No Stirrup November with the Shetland ponies

It’s “No Stirrup November” all over the world and people are riding without stirrups this month.  We join Rosemary and the children and Shetland ponies to find out all about it.

Why ride without stirrups?

Riding without stirrups allows riders to lengthen their legs, improve their balance and deepen their seat when riding a pony. This makes them more secure when stirrups are added, and helps people become good riders.

Natural Horsemanship Saddle Pads

At Shetland Pony Club we use special Natural Horsemanship Saddle Pads to start all children riding.  These Saddle Pads do not have stirrups, so all our children learn without them.  It’s a much safer way to start riding, as there is nothing to get tangled up in and most children do not have the correct riding boots when they begin.

We have taught over 8,000 children to ride without stirrups, so we know it works. Children who learn without stirrups and add them later are very secure on their ponies and have a good riding position. So we have “No Stirrup November” every month at Shetland Pony Club!

Watch the video to find out more:

Join the waiting list for 2020

We are fully booked for pony riding for the rest of the season.

Join the waiting list for:

Pony Membership – a pony of your own every week (March – Nov), 2 hours, from age 4+, £225 per month

Mini Membership – a pony of your own every week (March – Nov), 45 minutes, from age 3+, £155 per month

Starter Rides  45 minutes, specially designed first riding experiences for children from age 2½. £40 per child.

Pony Mornings – 2 hours, delightful early riding and learning experiences from age 4. Children enjoy both riding and pony care. £55 per child.

Contact the office for more information 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

Delightful autumn Shetland pony ride

Wake up ponies! It’s time for a delightful autumn Shetland pony ride.

This week, we join our Pony Share Members on a lovely weekly ride all around the beautiful meadows at the Shetland Pony Club Ranch.  Enjoy the changing seasons, with stubble fields, autumn leaves, ploughing and misty mornings.

Shetland Pony Club is fully booked for the rest of the season, so don’t miss out on riding for next season with your child.

Pony Share Membership

If you would like your child to ride every week throughout the changing seasons in the beautiful English countryside, you can join the waiting list now for our Pony Share Membership for 2020.  We will be offering ponies for next season, in time for the perfect Christmas gift that lasts all year.

Watch the video to find out more:

Join the waiting list for 2020

We are fully booked for pony riding for the rest of the 2019 season. Join the waiting list for:

Pony Share Membership (riding every week)
  • Pony Membership – a pony of your own every week (March – Nov), 2 hours, from age 4+, £225 per month
  • Mini Membership – a pony of your own every week (March – Nov), 45 minutes, from age 3+, £155 per month
Riding when you choose
  • Starter Rides  45 minutes, specially designed first riding experiences for children from age 2½. £40 per child.
  • Pony Mornings – 2 hours, delightful early riding and learning experiences from age 4. Children enjoy both riding and pony care. £55 per child.

Contact the office for more information 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

Stop ponies, it’s Halloween! Spooky Pumpkin Rides are on

Stop ponies, it’s Halloween! Spooky Pumpkin Rides are on.  Let’s get ready to go on the pumpkin trail with the Shetland ponies.

This week, we are bringing you our special spooky Shetland Pony Club TV on a Thursday, 31 October – Halloween itself.

Getting the Shetland ponies ready

What do the Shetland ponies wear for their Pumpkin Rides?  Can you see what the team are wearing on the spooky trails too?  Take a look at the special Halloween Rosettes – what colours can you see?

Pumpkins everywhere

Can you see the pumpkins on the trail? What do the children find in them?  Look out for the special pumpkins and the amazing shapes carved into them – can you see what has been carved?

Watch the video to find out more:

Join the waiting list to ride before the winter

We are fully booked for pony riding in for the rest of the season, including Half Term riding and Halloween Pumpkin Rides. Email us here info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk to join the waiting list for your last chance to ride before spring.  You can join the waiting list for:

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. They cost £55 per child.

Contact the office to join the waiting list 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

Can you keep a Shetland pony on their own?

This week we find out if you can keep a Shetland pony on their own, in an information video from Rosemary.

Do ponies live alone in the wild or are they herd animals? What do they do if they sense danger? What makes a Shetland pony happy and what makes him uneasy?

Find out the best way to keep a Shetland pony for him to be calm and easy for riding.

Watch the video to find out more:

Last chance to ride before the winter

We are nearly fully booked for pony riding in October Half Term from Saturday 26 October to Sunday 3 November and for the rest of the season.

Do book ahead for your last chance of the year:

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 ponies available on Sat 26 & Tues 29 October and Sat 2 November.

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 26 & Sun 27 October and Sat 2 November.

Halloween Pumpkin Rides – Come and enjoy our legendary Halloween Pumpkin Rides, themed pony treasure hunts for pony-mad witches and wizards.  Enjoy 1½ hours of pony riding fun. From 4 years old, £55 per child. 2.15pm – 3.45pm.  Children can dress up if they wish (wear outdoor clothes underneath your costume). Extra ponies available on Mon 28 October – all other Halloween Pumpkin Rides are fully booked.

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

What makes a quality Shetland Pony?

This week we find out what makes a quality Shetland Pony in an information video from Rosemary.

Find out about pony passports and if they mean that a pony has good breeding.

You will learn which characteristics to look for in a quality Shetland Pony, such as a kind eye and a friendly presence.

We will also show you more features to look out for: such as a full mane; a high set tail, a fluffy coat and small ears to protect them from the poor weather in the Shetland Islands.

There’s lots more information in the video and you can find out which of our ponies are well-bred and high quality.

Watch the video to find out more:

Half Term riding at Shetland Pony Club

We are nearly fully booked for pony riding in October Half Term from Saturday 26 October to Sunday 3 November, including our famous Halloween Pumpkin Rides.

Do book ahead for:

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.

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.

Halloween Pumpkin Rides – Come and enjoy our legendary Halloween Pumpkin Rides, themed pony treasure hunts for pony-mad witches and wizards.  Enjoy 1½ hours of pony riding fun. From 4 years old, £55 per child. 2.15pm – 3.45pm.  Children can dress up if they wish (wear outdoor clothes underneath your costume).

  • Saturday 26 October 2019 – almost full
  • Tuesday 29 October – almost full
  • Wednesday 30 October 2019 – almost full
  • Thursday 31 October 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