Shetland Pony Gordon Turns 27: Relive His Grand National Race

Shetland Pony Gordon’s Grand National Race

To mark the 27th birthday of our star Shetland Pony, Gordon, we look back at his memorable 2008 Shetland Pony Grand National race.

Racing at Royal Windsor Horse Show

Gordon took part in the Shetland Pony Grand National at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2008, in front of Her Majesty the Queen. It was a big occasion, but once they were racing all the nerves disappeared.

Enjoy the old footage of Gordon, leader Rosemary and jockey Guy as they took part in the race.

Happy Birthday Gordon

Since his big race day Gordon has enjoyed a wonderful life at Shetland Pony Club. He is a favourite with the children and team. Still in good health, he enjoys some gentle rides around the meadows and relaxing with his pony friends.

Watch the video to find out more: Shetland Pony Gordon Turns 27: Relive His Grand National Race

From Rosemary, Liz, Libbie, the Team, and all the ponies at Shetland Pony Club


Booking Update

The wildflower meadows are in bloom – join us for Summer Pony Camp Days and on our magical Own a Pony Experiences and Starter Rides. You could have an amazing Pony Party too.

Summer Camps are filling up fast!!

Summer pony camp days and weeks – enjoy the whole day with your favourite Shetland pony. Learn to ride him, look after him and enjoy being with him all day long. 9:30am – 4pm, Summer holidays only. Age 5+. £150 per day or £600 per week.

Learning Polo at Shetland Pony Club Camp

  • Monday 22 July – Thursday 25 July 2024 – 4 days
  • Monday 29 July – Tuesday 30 July 2024 – 2 days
  • Monday 5 August – Thursday 8 August 2024 – 4 days
  • Wednesday 14 August – Thursday 15 August 2024 – 2 days
  • Monday 19 August – Thursday 22 August 2024 – 4 days

Camp only runs in the summer holidays – don’t miss out

book now


Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £75 per child.

Own a Pony Experience availability

Own a Pony Experience at Shetland Pony Club - Buttercups

  • Sunday, 23 June 14:15pm – almost full
  • Saturday, 29 June 14:15pm – NEW – spaces
  • Sunday, 30 June 14:15pm – fully booked
  • Sunday, 7 July 14:15pm – spaces
  • Sunday, 14 July 14:15pm – spaces
  • See all our following availability online here

We get really busy – click on our Book Now page for the latest availability

book now

Starter Rides – are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as early learning to ride experiences for children. From age 3 years old. £50 per child.

Starter Ride in the moon daisies at Shetland Pony Club

Starter Ride availability

  • Saturday, 22 June 14:15pm – fully booked
  • Saturday, 22 June 15:15pm – almost full
  • Sunday, 23 June 12:15pm – almost full
  • Saturday, 29 June 14:15pm – fully booked
  • Saturday, 29 June 15:15pm – almost full
  • Sunday, 30 June 12:15pm – fully booked
  • See all our following availability online here

book now

Shetland Pony Parties – Give your child a magical pony party and create memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy a fabulous afternoon with our adorable Shetland ponies that really will make those pony dreams come true.

Riding in the Moon Daisies at Shetland Pony Club

Pony Birthday Party options, availability and prices

We have 2 pony party options available:

  • Maxi Pony Party – 8-18 riders – large stylish Ranch with lots of adorable ponies. Pony brushing, riding and party games, all organised by our friendly team, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. 3-10 years. Weekends: 2:30pm – 4:30pm £600 for 8 riders £30 per extra rider
  • NEW – Mini Pony Party – up to 6 riders – stylish Safari Tent with an adorable Shetland pony for each child and a friendly team to help, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. 3-10 years. Weekends: 2:30pm – 4:30pm £450 for up to 6 riders (max)

Birthday Cake at Shetland Pony Club

Next Pony Party Availability:

  • Mini Party – Saturday, 5 July, Saturday, 10 August
  • Maxi Party – Sunday, 6 July

book now


Take a look at this week’s video: Shetland Pony Gordon Turns 27: Relive His Grand National Race

Feeding secrets for happy Shetland ponies revealed

Feeding secrets for happy Shetland ponies revealed

Discover the feeding secrets for happy Shetland ponies with Rosemary, the owner of award-winning Shetland Pony Club, as she answers the question – what should I feed a Shetland Pony?

Breakfast is key to start the day

Our Shetland ponies are in work, so a small feed at breakfast encourages the ponies to come in and helps them to start the day well.  We use Balanced Horse Feeds Show Mix, which is very tasty, but ensures the ponies stay calm for riding.

Browsing on brambles

The Shetland ponies have a lunch break and eat grass and browse on bark and shrubs in our rewilding fields to add variety to their diet. They love herbs and milk thistles and we need to limit their grazing in summer to make sure they don’t get too fat, or sore feet.

Hay for winter warming

In winter, when the grass stops growing the ponies may also need hay. Keeping a ponies gut full of fibre helps to keep him warm from within. We monitor the ponies weight using our scales, to help keep them healthy all year long.

Watch the video to find out more:  Feeding secrets for happy Shetland ponies revealed

From Rosemary, Liz, Libbie, the Team, and all the ponies at Shetland Pony Club


Booking Update

The wildflower meadows are in bloom – join us for Summer Pony Camp Days and on our magical Own a Pony Experiences and Starter Rides. You could have an amazing Pony Party too.

Summer pony camp days and weeks – enjoy the whole day with your favourite Shetland pony. Learn to ride him, look after him and enjoy being with him all day long. 9:30am – 4pm, Summer holidays only. Age 5+. £150 per day or £600 per week.

Cowboy Day Fun at Shetland Pony Club Camp

book now


Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £75 per child.

Riding in the Moon Daisies at Shetland Pony Club

Own a Pony Experience availability

  • Sunday, 9 June 14:15pm – fully booked
  • Sunday, 16 June 14:15pm – spaces
  • Sunday, 23 June 14:15pm – spaces
  • Sunday, 30 June 14:15pm – fully booked
  • See all our following availability online here

We get really busy – click on our Book Now page for the latest availability


Starter Rides – are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as early learning to ride experiences for children. From age 3 years old. £50 per child.

Starter Ride in the poppies at Shetland Pony Club

Starter Ride availability

  • Saturday, 8 June 14:15pm – almost full
  • Saturday, 8 June 15:15pm – spaces
  • Sunday, 9 June 9am – almost full
  • Sunday, 9 June 12:15pm – fully booked
  • Saturday, 15 June 14:15pm – fully booked
  • Saturday, 15 June 15:15pm – almost full
  • Sunday, 16 June 12:15pm – spaces
  • See all our following availability online here

book now


Shetland Pony Parties – Give your child a magical pony party and create memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy a fabulous afternoon with our adorable Shetland ponies that really will make those pony dreams come true.

Pony Birthday Party options, availability and prices

We have 2 pony party options available:

  • Maxi Pony Party – 8-18 riders – large stylish Ranch with lots of adorable ponies. Pony brushing, riding and party games, all organised by our friendly team, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. 3-10 years. Weekends: 2:30pm – 4:30pm £600 for 8 riders £30 per extra rider
  • NEW – Mini Pony Party – up to 6 riders – stylish Safari Tent with an adorable Shetland pony for each child and a friendly team to help, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. 3-10 years. Weekends: 2:30pm – 4:30pm £450 for up to 6 riders (max)

birthday cake

Next Pony Party Availability:

  • Mini Party – Saturday, 29 June
  • Maxi Party – Sat 5 July, Sunday, 6 July

book now

Take a look at this week’s video: Feeding secrets for happy Shetland ponies revealed 

Join us and our award – winning Shetland ponies on magical Own a Pony Experiences and Starter Rides in the beautiful Surrey Countryside.

How Shetland Pony Club began – 15 years ago

We are often asked how Shetland Pony Club began. This week, for our 15th birthday, Rosemary shares the story of how the idea for a Ranch full of adorable Shetland ponies was born.

How Shetland Pony Club began

Many years ago, the children had an adorable Shetland pony called Billy, who they rode everywhere, including to school. Billy was a special pony and the children had so much fun caring for him, riding him and loving him.

Small Ponies…Big Dreams

The children had a dream that it would be wonderful to have more Shetland ponies and share their fun with others, and so in 2008 that dream became a reality. Since then, thousands of children have visited the ponies at The Ranch and enjoyed riding them and caring for them too.

15 years on, and still going strong

Some of the original Shetland ponies are still with us today. Can you recognize any of them in the video? Our adorable Shetland ponies have a home for life with us, and they love to meet new children who want to ride.

Thank you to everyone who has supported Shetland Pony Club and our wonderful ponies and team over the last 15 Years.

Enjoy this special film here.

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


Book your Summer Pony Riding here:

Starter RidesOwn a Pony Experiences, Shetland Pony Parties, Summer Camp, Shetland Pony Walking Experiences, 

Summer Camp days and weeks 

Our summer camps are in full swing now, with amazing pony fun-filled days with a pony. There are different themes to enjoy each day – so much to learn and enjoy! There are still spaces in August – Don’t miss out – book now!

Enjoy the whole day with your favourite Shetland pony. Learn to ride him, look after him and enjoy being with him all day long. 9:30am – 4pm, Summer holidays only. Age 5+. £150/day or £600/ 4 day week.

Fun at Shetland Pony Club Camp with the ponies

  • Mon 24 Jul – Thur 27 July (fully booked)
  • Mon 31 Jul – Thur 3 Aug (2& 3 August fully booked)
  • Mon 7 Aug – Thur 10 Aug
  • Mon14 Aug – Thur 17 Aug
  • Mon 21 Aug – Thur 24 Aug

book now

Shetland Pony Parties 

Shetland Pony Parties – Amazing pony parties for children aged 3 -10 years old. Use of our private facility with 6 ponies, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours – from £750

  • “Wonderful experience!! Beautiful place with every detail thought through. The girls loved it!! Thank you so much!!” Beatriz (Oct 22)
  • “We celebrated our daughter’s 5th birthday at Shetland Piny Club! It was an unforgettable event, very well organised, not just professionally, but with a lot of love! Thank you very much to Liz and her team for making this important day so special!
    Highly recommended!” Natalia (Nov 22)
  • A stunning location and beautifully designed ranch which left our kids (and the adults) open-mouthed in amazement! Thank you to all the staff at the Shetland Pony Club, who were so friendly and attentive with the children and who made my daughter’s birthday weekend one she’ll never forget!” Matt (Aug 22)

Next availability:

  • Saturday, 12 August 14:30pm
  • Sunday, 13 August 14:30pm

book now

Starter Rides

Starter Rides  are 45 mins long and specially designed first riding experiences for children. Includes pony grooming and a ride on their own pony. Followed by a certificate presentation. £50 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper. Please note your child MUST be 3 years old at the time of their ride.

Starter Ride at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability:

  • Sunday, 30 July 9am (one space only),
  • Sunday, 30 July 12.15pm (one space only)
  • Saturday, 12 August 14:30 and 15:30pm

book now

Own a Pony Experiences

Own a Pony Experiences are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. Includes lots of riding and pony care, followed by a rosette presentation. £75 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper.

Summer Own a Pony Experience at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability:

  • Saturday, 29 July 14:15pm
  • Saturday, 5 August 14.15pm (one space only)
  • Sunday, 6 August 14:15pm

You can book online or give us a call 07734 950 309 or email us: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

book now

Do take a moment to watch this week’s episode of Shetland Pony Club TV: How Shetland Pony Club began – 15 years ago.

How Shetland Ponies keep their cool

How do Shetland Ponies keep their cool in this hot summer weather?  Join Dinky to find out where they go to keep cool, and what else we do to stop them getting too hot.

Super Shady Spots

Find out which ponies are under which trees, who is missing, and see who is hiding around the corner of the shady tree.

Magic Mud

Which pony is standing in the magic mud to cool his hooves?

Pony Wonder Wash

Which ponies are visiting the Pony Wonder Wash – find out more in this week’s video: How Shetland Ponies keep their cool.

Enjoy the film here

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


You can book Pony Riding here:

Starter RidesOwn a Pony Experiences, Shetland Pony Parties, Summer Camp, Shetland Pony Walking Experience, Pony Care Course

Summer Charity Evening with Shetland Ponies – This Saturday 24 June

Followed by drinks at Sunset in aid of Cancer Research UK. Find out more here
Join us for a pony information talk followed by a gentle walk leading our Shetland ponies.

Saturday 24 June 2023 7pm to 9 pm
£30 per adult, £10 per child (3-16).
Please note this is a non-riding event.
If you cannot make the walk but would still like to donate please feel free to buy a ticket or donate via the link. Any questions call 07734 950 309

You can book or donate here 
Cancer Research UK Logo


You can book your Pony Riding here:

Starter RidesOwn a Pony Experiences, Shetland Pony Parties, Summer Camp, Shetland Pony Walking Experience, Pony Care Course

Summer Camp days and weeks – enjoy the whole day with your favourite Shetland pony. Learn to ride him, look after him and enjoy being with him all day long. 9:30am – 4pm, Summer holidays only. Age 5+. £150/day or £600/ 4 day week.

  • Mon 24 Jul – Thur 27 July 
  • Mon 31 Jul – Thur 3 Aug (2 August fully booked)
  • Mon 7 Aug – Thur 10 Aug
  • Mon14 Aug – Thur 17 Aug
  • Mon 21 Aug – Thur 24 Aug

book now

Shetland Pony Parties – Amazing pony parties for children aged 3 -10 years old. Use of a private facility with 6 ponies, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours – £750 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £30 each. Next availability:

  • Sun 9 July 14:30pm 
  • Sun 16 July 14:30pm 

birthday cake

book now

Starter Rides are 45 mins long and specially designed first riding experiences for children. Includes pony grooming and a ride on their own pony. Followed by a certificate presentation. £50 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper. Please note your child MUST be 3 years old at the time of their ride. Next availability:

  • Sun 25 June 9am, 15.30pm
  • Sunday, 2 July 9am (one space only)

book now

Own a Pony Experiences are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. Includes lots of riding and pony care. Followed by a rosette presentation. £75 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper. Next availability:

  • Sun 9 July 14:15pm
  • Saturday, 15 July 14.15pm

Easter riding

book now

You can book online or give us a call 07734 950 309 or email us: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Do take a moment to watch this week’s episode of Shetland pony Club TV How Shetland Ponies keep their cool.

Dreaming of a Shetland Pony this summer

Dreaming of a Shetland Pony this summer – Book now for Pony Camp 

Are you dreaming of a Shetland Pony this summer? Now you can as extra dates have been released for our legendary Summer Camps at Shetland Pony Club. Find out how you can have a pony of your own for the day at Shetland Pony Club Summer camp – amazing fun for children age 5+.

Amazing riding with your own pony for the day

Summer Pony Camp Days provide amazing fun-packed pony days for children from 5 – 10 years old. Children become friends with their very own pony for the day and go for rides in the beautiful meadows.

Learning pony care and know-how

Find out how to feed your pony, care for him, and try new skills with him such as natural horsemanship, polo, pony agility and games.

Exciting themes for each day

There’s a different theme every day, with lots to learn and enjoy together with your pony. Enjoy: Vets Day, Cowboys Day, Fancy Dress Day, Gymkhana Day, River Day.

Extra Summer Camp Dates Released – 2023 Summer Pony Day Camps are now on the following dates:

  • Mon 24 Jul – Thur 27 July (27 July fully booked)
  • Mon 31 Jul – Thur 3 Aug
  • Mon 7 Aug – Thur 10 Aug
  • Mon14 Aug – Thur 17 Aug
  • Mon 21 Aug – Thur 24 Aug

9:30am – 4pm. Age 5+. £150 per day or £600 per week.

Camp days are filling up fast – so be quick to book.

book now

Watch the video here: Dreaming of a Shetland Pony this summer


You can book Pony Riding here:

Starter Rides, Own a Pony Experiences, Shetland Pony Parties, Summer Camp, Shetland Pony Walking Experience, Pony Care Course

Summer Charity Evening with Shetland Ponies 
followed by drinks at Sunset in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Join us for a pony information talk followed by a gentle walk leading our Shetland ponies.

Saturday 24 June 2023 7pm to 9 pm
£30 per adult, £10 per child (3-16).
Please note this is a non-riding event.
If you cannot make the walk but would still like to donate please feel free to buy a ticket or donate via the link. Any questions call 07734 950 309

You can book or donate here 
Cancer Research UK Logo

Shetland Pony Parties – Amazing pony parties for children aged 3 -10 years old. Use of a private facility with 6 ponies, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours – £750 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £30 each. Next availability:

  • Sat 8 July 14:30pm 
  • Sun 9 July 14:30pm 

birthday cake

book now

Starter Rides are 45 mins long and specially designed first riding experiences for children. Includes pony grooming and a ride on their own pony. Followed by a certificate presentation. £50 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper. Please note your child MUST be 3 years old at the time of their ride. Next availability:

  • Sun 18 June 9am, 12:15pm
  • Sun 25 June 9am, 14.30pm, 15.30pm

book now

Own a Pony Experiences are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. Includes lots of riding and pony care. Followed by a rosette presentation. £75 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper. Next availability:

  • Sat 17 June 14:15pm
  • Sun 18 June  14:15pm

Easter riding

book now

Summer Camp days and weeksenjoy the whole day with your favourite Shetland pony. Learn to ride him, look after him and enjoy being with him all day long. 9:30am – 4pm, Summer holidays only. Age 5+. £150/day or £600/ 4 day week.

  • Mon 24 Jul – Thur 27 July (27 July fully booked)
  • Mon 31 Jul – Thur 3 Aug
  • Mon 7 Aug – Thur 10 Aug
  • Mon14 Aug – Thur 17 Aug
  • Mon 21 Aug – Thur 24 Aug

book now

You can book online or give us a call 07734 950 309 or email us: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Do take a moment to watch this week’s episode of Shetland pony Club TV: Dreaming of a Shetland Pony this summer – Book now for Pony Camp