Shetland Pony Club closes in winter. There are just two more weekends riding left and the ponies are fully booked. As they are so popular, many people have asked us why we close in the winter.

Find out why we close

There are lots of good reasons why we close – can you think of any?

The weather can be cold, wet, frosty or snowy and the days are short.  The ponies are fine living outside in the winter as they grow really fluffy coats to keep out the weather.

Those fluffy coats mean that their saddles can be hard to fit over all that hair.

Can you think of any other reasons why Shetland Pony Club closes in winter?

Watch the video to find out more:

Join the waiting list for 2020 – for riding when you choose

We are fully booked for pony riding for the rest of the season. Join the waiting list to be the first to hear when bookings open for 2020 riding.

Starter Rides  45 minutes, specially designed first riding experiences for children from age 2½. £40 per child.

Pony Mornings – 2 hours, delightful early riding and learning experiences from age 4. Children enjoy both riding and pony care. £55 per child.

Pony Share Membership (riding every week)

Mini Membership – a pony of your own every week (March – Nov), 45 minutes, from age 3+, £155 per month.

Pony Membership – a pony of your own every week (March – Nov), 2 hours, from age 4+, £225 per month.

Contact the office to join the waiting list for Pony Share Membership on: 07734 950 309 or

Small Ponies…Big Dreams from
Rosemary, Liz and all the ponies and the Team at Shetland Pony Club