Halloween Shetland Pony Ride

It’s time for our legendary Halloween Shetland Pony Rides over 2 weeks of half-term this autumn. The ponies are getting ready with the children with Halloween dressing-up. After photos, they head out to enjoy a wonderful long ride along the Pumpkin Trial. Then it’s time for a candy hunt in the beautiful meadows at Shetland Pony Club – amazing fun for children ages 4-10+

Watch the video, if you dare…

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


Book your Half Term Riding here:

Halloween Pumpkin Rides, Starter RidesOwn a Pony Experiences,  Shetland Pony Walking Experiences,  Shetland Pony Parties,

Halloween Pumpkin Rides – Half-Term Only

Halloween Pony Dress up Fun

Come and enjoy our 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. Pumpkin rides start with pony dress-up Halloween style, followed by a ride through the meadows to our pumpkin candy trail. There are special rosettes for all riders. Suitable for children aged 4 – 10 years. £75/child.

Pumpkin trail at Halloween at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability:

    • Saturday 21 October, 2:30pm – fully booked
    • Sunday 22 October, 2:30pm – fully booked
    • Monday 23 October, 2:30pm – spaces
    • Tuesday 24 October, 2:30pm – fully booked
    • Wednesday 25 October, 2:30pm – fully booked
    • Thursday 26 October, 2:30pm – spaces
    • Friday 27 October, 9:30am – spaces
    • Friday 27 October, 11:30am – fully booked
    • Friday 27 October, 2:30pm fully booked
    • Saturday 28 October, 2:30pm – spaces
    • Sunday 29 October, 2:30pm – spaces
    • Monday 30 October, 9:30am, – spaces
    • Monday 30 October, 11:30am , 2:30pm fully booked
    • Tuesday 31 October, 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm – spaces

book now

Starter Rides

Starter Rides are 45 mins long and specially designed first riding experiences for children. Includes pony grooming and a ride on their own pony. Followed by a certificate presentation. £50 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper. Please note your child MUST be 3 years old at the time of their ride.

Autumn Starter Ride at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability:

  • Sun 22 Oct – fully booked
  • Mon 23 Oct – fully booked
  • Tues 24 Oct 10am – fully booked
  • Wed 25 Oct 11am, 12 noon – spaces
  • Thurs 26 Oct 10am – spaces
  • Fri 27 Oct – fully booked
  • Sun 29 Oct 12.15pm fully booked
  • Wed 1 Nov 10am – almost full
  • Thurs 2 Nov 10am – spaces

book now

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. Includes lots of riding and pony care, followed by a rosette presentation. £75 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper.

Summer Own a Pony Experience at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability 

  • Sat 14 and Sun 15 Oct – fully booked
  • Sat 21 and Sun 22 Oct – fully booked
  • Mon 23 Oct 11am – fully booked
  • Tues 24 Oct 11am – fully booked
  • Wed 25 Oct 11am – spaces
  • Thurs 25 Oct 11am – spaces
  • Wed 1 Nov 11am – spaces
  • Thurs 2 Nov 11am – spaces

book now

Shetland Pony Parties

Amazing Shetland Pony Parties for children aged 3 -10 years old. Use of our private facility with adorable Shetland 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. If guest numbers exceed 18 please get in touch with the office and we will see if we can accommodate.

Party riding at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability:

  • Sun, 5 Nov 2:30pm – spaces
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2:30pm – spaces

You can book online or give us a call 07734 950 309 or email us: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

book now

Do take a moment to watch this week’s episode of Shetland Pony Club TV: Halloween Shetland Pony Ride

Boo! What’s spooking the Shetland ponies this Halloween

It’s horsey Halloween at Shetland Pony Club and the sun is going down at The Ranch.  Bats and badgers are coming out to play, but…

Boo! what’s spooking the Shetland ponies tonight?

There’s something spooky that’s causing a blistering bolt amongst the ponies.

What is causing that fangtastic fright for Dinky?

Watch the video here, if you dare…

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


Book your Half Term Riding here:

Halloween Pumpkin Rides, Starter RidesOwn a Pony Experiences,  Shetland Pony Walking Experiences,  Shetland Pony Parties,

Halloween Pumpkin Rides – Half-Term Only

Halloween Pony Dress up Fun

Come and enjoy our 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. Pumpkin rides start with pony dress-up Halloween style, followed by a ride through the meadows to our pumpkin candy trail. There are special rosettes for all riders. Suitable for children aged 4 – 10 years. £75/child.

Pumpkin trail at Halloween at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability:

    • Saturday 21 October, 2:30pm – fully booked
    • Sunday 22 October, 2:30pm – spaces
    • Monday 23 October, 2:30pm – spaces
    • Tuesday 24 October, 2:30pm – spaces
    • Wednesday 25 October, 2:30pm – fully booked
    • Thursday 26 October, 2:30pm – spaces
    • Friday 27 October, 9:30am,11:30am – fully booked
    • Friday 27 October, 2:30pm – almost full
    • Saturday 28 October, 2:30pm – spaces
    • Sunday 29 October, 2:30pm – spaces
    • Monday 30 October, 9:30am, 11:30am – almost full
    • Tuesday 31 October, 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm – spaces

book now

Starter Rides

Starter Rides are 45 mins long and specially designed first riding experiences for children. Includes pony grooming and a ride on their own pony. Followed by a certificate presentation. £50 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper. Please note your child MUST be 3 years old at the time of their ride.

Autumn Starter Ride at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability:

  • Sun 15 Oct 9am – one space only
  • Sun 22 Oct – fully booked
  • Mon 23 Oct – fully booked
  • Tues 24 Oct 10am – spaces
  • Wed 25 Oct 10am – almost full
  • Thurs 26 Oct 10am – spaces
  • Fri 27 Oct – fully booked
  • Sun 29 Oct 12.15pm – one space only
  • Wed 1 Nov 10am – almost full
  • Wed 1 Nov 10am – spaces

book now

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. Includes lots of riding and pony care, followed by a rosette presentation. £75 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper.

Summer Own a Pony Experience at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability 

  • Sat 14 and Sun 15 Oct – fully booked
  • Sat 21 and Sun 22 Oct – fully booked
  • Mon 23 Oct 11am – fully booked
  • Tues 24 Oct 11am – almost full
  • Wed 25 Oct 11am – spaces
  • Thurs 25 Oct 11am – spaces
  • Wed 1 Nov 11am – spaces
  • Thurs 2 Nov 11am – spaces

book now

Shetland Pony Parties

Amazing Shetland Pony Parties for children aged 3 -10 years old. Use of our private facility with adorable Shetland 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. If guest numbers exceed 18 please get in touch with the office and we will see if we can accommodate.

Party riding at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability:

  • Sun, 5 Nov 2:30pm
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2:30pm

You can book online or give us a call 07734 950 309 or email us: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

book now

Do take a moment to watch this week’s episode of Shetland Pony Club TV: Boo! What’s spooking the Shetland ponies this Halloween

Half Term Halloween Pony Fun


It’s time for Half Term Halloween Pony Fun with the Shetland Ponies at The Ranch.

Watch the video to see the children and ponies getting dressed up for a spooktacular Halloween Pumpkin Ride around the meadows at Shetland Pony Club.

Spooktacular Pony Fun

Pumpkin rides start with pony dress-up Halloween style, followed by a ride through the autumn meadows along our pumpkin trail. The children hunt for candy and there are special rosettes for all riders.

Watch the video to see the fun that you could have on a Halloween Pumpkin Ride.

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


Book your Half Term Riding here:

Halloween Pumpkin Rides, Starter RidesOwn a Pony Experiences,  Shetland Pony Walking Experiences,  Shetland Pony Parties,

Halloween Pumpkin Rides – Half Term Only

Honeybee and Creme Brulee enjoy Halloween pumpkin rides

Come and enjoy our 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. Pumpkin rides start with pony dress-up Halloween style, followed by a ride through the meadows to our pumpkin candy trail. There are special rosettes for all riders. Suitable for children aged 4 – 10 years. £75/child.

Halloween Pumpkin riding at Shetland Pony Club

  • Saturday 21 October, 2:30pm – Fully Booked
  • Sunday 22 October, 2:30pm
  • Monday 23 October, 2:30pm
  • Tuesday 24 October, 2:30pm
  • Wednesday 25 October, 2:30pm – Almost Full
  • Thursday 26 October, 2:30pm
  • Friday 27 October, 9:30am,11:30am – Almost Full
  • Friday 27 October, 2:30pm
  • Saturday 28 October, 2:30pm
  • Sunday 29 October, 2:30pm
  • Monday 30 October, 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm – Almost Full
  • Tuesday 31 October, 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm

Starter Rides

Starter Rides are 45 mins long and specially designed first-riding experiences for children. Includes pony grooming and a ride on their own pony. Followed by a certificate presentation. £50 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper. Please note your child MUST be 3 years old at the time of their ride.

Autumn Starter Ride at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability:

  • Sun 8 Oct 12:15pm – one space only
  • Sat 14 Oct 3:30pm – one space only
  • Sun 15 Oct 2:30pm and 3:30pm – Spaces
  • Sun 22 Oct 2:30pm and 3:30pm – Fully Booked
  • Mon 23 Oct – 10am – Fully Booked
  • Tues 24 Oct 10am – Spaces

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. Includes lots of riding and pony care, followed by a rosette presentation. £75 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper.

Summer Own a Pony Experience at Shetland Pony Club

Fully booked until half term. Next availability:

  • Sat 14 Oct 14.15pm –– Fully booked
  • Sun 15 Oct 14.15pm –– Fully booked
  • Mon 23 Oct 11am – Fully booked
  • Tues 24 Oct 11am
  • Wed 25 Oct 11am
  • Thurs 25 Oct 11am 
  • Wed 1 Nov 11am
  • Thurs 2 Nov 11am 

Shetland Pony Parties

Amazing pony parties for children aged 3 -10 years old. Use of our private facility with adorable shetland 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. If guest numbers exceed 18 please get in touch with the office and we will see if we can accommodate.

Next availability:

  • Sun, 5 Nov 2:30pm
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2:30pm

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 episode of Shetland Pony Club TV: Half Term Halloween Pony Fun with the Shetland Ponies

Looking for a new Shetland pony on the Shetland Isles – Part 2

Last week, we found some Shetland pony stallions that were too big for us and some foals that were too small. So this week we visit Shetland ponies on Bressay, another island, to try and find the perfect Shetland pony for us.

Shetland ponies on Bressay

Bressay is a short ferry ride from the Shetland Mainland. It is famous because there is a special Pictish Stone there called the Bressay Stone. It is carved with a Shetland pony being ridden by a Viking. So Shetland ponies are thought to have travelled to Shetland on Viking longships.

Grassy pastures are ideal for breeding Shetland ponies

The Marquis of Londonderry used the rich grasses on Bressay to breed many Shetland ponies to be used in coal mines around the world. They travelled by boat too, but they are not here now, so we need to look elsewhere.

Burra and the Shetland Pony Experience

The Merkisayre Stud on the Island of Burra has many wonderful ponies and the most adorable mares and foals. So do they have the perfect Shetland pony for us?

Watch the video to find out more:

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How to book a pony ride at Shetland Pony Club

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

You can book online here now, or give us a call on 07734 950 309.

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. Some availability.

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. Limited availability.

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. Fully booked.

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.  Full for 2021 – now booking for 2022.

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: Looking for a new Shetland pony on the Shetland Isles – part 2

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

Learn how to ride a Shetland pony

Always wanted your child to learn how to ride a Shetland Pony? Find out how to begin riding with a Starter Ride, in this week’s advice video from Shetland Pony Club.

Learn how to ride a Shetland pony

At Shetland Pony Club, we have helped more than 12,000 children begin riding.  With a relaxed, gentle approach, children develop a love of ponies that will last a lifetime. Many children who first rode with us are now grown up and have gone on to have their own ponies, compete at top level, become vets or come back to help more children start riding with us.

How do I begin riding?

The best way to start riding is by trying a Starter ride. Children aged 4-10 years, put on a riding hat, and learn how to be safe around ponies. They begin by meeting their pony and brushing him. A gentle, hands-on approach works well and our young riders love to choose their saddle and help to get their pony ready for riding.

Shetland ponies lead the way

Shetland ponies are ideal to start on, as they are small and the children learn to lead them before getting on. Each child enjoys a relaxed ride on their pony around our meadows, being led by their helper. They get plenty of time to get used to riding, and there’s a chance for parents to take photos at the end.

Children help with pony care

It’s important to look after our pony before ourselves, so the children make sure he is untacked after his ride and offer him a drink of water. They love the responsibility of caring for him. Once the pony care is over it’s time for more hand washing and a reward…

Watch the video to find out more:

How to book a Starter Ride at Shetland Pony Club

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

You can book online here now, or give us a call on 07734 950 309.

book now

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.  – Half term availability

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.  – Half term availability

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. – Almost full for 2021 – now booking for 2022

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. Fully booked.

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: learn how to ride a Shetland pony

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