Easter Pony Riding

Experience the magic of Shetland pony riding,outside in nature, in the beautiful Surrey Countryside.  Its easy, safe and fun for children age 3 – 10 years old, with Own a Pony Experiences, and Starter Rides to enjoy.

We are open daily to Monday 15 April 2024 (except Fridays 5 and 12 April – ponies rest days).  Pony riding is by appointment only – do book ahead as we get busy.

Easter Riding in the Bluebells at Shetland Pony Club

Own a Pony Experiences

Your memorable learning experience with your very own Shetland pony

Own a Pony Experiences are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. Includes lots of riding and pony care. Followed by a rosette presentation. Each child will have their own pony and helper.

We get really busy so do book now.

Here’s what happens on an Own a Pony Experience:

Children meet and greet the ponies with a helper and learn to brush them. Then it’s time to help tack them up and learn to lead the ponies. Next, they enjoy an easy ride in our meadows with a leader that is confidence-boosting and fun. After a break, it’s time to enjoy some pony learning such as tack cleaning or clearing up the paddock (which they love!). Own a Pony Experiences are a really special all-round pony experience and children are presented with a rosette to take home at the end.

Watch the video to find out more about Own a Pony Experiences:

On Own a Pony Experiences children will:

  • Meet the Shetland ponies
  • Learn safety points
  • Groom their pony
  • Learn about pony care, hooves and feeding
  • Tack up
  • Learn to lead
  • Ride on the lead rein in our meadows
  • Paddock care
  • Look after your pony on return
  • Prizegiving

Easter egg Hunt ride

Own a Pony Experiences are available for Easter pony riding on: 

Easter daily openings to Monday 15 April 2024 (except Fridays 5 and 12 April – ponies rest days)

  • Tuesday 9 April 2024 11am – fully booked
  • Wednesday 10 April 2024 11am  – spaces
  • Thursday 11 April 2024 11am – spaces
  • Saturday 12 April 2024 11am – spaces
  • Sunday, 13 April 2:15pm – fully booked
  • Monday 15 April 2024 11am  – spaces
  • See more availability in April online here

Two Hours, £75 per child.

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Starter Rides

Your magical ride with a Shetland pony

Starter Rides are 3/4 hour long and specially designed first-riding experiences for children. For children from age 3 to around 10 years old.


Here’s what happens on a Starter Ride:

Children start by meeting and greeting their Shetland pony, learning to brush him and get to know him. With their one-to-one helper, they choose his saddle and help to put it on. They get to lead their pony first and then have a 20-minute ride, led by their trained helper, around our beautiful meadows. There’s time to take photos to capture that special magic too. After their ride, children offer their pony a drink, say goodbye then finish with a certificate. Starter Rides are a magical pony experience that will make your child’s pony dreams come true.

Watch the video to find out more:

On Starter Rides, the children will:

  • Meet the ponies and staff
  • Learn safety points
  • Groom the ponies
  • Tack up with the saddle and bridle
  • Put on our riding hat
  • Learn to lead their pony
  • Learn to ride gently, led by our team in the meadows
  • Care for their pony after their ride
  • Receive a certificate at prize-giving

Starter Rides are available for Easter pony riding on: 

  • Tuesday 9 April 2024 10am fully booked
  • Wednesday 10 April 2024 10am – spaces
  • Thursday 11 April 2024 10am – spaces
  • Saturday, 13 April 2:15pm, 3:15pm  – spaces
  • Sunday, 14 April 12:15pm – almost full, 2:15pm, 3:15pm – spaces
  • Monday 15 April 2024 10am  – spaces
  • See all following availability online here

45 minutes, £50 per child.

Please note your child MUST be 3 years old at the time of their ride.

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Here’s what our customers said on Google:

“Such a wonderful place for pony lovers! They have the cutest ponies in London. The stable is well maintained and staff are so friendly!”

“What a lovely place this is. Everything was so well dealt with from booking through to the way that the session was run. The staff are lovely and communicate well with the children. My Grandaughter loved her starter ride…”

“This was the second visit for my Son to the Shetland Pony Club and he absolutely loved it. The staff and all so friendly, the atmosphere and area is created so beautiful and the ponies are well behaved.”

“What a great experience for my 2 little boys. Aged 4 & 7 they had the best time caring for their ponies and going on rides in the fields. They both are desperate to come back! The club was well run, friendly & caring staff.”

Read more reviews on Google here

Riding in the Bluebells at Shetland Pony Club

Visitor information

You are welcome to stay and watch your children riding, and take photos. There is a parents’ seating area and free coffee.

Why not book ahead for May Half Term, Summer Pony Day Camps and Halloween Pumpkin Rides in October Half Term.

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Can’t see what you would like to book –  give us a call on 07734 950 309 and we would be happy to help.

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Shetland Pony Club
The Ranch
Blue Bell Lane
Stoke D’Abernon
Near Cobham
KT11 3PW

01372 844 077
07734 950309


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