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

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. 

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 at weekends and in the school holidays.

Bookings are now open for a whole season of pony fun until end November 2019


The ponies would love to welcome you to ride them at the weekends and school holidays. from March – November. You can enjoy each weekend:

    • Starter Rides –  are 45 minutes long and specially designed first riding experiences for children from age 2½ years old. They cost £40 per child. News flash – extra Starter Rides available in half term 28-30 May – afternoons.
    • Pony Mornings – are 2 hours long and specially designed as early riding experiences for children from age 4 years old. They cost £55 per child.

How do I book my pony riding?

Riding is by appointment only. You can book online here for the whole season now.  Do book ahead to avoid disappointment.


Any questions? Do contact Liz in the office for more help on: 07734 950309 or

Booking is now open for our legendary Summer Pony Camp Days

Cornfields at Shetland Pony Club

Summer pony camp days and weeks – enjoy the whole day with your favourite Shetland Pony. Learn to ride him, look after him and enjoy being with him all day long. 9.30 am – 4 pm, Summer holidays only. Age 5+. £125 per day or £500 per week.


Any questions? Do contact Liz in the office for more help on 07734 950309 or

Pony Share Membership

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 in 2019. Please email the office to find out more 01372 844077 or

Pony Parties

Our popular Children’s Pony Birthday Parties are now booking for 2019.

Give us a call to find out more on 07734 950309.

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 2019 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

Give a wonderful pony experience.  Our gift vouchers are available for pony fun for children from 2½ years old.

They are high quality vouchers that are posted to you, making them a lovely gift for all ages.

Find out more about the Starter Rides, Pony Mornings and Camp Days and 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, quarterly 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

In this week’s pony information video, we find out all about the minimum age you need to be to ride a Shetland pony and lots more.

At what age can you ride a Shetland pony?

Rosemary talks us through the minimum and maximum age you need to be to ride a Shetland pony.  What do you think it is?

At Shetland Pony Club the minimum age you can ride a Shetland pony is 2 years and 6 months old.  From the age of 2½ years old most children have the core strength to sit upright and enjoy a ride on a miniature Shetland pony, on the lead rein.  Children can keep riding the larger Standards Shetland ponies until they are about 12 years old. So, there is a decade of fun in Shetland ponies for children from age 2½ to 12 years old.

What is the maximum height and weight to ride a Shetland pony?

As a guideline, the maximum height is 5’1” or 155cm and the maximum weight is 7.5 stone or 48kg to ride one of the larger Standard Shetland ponies?

What height is a Miniature and a Standard Shetland pony?

Miniature Shetland ponies are the small ones.  For showing classes, miniature Shetland ponies need to be less than 34 inches and Standard Shetland ponies can be up to 42 inches tall.

What does “on the lead rein mean”?

On the lead rein means that your child’s pony is led by a helper, who is in control of the pony, so that your child can enjoy a fun and safe ride.

So, there’s lots to know about Shetland ponies.

Watch the video to find out more:

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