Ponies prove berry popular at Richmond Nature Park

Kelly Peng gets a pony ride at Richmond Nature Park Sunday.  - Amanda Oye photo
Kelly Peng gets a pony ride at Richmond Nature Park Sunday.
— image credit: Amanda Oye photo

Kids made fast friends with a group of ponies at the Richmond Nature Park’s annual Ponies in the Park and Blueberry Sale last Sunday.

“The ponies are insanely popular,” said Kris Bauder, the nature park co-ordinator.

“By 11 o’clock start time we probably had 20 families waiting,” she said.

Each kid got a ride around the nature park on the back of a pony—a truly unique experience for many.

“Most of these children have never been on a pony before,” Bauder said.

While the kids were having fun outside, there was a blueberry sale and tea inside.

“The wonderful thing about our that we’re also serving blueberry pie,” Bauder said.

“The blueberries burst in your mouth—they’re absolutely delightful,” she said.

The pie, which was perfect for a hot summer day since it was not baked, was made by ABC Country Restaurant.

The blueberries that were being sold were all locally grown and sponsored by the BC Blueberry Council.

Money made at the event will go towards supporting the Nature Park Society and its educational initiatives.

Kids who did not get a chance to ride the ponies around the park will have another opportunity on Aug. 23.

Amanda Oye covers the social scene for The Richmond Review.

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