Equestrian Fun with PLAYMOBIL – For more than 40 years, PLAYMOBIL an iconic German toy company has been inspiring children to create their own adventures and let their creative thoughts soar.
Magnificent, one-of-a-kind themes that stimulate their imagination and creativity have earned the company numerous international awards.
Owned by Geobra Brandstätter. Horst Brandstätter and his chief model-maker, Hans Beck, started creating toys in 1974, launching PLAYMOBIL’S first Knights, Native Americans, and Construction ranges. The brand has grown to become one of the biggest toy companies in the world, with 3 billion figures populating children’s bedrooms worldwide.
Some of their latest additions to their extensive range are aimed at children inspired by the love of horses. Six new playsets are expanding the popular theme and adding, even more, play enjoyment for little horse fans.
Horse riding as a hobby, pastime or lifestyle has many benefits for youngsters. Apart from its aerobic benefits, riding also helps a youngster develop balance, coordination, and flexibility.
Improved self-esteem, responsibility and confidence come from having and caring for a horse. Riding a horse brings a sense of happiness because of the release of endorphins brought about by physical activity thereby lifting the mood and contributing to a sense of well-being.
Moreover, the activities involved in caring for a horse—grooming, hefting equipment, cleaning stalls—are great muscle builders!
Not all children can experience horse riding first-hand, however, in the make-believe world of play many of these benefits can carry through to their imagination.
The new playsets include the following:
The Horseback Riding Lessonsstart today! The horses and ponies are already waiting in the stables with two horse stalls to get going. The riding instructor helps the student to get on and the training can begin. She is eager to show what she has already learned! Of course, taking care of the horses is part of the fun, too: Brushing the coat, cleaning the hooves, and mucking out the stables belong to the daily routine.
At the riding area, the rider and her horse are getting ready for the big Horse Riding Tournament. They are entering different disciplines, and at the end, there will be a ribbon for the winning horse. The jumping course is very challenging today, but the rider is completely focused and effortlessly overcomes every obstacle with her horse.
What could be greater than a Pony Farm Birthday Party? It’s an awesome way to spend the big day together with friends and their favourite ponies. The table next to the paddock is decorated for the special day, where the kids enjoy delicious cupcakes. When the weather is nice, they take a trip in the Pony Wagon. In addition, two other playsets with different horse breeds complete the horse farm assortment.
This lovingly designed PLAYMOBIL theme is sure to inspire children with a keen interest in horses and ponies. Complete with lifelike pony breeds, comprehensive accessories, and playful details, it is a springboard for endless new stories and adventures.
From March nine new sets expand the existing theme, inviting everyone on a riding holiday with Icelandic ponies and other breeds.
Even cuter, collectable pony breeds and supplementary sets will be added to the range. Including the Mobile Farrier who expertly changes the ponies’ shoes, while the Pony Café serves up coffee and cake for the riders – and horseshoe-shaped treats for their four-legged companions!
Various accessory sets and different breeds of ponies are available to collect and continue the fun.