If your child really, really wants a pony and you need some more information about how to start, then watch this video.
Shetland Pony Club are beginners’ experts – we have taught over 20,000 children to ride. In this video Rosemary, Founder of Shetland Pony Club, helps you with all those questions and concerns you may have, such as: How much does it cost? Where do I go? What do I need?
Boys and girls love ponies
Children from age 3 and above can ride with us, as we have small Shetland ponies. Some riding schools need children to be older due to their insurance and the size of their ponies.
Costs are more like skiing and sailing
Riding can be more expensive than football or athletics, but there are ways to enjoy time with a pony before committing to buying one.
Best way to start riding
A Starter Ride is a great way to begin. You will have your own Shetland pony and a one-to-one helper to guide you with getting to know your pony and brushing him. You then help to put on his saddle and bridle and lead him. Then it’s time to ride him, outside in nature, around our meadows.
Children can progress to an Own a Pony Experience which is 2 hours long. They learn pony care as well as riding.
For those who are keen they can join our Pony Share Members Club. That is the best route to start riding before buying your own pony.
We can’t wait to see you for riding again from 2 March 2024!
From Rosemary, Liz, Libbie, the Team, and all the ponies at Shetland Pony Club
P.S. Bookings for riding at Shetland Pony Club are now open and we start riding again on 2 March 2024.
What to book at Shetland Pony Club
Starter Rides – are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. From age 3 years old. £50 per child.
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.
Shetland Pony Parties – amazing pony parties for children aged 3 -10 years old. Use of a private facility with 6 ponies, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours, £750 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £30 each.
Easter Egg Hunts – fun Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts especially for Easter, with riding along a trail and chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Ages 4 to 10 years old. One and a half hours – £75 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+. £150 per day.
Pony Share Membership – experience a pony of your own, the easy way. Learn to ride, build a bond with your pony, come regularly to our club and enjoy pony fun in the countryside.
- Pony Membership– a pony of your own each week, 2 hours, from age 4+ £275 per month.
- Mini Membership– a pony of your own each week, 45 minutes, from age 3+ £195 per month.
Pony Walking Experience – the perfect way for grown-ups and everyone aged 11+ to enjoy Shetland Ponies in the beautiful Surrey countryside. Come and spend time learning about and leading an adorable Shetland Pony. Followed by Coffee and brownies. 1 Hour, £50 per adult.
Take a moment to watch this week’s video: Help! My child wants a pony.