Bookings are now open for pony riding fun from age 4+
We are excited to let you know that bookings are open and Shetland Pony Club is open daily (except Fridays) for Summer riding until 31 August. In term time we will open at weekends and holidays until the end of November 2020, for children from age 4+. You can book: Summer Camps, 2 hour Own a Pony Experiences,45 min Starter Rides and Pony Birthday Parties.
More pony riding fun available from age 4+
We are working hard to find more pony fun spaces to meet your requirements for: Camp Days, 2 hour Own a Pony Experiences, 45 min Starter Rides during the summer holidays and the autumn.Do check our live booking system regularly to see the extra availability we have, or contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: email@example.com
Shetland Pony Club is proud to be one of the first riding schools in the country to be awarded the Association of British Riding Schools Certification for COVID-19 Safe Working Practices. Having risk-assessed our riding in the light of the government guidelines, we have changed the age for riding to a minimum of 4 years old, until further notice. For children aged 2.5 – 4, we hope to be able to resume riding soon. Keep an eye on our weekly email, social media and the website here for more information.
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 for pony fun at weekends and holidays until end November 2020. Riding is by appointment only.
Youngest age for riding is now 4 years old
We are proud to be one of the first riding schools in the country to be awarded the Association of British Riding Schools Certification for COVID-19 Safe Working Practices. We have risk-assessed the age for riding and have changed it to a minimum of 4 years old until further notice. Please contact us if you have a booking for a child who is less than 4 years old and we will organise a voucher or refund for you.
What’s the “new normal” riding like at Shetland Pony Club
We’re learning a new normal with our riding at Shetland Pony Club. It is so exciting to be riding again as some of the restrictions in the UK ease. Things are not quite the same, but the children are enjoying learning the new rules and having fun with the ponies.
What is the new normal at Shetland Pony Club
There’s lots of signs and reminders for us all to keep apart and parents are putting the riding hats on their children when they arrive. The children are enjoying brushing their ponies, with individual grooming kits, and can they even paint their hooves.
So, what can parents do?
The parents viewing gallery is proving very popular, with lovely socially distanced benches, to enjoy watching the children ride and just being in the countryside. The children love riding past and showing off their riding skills too.
Is that all?
We all need to remember to put our equipment in the right place for cleaning and there’s lots of handwashing and hand gel too. Everyone is doing really well with the new rules for pony riding, so we can enjoy pony fun again at Shetland Pony Club.
Bookings are open for pony riding fun in 2020
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Learning to be a Shetland Pony Vet
Many of the children who ride with us would like to be vets too. So, at Shetland Pony Club Camp the children have been learning about their pony’s health and how to care for them.
Caring for your pony
The children have learned the “points of the horse” and what to call them. They have learned about the different feeds a pony can eat and how to mix them up. It’s important for the stable to be clean, with fresh hay and water too.
Learning to be a Shetland Pony Vet
Vets need to be able to recognize poisonous plants to keep their ponies safe. They also need to see if they are healthy by measuring their weight and listening to their hearts. It’s helpful to learn how to bandage a pony too, so the children learn how to do all these things at Shetland Pony Club camp.
Association of British Riding School’s pony health certificate
At the end of a busy day of riding and pony learning the children are awarded their certificates for excellent learning. Well done children!
Shetland Pony Club Online – join now for free
You can enjoy our new Online Shetland Pony Club website. It’s packed with lots of pony fun, craft and learning for you to enjoy. You can sign up here for free now.
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