet the bunny!

We have to ask, how did you start learning magic?
After having a magician at my 6th birthday party I was hooked! With the support of my parents and the community I got my first magic kit and started practicing on my peers and neighborhood kids. By the age of 12 I was a professional "kid" magician performing throughout Baltimore, MD. My mom was my chauffeur until I was able to drive myself at age 16, lol!  


You’re a big TV star now! Can you tell us a little about H3TV?
H3TV is a pioneering movement which is sweeping across the country. Our kid's TV show is called "Keep It Moving" and its TV you watch on your FEET! Its all about keeping kids physically and mentally ACTIVE through our original music, products, and entertainment. Our partners include the Lebron James Family Foundation, Science City, the College Basketball Experience, and US Toy just to name a few! The first episode can be watched at www.H3TV.com OR Time Warner "On Demand" starting in November. Lebron James himself is even in the 1st episode!

If you could tell your audience one thing, what would it be?
This could possibly be the last year that Reggie Regg the Magic Man is available at local events! Make sure to come out to Faulkner's Ranch to see what all the HYPE is about! Award winning entertainment with positive messages to motivate our youth!

We definitely need more of that!
Don’t miss Reggie Regg the Magic Man at Faulkner’s Ranch this upcoming weekend, our final weekend of Pumpkin Season!  He’ll be performing around the ranch on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 1pm, with his comedy magic show at 12pm both days.

For a complete performance schedule and details, click here.
To follow Reggie on Facebook, click here.
To follow Reggie on Twitter, click here.


Have a great day, y’all and Happy Pumpkin Season!



Sunday, October 12, 2014

Star Spotlight: Mr. Stinky Feet!

We are SO SO SO excited to tell y’all about the next star on our Star Spotlight series.  
He is Kansas City’s best kid’s rocker, Jim Cosgrove, 
or as you know and love him, 
Mr. Stinky Feet!

Jim is one of America’s leading family entertainers. It’s no wonder that both young and old adore his shows. His concerts are high-energy, full of audience interaction and laughter.

While Jim grew up in Kansas City, he has since seen the world.  He has traveled North America and Europe sharing his message of hanging on to the wonder of youth and loving yourself and your neighbors.  Along the way, he’s released seven CDs and two DVDs!  In addition to these award-wining and critically acclaimed accomplishments, he’s also performed twice at the White House Easter Egg Roll and co-founded Jiggle Jam, the country’s largest family music festival. 
Speaking of family, Jim’s family is an integral part to his success.  His wife, Jeni, is his booking agent and tour manager.  Their daughters, Lyda and Willa, (who we feel like we’ve watched grow up before our very eyes), are also a part of the traveling team and even perform onstage sometimes! 
Jim and his family, Pumpkin Season 2012
Jim has been performing every year at Faulkner's Ranch since way back when we were located over on Chipman Road.  So, you can imagine just how excited we get every October when he returns to give our guests an amazing, one-of-a-kind concert!

Even though he is busy, busy, busy with concerts, we were able to catch up with Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove for a little Q&A.

Howdy Mr. Stinky Feet! Can you tell us what people can expect when they come to see your show at Faulkner’s Ranch?
Kids are the stars of my show, not me! My show is a fully interactive jam that involves the whole family. As I always say, “A family that rocks together, rocks!”
How did you get started writing songs for kids?
I’ve been writing since I was a kid – stories and poems mostly. I started writing songs when my nieces and nephews were young and they liked them, so I started to sing them for other kids. Now, I get to write for my own daughters.

What is your favorite song to perform?
That’s a tough one. It’s like asking me which child is my favorite. I guess it depends on the day and the audience, but any song that gets families engaged with each other.

If you could tell your audience one thing, what would it be?
Sing and dance every chance you get, even if it’s in the cereal aisle at the grocery store!

Thanks, Mr. Stinky Feet! You’re the best!

We are so excited that Jim will be performing at Faulkner’s Ranch this Sunday at 1pm for our Sound of Music Weekend.  The concert is included with admission, so come on by for a great show!
Mr. Stinky Feet and Sheriff T. Texas Terry, Pumpkin Season 2013
For a complete performance schedule, click here.
For more info on the amazing Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove, click here.


Have a great day, y’all! Hope to see you out at the ranch soon!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Happy Birthday, Foley!

Today is a very special day.  It is Mike Foley's 60th Birthday!
So in honor of his big day, here are few things that you may not know about the birthday boy...
  1. Mike is our go-to guy.  If something needs done, you can count on Mike to do it and do it right! We don't know what we would do without him.
  2. He is seriously one of the nicest folks in town.  He doesn’t know a stranger and always makes time to say hello.
  3. The man has style! We love seeing what snazzy western attire he will have on.
  4. He has the key to everything - literally!
  5. He's an animal lover.  This quote reminded us of him: “Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky.”  That is Foley, through and through.
  6. He's hilarious. Foley always has a fun story to tell that will have you laughing.
This picture is from the Boilermakers Company Picnic in August.  This Cadillac was made the same year that he was born, 1954.  


We are so lucky to have Mike as a part of our ranch family.
So, please join us in wishing Mike a very, VERY happy birthday!
We love ya, Foley!

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