We are often asked how to find a Shetland pony and where our adorable Shetland ponies have come from. In this week’s Shetland Pony Club TV, Rosemary shares the story of how we found Hector Moonbeam.
Where do Shetland ponies come from?
The Shetland pony breed originated on the Shetland Islands, which are about 120 miles north of mainland Scotland. That’s a really long way to travel. Luckily, we found Hector Moonbeam at the opposite end of the country, near the white cliffs of Dover. It was so long ago that the internet was not used for advertising and directions and we read about Hector in a newspaper advertisement.
What do you think happened when Rosemary went to meet Hector 12 years ago? He was a good choice, as he has been with us ever since we started Shetland Pony Club in 2008.
Book your pony fun for Autumn now
September pony riding is sold out, and we are almost full for pony fun in October Half Term from Saturday 24 October – Sunday 1 November 2020. We have availability for pony fun in November, so book up soon.
You can enjoy:
- Starter Rides – 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children from age 4* years old (* until further notice for COVID-19 Safe Working Practices). £40 per child.
- Own a Pony Experiences – 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. £60 per child.
- Halloween Pumpkin Rides – Come and enjoy our legendary themed pony treasure hunts for pony-mad witches and wizards. Enjoy 1½ hours of pony riding fun at The Ranch. From age 4 years old. £60 per child. Almost full.
Shetland Pony Parties
If you have a party booked with us, do contact us to discuss your options now that the government guidelines have been updated again on 22 September.
New minimum riding age of 4
Shetland Pony Club is proud to be one of the first riding schools in the country to be awarded the Association of British Riding Schools Certification for COVID-19 Safe Working Practices. Having risk-assessed our riding in the light of the government guidelines, we have changed the age for riding to a minimum of 4 years old, until further notice.
For children aged 2.5 – 4, we hope to be able to resume riding soon. Keep an eye on our weekly email, social media and the website here for more information.
Take care from
The Shetland Pony Club Team and all the Shetland ponies
Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org