This week we find out how to transport a pony from the Shetland Isles, now that we have found the ideal pony for us, in the last 3 videos.

How to transport a pony from the Shetland Isles to Surrey

First, we need to arrange lots of paperwork to make sure that our new pony can travel safely to us. Once everything is arranged, we need to bring him to Surrey before the winter weather and rough seas set in. On a calm day, our new pony, Trooper, says goodbye to his friends and sets off on his ferry journey to Aberdeen. He is very calm as he has been on a ferry before, and he knows that he gets tasty hay bricks to eat on the journey.

Weekend break for a Shetland pony

Trooper takes the overnight ferry from Shetland, when the weather is calm and has a weekend break in Aberdeen. It’s good to split the journey into sections so that he has time to graze and rest on his trip.

After the weekend, Trooper comes to the south of England, and has another night’s rest before coming to Shetland Pony Club. Let’s see him arrive at Shetland Pony Club after his long trip.

Watch the video to find out how to transport a pony from the Shetland Isles, to Surrey.

Find out more about our new Shetland Pony Trooper here.

How to book a pony ride at Shetland Pony Club

We’d love you to join us for pony fun this autumn.  We are open at weekends and in the holidays until Sunday 28 November. Although we are fully booked for this season, we do get cancellations at short notice, so do check our website for live availability.

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Which pony ride should I choose?

Starter Rides  are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children from age 4 years old. They cost £40 per child. Almost full.

Own a Pony Experiences – are 2 hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. They cost £60 per child. Fully booked.

Halloween Pumpkin Rides – themed pony treasure hunts for pony-mad witches and wizards. Enjoy 1½ hours of pony riding fun at the Ranch, during October Half Term. Age 4 +. £60 per child. Almost full.

Shetland Pony Parties – amazing pony parties for children aged 4 -10 years old. Use of a private facility with 6 ponies, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours – £600 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each. 2021 Fully booked. Book now for 2022.

You can book online here now, or give us a call on 07734 950 309.

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For your safety we have COVID-secure procedures in place:

  • Please minimise the number of people attending with your child
  • You are welcome to watch from our socially distanced benches and Safari Tent
  • Find out more about our COVID-secure procedures here

Do take a moment to watch this week’s video: how to transport a pony from the Shetland Isles, part 4


From Rosemary, the Shetland Pony Club Team and all the Shetland ponies

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