Equine Experiences


Friday – Sunday 9am to 9pm, Monday 9am to 5pm

Come Learn About the World of Equines

Pony Rides*

Pony rides are a must do ride at the Hopkinton State Fair. Our ponies bring out the little cowboy or cow girl in every child. The ponies are hand led by a staff member. We do ask a parent to walk along with a hand on their child for safety. The ponies will carry children who are 75 pounds or under.

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*Pony Rides are available weather permitting…
Friday – Sunday 10am to 6pm, Monday 10am to 4pm

Draft Horses

Come and see Charmingfare Farm’s registered Percheron drafts horse this year. One of our mares will be returning to Hopkinton State Fair with her foal at her side. Flash & Lane team of big black geldings (who weigh approximately 2000 pounds each) will be on display, participating in the daily parade and even offering wagon rides in the horse show ring when time permits.

Saddle Horses

Two of Charmingfare’s saddle horse horses will be on display through fair. “Tex” is a good example of a horse that is suited for English riding. “Tanner” is a prime example of what a horse used for Western riding. Both English and Western saddles will be on display allowing folks the opportunity to compare.

Horse-Drawn Vehicles

Be sure to check out Charmingfare Farm’s horse-drawn vehicles used to give rides through the year.  The Wedding Carriage, Meadowbrook  Wagon and the 4 person Vis-A-Vis Sleigh use in the winter will be on display.

Miniature Mules
Molly and Jenny spent this summer hauling sweet corn on a Amish farm. Watch for these two girls pulling the little wagon. Perhaps you may be lucky to catch a ride.

Miniature Horses
Please share your thoughts with a staff member of Charmingfare Farm.

Miniature Donkeys
Listen and you may hear the donkeys “braying” or “hee-hawing” at the Equine Experiences area. Donkey with their long ears and eye lashes make them so easy to fall in love with. Ask a Charmingfare Farm staff member what the donkey’s job is at the farm. I think you will be surprised at what you find out.

Stick Horse Adventure Course
Here is event for the whole family to try. Climb aboard you favorite Stick Horse and navigate a fun obstacle course with your children.