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1950s and 1960s - Kings Pony Farm at 10500 N. W. 7th Avenue, Miami
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1950's and 1960's - King's Pony Farm at 10500 N. W. 7th Avenue, Miami

10500 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, Florida


I found an internet reference that places King's Pony Farm between N. W. 105th and 107th Streets on the west side of N. W. 7th Avenue (US 441). According to one writer it had a background fort with a lookout tower that kids could climb up in. It is believed to have closed in the early 1970's. It is reportedly now a discount Value storage facility.

There is still an active Florida corporation with the name of King's Pony Farm, Inc. See http://www.corporationwiki.com/Unknown/Unknown/kings-pony-farm-inc-2674231.aspx


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Don Boyd19-Nov-2014 01:09
Guest who posted on 17-OCt: thank you for posting some of the names of the horses.

Guest who posted on 11-NOV: thank you for posting that sad story and now that thought you shared is stuck in my mind. : (

Dale: thank you for adding a lot of great information on names, attractions and types of animals. I'm sure you are saving some folks some valuable time of wracking their brains trying to remember the names of horses that they liked there. : )

Don
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Dale 18-Nov-2014 01:19
Used to work there. Started hanging around always asking King and Howard for a job. 9 yrs old they finally started me raking you now what. Pony names... Walkers...Topper, apache, silver, bucky, dapples, pepper, crackerjack... trotters... Cricket, ?, camanche, cloud, buddy, skeeter, scout... Runners... ?, buttermilk, freckles, ed, trigger Jr, . Made 4 dollars a day an off course it was spent at the concession stand. Trigger pulled the wagon. Also had a train. Boot hill. A train tunnel. Monkeys goats ducks chickens cotomondaes (spelling?) . I think the Pierce family took over in 75 or 76. Many many fond but 1/2 forgotten memories
Guest 11-Nov-2014 21:06
As a boy, just 10 and a recent arrival from New Yawk, I made a friend of the
Wooly? monkey that lived chained to the tiny house on the post in the background. The scary sign with savage teeth that read "I BITE!" was not enough to deter me from hugging the poor neglected creature tightly. It is a bittersweet memory for me as the one thing that I remember most vividly was the desperate way in which that monkey held on to me and never wanted to let go. This sad thought has never really lessened in my mind.
Guest 17-Oct-2014 19:25
A few of the horses names were Ed, Junior & Scout.
Don Boyd03-Dec-2013 18:02
Cindy, thank you for adding your good detailed memories, which should help other folks remember more about the attraction. : )

Don
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Cindy 03-Dec-2013 17:18
I also remember that the each pony had a tooled leather browband on it's bridle with their name on it and the saddles all had little built in handlebars and seat belts to keep kids from falling off and on the outside 'fast' ring there were metal poles on springs to keep the ponies from rubbing the kid's legs on the rails as they raced around...
Cindy 03-Dec-2013 16:49
I went to a pre-school close to there (early 1960's) and got to ride the ponies at least once a week. I loved the ponies and hated the monkeys because they would grab the peanuts from you with their leathery hands and long sharp nails! Didn't they also have some goats? Growing up in Miami was great!
Don Boyd23-Sep-2013 03:28
J. Young, thank you for contributing that additional information as to the owner.

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J. Young 22-Sep-2013 19:32
James Holy King was the founder of the farm. He was a stunt man in his early days on the hit western Gunsmoke.
Don Boyd07-Oct-2011 20:18
Thank you for posting that information, Margaret. The part about the different lanes and the monkeys should jog some memory cells for folks who have been there long ago.

Don
margaret 06-Oct-2011 19:01
I see from the sunbiz.org site that they went out of business by the end of 1976.

I loved that place and would give anything to go back in time and take a ride. I remember there were three lanes for different ages groups. The outer lane was the fastest and for the grown up kids. The inner lane was for toddlers. I remember monkeys in cages in the back.