In our search so far, we have found some Shetland ponies that are too big and too small, seen some cheeky puffins and some Viking longships, but not many Shetland ponies yet.

Looking for a new pony on the Shetland Isles

 We know that one of our Shetland ponies, Balmoral, was born on the Shetland Island of Yell. His owner has now moved so we go in search of her to see if she has any more ponies that might be perfect for Shetland Pony Club.

Peat bogs but no ponies

The landscape is very beautiful, but windy too. We see some peat that has been cut and is drying. It’s a traditional fuel for homes that is still used occasionally, and Shetland ponies were used to carry it off the moors. I’m heading for a place called “the Cake Fridge”. It sounds an unlikely place to find a Shetland pony…

Watch the video to find out more:

How to book a pony ride

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 and are almost fully booked for this season.

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. Limited 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. Limited extra spaces.

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 full – 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: Looking for a new Shetland pony on the Shetland Isles – part 3


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

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email:

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