It’s been a busy summer at the Ranch and we are looking for a new Shetland pony to join our team. Where better to look than the Shetland Isles?

Getting to the Shetland Isles

These famous islands are 120 miles north of Scotland and you have to take an overnight ferry or fly there from Aberdeen. The weather is often windy and wet on Shetland.

Which animals can we see?

Shetland ponies live all over the Shetland Isles, so will we see some suitable ponies when we arrive?  Gosh, there’s lots of amazing wildlife to see: puffins; otters and something else too, but no Shetland ponies so far…

Lone Shetland pony

We finally see a lone Shetland pony on a hillside.  Will he be the one for us? Find out if this gorgeous pony is a good choice for our children.

Watch the video to find out more:

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.

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

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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. Half term availability.

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. Fully booked.

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.  Almost full for 2021 – now booking for 2022

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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: Looking for a new Shetland pony on the Shetland Isles


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

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email:

Watch more Shetland Pony Club TV videos here