A rainy day adventure with the Shetland Ponies

The weather is wet so we are off on a rainy day adventure with the Shetland Ponies. It’s actually lots of fun, learning to ride outside in the beautiful Surrey countryside.

Learning to ride is fun, whatever the weather

Come rain or shine, the ponies look forward to welcoming you this Easter to enjoy the magic of riding in nature. Find out what happens on this week’s adventure:

The team and ponies at Shetland Pony Club would like to wish you a Very Happy Easter.

Come and visit us and learn to ride on our 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 holiday programme is live online and filling up fast.

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Booking Update for the Easter Holidays –  we are open daily until 15 April 2024

We are open daily to Monday 15 April 2024 (except Fridays 5 and 12 April – ponies rest days).  Pony riding is by appointment only – do book ahead as we get busy.

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.

Prince William with daffodils at Shetland Pony Club

Starter Ride, Easter holiday 2024 dates:

Please note your child MUST be 3 years old at the time of their ride.

  • Thursday 4 April 2024 10am – almost full
  • Saturday, 6 April 2:15pm, 3:15pm  – spaces
  • Sunday, 7 April 12:15pm – almost full
  • Monday 8 April 2024 10am  – spaces
  • Tuesday 9 April 2024 10am  – spaces
  • Wednesday 10 April 2024 10am – spaces
  • Thursday 11 April 2024 10am – spaces
  • Saturday, 13 April 2:15pm, 3:15pm  – spaces
  • Sunday, 14 April 12:15pm – almost full, 2:15pm, 3:15pm – spaces
  • Monday 15 April 2024 10am  – spaces
  • See all following availability online here

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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.

Easter Riding in the Bluebells at Shetland Pony Club

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, Easter holiday 2024 dates and times:

  • Thursday 4 April 2024 11am – spaces – 2;15pm – fully booked
  • Saturday, 6 April 2:15pm – spaces
  • Sunday, 7 April 2:15pm – almost full
  • Monday 8 April 2024 11am – almost full
  • Tuesday 9 April 2024 11am – spaces
  • Wednesday 10 April 2024 11am  – spaces
  • Thursday 11 April 2024 11am – spaces
  • Sunday, 13 April 2:15pm – almost full
  • Monday 15 April 2024 11am  – spaces
  • See more availability in April online here

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Watch this week’s adventure video : A rainy day adventure with the Shetland Ponies

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

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.

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

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

Lockdown is lifting for the Shetland ponies

Lockdown is lifting for the Shetland ponies – Yay!

Lockdown is lifting for the Shetland ponies

The ponies are looking forward to lockdown lifting and seeing the children again. Just like for us, it can be a bit lonely in lockdown for the Shetlands. They have their own pony friends, but they do enjoy seeing children too.

Getting ready for riding

Let’s watch the Shetland ponies coming in for a brush and some hoof care.  Can you spot Fudge, Dinky and Dreamcoat?  Do the ponies line up nicely for their grooming, or do things not quite go to plan…

Watch the video to find out more:

Shetland Pony Club is opening on 29 March 2021 – Book Now!

Bookings are now open for all of the 2021 season from Monday 29 March 2021. We are almost full for Easter, so book ahead for the summer so you don’t miss out.

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:

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Do take a moment to watch this week’s fun video: Lockdown is lifting for the Shetland ponies

We are so looking forward to welcoming you back to 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

Pony update & pony Easter egg decorations

This week we are bringing you an online pony update from the Shetland ponies who have moved to a new paddock to enjoy some spring grass. The ponies are well and missing you, as The Ranch is closed due to the coronavirus. Thank you for all your kind messages, we hope you are safe too.

Coming soon – Shetland Pony Club Online

If you are enjoying our Crafty Shetland Pony video series, we are excited to let you know that we have almost completed a new Shetland Pony Club Online website, packed with more pony fun and learning for you to enjoy. We will email you when this new website is live.

Shetland pony Easter egg decorations

To help to get ready for Easter, Lucy and Amy are bringing you another “Crafty Shetland Pony” idea, Shetland pony Easter egg decorations.  You can make them at home with simple craft materials you already have and decorate your home for Easter – enjoy!

You will need:

Watch the video to find out how to make your Shetland pony Easter egg decorations

We hope you enjoy making them and would love to see some photos of your creations. Email them in to: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Ranch closure and bookings rescheduling information

The Ranch remains closed until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • All paid bookings for March, April and May will be issued with a voucher code in the coming weeks, (please bear with us), to enable you to rebook at a future date to suit you.
  • All paid bookings from June onwards – should it become apparent that we are not going to reopen from June, all paid bookings will be issued with a voucher code in due course, to enable you to rebook at a future date to suit you.
  • Gift Vouchers – expiry dates will be extended if you are unable to utilise them within the current expiry period.
  • Party bookings until end May – party hosts have been emailed to agree on a route forward – do get in touch if you have a party booked with us.
  • Pony Share Members have received a separate email detailing how Pony Share Membership is being reorganised.
  • Refunds – We hope that you will support the ponies, if you are able to, by accepting a voucher code to ride in the future.  Should you require a refund instead of a voucher code, please email us and we will organise this for you.

Please be assured we will issue vouchers to reschedule all paid bookings until end of May, in the coming weeks.

Take care from 

The Shetland Pony Club Team and all the Shetland ponies

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