Small Ponies deliver Big Dreams – Shetland Pony Club’s 2023 Review

See how our Small Ponies deliver Big Dreams in our special video reviewing the ponies’ busy year at Shetland Pony Club.

New facilities and lots of training

The year began with snow, just like the Shetland Islands, so the ponies were fine. Over the winter we built a new extension to our viewing gallery, to welcome parents and riders. The ponies and team trained hard for opening in March. There were lots of new paths for all our riders and Club Members to explore.

Coronation Celebrations and Community Support

After glorious spring weather and Easter riding, it was time to celebrate the Coronation with Pony Tea Parties and the Big Help Out. We also welcomed Scouts and Community Groups. We supported Cancer Research UK with a Sunset Pony Walking evening.

Poppy Fields and Pony Experiences

June brought amazing wildflowers and our riders were able to enjoy their Own a Pony Experiences in the poppy fields of our beautiful Surrey Hills.

Summer Camp and Shetland Shopping

Vets Day, Cowboys Day, Nature Day and Gymkhana Day all featured in our Summer Camp programme.  Children improved their riding and learned pony care to gain ABRS+ awards. Our shop also opened in its Vintage Rice Trailer selling gifts from the Shetland Islands and featuring Shetland ponies.

Autumn Award

Half-term and Halloween riding and fun were followed by winning the UK Enterprise Award for the Best Children’s Equine Experience. Well done ponies, what a big year it’s been!

Looking forward to seeing you all for pony riding and learning in 2024.

Take a moment to enjoy our  video – Shetland Pony Club’s 2023 Review – Small Ponies deliver Big Dreams


We open for riding on 2 March 2024

The office will be open throughout the winter. Do contact us on 07734 950 309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Bookings for 2024 will open during January.

Our VIP Wait List is now open. Keep an eye on our weekly emails to be the first to know when bookings are released.


Pony Share Waiting List – enrolling for 2024 now

Want a pony for 2024?

Join our waiting list now to find out how you could become a member at Shetland Pony Club and receive a gorgeous members pack under the tree for your child at Christmas, and a pony to ride every week in 2024.

Pony Share Membership at Shetland Pony Club

We are enrolling now for our Pony Share Membership for 2024

You can experience a pony of your own, the easy way, with Pony Share Membership. Learn to ride, build a bond with your pony, come regularly to our club and enjoy pony fun in the countryside.

  • Pony Membership – a pony of your own each week, 2 hours, from age 4+ £275 per month.
  • Mini Membership – a pony of your own each week, 45 minutes, from age 3+ £195 per month.

Find out more here


Take a moment to enjoy our  video – Shetland Pony Club’s 2023 Review – Small Ponies deliver Big Dreams

We would like to thank all our members, customers, suppliers and friends from all over the world for all your support in 2023.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year from Rosemary, Liz, Libbie, the Team, and all the ponies at Shetland Pony Club

Shetland Pony Gift Vouchers

Shetland Pony Gift Vouchers

Looking for the perfect treat for someone who loves ponies this Christmas? Why not delight them with a magical Pony Gift Voucher. Shetland Pony Club gift vouchers are wonderful gifts for anyone who loves Shetland ponies.  

Can I get my gift voucher in time for Christmas?

Yes, there are two formats to choose from:

  • Pony Activity Gift Vouchers – beautifully printed hard copy vouchers for any pony activity are presented in magical gold envelopes and posted to a location of your choice by Royal Mail, first class (£2.50 extra for P&P). Last posting date Monday 18 December. 
  • Pony Activity Gift Vouchers – print-at-home gift vouchers are available instantly for you to download. Money Gift Voucher – print-at-home only – contribute towards any Pony Activity. Attractive gift vouchers for £10, £15, £20 or £25 towards any pony activity are available instantly for you to download  – a perfect gift.

Our gift vouchers are valid for a year. (Note: The Ranch is closed for the winter in December, January and February).

Magical snowy surprise!

Watch our adorable Shetland Ponies enjoying the snow on their winter holidays in this weeks video. 

Watch the video to find out more… 

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


Pony Share Membership  

Want a pony for Christmas?  

Join our waiting list now to find out how you could become a member at Shetland Pony club and a pony to ride every week in 2024. 

 We are enrolling now for our Pony Share Membership for 2024 

You can experience a pony of your own, the easy way, withPony Share Membership.Learn to ride, build a bond with your pony, come regularly to our club and enjoy pony fun in the countryside.  

  • Pony Membership – a pony of your own each week, 2 hours, from age 4+ £275 per month. 
  • Mini Membership – a pony of your own each week, 45 minutes, from age 3+ £195 per month. 

Find out more here


Shetland Pony Gift Shopping 

You can also Visit our online shop- great Christmas gift ideas! 

Shetland Pony Club Gift Vouchers:  are a wonderful gift for anyone who loves Shetland ponies. We have online vouchers or beautiful hard copy vouchers. £45 – £135.  You can purchase them here. Or call the office, 01372 844 077 / 07734 950309. Last posting date Monday 18 December for hard copy vouchers. 

Gift Vouchers from Shetland Pony Club

The School Trot Book The School Trot is a beautifully illustrated children’s hardback bedtime story book, written by Rosemary, founder of Shetland Pony Club. It’s all about her very first Shetland pony, Billyboon and Camilla, who really did ride to school on a Shetland Pony. This book is a perfect short bedtime story and makes a lovely gift. It is published in hardback only and is £8.99 +p&p. You can purchasehere. Last posting date Monday 18 December. 

The School Trot - Front Cover

Adopt a pony, Robin Hood–  rescued pony at Shetland Pony Club. Receive a beautiful pony gift pack, access to Robin Hood’s own website, email updates and a voucher to visit him. Learn all about him and show you care.  All proceeds go to help other horses in need. By adopting Robin Hood you are supporting our current horse charity, The Horse Trust.  £50 +p&p. Find out more about  Adopt a pony here. Last posting date Monday 18 December. 

Muddy Robin Hood

Do take a moment to watch this week’s episode of Shetland Pony Club TV: Shetland Pony Gift Vouchers

Shetland Ponies Zooming Around


Yay! Let’s watch the Shetland Ponies zooming around. 

New field

This week the Shetland Ponies are looking for a bit of extra grass. Rosemary has opened up a new field to graze and they are really excited. 

Galloping around

  • Can you see which Shetland Ponies are zooming around the fastest? 
  • Which pony is going at a nice sensible pace? 

Watch the video to find out more… 

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


Pony Share Membership  

Want a pony for Christmas?  

Join our waiting list now to find out how you could become a member at Shetland Pony club and receive a gorgeous members pack under the tree for your child at Christmas, and a pony to ride every week in 2024. 

We are enrolling now for our Pony Share Membership for 2024 

A Shetland pony for Christmas

You can experience a pony of your own, the easy way, withPony Share Membership.Learn to ride, build a bond with your pony, come regularly to our club and enjoy pony fun in the countryside.  

  • Pony Membership – a pony of your own each week, 2 hours, from age 4+ £275 per month. 
  • Mini Membership – a pony of your own each week, 45 minutes, from age 3+ £195 per month. 

Find out more here 


Shetland Pony Gift Shopping 

You can also Visit our online shop- great Christmas gift ideas! 

Shetland Pony Club Gift Vouchers:  are a wonderful gift for anyone who loves Shetland ponies. We have online vouchers or beautiful hard copy vouchers. £45 – £135.  You can purchase them here. Or call the office, 01372 844 077 / 07734 950309.  

Gift Vouchers from Shetland Pony Club

The School Trot Book The School Trot is a beautifully illustrated children’s hardback bedtime story book, written by Rosemary, founder of Shetland Pony Club. It’s all about her very first Shetland pony, Billyboon and Camilla, who really did ride to school on a Shetland Pony. This book is a perfect short bedtime story and makes a lovely gift. It is published in hardback only and is £8.99 +p&p. You can purchasehere. 

The School Trot - Shetland Pony Clulb Bedtime Story Book

Adopt a pony, Robin Hood–  rescued pony at Shetland Pony Club. Receive a beautiful pony gift pack, access to Robin Hood’s own website, email updates and a voucher to visit him. Learn all about him and show you care.  All proceeds go to help other horses in need. By adopting Robin Hood you are supporting our current horse charity, The Horse Trust.  £50 +p&p. Find out more about  Adopt a pony here. 

Muddy Robin Hood


Do take a moment to watch this week’s episode of Shetland Pony Club TV: Shetland Ponies Zooming Around

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

Are Shetland Ponies Strong?

Are Shetland Ponies strong is a question we are often asked at Shetland Pony Club. In this week’s video we look at how a Shetland Pony’s shape means that they are very strong.

Compact bodies

Shetland ponies have short strong backs and strong lower legs as well as a broad chest for a big heart.

Scientific proof

It’s been scientifically shown that Shetlands are the strongest type of horse for their size, being able to pull twice their weight, which is why they were used as pit ponies in mines in the olden days.

Watch the video to find out more…

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


What’s on in November at Shetland Pony Club

  • Sat 18 November – ponies visit Parkside School Christmas Fair, Cobham  1.30-3.30 pm
  • 18 – 19 November – Riding at Shetland Pony Club
  • 25-26  November – last weekend riding at Shetland Pony Club 
  • Sat 2 December – ponies visit Christmas Lights Switch on, The Old Plough, Cobham 5:30-6:30pm

Christmas lights switch on - the old plough


Hurry – Last Riding before the ponies’ winter holidays

Hurry – there’s just 2 more weeks of riding before we close for the winter at the end of November, so book your last rides of the season now. See our availability below:

Starter RidesOwn a Pony Experiences,  Shetland Pony Walking Experiences,  Shetland Pony Parties, (2024 only)

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.

Autumn Starter Ride at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability:

  • Sat, 18 November 2:30pm – fully booked
  • Sat, 18 November 3:30pm – fully booked
  • Sun 19 Nov 9am – fully booked
  • Sun 19 Nov 12:15pm – spaces
  • Sat, 25 November 2:30pm – fully booked
  • Sat, 25 November 3:30pm – spaces
  • Sun 26 Nov 9am – fully booked
  • Sun 26 Nov 12:15pm – fully booked

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 

  • Sat 18 Nov 2:15pm – spaces
  • Sun 19 Nov 2:15pm – spaces
  • Sat 25 Nov 2:15pm – fully booked
  • Sun 26 Nov 2:15pm – fully booked

book now

Shetland Pony Parties

Amazing Shetland Pony Parties for children aged 3 -10 years old. Use of our private facility with adorable Shetland 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. If guest numbers exceed 18 please get in touch with the office and we will see if we can accommodate.

Next availability: March 2024

Give us a call 07734 950 309 or email us: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Pony Share Membership 

We are enrolling now for our Pony Share Membership for 2024

You can experience a pony of your own, the easy way, with Pony Share Membership. Learn to ride, build a bond with your pony, come regularly to our club and enjoy pony fun in the countryside.

A Members photo at Shetland Pony Club

  • Pony Membership – a pony of your own each week, 2 hours, from age 4+ £275 per month.
  • Mini Membership – a pony of your own each week, 45 minutes, from age 3+ £195 per month.

Find out more here


Shetland Pony Gift Shopping

Our pop-up shop is open at the Ranch on Saturdays and Sunday from 10am-4pm during November.

You can also Visit our online shop- great Christmas gift ideas!

Shetland Pony Club Gift Vouchers:  are a wonderful gift for anyone who loves Shetland ponies. We have online vouchers or beautiful hard copy vouchers. £45 – £135.  You can purchase them here. Or call the office, 01372 844 077 / 07734 950309.

Gift Vouchers from Shetland Pony Club

The School Trot Book The School Trot is a beautifully illustrated children’s hardback bedtime storybook, written by Rosemary, founder of Shetland Pony Club. It’s all about her very first Shetland pony, Billyboon and Camilla, who really did ride to school on a Shetland Pony. This book is a perfect short bedtime story and makes a lovely gift. It is published in hardback only and is £8.99 +p&p. You can purchase here.

Billyboon - Shetland Pony on the School Run

Adopt a pony, Robin Hood–  rescued pony at Shetland Pony Club. Receive a beautiful pony gift pack, access to Robin Hood’s own website, email updates and a voucher to visit him. Learn all about him and show you care.  All proceeds go to help other horses in need. By adopting Robin Hood you are supporting our current horse charity, The Horse Trust.  £50 +p&p. Find out more about  Adopt a pony here.

Robin Hood in the Blue Bells in spring

Do take a moment to watch this week’s episode of Shetland Pony Club TV: Are Shetland Ponies Strong? TV Episode 464

Do you dream of owning a Shetland pony?

Find out how you can have a pony of your own, every weekend at Shetland Pony Club – the easy way, in this week’s video.

See availability update and Christmas gift ideas below

Do you dream of owning a Shetland pony? Let’s find out how you can make your dreams of owning a pony come true, the easy way, with a Pony Share Membership at Shetland Pony Club.

Finding a suitable pony

It can be a tricky, time-consuming and expensive business trying to find a suitable Shetland pony for your child. You need to be experienced to make a good choice.

A suitable home

Once you have found your ideal pony you need to have somewhere safe to keep him, where he will be happy and healthy with his friends, all year round.

Looking after your Shetland pony

There’s lots to do to care for your pony, from regular farrier’s visits and the horse dentist, to feeding him the right amount and caring for him if he is sick. It’s also expensive to keep your own pony. So, is there an easier way to have a pony?

Pony Share Membership

Yes, you can experience a pony of your own, the easy way, with our Pony Share Membership. Learn to ride, build a bond with your pony, come regularly to our club and enjoy pony fun in the countryside. There are two types of membership to enjoy:

  • Pony Membership – a pony of your own each week, 2 hours, from age 4+ £250* per month (price increase in 2023)
  • Mini Membership – a pony of your own each week, 45 minutes, from age 3+ £175* per month (price increase in 2023)

Pony Share membership runs for 9 months from March – end November 2023.

We are matching children and ponies soon, so do join the waiting list now for a chance of a pony in 2023.

Watch the video to find out more

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


Riding Availability update:

Last chance of Starter Rides before the winter – be quick!

Starter Rides  45 minutes long and are specially designed as first-riding experiences for children. £45/ child. From age 3.

  • Saturday 26 November 2:15pm – 1 space
  • Saturday 26 November 3.15pm – 2 spaces

book now

We close at the end of November 2022 (26th/27th).  We reopen at the beginning of March 2023.


Visit our online shop – great Christmas gift ideas!

Shetland Pony Club Gift Vouchers:  are a wonderful gift for anyone who loves Shetland ponies. We have online vouchers or beautiful hard-copy vouchers. £45 – £135.  You can purchase them here. Or call the office, 01372 844 077 / 07734 950309.

The School Trot Book The School Trot is a beautifully illustrated children’s hardback bedtime story book, written by Rosemary, founder of Shetland Pony Club. It’s all about her very first Shetland pony, Billyboon and Camilla, who really did ride to school on a Shetland Pony. This book is a perfect short bedtime story and makes a lovely gift. It is published in hardback only and is £8.99 +p&p. You can purchase it here.

Adopt a pony, Robin Hood–  rescued pony at Shetland Pony Club. Receive a beautiful pony gift pack, access to Robin Hood’s own website, email updates and a voucher to visit him. Learn all about him and show you care.  All proceeds go to help other horses in need. By adopting Robin Hood you are supporting our current horse charity, The Horse Trust.  £45 +p&p. Find out more about  Adopt a pony here.

2023 Pony Riding Bookings

We are working on our 2023 programme and prices now – to be the first to hear when 2023 bookings open do join our pony riding waiting list here;

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 – £650 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each. Very popular- Sold out for 2022. To book your party for 2023 please contact the office: 07734 950 309 or email us: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

You can book online (once 2023 bookings open) or give us a call 07734 950 309 or email us: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

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

Do take a moment to watch this week’s video: Do you dream of owning a Shetland pony?

Watch more Shetland Pony Club TV videos here