Stop worrying about lockdown and let’s enjoy our 2020 Shetland Pony Club review, as it has been a year like no other, for all of us.  We opened in March after the wettest February on record and were looking forward to some lovely sunny weather.

Stop worrying about lockdown!

After just two weeks of pony fun in March, the national lockdown gave the ponies an extended holiday and time to enjoy the lovely spring weather that followed. There were amazing wildflowers for the ponies to enjoy – but where were the children? The ponies did a lot of eating and playing and Hector Moonbeam even joined a birthday party on zoom.

Enjoy our 2020 Shetland Pony Club review

We finally opened in June for members only, with Shetland pony leading and extensive COVID-safe planning and training for all.  We had a summer of pony fun, with camps and parties, followed by lots of Halloween Pumpkin Rides this autumn.

It was tough for our staff too, with exams and graduations cancelled, we had our own celebrations at The Ranch.

Life for the ponies went on as normal with visits from the farrier and dentist, and lots more eating!

Now we have gone full circle and the ponies are on an early holiday, as we lockdown and remember all the Shetland pony fun in 2020.

Watch the video to find out more:

Shetland Pony Club is closed from 5 November 2020

The government has ordered stables and riding centres to close from Thursday 5 November 2020 as part of the lockdown in England.  So, we are now closed for the winter and we plan to reopen on Saturday 6 March 2021.

What does this mean for my November pony riding booking?

  • Customers with November bookings have been contacted to move your booking, or organise a voucher or a refund. If you have not heard from us please do contact the office on 07734 950 309 or email us at
  • Members will be contacted separately in the coming days about their November riding and membership for 2021.

Pony Fun Online

To help you keep in touch with the ponies, we have created a free Shetland Pony Club Online website.  It’s full of child-friendly fun and learning for you to enjoy here:

You can also keep in touch with the ponies and enjoy our weekly videos – sign up here:

Take care from

The Shetland Pony Club Team and all the Shetland ponies

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: