Pony update and Shetland Pony Snakes & Ladders

This week, the ponies have been enjoying the hot sunshine at Shetland Pony Club.  There have been some amazing sunsets and a nice breeze for snoozing in the shade under the trees. Take a look at the ponies enjoying the sunny weather.

Shetland Pony Snakes & Ladders

There’s a game, Shetland Pony Snakes & Ladders, to make for fun – with lots of colouring and playing to enjoy.

You will need:

Watch the video to find out how to make and play your Shetland Pony Snakes & Ladders game.

We hope you have fun making and playing your game and would love to see some photos of your creations. Email them in to: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Watch the video to find out more

Shetland Pony Club Online – join now for free

We are excited to let you know that our new Online Shetland Pony Club website is now live. It’s packed with lots of pony fun and learning for you to enjoy. You can sign up here for free now.

We’d love to see you for pony fun as soon as it’s safe

Sadly, Shetland Pony Club remains closed until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic. We would love to see you for pony fun when it’s safe to do so. We are working on our reopening plans, in the light of the latest government guidelines and advice from the Association of British Riding Schools. Keep an eye on this weekly email and the website for more information.

Rescheduling information

  • All paid bookings until the end of June have been issued with a voucher code to enable you to rebook at a future date to suit you.
  • All paid bookings from July onwards – should it become apparent that we are not going to reopen from July, all paid bookings will be issued with a voucher code in due course, to enable you to rebook at a future date to suit you.
  • Parties – we will contact you to discuss your party booking.
  • Gift Vouchers – expiry dates will be extended if you are unable to use them within the current expiry period.
  • Pony Share Membership is on hold and members have been notified of this.
  • Refunds – we hope that you will support the ponies, if you are able to, by accepting a voucher code to ride in the future.  Should you require a refund instead, please email us and we will organise this for you.

Take care from

The Shetland Pony Club Team and all the Shetland ponies

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

 Birthday party for Creme Brulee the Shetland pony

Dear Members and our Shetland Pony Club Community,

We are currently reviewing the latest guidelines from the government and the Association of British Riding Schools to see how we can return to riding in a safe and phased way. There is a lot to consider to keep us all safe and we will keep updating you by email with our progress.

We are looking forward to when we can reunite you with your pony. The ponies all miss you.

Birthday party for Crème Brulee

Today is Crème Brulee’s 19th birthday… we hope you enjoy the lovely video of his secret birthday party in the woods, with his best friend Honeybee.

Watch the video to find out about the surprise birthday party for Crème Brulee.

Shetland Pony Club Online – join now for free

We are excited to let you know that our new Online Shetland Pony Club website is now live. It’s packed with lots of pony fun and learning for you to enjoy. You can sign up here for free now.

We’d love to see you for pony fun as soon as it’s safe

Sadly, Shetland Pony Club remains closed until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic. We would love to see you for pony fun when it’s safe to do so and are working on our reopening plans, in the light of government guidelines. Keep an eye on this weekly email and the website for more information.

Rescheduling information

  • All paid bookings until the end of June have been issued with a voucher code to enable you to rebook at a future date to suit you.
  • All paid bookings from July onwards – should it become apparent that we are not going to reopen from July, all paid bookings will be issued with a voucher code in due course, to enable you to rebook at a future date to suit you.
  • Parties – we will contact you to discuss your party booking.
  • Gift Vouchers – expiry dates will be extended if you are unable to use them within the current expiry period.
  • Pony Share Membership is on hold and members have been notified of this.
  • Refunds – we hope that you will support the ponies, if you are able to, by accepting a voucher code to ride in the future.  Should you require a refund instead, please email us and we will organise this for you.

Take care from

The Shetland Pony Club Team and all the Shetland ponies

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

An important message from Rosemary

Dear Members and the Shetland Pony Club Community,

It has been 8 weeks since we closed The Ranch to protect our NHS and stop the spread of the Coronavirus. The ponies have been missing you and wondering where everybody is.

We have been so grateful for your support of the lockdown and for all the kind messages we have received through our new online pony club and on our social media pages.

As you will be aware, the UK government has recently announced some changes to the lockdown and we are working to see what this means for us. We know you are all keen to see your ponies, get outdoors and start riding again, so we are looking closely at the latest information from the government and Sport England to see how we can make this possible at Shetland Pony Club. There will be detailed guidelines published by the British Horse Society in the next few days. We will review them closely to see how we can return to riding in a safe and phased way.

Safety of our rider’s, staff, parents and grandparents is our number one priority at Shetland Pony Club, so we are considering carefully the best way forward to get you back in the saddle.

We will be in touch again shortly, by email, to share more news of our plans and will keep you updated with key information on our website and social media channels.

We have missed you all and are so looking forward to riding with you again.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this week’s pony update and another fun pony craft idea for you to try at home.

Stay alert and keep safe from

Rosemary and all the ponies at Shetland Pony Club

Pony Update

In this week’s pony update find out all of the different ways that the Shetland ponies lose their winter coats – you might be surprised at some of them!

How to make a Twig Pony

Lucy and Amy are bringing you another Crafty Shetland Pony idea – a delightful Twig Pony, using twigs or sticks from outdoors. You can make him at home with materials you already have.

You will need:

  • Twigs / sticks
  • Loo roll, kitchen roll or similar
  • Hole punch
  • Sticky tape
  • Paper
  • Scissors (ask a grown up to help you)
  • Coloured pens
  • Adhesive
  • Decorations – buttons / bows / wool or use colouring pens

Watch the video to find out how to make your Twig Shetland Pony.

We hope you have fun making him and would love to see some photos of your creations. Email them in to: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Shetland Pony Club Online – join now for free 

If you are enjoying our Crafty Shetland Pony video series, we are excited to let you know that our new Online Shetland Pony Club website is now live. It’s packed with lots of pony fun and learning for you to enjoy. You can sign up here for free now.

Ranch closure and bookings rescheduling information

The Ranch remains closed until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • All paid bookings until the end of June have been issued with a voucher code to enable you to rebook at a future date to suit you.
  • All paid bookings from July onwards – should it become apparent that we are not going to reopen from July, all paid bookings will be issued with a voucher code in due course, to enable you to rebook at a future date to suit you.
  • Parties – we will contact you to discuss your party booking.
  • Gift Vouchers – expiry dates will be extended if you are unable to use them within the current expiry period.
  • Pony Share Membership is on hold and members have been notified of this.
  • Refunds – we hope that you will support the ponies, if you are able to, by accepting a voucher code to ride in the future.  Should you require a refund instead, please email us and we will organise this for you.

Take care from

The Shetland Pony Club Team and all the Shetland ponies

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

How to make easy Shetland Pony Biscuits & Pony Update

We hope you are all surviving the lockdown at home and getting on well with home schooling. In this week’s video, catch up with the ponies playing together in their new field and there is a new craft for you to try at home. If you haven’t already joined our new online pony club the link is below the video!

Pony Update

Our three new ponies, Snowdrop, Tintin and Simba have been busy exploring a new paddock at The Ranch.  Find out what they like to eat in their new field.

How to make easy Shetland Pony Biscuits

Lucy and Amy are bringing you another “Crafty Shetland Pony” idea: decorating Shetland Pony Biscuits. You can make them at home with simple ingredients you already have. If you don’t have everything there are lots of adaptations you can make to achieve the same fun pony designs that the children will enjoy making.

You will need:

  • Chocolate buttons (ideally milk and white)
  • Knife (ask a grown-up to help)
  • Any rectangular biscuits (or cut down different shaped biscuits)
  • Coloured icing tubes (one dark), or make your own coloured icing
  • Edible eyes (or make your own with icing and white chocolate chips)

Watch the video to find out how to make your easy Shetland Pony Biscuits.

We hope you have fun making them and would love to see some photos of your creations. Email them in to: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Shetland Pony Club Online – join now for free

If you are enjoying our Crafty Shetland Pony video series, we are excited to let you know that our new Online Shetland Pony Club website is now live. It’s packed with lots of pony fun and learning for you to enjoy. You can sign up here for free now.

Ranch closure and bookings rescheduling information

The Ranch remains closed until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • All paid bookings until the end of May have been issued with a voucher code to enable you to rebook at a future date to suit you.
  • All paid bookings from June onwards – should it become apparent that we are not going to reopen from June, all paid bookings will be issued with a voucher code in due course, to enable you to rebook at a future date to suit you.
  • Gift Vouchers – expiry dates will be extended if you are unable to use them within the current expiry period.
  • Pony Share Membership is on hold and members have been notified of this.
  • Refunds – we hope that you will support the ponies, if you are able to, by accepting a voucher code to ride in the future.  Should you require a refund instead, please email us and we will organise this for you.

Take care from

The Shetland Pony Club Team and all the Shetland ponies

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Make a Pony Stained Glass Window and Pony Update

This week we are bringing you how to make a Pony Stained Glass Window and a pony update from the Shetland ponies who have had a lovely week in the spring sunshine.  The bluebells are out and they are beautiful. The ponies are missing you, as The Ranch is closed due to the coronavirus. So, we have another pony craft idea for you to enjoy at home.

How to make a Pony Stained Glass Window

Lucy and Amy are bringing you another “Crafty Shetland Pony” idea: Pony Stained Glass Windows. You can make them at home with simple craft materials you already have, and enjoy displaying them.

You will need:

  • Pony Printouts templates to download
    • Shetland Pony Full Body Outline for Stained Glass Window –  download here
    • Shetland Pony Head Outline for Stained Glass Window –  download here
  • Scissors (ask a grown-up to help)
  • Glue stick
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Sticky tape
  • Dark card or paper
  • Different colours of tissue paper or greaseproof paper

Watch the video to find out how to make your Pony Stained Glass Windows.

We hope you have fun making them and would love to see some photos of your creations. Email them in to: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Shetland Pony Club Online – join now for free

If you are enjoying our Crafty Shetland Pony video series, we are excited to let you know that our new Online Shetland Pony Club website is now live. It’s packed with lots of pony fun and learning for you to enjoy. You can sign up here for free now.

Ranch closure and bookings rescheduling information

The Ranch remains closed until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • All paid bookings for March to May have been issued with a voucher code to enable you to rebook at a future date to suit you.
  • All paid bookings from June onwards – should it become apparent that we are not going to reopen from June, all paid bookings will be issued with a voucher code in due course, to enable you to rebook at a future date to suit you.
  • Gift Vouchers – expiry dates will be extended if you are unable to use them within the current expiry period.
  • Pony Share Membership is on hold and members have been notified of this.
  • Refunds – we hope that you will support the ponies, if you are able to, by accepting a voucher code to ride in the future.  Should you require a refund instead, please email us and we will organise this for you.

Take care from

The Shetland Pony Club Team and all the Shetland ponies

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

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