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

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.

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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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Working with our Shetland Ponies

This week we are working with our Shetland ponies to get them ready for riding. We open Shetland Pony Club this weekend, on 2 March.

Ponies love horse whispering

At Shetland Pony Club we use Natural Horsemanship, or horse whispering.  This is where we communicate with our ponies through our body language and voice, so that he wants to be with us.

Team Training in Natural Horsemanship

We employ over 60 young people to lead our Shetland ponies and they need to learn about how to “Talk Horse” too. They learn how to make friends with their pony and to be his leader, so that he knows what he is being asked to do.

Liz, a BHS Accredited Coach, is giving a lesson in this week’s video. The ponies love to make friends with their leader and its rewarding for all when they connect and make friends, forming a great team.

Opening this weekend

Yay! We open for riding again, on 2 March 2024.  We are nearly full for our opening weekend, so do book online now, or give us a call.

Watch the video to find out more.

We can’t wait to see you for riding again.

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

P.S. Bookings for riding at Shetland Pony Club are open, and we start riding again on 2 March 2024  – be quick – just a few spaces left.

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Shetland Pony Club reopens this weekend – Saturday 2 March 2024

What to book at Shetland Pony Club

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.

  • Saturday 2 March – fully booked
  • Sunday 3  March – 9am – 3 spaces
  • Saturday 9 March – 3.15pm – 2 spaces
  • Sunday 10  March – Extra ponies added for Mother’s Day 2.15pm and 3.15pm – 4 spaces

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.

  • Saturday 2 March – fully booked
  • Sunday 3  March  – fully booked
  • Sunday 10  March – Extra ponies added for Mother’s Day 2.15pm  – 3 spaces

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.

  • March dates  – All fully booked
  • Saturday 6  April – next party availability

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.

Events

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.

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.

Members 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 riding in the countryside.  Contact us to see if we have a suitable pony free for your child on 07734 950 309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

  • 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.

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Take a moment to watch this week’s video: Working with our Shetland Ponies

All about Shetland Pony Club

Shetland Pony Club is an award-winning children’s riding school based in Cobham, Surrey, in England. We have lots of well-trained Shetland ponies for children to ride. For 15 years we have been making children and ponies very happy. We specialise in beginners’ riding and first-riding experiences. Each child has their own individual trained person to help them with their pony. It’s fun, easy, and safe, and all our riding is on the lead rein. It’s an ideal place to start, and children can ride with us from as young as three years old.

Pony Share Membership

We have a popular Pony Share Membership Club where children can come each week and build up a special bond with their very own pony. We also offer Own a Pony Experiences which are two-hour sessions. They are very popular as gifts from parents and grandparents.

Summer Camps

In the summer, our legendary Summer Camps offer a week full of pony riding and learning, with people joining us from all over the world for Shetland Pony fun.

Pony Parties

Our Pony Parties are very popular, and the ideal birthday event loved by children and parents alike. We create magical riding memories with the children and ponies, whilst parents can relax with their adult guests and enjoy the beautiful countryside.

Shetland Pony Club is in the beautiful Surrey Hills, surrounded by wildflower meadows. We have a lovely rustic Ranch House where you can relax, enjoy the views, and drink coffee when the children are riding. If you would like your child to connect with the great outdoors, make friends with a fluffy Shetland Pony, and learn to ride and care for him, you can book online, when bookings open on 31 January.

We look forward to seeing you riding with us this year.

Watch the video to find out more… 

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


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 31 January.

Join the VIP bookings list here for early access to the bookings.


Pony Share Waiting List – enrolling for 2024 now

Want a pony for 2024? We have just a few places left

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

A Members photo 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.


Book a Pony Birthday Party

Book an amazing pony birthday party with our adorable Shetland ponies creating magical memories for your child’s birthday Ages 3-10+ years old.

Enjoy the beautiful countryside at our private facility with trained ponies and staff for “The best day of my life!” – Ella, aged 5.

Contact us here for 2024 dates: on 07734 950 309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk


Take a moment to enjoy our video – All about Shetland Pony Club


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

A Christmas Card from the Shetland Ponies

Take a moment to enjoy our Christmas Card from the Shetland Ponies, and watch the adorable ponies in the snowy Surrey Hills countryside.

Fluffy ponies enjoy cold weather

Although the weather in England is very mild at the moment, Shetland ponies are well adapted to live in cold weather, with fantastic fluffy coats that keep them warm.

They are so well insulated that the snow doesn’t melt on their coats. To help keep them warm we feed the ponies hay during snowy weather whilst the grass is covered.

Do you know your Shetland ponies?

  • Can you see which pony is tucking into the hay?
  • Which pony is the fluffiest?

Watch the video to find out more

Thank you for supporting Shetland Pony Club

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

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas from Rosemary, Liz, Libbie, the Team, and all the ponies at Shetland Pony Club

P.S. The office will be open throughout the winter and we start riding again on 2 March 2024.


Be the first to know when 2024 bookings open

Bookings for 2024 will open during January.

Shetland Pony Club - Bookings wait list

Please keep an eye on our weekly emails and join the waitlist to be the first to know when bookings are released.


Enrol now for a Pony Share Member in 2024

Pony Share Membership – 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. Join our waitlist for a pony share in 2024. 

Pony Riding at Shetland Pony Club - one to one helpers

  • 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.


There is still time to buy print-at-home gift vouchers in time for Christmas

Shetland Pony Club Gift Vouchers: are a wonderful gift for anyone who loves Shetland ponies. We have print-at-home vouchers that you can download now from £10– £150 and you can purchase them here.

Gift Vouchers from Shetland Pony Club


Do take a moment to enjoy this weeks video: A Christmas Card from the Shetland Ponies