Shetland Pony Club on Channel 4
Shetland Pony Club featured on Channel 4’s Weekend Brunch Programme with Denise Van Outen, which was aired live ahead of the grand National. The ponies were fantastic, having to go up in a service lift to the Channel 4 Studios and wait patiently for their time in the spotlight.
You can see them on TV here.
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom
One of the writers of Ben and Holly’s little Kingdom came to ride with her family at Shetland Pony Club. They created an episode of Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom about Miss Jolly’s Riding Club based on us.
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The National Pet Show, London
The Shetland Ponies have been invited to go to London! Join Honeybee, Robin Hood and Hector Moonbeam on their adventure as they go to the big city. Find out how the ponies from Shetland Pony Club get on at the National Pet Show in London.
Photo Shoot for Chelsea White
Professional Photographer Chelsea White has visited Shetland Pony Club several times to take pictures of the Shetland Ponies and her daughter Harlowlunawhite. Here are some of her beautiful pictures with Hector Moonbeam and Honeybee.
Olivier Baby and Kids Fashion Shoot
Olivier Baby is run and owned by Emma Davison and her sister Alice Smith. Set up in November 2011 Emma and her team design beautiful cashmere clothes for children and put together the collections. They came to Shetland Pony Club to shoot their Autumn collection with the ponies. Here are some of the adorable photos that they took.
Heritage Polo Fashion Show
Shetland Pony Club our ponies and staff featured in a very special fashion show at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Polo Club.
Little London Magazine
Little London Magazine enjoyed visiting Shetland Pony Club so much that they featured us in their magazine, even though we are not in London!
Photoshoot for Flower Fairies
Who’s a pretty unicorn? Prince William to be a unicorn for the day at a recent photo shoot at Shetland Pony Club.
Prince William was delighted to help out with a photoshoot for these delightful flower fairies costumes.
You can find out more about the full range of costumes and where to buy them by contacting Shetland Pony Club
Shetland Pony Club – featured in Darling Magazine
We are delighted that Shetland Pony Club has been featured in the latest edition of the gorgeous Darling Magazine.
See our ponies, members and team star in the magazine Here’s what they had to say about us:
“Rosemary and the team at Shetland Pony Club are passionate about ponies and the countryside and their mission is to support more parents and children around the world connect with horses and ponies. They are beginner’s specialists helping over 7,000 children start riding and want to help more people connect with animals and nature.” Read the full article on page 20 here:
Here are some testimonials, reviews and blogs that have been written about us recently:
Surrey Life Magazine
Reasons to Love Cobham – Surrey Life
One for the children here. Everybody loves a Shetland pony and you can almost hear the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ when you see the pictures on the website… The Shetland Pony Club offers an introduction to kids as young as two and a half to the thrill of pony riding in private woods and meadows with no less than 17 of the tiny steeds waiting for you. This month, from August 7 to August 10 and other dates, you can even book a summer Pony Camp, where your horse-mad offspring can enjoy ‘pony-packed days of fun…’
Things to do with children
Here is a lovely video made about Poppy coming on a Starter Ride for her third birthday. Enjoy!
New Shetland pony breed summary for Horsemart
As its name suggests, the Shetland pony originates from the Shetland Islands and is one of two native pony breeds that are of Scottish origin, the other being the Highland Pony. As the smallest of the nine native pony breeds found in Britain, it also lays claim to originating from the harshest of environments, which some believe to have played a part in preventing the pony to thrive, thus its small size. However, raising ponies in more hospitable regions has not resulted in any significant fluctuation of height or size. The more likely theory suggests that larger sized ponies could not survive the harsh conditions, hence their favourable size and the remoteness of the islands offered minimal breeding influences anywa
You can read the full breed guide to Shetland ponies here
Shetland Pony Club – have your own pony for the day
If you’re looking for something to do at the weekend with the children that’s in the country, but close to London, then Shetland Pony Club could provide the answer. The children get their own pony to ride around the estate with their helper. It’s well worth the trip, time away from screens and an enjoyable day out for all the family. It’s a perfect photo opportunity too.
Shetland Pony Club has a great story behind it too, the founders; mother and daughter, used to do the school run on their own Shetland pony! Imagine that instead of skooting to school! There is a book to buy at the end of the day that tells the story and makes great bedtime reading. For the football crazy, you also drive past the Chelsea training grounds in Cobham to get there.
Last weekend was Winty’s first pony riding experience and we couldn’t of picked a better place to go.
The Shetland Pony Club located in Cobham, Surrey and home to the most stylish pony ranch I’ve ever seen.
You are welcomed by a host all dressed in tweed and your little person is then introduced to their steed, Winter rode Honeybee. They get a little grooming time, then select their saddles (pink of course!) and help get the ponies all tacked up. Then off they are led around a big field for about 30mins which for little legs round a rather tubby pony is just sufficient. Returning back to the ranch the children untack their ponies and give them little pails of water. Before getting to have a biscuit and drink, then onto certificate giving on top of podium esque tree stumps. Each child is given a certificate and a picture of the pony they rode to keep.
It was a really sweet day in such gorgeous surroundings, highly recommended and for the older children they offer own a pony mornings and pony parties.
The Shetland Pony Club – Surrey Photography
I make no excuses for the length of this post! I was absolutely delighted to photograph the ponies and some of their clients at Shetland Pony Club in Stoke D’abernon near Cobham. Shetland Pony Club is the most wonderful place which I discovered many years ago when looking for something special for my daughter’s 5th birthday party. The Shetland Pony Club is the UK’s leading provider of Shetland Pony experiences situated in the stunning Surrey countryside. Not only can your little one hold their birthday party there, Shetland Pony Club also offer Pony Share Membership, riding lessons and pony mornings. The Shetland Pony Club was founded by the inspirational Rosemary Gibson-Miller.I hope you love the images of the ponies as much as I do, and if you would like to book an experience with Shetland Pony Club, <—click on the link where you will find a range of Pony experience options, and please mention how you found them! Additionally If you would like your child/children photographed when they visit Shetland Pony Club you can book me too. A 45 minute photography session at the Shetland Pony Club is £180 which includes 5 printed images in your choice of 7×5 or 8×10, and the web ready files for you to share with friends & family, 10% of the fee is also donated to the Shetland Pony Club’s named equine charity from each photography session.
Kind words from our visitors
Over the years you have told us about the happy times and great memories that you have at Shetland Pony Club. Here’s a few to read:
“Just to say thank you to you and your team (and Honey Bee) for making my daughters first riding experience on Sunday a really happy and enjoyable one. You are the only place I’ve seen that takes riders as young as 2.5yrs, and the set up is just perfect. The ponies are all obviously happy and healthy, the staff are friendly and attentive. We both had a lovely morning! Hope to see you again in the New Year. Best wishes Emily”
“Thank you for such a wonderful experience and what a beautiful setting you have! It is so so special. We will miss Shetland Pony Club.
Thank you and lots of love to Caramel from Tillie”
Trip advisor – yet more Testimonials
People who have visited us have also written some reviews on trip advisor. See what they said here
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