About

Papap Pony is a toy design and publishing company created to inspire imagination and a sense of adventure in all children.

 

Tapping into our passion for horses and every child’s wish for a special friend, we produce adventures at the place where make-believe and the real world collide.

 

Our stories, products and activities empower children and, just as importantly, inspire their parents.

OUR STORY

My name is Kelly, founder of Papap Pony.  And I have a passion for horses.  It’s true that horses make me really happy.  From a very young age, horses were my special friends. In fact, with a family that moved around a lot, they were often my only friends.  As I got older, I turned my passion into a calling, where I competed on the national amateur and professional equestrian circuits, and won over 100 events on my way to a Top 25 ranking.

Cut to today: When I was pregnant with my second daughter, I needed a project, and horses once again came to my rescue.  Looking to convey my love of horses to my 2-year-old, I created a hobby horse that wrapped around her waist.  It was modeled after one of my favorite childhood Halloween costumes (embarrassing picture below). Then I wrote a special story about meeting new friends – something that, like her mother, my daughter struggled with too.

 

She instantly loved it and started wearing her Papap Pony everywhere – to the grocery store, to the coffee shop, even to school.  Strangers constantly stopped us and asked where they too could get that cute horse toy. I know Papap was something special.  And, with that, Papap Pony was born. 

 

I know Papap will become your child’s new best friend too.

Giddy Up!

-Kelly