Shetland Pony Gordon Turns 27: Relive His Grand National Race

Shetland Pony Gordon’s Grand National Race

To mark the 27th birthday of our star Shetland Pony, Gordon, we look back at his memorable 2008 Shetland Pony Grand National race.

Racing at Royal Windsor Horse Show

Gordon took part in the Shetland Pony Grand National at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2008, in front of Her Majesty the Queen. It was a big occasion, but once they were racing all the nerves disappeared.

Enjoy the old footage of Gordon, leader Rosemary and jockey Guy as they took part in the race.

Happy Birthday Gordon

Since his big race day Gordon has enjoyed a wonderful life at Shetland Pony Club. He is a favourite with the children and team. Still in good health, he enjoys some gentle rides around the meadows and relaxing with his pony friends.

Watch the video to find out more: Shetland Pony Gordon Turns 27: Relive His Grand National Race

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


Booking Update

The wildflower meadows are in bloom – join us for Summer Pony Camp Days and on our magical Own a Pony Experiences and Starter Rides. You could have an amazing Pony Party too.

Summer Camps are filling up fast!!

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 or £600 per week.

Learning Polo at Shetland Pony Club Camp

  • Monday 22 July – Thursday 25 July 2024 – 4 days
  • Monday 29 July – Tuesday 30 July 2024 – 2 days
  • Monday 5 August – Thursday 8 August 2024 – 4 days
  • Wednesday 14 August – Thursday 15 August 2024 – 2 days
  • Monday 19 August – Thursday 22 August 2024 – 4 days

Camp only runs in the summer holidays – don’t miss out

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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 availability

Own a Pony Experience at Shetland Pony Club - Buttercups

  • Sunday, 23 June 14:15pm – almost full
  • Saturday, 29 June 14:15pm – NEW – spaces
  • Sunday, 30 June 14:15pm – fully booked
  • Sunday, 7 July 14:15pm – spaces
  • Sunday, 14 July 14:15pm – spaces
  • See all our following availability online here

We get really busy – click on our Book Now page for the latest availability

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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 moon daisies at Shetland Pony Club

Starter Ride availability

  • Saturday, 22 June 14:15pm – fully booked
  • Saturday, 22 June 15:15pm – almost full
  • Sunday, 23 June 12:15pm – almost full
  • Saturday, 29 June 14:15pm – fully booked
  • Saturday, 29 June 15:15pm – almost full
  • Sunday, 30 June 12:15pm – fully booked
  • See all our following availability online here

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Shetland Pony Parties – Give your child a magical pony party and create memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy a fabulous afternoon with our adorable Shetland ponies that really will make those pony dreams come true.

Riding in the Moon Daisies at Shetland Pony Club

Pony Birthday Party options, availability and prices

We have 2 pony party options available:

  • Maxi Pony Party – 8-18 riders – large stylish Ranch with lots of adorable ponies. Pony brushing, riding and party games, all organised by our friendly team, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. 3-10 years. Weekends: 2:30pm – 4:30pm £600 for 8 riders £30 per extra rider
  • NEW – Mini Pony Party – up to 6 riders – stylish Safari Tent with an adorable Shetland pony for each child and a friendly team to help, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. 3-10 years. Weekends: 2:30pm – 4:30pm £450 for up to 6 riders (max)

Birthday Cake at Shetland Pony Club

Next Pony Party Availability:

  • Mini Party – Saturday, 5 July, Saturday, 10 August
  • Maxi Party – Sunday, 6 July

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Take a look at this week’s video: Shetland Pony Gordon Turns 27: Relive His Grand National Race