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

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

Summer pony ride to the wildflower meadows

Join us this week as our Pony Share Members enjoy a summer pony ride to the wildflower meadows.

Getting ready for a summer pony ride

The Pony Share Members come every week to ride their special pony. Let’s join them as they pick out the hooves and tack up the ponies to get ready for riding.

Prince William is looking forward to his ride, and Dinky is happy to be on the way to find the wildflower meadows.

Over the hills and far away

The ponies head out across the Surrey Hills to find the wildflowers.  Once they come through the gate, there is a sea of flowers as high as the ponies’ eyes.

Wonderful wildflower meadows

The flowers stretch as far as the eye can see, and the ponies and their riders love to wind through the twisty paths, spotting butterflies along the route. What a lovely day!

Watch the video to find out more:

Shetland Pony Club is open

Extra Summer Camp dates are available in August on:

  • Wednesday 11 August 2021
  • Thursday 19 August 2021
  • Monday 23 August 2021
  • Thursday 26 August 2021  

To find out if we have a suitable pony for your child, please email us with your child’s name and date of birth and their camp day availability info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Extra Summer Starter Rides and Own a Pony Experiences available

Shetland Pony Parties, Starter Rides  and Own a Pony Experiences at weekends, and in the holidays including:

book now

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

  • Please minimise the number of people attending with your child within the current government guidelines.
  • 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: summer pony ride to the wildflower meadows

Enjoy your riding

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

What does a Shetland pony weigh?

In this pony advice video we learn the answer to a much-asked question – what does a Shetland pony weigh?

How do you weigh a Shetland pony?

To find out the weight of our Shetland ponies, the most accurate way to do so is with a special pony weigh scales, which are like a big set of bathroom scales. We can stand our ponies on the scale and record how much they weigh.

Some of our ponies are very happy on the scales, like Dreamcoat, but some take more practice, as with Prince William.

What does a Shetland pony weigh?

  • A small or miniature Shetland pony, like Honeybee, Dinky and Snowdrop should weigh around 120 kg.
  • Midi Shetland ponies such as Toffee should weigh about 150kg.
  • Larger standard Shetland ponies, like Gordon and Teddy Bear should weigh about 180kg – 200kg.

Why does a Shetland pony’s weight matter? 

For Shetland ponies to be happy and healthy with no sore feet, they should be the right weight for their size, so if they are a little heavy, they need to eat a bit less and exercise more.

Can you guess which of our ponies are the right weight, and which Shetlands are a little heavy?

Watch the video to find out more:

Shetland Pony Club is open

  • May Half Term – We are fully booked,  but can get short notice availability so do check our live booking system.
  • Book now for summer and the whole season. Make sure you don’t miss out on pony riding fun.
  • Spectators – more than one adult may now attend with their child.

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

  • Please minimise the number of people attending with your child within the current government guidelines.
  • Adults must wear a mask when signing their child in.
  • You are welcome to watch from our socially distanced benches and marquee.
  • If your child is 5+ adults may leave site provided we have your contact details.
  • You can find out more about our COVID-secure procedures here.

You can book now for:

Shetland Pony Parties, Starter Rides and Own a Pony Experiences at weekends, and in the holidays including:

book now

Do take a moment to watch this week’s video: what does a Shetland pony weigh?

Enjoy your riding in the sunshine

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

Stop yawning ponies! It’s time for riding

Stop yawning ponies! It’s time for riding. You need to wake up because there are just a few days to go before we open The Ranch again, how exciting!

Springtime relaxing

The ponies are enjoying the spring weather, and are lazing in the meadows at Shetland Pony Club. They are grazing, yawning and rolling. It’s been a lovely long relaxing break with plenty of grass and hay to eat and lots of friends to play with.

Stop yawning ponies! It’s time for riding

Dinky is yawning and Batman, Crème Brulee and Honeybee have been rolling for fun. But the Ranch will be opening soon and so the ponies need to get ready to meet the children for a summer of pony riding fun.

Welcome back

The team have all been trained in the new procedures and the ponies are practicing coming in again for breakfasts and grooming. We can’t wait for the children to come back for a busy summer of pony riding fun.

Watch the video to find out more:

Shetland Pony Club is opening on 29 March 2021

We are fully booked for Easter, so book now for summer and the whole season ahead so you don’t miss out on pony riding fun.

For your safety we will have strict COVID – secure procedures in place:

  • Only ONE adult is allowed to attend with your child.
  • Adults must wear a mask when signing their child in.
  • You are welcome to wait using our socially distanced benches and marquee.
  • If your child is 5+ adults may leave site provided we have your contact details.
  • You can find out more about our COVID-secure procedures here.

You can now book for:

Shetland Pony Parties, Starter Rides and Own a Pony Experiences from 29 March 2021 at weekends, and in the holidays including:

book now

Do take a moment to watch this week’s fun video: Stop yawning ponies! It’s time for riding.

Welcome back,

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