Happy Easter from Shetland Pony Club

Happy Easter from Shetland Pony Club

Fudge would like to wish you a Happy Easter from Shetland Pony Club. Our adorable Shetland pony has been to the local church to join the Easter parade and is now heading back to the ranch to take part in an Easter Egg Hunt in this week’s Shetland pony video.

The team and ponies at Shetland Pony Club would like to wish you a Very Happy Easter. Watch the video to find out more

Come and visit us and learn to ride on Easter Egg Hunts, Own a Pony Experiences, and Starter Rides in the beautiful Surrey Countryside this Easter.

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

P.S. Shetland Pony Club’s Easter programme is live online and filling up fast.

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Booking Update for Easter – filling up fast, be quick!

1. Easter Egg Hunts 

Easter Egg Hunts – Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts especially for Easter, learning to ride along a trail and chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Ages 4 to 10 years old. One and a half hours – £75 per child.

Final availability for Easter Egg Hunts 28 March – 1 April only,  from age 4:

  • Thursday 28 March 2024 14:30pm – nearly full
  • Good Friday 29 March 2024 9:30am, 11:30am – spaces 14:30pm – fully booked
  • Easter Saturday 30 March 2024 14:30pm -fully booked
  • Easter Sunday 31 March 2024 14:30pm – spaces
  • Easter Monday 1 April 2024 9:30am, – spaces
  • Easter Monday 1 April 2024 11:30am,  14:30pm fully booked
  • Own a pony experience from Tuesday 2 April

2. 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. £75 per child.

Own a Pony Experience 4 at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability for Own a Pony Experiences from age 4:

  • Thursday 28 March 2024 11am – spaces
  • Easter Saturday 30 March 2024  – fully booked
  • Easter Sunday 31 March 2024 – fully booked
  • Tuesday 2 April 2024 11am, 2;15pm  – spaces
  • Wednesday 3 April 2024 11am, – spaces, 2:15pm  –  fully booked
  • Thursday 4 April 2024 11am – spaces 2:15pm  –  fully booked
  • Sunday, 7 April 2:15pm – almost full
  • Monday, 8 April 11am – almost full, 2:15pm  –  fully booked
  • See more availability in April online here

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3. Starter Rides

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 bluebells at Shetland Pony Club
Next availability for Starter Rides from age 3:

  • Thursday 28 March 2024 10am – fully booked
  • Good Friday 29 March 2024 –  fully booked
  • Easter Saturday 30 March 2024  – fully booked
  • Easter Sunday 31 March 2024 12:15pm –  2 spaces
  • Tuesday 2 April 2024 10am  – spaces
  • Wednesday 3 April 2024 10am  – spaces
  • Thursday 4 April 2024 10am  – spaces
  • Saturday 6 April 2024 2:15pm, 3:15pm  – spaces
  • Sunday 7 April 2024 12:15pm  – spaces
  • Monday 8 April 10am – spaces
  • See all following availability online here

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Take a moment to watch our lovely Easter Shetland Pony video to find out more.

3 Fun Ways to Ride a Shetland Pony this Easter

The Easter Holidays are fast approaching and the ponies at Shetland Pony Club are already fully booked this weekend for Easter Egg Hunts. Join us on an Easter Egg Hunt in this week’s video.

Great news – there’s still time to book 3 fun ways for your child to ride over the Easter Holidays:

1 – Easter Egg Hunts – one and a half hours of pony magic. Meet and decorate your Shetland pony with your one-to-one helper, before riding on a long Easter egg trail in the beautiful Surrey countryside to find some hidden Easter eggs. Gorgeous rosettes and Easter eggs included. Children must be 4 years old to join our Easter Egg Hunts as there is lots of riding. £75. Find out more in this week’s video here

2 – Own a Pony Experiences – 2 hours of one-to-one Shetland pony heaven. Meet your pony, make friends and learn all about him. Ride your pony through our glorious meadows with your helper. Rosettes included. £75. Ages 4-10

3 – Starter Rides – a magical way to begin riding for your child. Meet your pony and make friends. Brush him and get him ready with your helper, then take a gentle safe ride around our meadows. Lots of photo opportunities, free coffee for adults and a certificate to take home. 45 minutes. £50. Ages 3-10

Watch the video to find out more.

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

P.S. Shetland Pony Club’s Easter programme is live online and filling up fast.

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Booking Update for Easter – filling up fast, be quick!

1. Easter Egg Hunts 

Easter Egg Hunts – Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts especially for Easter, learning to ride along a trail and chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Ages 4 to 10 years old. One and a half hours – £75 per child.

  • Saturday 23 March 2024 14:30pm – fully booked
  • Sunday 24 March 2024 14:30pm – fully booked
  • Monday 25 March 2024 14:30pm – fully booked
  • Tuesday 26 March 2024 14:30pm – fully booked
  • Wednesday 27 March 2024 14:30pm – spaces
  • Thursday 28 March 2024 14:30pm – spaces
  • Good Friday 29 March 2024 9:30am, 11:30am, 14:30pm – spaces
  • Easter Saturday 30 March 2024 14:30pm – spaces
  • Easter Sunday 31 March 2024 14:30pm – spaces
  • Easter Monday 1 April 2024 9:30am, 11:30am, 14:30pm – nearly full

2. 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. £75 per child.

Own a Pony Experience 4 at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability for Own a Pony Experiences from age 4:

  • Sunday, 24 March 12;15pm – fully booked
  • Monday 25 March 2024  – fully booked
  • Tuesday 26 March 2024  – fully booked
  • Wednesday 27 March 2024 10am – spaces
  • Thursday 28 March 2024 10am – spaces
  • Easter Saturday 30 March 2024  – fully booked
  • Easter Sunday 31 March 2024 12:15pm –  2 spaces
  • Tuesday 2 April 2024 11am, 2;15pm  – spaces
  • Wednesday 3 April 2024 11am, 2;15pm   – spaces
  • Thursday 4 April 2024 11am, 2;15pm   – spaces
  • Sunday, 7 April 2:15pm – almost full
  • See more availability in April online here

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3. Starter Rides

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 bluebells at Shetland Pony Club
Next availability for Starter Rides from age 3:

    • Saturday, 23 March 2;15pm – 2 spaces
    • Sunday, 24 March 12;15pm – 2 spaces
    • Monday 25 March 2024  – fully booked
    • Tuesday 26 March 2024  – fully booked
    • Wednesday 27 March 2024 10am – spaces
    • Thursday 28 March 2024 10am – spaces
    • Good Friday 29 March 2024  fully booked
    • Easter Saturday 30 March 2024  – fully booked
    • Easter Sunday 31 March 2024 12:15pm –  2 spaces
    • Tuesday 2 April 2024 10am  – spaces
    • See all following availability online here

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Take a moment to watch this week’s video: 3 Fun Ways to Ride a Shetland Pony this Easter

We look forward to welcoming you this Easter.

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

What’s on at Easter at Shetland Pony Club

Easter Holidays are fast approaching and the ponies are getting ready for all the Easter egg hunting fun. Join them on this week’s video. Our Easter Egg Hunts last for one and a half hours and the children dress up the ponies Easter style and follow a trail around our lovely farm. Then it’s time to get off the ponies and hunt for the Easter eggs. The ride ends with a beautiful special Easter rosette and a take home bag of eggs. Children must be 4 years old to join our Easter Egg Hunt ride as it’s quite a big ride.

Watch the video to find out more.

Easter Egg Hunts – Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts especially for Easter, learning to ride along a trail and chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Ages 4 to 10 years old. One and a half hours – £75 per child.

Booking Update

This weekend we have added extra starter rides on Saturday 16th March afternoon. Sorry Sunday 17th March  FULL

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.


Easter Holiday Programme starts Wednesday 27 March 2024

Easter Egg Hunts – Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts especially for Easter, learning to ride along a trail and chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Ages 4 to 10 years old. One and a half hours – £75 per child.

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.

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.

Booking 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 riding time, £750 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £30 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+. £150 per day.

Pony Walking Experiences – the perfect way for grown-ups and everyone aged 11+ to enjoy Shetland Ponies in the beautiful Surrey countryside. Come and spend time learning about and leading an adorable Shetland Pony, followed by coffee and brownies. 1 Hour, £50 per adult.

Pony Share Membership for 2024

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

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How can my child start pony riding – Parents Advice Part 3

Research shows that riding is good for children

In our first 2 videos in this Parents Advice series, we learned that regular access to green spaces, which happens when you ride outside, can make your child healthier and happier. Riding from a young age can lead to a life of success and fun too.

How can my child start pony riding?

Parents often ask us the best way to begin riding with children, because we have taught over 20,000 children to ride. Successful riding starts with having the right trained pony, and a Shetland pony is small and helps children feel confident.

It’s important to have an experienced helper. All our children ride on a lead rein, with a one-to-one helper to guide them every step of the way, making learning riding fun, easy and safe.

Special Riding Method

We have a special beginners’ riding method, where we use soft saddles to start children learning riding. This helps children develop a good seat and position, and we add stirrups and reins later. Children ride outside in nature with friends, so they relax and have fun when they are with their pony, caring for him as well as riding.

Which type of riding should I choose for my child?

Starter Rides are a great way to begin from age 3. Children meet their pony and spend 45 mins with him. They brush and get to know him, and have a short, happy ride with their pony and helper.

Own a Pony Experiences are suitable for children from age 4. They meet their pony and learn how to care for him, as well as a longer ride with friends around our beautiful farmland trails.

Pony Share Membership is great for those who are keen to ride weekly, without the costs and responsibilities of actually owning a pony. It’s a practical way for keen children to learn more and enjoy the benefits of regular riding.

So, a great way to begin riding with children is to start at a specialist children’s riding centre, like Shetland Pony Club.

Bookings are now open for 2024, so if you’d like your child to start pony riding:

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Watch the video to find out more.

We can’t wait to see you for riding again from 2 March 2024!

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

P.S. Bookings for riding at Shetland Pony Club are now open and we start riding again on 2 March 2024.


Bookings update – bookings for 2024 are now open!

We start riding again on 2 March 2024 and we are so looking forward to welcoming you!

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What to book at Shetland Pony Club

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

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

Starter Ride at Shetland Pony Club

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.

Easter Egg Hunts – fun Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts especially for Easter, with riding along a trail and chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Ages 4 to 10 years old. One and a half hours – £75 per child

book now

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+. £150 per day or £600 per week.

Vets day at Shetland Pony Club CampVets Day Pony Weighing at Shetland Pony Club

Pony Share Membership – experience a pony of your own, the easy way. 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.

Pony Walking Experiences – the perfect way for grown-ups and everyone aged 11+ to enjoy Shetland Ponies in the beautiful Surrey countryside. Come and spend time learning about and leading an adorable Shetland pony. Followed by Coffee and brownies. 1 Hour, £50 per adult

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Take a moment to watch this week’s video: How can my child start pony riding?

The History of Shetland Ponies

Join Rosemary in this week’s video all about the History of Shetland Ponies.

  • Shetland ponies originate from the Shetland Islands, 120 miles off the north of Scotland in the North Sea. Only the very hardiest and toughest Shetlands survived the harsh conditions.
  • Farmers used Shetlands to carry peat from the hills back to the farmhouse to use as fuel. As there are no trees on the Shetland Islands to use as fuel.
  • In 1840 Shetland ponies started to be used in coal mines, as they were small but very strong and able to pull the coal carts. Shetlands were transported all over the world including America to work in the mines.
  • Happily now Shetland ponies are not used in mines but enjoy riding with children!

Watch the video to find out more: The History of Shetland Ponies


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 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- Full

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 7 April 2022- 11am-1pm – Limited spaces
  • Monday 11th April 2022- 11-1pm- Full
  • Tuesday 12th April 2022- 11-1pm- Limited spaces
  • Wednesday 13th April 2022- 11-1pm- Full

Easter Egg Hunts- Our Easter Egg Hunts are fully booked. Please email the office, info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk to be put on the waitlist

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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.

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

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

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