Latest coronavirus changes and pony riding
The government changes from Saturday 17 October 2020 state that London and Elmbridge, the borough that Shetland Pony Club is in, have been moved into the high alert level for coronavirus.
What does this mean for my pony riding booking?
Pony riding fits into an exception category where people from different households can gather for outdoor exercise, organised outdoor sport, and licensed outdoor physical activity. So, you can still go ahead with your pony riding booking. You can find out more details about COVID-Safe riding with us here.
Pony rides can come up at short notice so do check the booking system frequently. You can all our live availability here and book online.
Which pony ride should I choose?
Starter Rides – are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children from age 4* years old (* until further notice for COVID-19 Safe Working Practices). £40 per child.Fully booked – join the waiting list.
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. Almost full.
Halloween Pumpkin Rides – Come and enjoy our legendary Halloween Pumpkin Rides themed pony treasure hunts for pony-mad witches and wizards. Enjoy 1½ hours of pony riding fun at the ranch, during October half-term. From age 4 years old. £60 per child. Fully booked – join the waiting list.
Shetland Pony Parties – amazing pony parties for children aged 4 -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. 2020 – fully booked. All party dates for 2021 available to book now.
Shetland Pony Walking – 45 minutes, the perfect way for adults to enjoy the company of Shetland ponies. Make friends, groom and lead your pony around the meadows. Adorable! £40 per person.
How do I book my pony riding?
You can book online here:
Prefer to book over the phone – call the office for more help on: 07734 950309 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 countryside.
Mini – Membership – your chosen pony every week for 45 minutes from March – November from age 4* years old (* until further notice for COVID-19 Safe Working Practices). £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.
New Shetland Pony Club Online Website
We hope that you are all well and staying safe. The ponies are missing you and pony riding fun at The Ranch. Whilst we can’t ride, we have been busy creating a new free website for you, called Shetland Pony Club Online, to keep you in touch with the ponies.
What is Shetland Pony Club Online?
It is a new fun website full of pony videos, learning and activities for you to enjoy at home. There is even a section for parents.
In the Shetland Pony Club Online website you will find:
- Getting Started – pony news, reward chart and certificates
- Pony Learning – child-safe videos and quizzes to learn about ponies
- Pony Fun Online – pony painting, word searches and quizzes
- Pony Fun at Home – pony craft ideas, pony photo gallery and colouring templates to print and enjoy at home
- Ponies for Parents – the benefits of ponies, the riding equipment you need and our shop
- More – Shetland Pony Club TV catch up and your craft and artwork on display
How to join Shetland Pony Club Online?
Shetland Pony Club Online is our way of helping you get through these unusual times. It enables you and your children to have pony fun and learning that you would normally have had at The Ranch.
We have created this website for free, but many of you have asked about donations. If you would like to support our work you can make a small donation through the fun “Buy me a Coffee” scheme. Just click on the link to donate.
We hope you’ll try our fun new Online Pony Club. Do let us know if you’re enjoying it.
We look forward to seeing you inside the new Online Pony Club.
Gift ideas for pony lovers
There’s some ideal gifts for the person in your life who loves ponies.
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.
for Shetland pony riding
£40 – £125 +p&p
Why not give the gift of a wonderful pony experience? Our gift vouchers are available for pony fun for children from age 4* 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, 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.
Delightful Story Book
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.
Beware, it’s Horsey Halloween at Shetland Pony Club
Beware, it’s Horsey Halloween at Shetland Pony Club – there’s a chill in the air and it’s getting dark. The ponies are waiting for the sun to go down and the full moon to shine. Then all the animals that love to play at night can come out. There are bats and badgers… but what’s that scary thing?
Yikes – run away at Horsey Halloween!
Something has scared Dinky. What can it be? Is it the spooky outfits, the animals that play at night, or something else, this Horsey Halloween?
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