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Shetland Pony Club is open

You can now book for:

Shetland Pony Parties, Starter Rides and Own a Pony Experiences at weekends and in the holidays.  Check our live booking system regularly as we can get extra availability at short notice including October Half Term.

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For your safety we will have strict COVID – secure procedures in place

    • Please follow the current government guidelines.
    • You are welcome to enjoy our socially distanced benches and marquee.
    • Our minimum age of 4 years old for all riding remains in place for now.
    • You can find out more about our COVID-Secure procedures here.

We would be delighted to answer any questions you have on: 07734 950309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

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 2022 season, a gorgeous Adopt a Pony Pack for our rescue pony, Robin Hood and our lovely bedtime 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 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

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.

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. Book now for October Half Term.

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. – Nearly full for October Half Term.

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 – £600 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each. Nearly full for 2021, book now for 2022.

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.

October Half Term we have lots of pony fun to enjoy, with Starter Rides, Own a Pony Experiences, and Halloween Pumpkin Rides (fully booked).

Pony Mornings at Shetland Pony Club

How do I book my pony riding?

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Book online now. Can’t see what you would like to book? Call the office for more help on: 07734 950309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

What our customers are saying

Scroll through the recent feedback that our customers have left via our booking system.

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 – end November from 5 years old. £225 per month – join the waiting list.

You can now join the waiting list for ponies now. We will contact you when we have a suitable pony for your child to join us as a member.

Do feel free to contact us with any questions too, by email at info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk or call the office on 07734 950309.

Pony Fun in the wildflower meadows at Shetland Pony Club

Our Pony Share Membership is very popular  – do feel free to contact us with any questions, by email at info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk or call the office on 07734 950309.

New Shetland Pony Club Online Website

We have been busy creating a new free website for you, called Shetland Pony Club Online, to keep you in touch with the ponies.

Watch the video to find out more:

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?

Click on this link to join for free here

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 at home.

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.

Click on this link to join for free here

Shetland Pony Club TV

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

Learn how to ride a Shetland pony

Always wanted your child to learn how to ride a Shetland Pony? Find out how to begin riding with a Starter Ride, in this week’s advice video from Shetland Pony Club.

Learn how to ride a Shetland pony

At Shetland Pony Club, we have helped more than 12,000 children begin riding.  With a relaxed, gentle approach, children develop a love of ponies that will last a lifetime. Many children who first rode with us are now grown up and have gone on to have their own ponies, compete at top level, become vets or come back to help more children start riding with us.

How do I begin riding?

The best way to start riding is by trying a Starter ride. Children put on a riding hat, and learn how to be safe around ponies. They begin by meeting their pony and brushing him. A gentle, hands-on approach works well and our young riders love to choose their saddle and help to get their pony ready for riding.

Shetland ponies lead the way

Shetland ponies are ideal to start on, as they are small and the children learn to lead them before getting on. Each child enjoys a relaxed ride on their pony around our meadows, being led by their helper. They get plenty of time to get used to riding, and there’s a chance for parents to take photos at the end.

Children help with pony care

It’s important to look after our pony before ourselves, so the children make sure he is untacked after his ride and offer him a drink of water. They love the responsibility of caring for him. Once the pony care is over it’s time for more hand washing and a reward…

Watch the video to find out more:

How to book a Starter Ride at Shetland Pony Club

We’d love you to join us for Starter Rides and pony fun for weekend and half term riding this autumn.  We are open at weekends and in the holidays until Sunday 28 November.

You can book online here now, or give us a call on 07734 950 309.

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Want to keep updated with the ponies?

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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