At what age can you ride a Shetland pony?

In this week’s pony information video, we find out all about the minimum age you need to be to ride a Shetland pony and lots more.

At what age can you ride a Shetland pony?

Rosemary talks us through the minimum and maximum age you need to be to ride a Shetland pony.  What do you think it is?

At Shetland Pony Club the minimum age you can ride a Shetland pony is 2 years and 6 months old.  From the age of 2½ years old most children have the core strength to sit upright and enjoy a ride on a miniature Shetland pony, on the lead rein.  Children can keep riding the larger Standards Shetland ponies until they are about 12 years old. So, there is a decade of fun in Shetland ponies for children from age 2½ to 12 years old.

What is the maximum height and weight to ride a Shetland pony?

As a guideline, the maximum height is 5’1” or 155cm and the maximum weight is 7.5 stone or 48kg to ride one of the larger Standard Shetland ponies?

What height is a Miniature and a Standard Shetland pony?

Miniature Shetland ponies are the small ones.  For showing classes, miniature Shetland ponies need to be less than 34 inches and Standard Shetland ponies can be up to 42 inches tall.

What does “on the lead rein mean”?

On the lead rein means that your child’s pony is led by a helper, who is in control of the pony, so that your child can enjoy a fun and safe ride.

So, there’s lots to know about Shetland ponies.

Watch the video to find out more:

Book now for Summer pony riding

May is a very busy month at Shetland Pony Club, so we’d love you to join us for pony fun, from June. Do book ahead as the ponies are very popular. Summer Camp bookings are now open too.

Which pony ride should I choose?

Starter Rides  are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children from age 2½ years old. They cost £40 per child.

Pony Mornings – are 2 hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. They cost £55 per child. News flash – Sunday 19 May 14.15 – 16.15pm – extra pony afternoons available

Summer pony camp days and weeks – 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 or £500 per week.

Summer Pony Day Camp Dates for 2019 are:

  • Monday 22 July – Thursday 25 July 2019
  • Monday 29 July – Thursday 1 August 2019
  • Monday 5 August – Thursday 8 August 2019
  • Monday 19 August – Thursday 22 August 2019

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Any questions? Do contact Liz in the office for more help on: 07734 950309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

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

Shetland Pony Dentist

Shetland Pony Dentist’s visit – surely not?

Did you know that there is a Shetland Pony Dentist?  Our equine dentist, Rob, is highly trained and comes to visit the Shetland ponies every year.

So how do we know if the ponies need the dentist?  Find out what to look for and see how the dentist checks the Shetland ponies’ teeth.

What is the dentist’s waiting room like and do the ponies get a treat after seeing the dentist?

Do they mind the Shetland Pony Dentist looking at their teeth?

Watch the video to find out more:

Book now for Half Term pony riding

May is a very busy month at Shetland Pony Club, so we’d love you to join us for pony fun during Half Term from 25 May – 2 June. Do book ahead as the ponies are very popular. Summer Camp bookings are now open too.

Which pony ride should I choose?

Starter Rides  are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children from age 2½ years old. They cost £40 per child.

Pony Mornings – are 2 hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. They cost £55 per child.

Summer pony camp days and weeks – 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 or £500 per week.

Summer Pony Day Camp Dates for 2019 are:

  • Monday 22 July – Thursday 25 July 2019
  • Monday 29 July – Thursday 1 August 2019
  • Monday 5 August – Thursday 8 August 2019 – nearly full
  • Monday 19 August – Thursday 22 August 2019

BOOK NOW

Any questions? Do contact Liz in the office for more help on: 07734 950309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

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

Shetland Pony Vet Visit

There’s a Shetland Pony vet visit happening at The Ranch this week and we are getting prepared with the ponies.  First, we need to find out how much the ponies weigh, so that they can be given the right amount of vaccination. Then, we need to have every pony ready as the vet is very busy.

Find out what happens when the vet comes to visit?

Watch the video to find out more:

Book now for Half Term pony riding

We’d love you to join us for pony fun during Half Term from 25 May – 2 June. Do book ahead as the ponies are very popular. Summer Camp Bookings are now open too.

Which pony ride should I choose?

Starter Rides  are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children from age 2½ years old. They cost £40 per child.

Pony Mornings – are 2 hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. They cost £55 per child.

Summer pony camp days and weeks – 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 or £500 per week.

Summer Pony Day Camp Dates for 2019 are:

  • Monday 22 July – Thursday 25 July 2019
  • Monday 29 July – Thursday 1 August 2019
  • Monday 5 August – Thursday 8 August 2019
  • Monday 19 August – Thursday 22 August 2019

BOOK NOW

Any questions? Do contact Liz in the office for more help on 07734 950309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Come Shetland Pony Trekking

The weather is wonderful at Shetland Pony Club and so it’s time for some Shetland Pony Trekking at The Ranch. How exciting!

Toffee, the Shetland pony, needs a big breakfast as the children are going Shetland Pony Trekking with him. Which other ponies will join him?

See how they get ready to go on their ride and what do they see on their pony trek?

Watch the video to find out more:

Come and join us Shetland Pony Trekking

We’d love you to join us for pony fun at weekends and during half term and the summer holidays for Shetland pony fun. Do book ahead as the ponies are very popular. Summer Camp Bookings are now open too.

Which pony ride should I choose?

Starter Rides  are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children from age 2½ years old. They cost £40 per child.

Pony Mornings – are 2 hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. They cost £55 per child.

Summer pony camp days and weeks – 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 or £500 per week.

Summer Pony Day Camp Dates for 2019 are:
  • Monday 22 July – Thursday 25 July 2019
  • Monday 29 July – Thursday 1 August 2019
  • Monday 5 August – Thursday 8 August 2019
  • Monday 19 August – Thursday 22 August 2019

BOOK NOW

Any questions? Do contact Liz in the office for more help on  07734 950309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

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

Keeping up with the Easter Egg Hunt

It’s time for the Easter Egg Hunt at Shetland Pony Club. How exciting!

Toffee, the Shetland pony, is getting decorated and ready to go with all his friends. There’s an Easter Egg Hunt on at Shetland Pony Club and Toffee wants to look his best.

See how he gets decorated and ready to go.

But, oh dear! What happens next?  Find out if Toffee is any good at keeping up with the Easter Egg Hunt?  Does he get to join in and find any Easter eggs?

Watch the video to find out more:

It’s our last week of riding during the week for the Easter Holidays

We’d love you to join us for pony fun over the Easter holidays until Sunday 21 April 2019 and at weekends only after that. Do book ahead as the ponies are very popular.

Which pony ride should I choose?

Starter Rides  are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children from age 2½ years old. They cost £40 per child. There are still a few spaces left for Starter Rides.

Pony Mornings – are 2 hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. They cost £55 per child.

Easter Egg Hunts are all fully booked

We are closed on Easter Bank Holiday, Monday 22 April 2019

BOOK NOW

Any questions? Do contact Liz in the office for more help on: 07734 950309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

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