Feeding secrets for happy Shetland ponies revealed

Discover the feeding secrets for happy Shetland ponies with Rosemary, the owner of award-winning Shetland Pony Club, as she answers the question – what should I feed a Shetland Pony?

Breakfast is key to start the day

Our Shetland ponies are in work, so a small feed at breakfast encourages the ponies to come in and helps them to start the day well.  We use Balanced Horse Feeds Show Mix, which is very tasty, but ensures the ponies stay calm for riding.

Browsing on brambles

The Shetland ponies have a lunch break and eat grass and browse on bark and shrubs in our rewilding fields to add variety to their diet. They love herbs and milk thistles and we need to limit their grazing in summer to make sure they don’t get too fat, or sore feet.

Hay for winter warming

In winter, when the grass stops growing the ponies may also need hay. Keeping a ponies gut full of fibre helps to keep him warm from within. We monitor the ponies weight using our scales, to help keep them healthy all year long.

Watch the video to find out more:  Feeding secrets for happy Shetland ponies revealed

From Rosemary, Liz, Libbie, the Team, and all the ponies at Shetland Pony Club


Booking Update

The wildflower meadows are in bloom – join us for Summer Pony Camp Days and on our magical Own a Pony Experiences and Starter Rides. You could have an amazing Pony Party too.

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+. £150 per day or £600 per week.

Cowboy Day Fun at Shetland Pony Club Camp

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Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £75 per child.

Riding in the Moon Daisies at Shetland Pony Club

Own a Pony Experience availability

  • Sunday, 9 June 14:15pm – fully booked
  • Sunday, 16 June 14:15pm – spaces
  • Sunday, 23 June 14:15pm – spaces
  • Sunday, 30 June 14:15pm – fully booked
  • See all our following availability online here

We get really busy – click on our Book Now page for the latest availability


Starter Rides – are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as early learning to ride experiences for children. From age 3 years old. £50 per child.

Starter Ride in the poppies at Shetland Pony Club

Starter Ride availability

  • Saturday, 8 June 14:15pm – almost full
  • Saturday, 8 June 15:15pm – spaces
  • Sunday, 9 June 9am – almost full
  • Sunday, 9 June 12:15pm – fully booked
  • Saturday, 15 June 14:15pm – fully booked
  • Saturday, 15 June 15:15pm – almost full
  • Sunday, 16 June 12:15pm – spaces
  • See all our following availability online here

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Shetland Pony Parties – Give your child a magical pony party and create memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy a fabulous afternoon with our adorable Shetland ponies that really will make those pony dreams come true.

Pony Birthday Party options, availability and prices

We have 2 pony party options available:

  • Maxi Pony Party – 8-18 riders – large stylish Ranch with lots of adorable ponies. Pony brushing, riding and party games, all organised by our friendly team, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. 3-10 years. Weekends: 2:30pm – 4:30pm £600 for 8 riders £30 per extra rider
  • NEW – Mini Pony Party – up to 6 riders – stylish Safari Tent with an adorable Shetland pony for each child and a friendly team to help, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. 3-10 years. Weekends: 2:30pm – 4:30pm £450 for up to 6 riders (max)

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Next Pony Party Availability:

  • Mini Party – Saturday, 29 June
  • Maxi Party – Sat 5 July, Sunday, 6 July

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Take a look at this week’s video: Feeding secrets for happy Shetland ponies revealed 

Join us and our award – winning Shetland ponies on magical Own a Pony Experiences and Starter Rides in the beautiful Surrey Countryside.