Cowgirl Up Pony Parties is a family owned and operated business that has been serving the Maryland area for 6 years. We pride ourselves on the health and well-being of all of our animals. Nikki and Kelsey Lawson grew up in Maryland and have ridden and owned horses for years. They have owned many different breeds of horses and enjoy learning new things about the various breeds! They both have been training the young rider since December 2011 and love everything about working with young children and their horses! Nikki and Kelsey have started working with, riding and training their own green horses, ponies and zebras as of March 2012.


Kelsey started riding when she was 5 years old and has only developed a stronger passion for equines since! Kelsey enjoys western and english riding. She bought her first horse Daisy, a Clydesdale mare when she was 16. Kelsey and Daisy have been working together for 3 years now. Daisy now comfortably walks/trots/canters. Kelsey is hoping to show Daisy at many assorted farms this fall and winter. Daisy is blossoming into a beautiful hunter as her trot and canter are jaw dropping. Daisy is everyone’s favorite draft horse and is always admired where ever she goes! Daisy is trained to drive and was even trained to walk through nursing homes bringing smiles to the older folks who were not able to leave the facility. Daisy is a very special horse and Kelsey knows just how to bring out the best in her!

Nikki has been riding english since she was 7 years old. She bought her first horse, Charlie Brown, an off the track Thoroughbred gelding when she was 15. Charlie was taken to numerous hunter paces and english shows. He excelled in the Hunter ring and was a barn favorite. After the unexpected death of Charlie in February, she bought another off the track Thoroughbred gelding named Comical in March. Nikki has been working with her trainer to retrain Comical from the eventing world to the hunter/jumper world. They have a promising future as Comical has such potential to make an outstanding hunter. Comical never disappoints as he is always smiling where ever he is! He definitely lives up to his name!