Starter Rides

Great taster sessions for children from age 2 ½ to around 10 years old

Starter Rides are 45 minutes long and specially designed first riding experiences for children from age 2½ years old. They cost £35 per child.  They are available from March – November by appointment only and you can book for 2017 now:

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Here’s what happens on a Starter Ride:

Children get to meet and greet the ponies, brush them, help to tack them up with a one to one helper and lead them. When they are really comfortable with the pony we sit them on and they have a 20 minute lead rein ride around our meadows. When they return they help to put the pony away and look after him. Starter rides are a really special and children are given a pony certificate to remember their morning by.

On Starter Rides, the children will:

  • Meet the ponies and staff
  • Learn safety points
  • Groom the ponies
  • Tack up
  • Put on our riding hat
  • Learn to lead their pony
  • Gentle ride on the lead rein in our meadows with our staff
  • Care for their pony on their return
  • Drink and collect your certificate at prize giving

When?

Saturdays: 11.15 am and 12.15 pm

Sundays:  11.15 am and 12.15 pm

School Holiday weekdays 12:15pm (excluding Fridays – pony rest day) March  – November.

45 minutes – £35

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Parents must stay with the children.

Please wear outdoor shoes or wellingtons and bring your camera

We provide riding hats. Special riding clothes not needed.

How can I book?

Don’t miss out on the perfect way to start with ponies.  We get very busy so do book online here:

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You can also book over the phone on 07734 950309

We have beautiful gift vouchers that last for the whole 2017 season that are available in our shop: Gift vouchers available in our shop

If you would like more information do call us: 07734 950309, email us at info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk, or fill in the form below