Learn how to play polo on a Shetland pony

Learn how to play polo on a Shetland pony in this week’s episode of Shetland Pony Club TV.

What is polo?

Polo is an exciting game played on polo ponies at the gallop.  It’s very skilled when played well, but everybody has to start somewhere.

So how do I start to learn to play polo?

Parents often ask us what’s involved in playing polo. It’s best to start on the ground with a stick and a ball and practise hitting the ball.  When you can do this, you can then try it on a pony.  It’s best to have a go in walk first, so the Shetland ponies at Shetland Pony Club are ideal to have your first go.

Do I need to learn to gallop?

Yes, to play a polo match you will need to be able to gallop on your pony and hit the ball too.  So, it’s best to learn these skills separately before you put them together in a polo match.

Can I try polo at Shetland Pony Club?

Yes, you can learn to play polo during our Shetland Pony Club Summer Camp Days, suitable for children aged 5+

When are the Summer Pony Day Camps?

Summer Pony Day Camp dates for 2019 are:

  • Monday 22 July – Thursday 25 July 2019 – almost full
  • Monday 29 July – Thursday 1 August 2019 – almost full
  • Monday 5 August – Thursday 8 August 2019 – fully booked
  • Monday 19 August – Thursday 22 August 2019 – almost full

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.

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Watch the video to find out more:

Book now for summer pony riding

Yay, we open in the week from 15 July – 29 August

We are open from 15 July – end August for pony fun!  From age 2.5 you can enjoy:

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.

  • Extra weekend Starter Rides available on Sat 13 & 27 July and Sun 14, 21 & 28 July
  • We are open in the week, extra Starter Rides available on 16, 17 18 July

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Pony Mornings – are 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. They cost £55 per child.

  • Extra Pony Mornings available on Sun 14 and 21 July
  • We are open in the week, Extra Pony Mornings available on 15 & 16 July

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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

How can I ride the same pony each week?

Find out how you can ride the same pony each week at Shetland Pony Club.

Advice on Pony Ownership

Parents often ask us all about buying and owning a Shetland pony.  When they find out how much it costs (the British Horse Society estimates that it costs about £7,000 per year); and what a big commitment it is, 365 days a year, they are often put off.

Is there an easier way to have a pony?

Yes – you can experience a pony of your own, the easy way, with Pony Share Membership at Shetland Pony Club. Learn to ride, build a bond with your pony, come regularly and enjoy pony fun in the countryside.

What is Pony Share Membership?

There are two types of pony share memberships to enjoy:

  • Pony Membership – a pony of your own each week, 2 hours, from age 4+
  • Mini Membership – a pony of your own each week, 45 minutes, from age 3+

How does Pony Share Membership work?

Members come every week at the same time March – November (you can join at the start of a month) and then:

  • Enjoy a pony ride with your own pony and staff member to help you
  • Parents can join in, or children can be left if 5+
  • No need to worry about daily mucking out and feeding
  • No bills for vets, feeding, stabling, foot trimming and the equine dentist

What if I can’t come?

There are some flexible sessions included in all Pony Share Memberships, to be used at times that suit you.

How do I become a Pony Share Member?

You can now join the waiting list for ponies in 2019 now.  To express an interest, email us at: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk or call the office on 07734 950309

Watch the video to find out more:

Book now for summer riding – open to members and non-members

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.  Extra Starter Rides available on Sunday 7 July, Sat 13 July and Sat 27 July
BOOK NOW

Pony Mornings – are 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. They cost £55 per child. Extra Pony Afternoons available on Sat 13 and Sat 27 July
BOOK NOW

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 – spaces
  • Monday 29 July – Thursday 1 August 2019 – spaces
  • Monday 5 August – Thursday 8 August 2019 – fully booked
  • Monday 19 August – Thursday 22 August 2019 – almost full

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

Summer school trip fun at Shetland Pony Club

Join us this week as we enjoy a summer school trip to Shetland Pony Club with the pupils from St. Teresa’s School in Effingham, Surrey.

There’s lots to learn about looking after Shetland ponies. See how the children get on when they come to visit the ponies.

Summer school trip fun

Which ponies do they choose and what do they do with them?

Are all the ponies good?  How do they get on together?

What happens when the children and ponies come back from their summer school trip with the children? Are they all thirsty?

Do you think the ponies enjoyed the school visit from St. Teresa’s School?

Did the children enjoy Shetland Pony Walking?

Watch the video to find out more:

Book now for summer pony riding

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. – Extra ponies available on Sat 6th July at 3.15pm BOOK NOW

Pony Mornings – are 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. 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 – spaces
  • Monday 29 July – Thursday 1 August 2019 – spaces
  • Monday 5 August – Thursday 8 August 2019 – fully booked
  • Monday 19 August – Thursday 22 August 2019 – almost full

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

Don’t miss out on Shetland Pony Club Summer Camp

Sssshhh! We’re getting in touch because we don’t want you to miss out on Shetland Pony Club Summer Camp days and weeks.  Our August weeks are almost fully booked, so make sure you book now, before it’s too late.

Who can come to camp?

You need to be 5-10 years old to come to camp and you can be a complete beginner, or have more riding experience.

What happens on Shetland Pony Club Summer Camp?

Children arrive at 9.30am and spend the whole day with their own Shetland pony until 4pm.  There are pony themed days, such as vet’s day, where children learn all about pony care, as well as dressing up and riding their ponies through the beautiful countryside.  We go to the woods, through the cornfields and, if it’s hot enough, we can even take the ponies paddling in the river. At Shetland Pony Club Summer Camp you learn to ride your pony, look after him and enjoy being with him, all day long.

When are Shetland Pony Club Summer Holiday Camps?

  • Monday 22 July – Thursday 25 July 2019 – spaces
  • Monday 29 July – Thursday 1 August 2019 – spaces
  • Monday 5 August – Thursday 8 August 2019 – fully booked
  • Monday 19 August – Thursday 22 August 2019 – almost full

Can I come to camp for a day or a week?

You can choose to enjoy individual days, or a 4-day week with your favourite Shetland Pony. It’s up to you.

Timing: 9.30am – 4pm Monday to Thursday

Age: 5+years old

Cost: £125 per day or £500 per week

Find out more about summer camps here

How do I book?

You can book online here now

BOOK NOW

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

Watch the video to find out more:

Book now for more summer pony riding

Can’t come to Shetland Pony Club Summer Holiday Camps? We’d love you to join us for more summer pony fun. 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.

Pony Mornings – are 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. Cost £55 per child.

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

On white horses let me ride away!

A dream come true; on white horses let me ride away! Sit back and enjoy the adorable Shetland ponies in week’s Shetland Pony Club TV.

It’s June and the moon daisies and poppies are in full flower at The Ranch.  Enjoy this delightful film of the white horses and children playing in the beautiful wildflowers at Shetland Pony Club.

What could be nicer than running through wildflower meadows with your unicorn. Small Ponies…Big Dreams!

Watch the video to find out more:

Book now for summer pony riding

We’d love you to join us for pony fun. 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.

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