Learning to be a Shetland Pony Vet

Would you like to learn to be a Shetland Pony Vet? Lots of our staff have trained to be vets and some are hoping to get places at vet school tomorrow, on A-Level results day. Good luck staff!

Many of the children who ride with us would like to be vets too. So, at Shetland Pony Club Camp the children have been learning about their pony’s health and how to care for them.

Caring for your pony

The children have learned the “points of the horse” and what to call them.  They have learned about the different feeds a pony can eat and how to mix them up.  It’s important for the stable to be clean, with fresh hay and water too.

Learning to be a Shetland Pony Vet

Vets need to be able to recognize poisonous plants to keep their ponies safe.  They also need to see if they are healthy by measuring their weight and listening to their hearts. It’s helpful to learn how to bandage a pony too, so the children learn how to do all these things at Shetland Pony Club camp.

Association of British Riding School’s pony health certificate

At the end of a busy day of riding and pony learning the children are awarded their certificates for excellent learning. Well done children!

Watch the video to find out more:

More pony riding fun available from age 4+

We are working hard to find more pony fun spaces to meet your requirements for: Camp Days,  2 hour Own a Pony Experiences, 45 min Starter Rides during the summer holidays and the autumn.

Do check our live booking system regularly to see the extra availability we have, 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

Shetland Pony Graduation

There’s a Shetland pony graduation taking place at The Ranch this week and Crème Brulee is getting ready for it.  He is helping the celebrations for Madeleine, who has been caring for him and photographing him for 10 years.

Face of Amazon Pets

Crème Brulee is so successful due to Madeleine’s amazing photographs, with his own Instagram page, that he won the Face of Amazon Pets competition.  Being used to the limelight, Crème Brulee is helping Madeleine celebrate her degree as her ceremony was cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Surprise Graduation Ceremony

With all the team and Shetland ponies to cheer her on, Crème Brulee led the Graduation Ceremony for Maddie. Well done to our star biochemist!

Watch the video to join in the celebration

More Camp Day places released – contact the office NOW!

We are adding more Shetland Pony Day Camp places for all future Camp dates for children from age 5+.  Please contact the office and let us know your child’s age if you would like to book.  We can make sure there is a suitable pony for your child to ride and book you in for pony fun all day long!

Camp day availability for children age 5+

  • Monday 10 August – Thursday 13 August 2020 – extra places, call the office
  • Tuesday, 18 August – Wednesday 19 August – extra places, call the office
  • Monday 24 August – Thursday 27 August 2020 – extra places, call the office

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

More Starter Rides and Own a Pony Experiences available from age 4+

We have released some more spaces for Starter Rides and Own a Pony Experiences during the summer holidays until 31 August.

Do check our live booking system to see the extra availability we have, or contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

book now

Term time bookings

In term time we are open at weekends and holidays until the end of November 2020, for children from age 4+. You can book:  2 hour Own a Pony Experiences, 45 min Starter Rides and Pony Birthday Parties.

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

Shetland Pony weigh-in after lockdown

During lockdown the Shetland ponies did a lot of resting and eating.  Some of them have put on too much weight.  How can we tell?

Shetland Pony weigh-in

At Shetland Pony Club we have some special pony scales so that we can have a Shetland Pony weigh-in to see if the ponies are a healthy weight for their size.

Are all the ponies a healthy weight?

Honeybee, Snowdrop and Elgin Sunset are all a healthy weight for their size, but are all the ponies the right weight?  Which ponies need to eat less and do more exercise?

Watch the video to find out more about the Shetland Pony weigh-in

Bookings are filling up fast for pony riding fun from age 4+

We are excited to let you know that bookings are open for daily riding (except Fridays) until 31 August. In term time we are open at weekends and holidays until the end of November 2020, for children from age 4+. You can book: Summer Camps2 hour Own a Pony Experiences, 45 min Starter Rides and Pony Birthday Parties.

book now

Camp day availability for children age 5+

  • Wednesday 5 August – Thursday 6 August 2020 – fully booked
  • Monday 10 August – Thursday 13 August 2020 – fully booked
  • Tuesday, 18 August – Wednesday 19 August (2 days) – nearly full
  • Monday 24 August – Thursday 27 August 2020 (4 days) – nearly full

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

New normal riding at Shetland Pony Club

We’re learning a new normal with our riding at Shetland Pony Club.  It is so exciting to be riding again as some of the restrictions in the UK ease.  Things are not quite the same, but the children are enjoying learning the new rules and having fun with the ponies.

What is the new normal at Shetland Pony Club

There’s lots of signs and reminders for us all to keep apart and parents are putting the riding hats on their children when they arrive.  The children are enjoying brushing their ponies, with individual grooming kits, and can they even paint their hooves.

So, what can parents do?

The parents viewing gallery is proving very popular, with lovely socially distanced benches, to enjoy watching the children ride and just being in the countryside.  The children love riding past and showing off their riding skills too.

Is that all?

We all need to remember to put our equipment in the right place for cleaning and there’s lots of handwashing and hand gel too.  Everyone is doing really well with the new rules for pony riding, so we can enjoy pony fun again at Shetland Pony Club.

Watch the video to find out more:

Bookings are filling up fast for pony riding fun from age 4+

We are excited to let you know that bookings are open for daily riding (except Fridays) until 31 August. In term time we are open at weekends and holidays until the end of November 2020, for children from age 4+. You can book: Summer Camps2 hour Own a Pony Experiences, 45 min Starter Rides and Pony Birthday Parties.

book now

NEW – Summer availability is filling fast, so we have added more Own a Pony Experiences on Saturday 15 August at 14.15pm

Summer Pony Camp Day availability for children age 5+

  • Monday 27 July – Thursday 30 July 2020 – nearly full
  • Wednesday 5 August – Thursday 6 August 2020 – fully booked
  • Monday 10 August – Thursday 13 August 2020 – fully booked
  • Tuesday, 18 August – Wednesday 19 August  – some spaces
  • Monday 24 August – Thursday 27 August 2020 – some spaces

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

One Million Shetland Pony Club Views on YouTube

Wow ponies – this week you have reached one million Shetland Pony Club views on YouTube.  Well done ponies, you are amazing!

Where in the world are the Shetland Pony Club fans?

The adorable Shetland Pony Club ponies are watched in 193 countries, so it seems that everybody loves Shetland ponies, wherever they are in the world.

What’s your favourite Shetland pony activity?

People love to watch the ponies eating and drinking. They also enjoy seeing them being a bit naughty, like trying to get into the feed bin. You like to watch the ponies riding, running, rolling, resting and in the river.  But most of all, you love to watch the ponies playing.

Thank you ponies for entertaining us one million times.

Watch the video to see the adorable Shetland ponies, once more time.

Bookings are now open for pony riding fun from age 4+

We are excited to let you know that bookings are now open and Shetland Pony Club is opening daily for riding until 31 August and then at weekends and holidays until end November 2020, for children from age 4+. You can book: Summer Camps, 2 hour Own a Pony Experiences, 45 min Starter Rides and Pony Birthday Parties.

book now

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 (Updated 15 July 2020).

Shetland Pony Club Online – join now for free

You can enjoy our new Online Shetland Pony Club website. It’s packed with lots of pony fun, craft and learning for you to enjoy. You can sign up here for free now.

Rescheduling information

  • All paid bookings from July onwards – If your child is aged 4+ we may need to reschedule your booking for social distancing reasons and will contact you, should this be necessary. If your child is less than 4 years old, we will need to postpone your booking for now and will contact you about this in the coming weeks – please bear with us.
  • Parties – party bookings are now open for up to 12 children aged 4+
  • Gift Vouchers – expiry dates will be extended if you are unable to use them within the current expiry period.
  • Pony Share Membership – has now resumed. Contact us to join the waiting list for a pony of your own, the easy way.
  • Refunds – if you cannot ride at the moment, 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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