Shetland ponies and the Beast from the East

There is snow at Shetland Pony Club, so how do our Shetland ponies cope with the Beast from the East?  That’s the name given to the extreme cold conditions that are affecting the UK this week.  There’s an easterly wind coming from Siberia which is making our weather much colder than usual.

Do the Shetland ponies mind?

Watch the video to see how Hector Moonbeam, Sundance and Nottingham are getting on at the ranch in the icy wind:

  • They have hay in case the grass gets completely covered with snow.
  • Rosemary breaks the ice on the water troughs every morning and night to make sure that the ponies can drink when they need to.

Are the Shetland ponies happier in the cold or in warm weather?

Watch the video to find out more:

New –  Extra Easter Riding added

Due to popular demand we are opening the ranch before Easter for more pony fun.

We have added a week to our holiday programme from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 March with an extra Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday 29 March too.

Starter Rides are 45 minutes long and specially designed first riding experiences for children from age 2½ years old. £39 per child.

Pony Mornings – are 2 hours long perfect early riding experiences for children from age 4 years old. £49 per child.

Easter Egg Hunts – are 1½ hours long and are fun Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts riding along a trail with chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Fun for children from age 4 years old. £49 per child.


You can book online here or give us a call on 07734 950309 or email us at:

Enjoyed  this episode of Shetland Pony Club TV – watch more pony mini films here

Riding this weekend?

Currently we are planning to open this weekend. Keep an eye on our website for the latest weather updates if you are booked to ride on 3 – 4 March 2018.

Small Ponies… Big Dreams from

Rosemary and the Shetland Ponies