Shetland Pony Club - riding for children from aged two and a half years old
Riding in the poppies at Shetland Pony Club

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Ranch closure from 18 March 2020

Following the latest government advice to avoid all non-essential gatherings we have decided to temporarily close The Ranch from Wednesday 18 March 2020, until further notice, to play our part in the global effort to stem the coronavirus spread. Safety is our number one priority and we wish to do everything we can to support the nation’s efforts at this difficult time.  For more information and for those with upcoming bookings, click here. (Updated 18 March 2020).

Does your child want to ride a pony?

You are in the right place. Shetland Pony Club is the perfect way to start riding for your child.

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Our well trained Shetlands and friendly team can help your child’s pony dreams come true. Our ponies are safe and friendly and your child will be lead by our experienced team. We can help even the most nervous child have a magical pony time.

Shetland Pony Club is open for pony fun at weekends and holidays until end November 2020.  Riding is by appointment only.

Bookings are open for pony riding fun in 2020

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Which pony ride should I choose?

Starter Rides  are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children from age 2½ years old. £40 per child.

Own a Pony Experiences – are 2 hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. Children enjoy both riding and pony care.  £60 per child.

Easter Egg Hunts – are fun Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts especially for Easter, with riding along a trail and chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Ages 4 to 10 years old. 1½ hours. £60 per child.

Summer Pony Camp Days – enjoy the whole day with your favourite Shetland Pony. Learn to ride him, look after him and enjoy being with him all day long. 9.30am – 4pm, Summer holidays only. Age 5+. £125 per day.

Shetland Pony Parties – amazing pony parties for children aged 2½ -10 years old. Use of our private facility at The Ranch, with 6 ponies creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours – £495 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £24.50 each.

Shetland Pony Walking – 45 minutes, the perfect way for adults to enjoy the company of Shetland ponies. Make friends, groom and lead your pony round the meadows. Adorable! £40 per person.

Pony Mornings at Shetland Pony Club

How do I book my pony riding?

You can book online here:

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Prefer to book over the phone – call the office for more help on: 07734 950309 or

Pony Share Membership

Can I ride the same pony every week at Shetland Pony Club?

Yes you can!  we are a members club and our members come weekly and enjoy so much pony fun and learning every week throughout the changing seasons in the countriside.

Mini – Membership – your chosen pony every week for 45 minutes from March – November from 3 years old. £155 per month – join the waiting list.

Pony Share Membership – your chosen pony every week for 2 hours from March – November from 5 years old. £225 per month – join the waiting list.

Pony Fun in the wildflower meadows at Shetland Pony Club

Our Pony Share Membership is very popular and you can join the waiting list for a pony by emailing the office on  Do give us a call to find out more on 07734 950 309.

Gift ideas for pony lovers

There’s some ideal gifts for the person in your life who loves ponies.

Robin Hood in the Blue Bells in spring at Shetland Pony Club

In our online shop you can find: delightful pony riding Gift Vouchers valid to the end of the 2020 season, a gorgeous Adopt a Pony Pack for our rescue pony, Robin Hood and our lovely bed time book – The School Trot, written by Rosemary about her first Shetland Pony, BillyBoon.

Gift Vouchers

for Shetland pony riding

£40 – £125 +p&p

Gift Vouchers from Shetland Pony Club

Why not give the gift of a wonderful pony experience?  Our gift vouchers are available for pony fun for children from 2½ years old.

You can purchase online gift vouchers available instantly or high quality printed gift vouchers that are posted to you, making them a special present for all ages.

Find out more about our beautiful gift vouchers available here.

Adopt a Pony

Gift for a full year

£40 +p&p

Adopt a Pony Pack for Robin Hood

Adopt a pony, Robin Hood, rescued pony at Shetland Pony Club. Receive a beautiful pony gift pack, access to Robin Hood’s own website, email updates and a voucher to visit him. Learn all about him and show you care.  All proceeds go to help other horses in need. By adopting Robin Hood you are supporting our current horse charity, The Horse Trust. Adopt a pony here.

The School Trot

Delightful Story Book

£8.99+ p&p

The School Trot - Front Cover

The School Trot is a beautifully illustrated children’s hardback bedtime story book, written by Rosemary, founder of Shetland Pony Club.

It’s all about her very first Shetland pony, Billyboon and her daughter Camilla, who really did ride to school on a Shetland pony.

Find out more about The School Trot here.

Shetland Pony Club TV

Every Wednesday there is a new mini-film about our ponies.

Shetland pony handprint

Thank you to our many loyal followers from all over the world as well as members, customers and staff for your kind messages now that The Ranch is closed due to the coronavirus. We hope that you are all safe. The ponies are well and missing you this spring.

This week, as well as updating you on the ponies, Lucy and Amy are bringing you another “Crafty Shetland Pony” idea.  It shows you how to make a simple Shetland pony handprint, which you can do at home.

We hope you enjoy making it and would love to see some photos of your creations; do email them in to:

Simple Shetland pony handprint

You will need:

  • Sheet of paper
  • Paper plate
  • 1 small and 1 big paintbrush
  • Brown paint
  • Green pencil
  • Black pen

Make sure that you ask a grown-up to help you with the paint and cleaning your hands and the craft area.

Find out how the ponies are getting on and how to make your simple Shetland pony handprint here.

Watch the video to find out more:

Love Shetland ponies? Join our mailing list today

Join our mailing list to keep up with the ponies each with your weekly edition of Shetland Pony Club TV, every Wednesday at 4pm London time.

 Shetland Pony Club TV – Yes please!

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Shetland Pony Club
The Ranch
Blue Bell Lane
Stoke D’Abernon
Near Cobham

England  United Kingdom
KT11 3PW

01372 844 077
07734 950309

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