Starter Rides

Starter rides are great taster sessions for children from age 2 ½ to around 10 years old

Starter Ride at Shetland Pony Club

Starter Rides are 45 minutes long and specially designed first riding experiences for children from age 2½ years old. They cost £39 per child.  They are available from March – November by appointment only.

Bookings for 2018 are now open

BOOK NOW

Or give us a call on 07734 950 309.  We get really busy, so do book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Here’s what happens on a Starter Ride:

Children get to meet and greet the ponies, brush them, help to tack them up with a one to one helper and lead them. When they are really comfortable with the pony we sit them on and they have a 20 minute lead rein ride around our meadows. When they return they help to put the pony away and look after him. Starter rides are a really special and children are given a pony certificate to remember their morning by.

Watch the video to find out more:

On Starter Rides, the children will:

  • Meet the ponies and staff
  • Learn safety points
  • Groom the ponies
  • Tack up
  • Put on our riding hat
  • Learn to lead their pony
  • Gentle ride on the lead rein in our meadows with our staff
  • Care for their pony on their return
  • Drink and collect your certificate at prize giving

When are Starter Rides held?

Saturdays: 11.15 am and 12.15 pm

Sundays: 12.15 pm

School Holiday weekdays 12:15pm (excluding Fridays – pony rest day) March – November.

New for 2018  – Starter Ride afternoons 2.15pm – 3.15pm once a month throughout the season – See BOOK NOW for dates

45 minutes – £39

Parents must stay with the children.

Please wear outdoor shoes or wellingtons and bring your camera

We provide the latest specification of riding hats. Special riding clothes are not needed.

How can I book?

Don’t miss out on the perfect way to start with ponies.

Bookings for 2018 are now open

BOOK NOW

Or give us a call on 07734 950 309.  We get really busy, so do book ahead to avoid disappointment.

We have beautiful gift vouchers that last for the whole 2018 season that are available in our shop: Gift vouchers available in our shop

If you would like more information do call us: 07734 950 309 or email us at info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk