Beware, it’s Horsey Halloween at Shetland Pony Club

Beware, it’s Horsey Halloween at Shetland Pony Club – there’s a chill in the air and it’s getting dark. The ponies are waiting for the sun to go down and the full moon to shine. Then all the animals that love to play at night can come out.  There are bats and badgers… but what’s that scary thing?

Yikes – run away at Horsey Halloween!

Something has scared Dinky.  What can it be?  Is it the spooky outfits, the animals that play at night, or something else, this Horsey Halloween?

Watch the video to find out more:

Riding for this season is almost fully booked – join the waiting list

Our riding for October Half Term is full, but availability is changing all the time so do check the book now page regularly for our live availability.  We are almost fully booked up until the end of November when the ponies take a winter holiday.

Book now to enjoy:

  • Starter Rides – 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. Fully booked.
  • Own a Pony Experiences – 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. Almost full.
  • Halloween Pumpkin Rides – Come and enjoy our legendary themed pony treasure hunts for pony-mad witches and wizards.  Enjoy 1½ hours of pony riding fun at The Ranch. From age 4 years old. £60 per child. Fully booked.

Book online now, or contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

book now

Latest coronavirus changes and pony riding

The government changes from Saturday 17 October 2020 state that London and Elmbridge, the borough that Shetland Pony Club is in, have been moved into the high alert level for coronavirus.

What does this mean for my pony riding booking?

Pony riding fits into an exception category where people from different households can gather for outdoor exercise, organised outdoor sport, and licensed outdoor physical activity. So, you can still go ahead with your pony riding booking, but please follow our coronavirus procedures, which are put in place to keep you safe. You can find out more details about COVID-Safe riding with us here.

New minimum riding age of 4

Shetland Pony Club is proud to be one of the first riding schools in the country to be awarded the Association of British Riding Schools Certification for COVID-19 Safe Working Practices. Having risk-assessed our riding in the light of the government guidelines, we have changed the age for riding to a minimum of 4 years old, until further notice. For children aged 2.5 – 4, we hope to be able to resume in the spring. Keep an eye on our weekly email, social media and the website here for more information.

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

Can you feed acorns to horses?

This weeks’ question is: can you feed acorns to horses? Now that it’s autumn at The Ranch we often get asked this question as horses and ponies love to eat many autumn goodies such as apples and carrots.

This year there is a bumper crop of acorns on our many oak trees around The Ranch, so feeding them to our animals might seem like a good idea.

Are acorns good for horses and ponies?

So, can you feed acorns to horses? No, acorns eaten in large amounts are poisonous to horses and ponies and can make them poorly.  So, we have to clear up the acorns from under the trees to make sure that the horses and ponies don’t eat them.

Which animals love to eat acorns?

There is another animal that loves eating acorns though.  Can you guess which animal this is?

Watch the video to find out more:

Book your pony fun for autumn now – last few dates available

Our riding for October Half Term is full, but availability is changing all the time so do check the book now page regularly for our live availability.  We are almost fully booked up until the end of November when the ponies take a winter holiday.

Book now to enjoy:

  • Starter Rides – 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. Almost full for the season.
  • Own a Pony Experiences – 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. New date: Saturday 7 November 14.15pm
  • Halloween Pumpkin Rides – Come and enjoy our legendary themed pony treasure hunts for pony-mad witches and wizards.  Enjoy 1½ hours of pony riding fun at The Ranch. From age 4 years old. £60 per child. Fully booked – call to join the waiting list.

Book online now, or contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

book now

Latest coronavirus changes and pony riding

The government changes from Saturday 17 October 2020 state that London and Elmbridge, the borough that Shetland Pony Club is in, have been moved into the high alert level for coronavirus.

What does this mean for my pony riding booking?

Pony riding fits into an exception category where people from different households can gather for outdoor exercise, organised outdoor sport, and licensed outdoor physical activity. So, you can still go ahead with your pony riding booking, but please follow our coronavirus procedures, which are put in place to keep you safe. You can find out more details about COVID-Safe riding with us here.

New minimum riding age of 4

Shetland Pony Club is proud to be one of the first riding schools in the country to be awarded the Association of British Riding Schools Certification for COVID-19 Safe Working Practices. Having risk-assessed our riding in the light of the government guidelines, we have changed the age for riding to a minimum of 4 years old, until further notice. For children aged 2.5 – 4, we hope to be able to resume in the spring. Keep an eye on our weekly email, social media and the website here for more information.

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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How fast do Shetland ponies run for fun?

At the end of a busy day, the Shetland ponies love to run for fun – but how fast can they run and who runs the fastest?

Watch Dinky speed along

Dinky is one of our smallest Shetland ponies and he can really run quickly.  See him speed out of the ranch to the pasture at the end of the day.  Wow – watch him go!

Toffee also enjoys a good gallop – enjoy seeing him lead the ponies across the hill – just for fun!  What a joy to watch, well-done ponies.

Watch the video to find out more:

Book your pony fun for autumn now – new dates available

We have some new pony riding dates for the first week of October Half Term on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October 2020 and another Halloween Pumpkin Ride too.  Book now – we are almost fully booked.

You can enjoy:

  • Starter Rides – 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. New dates: Wednesday 21 October 9am and 10am
  • Own a Pony Experiences – 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. New dates: Wednesday 21 October 9am and 11am
  • Halloween Pumpkin Rides – Come and enjoy our legendary themed pony treasure hunts for pony-mad witches and wizards.  Enjoy 1½ hours of pony riding fun at The Ranch. From age 4 years old. £60 per child. New date: Thursday 22 October 2.30pm

Book online now, or contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

book now

New minimum riding age of 4

Shetland Pony Club is proud to be one of the first riding schools in the country to be awarded the Association of British Riding Schools Certification for COVID-19 Safe Working Practices. Having risk-assessed our riding in the light of the government guidelines, we have changed the age for riding to a minimum of 4 years old, until further notice. For children aged 2.5 – 4, we hope to be able to resume in the spring. Keep an eye on our weekly email, social media and the website here for more information.

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

Meet our new Shetland pony, Fudge

Come and meet our new Shetland pony, Fudge, as he arrives at Shetland Pony Club. Watch Fudge arrive and find out how he spends his first few days.

Watch Fudge making new friends

The ponies at Shetland Pony Club are very keen to make friends with our new Shetland pony, Fudge; but he needs to have time to settle in and relax in his new home. Watch as he has a drink and a roll and then meets some of the ponies, Batman, Dinky and Teddy Bear.  Which ponies do you think are going to be his friends?

Watch the video to find out more:

Book your pony fun for autumn now – new dates available

We have some new pony riding dates for the first week of October Half Term on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October 2020 and another Halloween Pumpkin Ride too.  Book now – we are almost fully booked.

You can enjoy:

  • Starter Rides – 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. New dates: Thursday 22 October 9am and 10am
  • Own a Pony Experiences – 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. New dates: Wednesday 21 October 9am and 11am
  • Halloween Pumpkin Rides – Come and enjoy our legendary themed pony treasure hunts for pony-mad witches and wizards.  Enjoy 1½ hours of pony riding fun at The Ranch. From age 4 years old. £60 per child. New date: Saturday 24 October 2.30pm

Book online now, or contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

book now

New minimum riding age of 4

Shetland Pony Club is proud to be one of the first riding schools in the country to be awarded the Association of British Riding Schools Certification for COVID-19 Safe Working Practices. Having risk-assessed our riding in the light of the government guidelines, we have changed the age for riding to a minimum of 4 years old, until further notice. For children aged 2.5 – 4, we hope to be able to resume in the spring. Keep an eye on our weekly email, social media and the website here for more information.

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

Creme Brulee the Shetland Pony’s Modelling Day

Let’s join in on Creme Brulee the Shetland Pony’s Modelling Day and find out what he needs to do to get ready to look his best for the photographer?

Farriers visit before the Modelling Day

Creme Brulee needs his hooves to be in tip-top shape and really smart, so the farrier is visiting him to give his hooves a special trim up.  Trimming hooves is a very skilled job and the farrier has to train for 4 years to learn his trade. Creme Brulee knows that he has to be patient and is very good with his pony pedicure!

Photo shoot for Crème Brulee

Come and see Creme Brulee the Shetland Pony being brushed and washed and all ready for his Modelling Day.  He loves being the centre of attention and has a great time at his photoshoot, with lots of gorgeous pictures taken.  Well done Crème Brulee!

Watch the video to find out more:

Book your pony fun for autumn now

We have an extra day for pony fun available in week 1 of October Half TermNew Pony Riding Date: Thursday 22 October 2020 – book now

You can enjoy:

  • Starter Rides – 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.
  • Own a Pony Experiences – 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.
  • Halloween Pumpkin Rides – Come and enjoy our legendary themed pony treasure hunts for pony-mad witches and wizards. Enjoy 1½ hours of pony riding fun at The Ranch. From age 4 years old – £60 per child. Almost Full.

Book online now, or contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

book now

New minimum riding age of 4

Shetland Pony Club is proud to be one of the first riding schools in the country to be awarded the Association of British Riding Schools Certification for COVID-19 Safe Working Practices. Having risk-assessed our riding in the light of the government guidelines, we have changed the age for riding to a minimum of 4 years old, until further notice.

For children aged 2.5 – 4, we hope to be able to resume riding soon. Keep an eye on our weekly email, social media and the website here for more information.

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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