Our New Shetland Pony Bilbo arrives

Our new Shetland pony, Bilbo, is arriving at the Ranch today – how exciting!  We are so looking forward to meeting him and making friends with him.


Today is the day when our new Shetland pony, Bilbo, is arriving at the Ranch – how exciting!

Bilbo has just had a short journey to get to us.  He has come from a lovely family where he has been ridden and cared for by some children who have sadly outgrown him.

New friends for Shetland pony Bilbo

Bilbo goes out into our meadows to meet his new friends.  Will they want to say hello and play?

Elgin Sunset is not interested, but what about Toffee and Snowdrop? Do they play with Bilbo and make friends with him?

Watch the video to find out more:

Find out more about Bilbo, our new Shetland Pony,  on his web page here.


Booking update –  May half term is filling up fast

Starter Rides  back on for 3 year olds! 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. £45/ child

  • May Half Term  –  Starter Rides on: Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June at 9am and 10am – spaces filling up fast

Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £65/ child.

    • May Half Term  –  Own a Pony Experiences – on: Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June at 11am  – spaces – Book Now!

book now

Please email the office, info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk to be put on the waitlist

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

Book ahead for the summer – from July

Shetland Pony Parties – back on for 3 year olds! 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 – £650 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each. Book ahead from July now.

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+. £135 per day or £540 per week. Book ahead for the summer now.

book now

Do take a moment to watch this week’s video: Easter Egg Hunt with the Shetland ponies

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

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Watch more Shetland Pony Club TV videos here

Spring Riding with Shetland Pony Club

Join Rosemary in this week’s video all about Spring Riding with Shetland Pony Club.

The children are getting the ponies all ready for a Spring ride today, they are decorating the ponies with lovely Daffodils and butterflies to make the ponies look special. Then it’s off around the meadows for a lovely ride!

You can join us too for some lovely Spring riding over the Easter holidays. See below for our availability.

Watch the video to find out more: Spring Riding with Shetland Pony Club

Booking update, Easter Holiday availability. Please see below our remaining availability for Easter.  You can book online or give us a call 07734 950 309

Starter Rides  back on for 3 year olds! 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. £45/ child.

  • Monday 4th April 2022 9am-9:45am- Spaces
  • Monday 4th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Full
  • Tuesday 5th April 2022 9am-9:45am- Full
  • Tuesday 5th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Full
  • Thursday 7th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Limited Spaces
  • Monday 11th April 2022 9am-9:45am- Spaces
  • Monday 11th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Full
  • Tuesday 12th April 2022 9am-9:45am- Spaces
  • Tuesday 12th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Full
  • Wednesday 13th April 2022 9am-9:45am- Spaces
  • Wednesday 13th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Full
  • Thursday 14th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Spaces

Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £65/ child.

  • Monday 4th April 2022- 11am -1pm – Full
  • Tuesday 5th April 2022- 11am-1pm – Limited spaces
  • Wednesday 6th April 2022- 9am-11am –Spaces
  • Wednesday 6th April 2022- 11am-1pm –Spaces
  • Thursday 7th April 2022- 11am-1pm – Full
  • Monday 11th April 2022- 11-1pm- Limited spaces
  • Tuesday 12th April 2022- 11-1pm- Limited spaces
  • Wednesday 13th April 2022- 11-1pm- Limited spaces

Easter Egg Hunts  – Book now. Our Easter Egg hunts are very popular, we are fully booked apart from a few limited spaces, please see below.

  • Thursday 7th April 2022- 2:30pm-4pm – Limited spaces
  • Monday 11th April 2022- 2:30pm-4pm – Limited spaces
  • Tuesday 12th April 2022- 2:30pm-4pm – Limited spaces
  • Thursday 14th April 2022- 11:15am -12:45pm- Limited spaces

book now

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

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Shetland Pony Parties – back on for 3 year olds! 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 – £650 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each.

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+. £135 per day or £540 per week.

Opening day at Shetland Pony Club

Join Rosemary in this week’s video, to see how the Shetlands got on at the opening day at Shetland Pony Club.

After a long winter break, the ponies are excited to see the children return! They need a big breakfast as it’s going to be a busy day with lots of riding.

We’ve had new saddles made and we’ve made some repairs to the bridles, so we are all ready when the children arrive.

Can you see what special decorations Crème Brulee and Elgin Sunset have on today?

The ponies and all the staff are happy to be out riding again.

Watch the video to find out more: Opening day at Shetland Pony Club


Booking update:

New Easter Egg Hunts available! Wednesday 13th April at 2:30pm, Thursday 14th April at 11:15am, Monday 18th April 9:30am Book now for Easter Holidays.

Shetland Pony Parties – back on for 3 year olds! 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 – £650 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each.

Easter Egg Hunts 9th -18th April 2022.Come and take part in our fun Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts especially for Easter, with riding along a trail and chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Easter fun for children aged 4-10 years old. One and a half-hour session- £65/ child.

Starter Rides  back on for 3 year olds! 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. £45/ child. Next availability Easter Holidays, Tuesday 5th April, 10am

Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £65/ child. Next availability Easter Holidays, Tuesday 5th April, 11am

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+. £135 per day or £540 per week.

book now

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

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Our Shetland ponies in Storm Eunice

Join Rosemary in this week’s video, our Shetland ponies in Storm Eunice.

Last week the UK was hit by Storm Eunice, with winds up to 90mph. Thankfully all the Shetlands are safe and well, albeit a little windswept. The only damage we had was our large Ash tree that fell in the winds, this was sad as the Shetlands loved standing under it all year round.

Watch the latest video to find out what precautions Rosemary took to ensure the ponies’ safety by:

  • Moving the ponies into the Rewilding field where there are no trees to fall over
  • The Rewilding field has lots of bramble bushes that the ponies can shelter behind
  • Keeping the Shetlands outdoors not in a stable as the high winds would have made this dangerous.

Watch the video: Our Shetland ponies in Storm Eunice


Booking update:

The Ranch opens on Saturday 5th March 2022 – Sunday 27th November 2022. Book now for Easter Holidays.

Shetland Pony Parties – back on for 3 year olds! 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 – £650 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each.

Easter Egg Hunts 9th -18th April 2022. Come and take part in our fun Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts especially for Easter, with riding along a trail and chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Easter fun for children aged 4-10 years old. One and a half-hour session- £65/ child.

Starter Rides  back on for 3 year olds! 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. £45/ child.

Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £65/ child.

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+. £135 per day or £540 per week.

book now

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

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Do Shetland ponies need horseshoes?

Join Rosemary in this week’s advice video as she answers your question, do Shetland ponies need horseshoes?

Our ponies don’t generally need horseshoes, this is called having a ‘barefoot pony’. It’s something that is becoming increasingly popular in the horsey world.

Why don’t our Shetland ponies need horseshoes?

  • Shetland ponies have good strong, sturdy hooves that don’t often crack
  • The children who ride are lightweight and don’t put pressure on the pony’s hooves
  • The ground that we ride on is soft and doesn’t have stones

Watch the video to find out: Do Shetland ponies need horseshoes?


Booking update:

The Ranch opens on Saturday 5th March 2022 – Sunday 27th November 2022.

Shetland Pony Parties – back on for 3 year olds! 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 – £650 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each.

Easter Egg Hunts 9th -18th April 2022. Come and take part in our fun Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts especially for Easter, with riding along a trail and chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Easter fun for children aged 4-10 years old. One and a half-hour session- £65/ child.

Starter Rides  back on for 3 year olds! 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. £45/ child.

Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £65/ child.

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+. £135 per day or £540 per week.

book now

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

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk