Shetland Pony Horse Whispering

 See availability update below

It’s Horse Whispering Day at Shetland Pony Club Summer Day Camp. Let’s learn more about it in this week’s video.

Learning to use the round pen

The children start by watching Rosemary as she shows them how we train our ponies in natural horsemanship, using a special Shetland Pony-sized cage called a round pen.

Rosemary is in the round pen with Shetland Pony Mufasa.  She sends him away as he would in the wild and after a while, he stops and licks and chews his lips.

Is Mufasa good at Horse Whispering?

Can Rosemary get Mufasa to understand her?  Will he follow her and stop and start when she does in the round pen?

Shetland Pony Tricks

Rosemary teaches the children to use carrot sticks, which are not whips.  They help to get the pony to move around. Soon the children have the ponies standing on logs.  Which pony is the best at this?

Watch the video to find out more.

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


Charity Shetland Pony Walk and Talk in aid of Cancer Research UK

One-off special charity event – This is the perfect way for all the family to learn about and enjoy being with Shetland ponies in the lovely Surrey countryside. Come and learn about Shetland ponies. You can make friends, groom and lead your Shetland pony around the meadows.  Adorable! Shetland Pony Walk and Talk will be followed by coffee and brownies. All funds raised go directly to Cancer Research UK. Find out more here.

  • Sunday 21 August 2022 2:30pm – 4:00pm
  • 1 hour 30 mins.  Suitable for adults and children aged 3+  Adults £30, Children £10
  • Book here 

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Availability update:

Summer pony camp days and weeks – nearly full

Summer Camp Days  – 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/day – BE QUICK!

  • Tuesday 9 August 2022 – 1 space
  • Thursday 11 August 2022 – 1 space
  • Monday 15 August 2022 – 1 space
  • Monday 22 August 2022  –1 space
  • Tuesday 23 August 2022 –1 space

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.

  • Thursday 2 August 11am, – nearly full
  • Sunday, 14 August NEW 2.15pm
  • Sunday 28 August NEW 2:15pm

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

  • Thursday 4th August 2:30pm/ 3:30pm – nearly full
  • Saturday, 6 August 11.15am – nearly full
  • Saturday, 13 August 2:30pm/ 3:30pm
  • Saturday 20 August 3:30pm

Shetland Pony Parties

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. Bookings from September- very popular!

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 video: Shetland Pony Horse Whispering

Watch more Shetland Pony Club TV videos here

Watch the Shetland ponies running out to grass

This week, watch the Shetland ponies running out to grass at the end of their busy summer riding programme.

Watch the Shetland ponies running out to grass

There’s a new paddock being made ready for the Shetland ponies to enjoy at the end of a busy summer of riding. Some of the ponies are excited to get there quickly to enjoy the long grass.

Which Shetland pony runs the fastest?

Watch to see which pony runs the fastest out to the grass – do you think Mufasa is the fastest, or is it Simba, Fudge or Prince William?

Who is best friends with Shetland pony Nottingham?

Nottingham is keen to get to the new grass and his best friend follows quickly after – but who is it?

Does Snowdrop rush to his new pasture too?

Watch the video to find out more:

Bookings for half term are filling up fast

We’d love you to join us for pony fun for half term and weekend riding this autumn.  We are open at weekends and in the holidays until Sunday 28 November.  There is some extra weekend availability in October for riding – do book up soon.

Which pony ride should I choose?

Starter Rides  are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children from age 4 years old. They cost £40 per child.

Own a Pony Experiences – are 2 hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. They cost £60 per child.

Shetland Pony Parties – amazing pony parties for children aged 4 -10 years old. Use of a private facility, with 6 ponies creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours – £600 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each.

October Half Term riding now available to book

Halloween Pumpkin Rides – themed pony treasure hunts for pony-mad witches and wizards. Enjoy 1½ hours of pony riding fun at the ranch, during October Half Term. Age 4 +. £60 per child. Last few spaces remaining.

book now

For your safety we have COVID-secure procedures in place:

  • Please minimise the number of people attending with your child
  • You are welcome to watch from our socially distanced benches and Safari Tent
  • Find out more about our COVID-secure procedures here

Do take a moment to watch this week’s video: Watch the Shetland ponies running out to grass.

Enjoy!

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

Sunflower surprise for the Shetland ponies

There’s a sunflower surprise for the Shetland ponies this week at Shetland Pony Club.

Sunflower surprise for the Shetland ponies

The sunflowers at Shetland Pony Club are so pretty that the ponies are all coming to enjoy them and have their photos taken with the children and staff. Don’t they look great for their pictures!

Where is Creme Brulee?

Creme Brulee is always keen to have his photo taken, but he seems to be missing.  Can you see where he has gone?

More sunflower surprises

Can you see what’s happening in the farmer’s field behind the sunflowers?

It’s time to take the ponies back to The Ranch for their supper. But it’s not supper time for everyone on the farm.  What is going on?

Watch the video to find out more:

Bookings for October half term are filling up fast

We’d love you to join us for pony fun for half term and weekend riding this autumn.  We are open at weekends and in the holidays until Sunday 28 November

Which pony ride should I choose?

Starter Rides  are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children from age 4 years old. They cost £40 per child.

Own a Pony Experiences – are 2 hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. They cost £60 per child.

Shetland Pony Parties – amazing pony parties for children aged 4 -10 years old. Use of a private facility, with 6 ponies creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours – £600 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each.

October Half Term riding now available to book including:

Halloween Pumpkin Rides – themed pony treasure hunts for pony-mad witches and wizards. Enjoy 1½ hours of pony riding fun at the ranch, during October Half Term. Age 4 +. £60 per child.

book now

For your safety we have COVID-secure procedures in place:

  • Please minimise the number of people attending with your child
  • You are welcome to watch from our socially distanced benches and Safari Tent
  • Find out more about our COVID-secure procedures here

Do take a moment to watch this week’s video: Sunflower surprise for the Shetland ponies.

Enjoy!

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

10 Shetland ponies eat a tasty breakfast

This week we join Rosemary at The Ranch where the Shetland ponies are all looking forward to a tasty breakfast.

10 Shetland ponies eat a tasty breakfast  

All the Shetland ponies love eating their delicious pony feed, and are keen to come in from the field to eat it. They can hear the sound of the feed being prepared and they can’t wait to eat a tasty breakfast.

The larger standard Shetland ponies have a bigger breakfast to give them lots of energy for their busy camp day ahead. They also have more grass in their paddock, as they need to eat more to keep them in good condition.

Can you name 10 of our Shetland ponies?

As they come in, Rosemary names 10 of the Shetland ponies.  Can you spot them all and tell the differences between them?

Watch the video to find out more:

New availability – 1 and 2 September

We’d love you to join us for pony fun just before the end of the summer holidays.

Which pony ride should I choose?

Starter Rides  are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children from age 4 years old. They cost £40 per child. Extra spaces available on 1 and 2 September

Own a Pony Experiences – are 2 hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. They cost £60 per child. Extra spaces available on 1 and 2 September

Shetland Pony Parties – amazing pony parties for children aged 4 -10 years old. Use of a private facility, with 6 ponies creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours – £600 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each.

October Half Term riding now available to book

book now

For your safety we have COVID-secure procedures in place:

  • Please minimise the number of people attending with your child
  • You are welcome to watch from our socially distanced benches and marquee
  • Find out more about our COVID-secure procedures here

Do take a moment to watch this week’s video: 10 Shetland ponies eat a tasty breakfast.

Enjoy!

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

Shetland pony Creme Brulee enjoys a photoshoot

Shetland pony Creme Brulee is booked for a photoshoot with some special hoof boots today. Let’s join him as he gets ready for the camera crew.

Farrier visit to get ready

The first job for Shetland pony Creme Brulee is to have his feet trimmed by the farrier to make sure that he is looking his best. It’s a very skilled job to be a farrier – it takes 4 years of training and apprenticeship to learn the trade. Watch how it’s done – Crème Brulee is very relaxed and enjoys his pony pedicure!

Pony beauty spa to get ready

Pony pedicure complete, Shetland pony Creme Brulee is then brushed, shampooed and made to look gorgeous for his modelling session.

Photoshoot in action

Crème Brulee loves having his photo taken – there’s practice shots with the farrier, then lots more to make sure that he is looking his best. Can you see Creme Brulee in the perfect photo?

Watch the video to find out more:

Book now for summer pony riding

We’d love you to join us for pony fun. Summer riding is almost full as the ponies are very popular.

Which pony ride should I choose?

Starter Rides  are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children from age 4 years old. They cost £40 per child. Extra spaces available this weekend.

Own a Pony Experiences – are 2 hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. They cost £60 per child. Extra spaces available this weekend.

Summer pony camp days– 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 5-10. £125 per day. – email us to join the waiting list.

Shetland Pony Parties – amazing pony parties for children aged 4 -10 years old. Use of a private facility at The Ranch, with 6 ponies creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours – £600 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each.

October Half Term riding now available to book

book now

For your safety we have COVID-secure procedures in place:

  • Please minimise the number of people attending with your child
  • You are welcome to watch from our socially distanced benches and marquee
  • Find out more about our COVID-secure procedures here

Do take a moment to watch this week’s video: Shetland pony Creme Brulee enjoys a photoshoot

Enjoy!

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