Our Reindeer

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Our Reindeer2017-09-22T16:50:07+00:00
Reindeer and family in the snow at Christmas


Our reindeer, both male bulls and females are part of our family.  They have either been born at our home or rescued as excess stock from Zoo’s.  The love the family and staff shower on these majestic creatures has been rewarded with respect and friendship. Each reindeer has one favorite staff member they are particularly attached to.

All our reindeer are trained and handled to enable them to be calm and controlled at events. However they are not without spirit! Each one has its own individual character and this adds colour and depth to every event they attend. We always like to point out that the reindeer spend 10 months of the year out in the paddocks, playing, eating and sleeping. The only time they work is in the months of November and December. The revenue the reindeer earns keeps them happy for the next 10 months. Our work for the reindeer is mainly at the weekends during the christmas period, with some weekdays.

“The reindeer spend 10 months of the year out in the paddocks”

Reindeer and staff in the snow outside paddock

The work we take on is to only keep the reindeer in the comfort they are accustomed to at home and we do not ever make a profit! We NEVER take out a reindeer to more than one event per day. That way they are fresh and content. For every booking we take, there is always a reindeer at home to insure that should one be unwell there is a substitute to take its place. Unlike many companies, we import Lichen Moss from Norway for the reindeer to eat. This is their staple diet in the arctic tundra in winter. Reindeer love this food.

I would like to thank Robert and Nicole for bringing your beautiful Reindeer to Midhurst on Saturday. I was really impressed with the whole set up – they were so calm and everything was done really efficiently.
It was great to see the look on the children’s faces and many adults seemed totally mesmerised. We had a great day with people all the way through.
Melanie Burgoyne, Chichester


Meet a small selection of the reindeer we have here at Reindeer2Hire

Cracker is 6 years old and is a truly handsome reindeer. A character with some very funny habits. He loves playing with any human willing to play with him. He loves to catch exercise balls with his antlers and being chased around a field. Cracker loves to be close to humans and may even try to sit on a lap, however he’s far too big for that now! He is also the fastest of the herd, proven after winning at Kempton Park Races no less than 5 times! He loves to pose and look at the crowd when winning at the races! See for yourself on YouTube
Snowflake is our oldest reindeer, she is 11 years old and the most experienced out of the herd. She is the mother of two of our other reindeer, Blitzen and more recently Bambi. She is very pretty, expressive and is always posing for the camera as soon as it points in her direction. Snowflake actually pulls the handlers to the trailer and can’t wait to leave the yard, looking forward with excitement to her meet and greet her new public and friends. Snowflake is loved by everyone and anyone who meets her!
Blitzen is Snowflake’s and Frosty’s son, born at the yard in 2008; hence he is 8 years old and a professional when attending events. He is a true character, inheriting his mother’s doe eyes and good looks. Blitzen absolutely loves attending events of all kinds, he is the reindeer that takes your breath away when he stands up on the pen and tries to get close to the public. He really loves people and the attention they very willingly offer him. Blitzen grows huge antlers every year, which never fail to impress. Blitzen is a true gentleman and a pleasure to work with.
Bambi is the baby of our reindeer herd and Snowflake and Buddy’s son. Bambi is just two years old and the cutest reindeer you could meet. Just like his brother he has inherited his mother’s looks and temperament. However Bambi is the most mischievous little reindeer of the herd and is always looking for something or someone to play with. One of his favourite games is standing on his back legs and hanging by his mouth from the large oak tree in the paddock, alongside leaping around like a spring lamb through the paddocks every morning and getting in the way of anyone working or feeding the reindeer. Bambi is a special little boy and we all love him to bits.