Shetland Pony Best Friends Forever


Being “Best Friends Forever” is something that many people strive for. Did you know that Shetland ponies make special lasting friendships too.

Best Friends Forever

Shetland ponies who are best friends will eat together, rest together and enjoy each other’s company. When they are apart they yearn to be together again and may call out (or whinny) to their best friend.

Shetland Pony “Besties”

At Shetland Pony Club, Crème Brulee and Honeybee have the greatest and longest lasting friendship.  They are devoted to each other and will happily spend every day in each other’s company.

Another special friendship exists between Sundance and Nottingham. When one was poorly, the other stayed with him in the stable as his companion – what a kind friend.

See the Shetland Pony “Besties” together in this week’s video: Shetland Pony Best Friends Forever

Join us this weekend to meet the Shetland pony best friends and make your own pony friend too, on our Own a Pony Experiences and Starter Rides.

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


Booking Update

Join us this weekend to experience the friendship bonds between our Shetland ponies munching grass for yourself, on our Own a Pony Experiences and Starter Rides. The bluebells are still out, so come and ride with us in the beautiful Surrey countryside.

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.

Riding in the Bluebells at Shetland Pony Club

Own a Pony Experience availability – coming up:Bank Holiday Monday, 6 May 14:15pm – fully booked

  • Sunday, 12 May 14:15pm – spaces
  • Sunday, 19 May 14:15pm – almost full
Half Term
  • Tuesday, 28 May 11am: 14:15pm – spaces
  • Wednesday, 29 May 11am: 14:15pm – spaces
  • Thursday, 30 May 11am: 14:15pm – spaces
  • Friday, 31 May 11am: 14:15pm – spaces
  • Sunday, 2 June 14:15pm – spaces
  • See all following availability online here

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 at Shetland Pony Club in the bluebells

Starter Ride availability – coming up:

  • Saturday, 11 May 2:15pm – fully booked
  • Saturday, 11 May 3:15pm – fully booked
  • Sunday, 12 May 12:15pm – fully booked
  • Saturday, 18 May 2:15pm – almost full
  • Saturday, 18 May 3:15pm – spaces
  • Sunday, 19 May 12:15pm – fully booked
  • See Half Term and all following availability online here

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M25 Closure Reminder

M25 Closure Post Box

Full weekend closure

Friday 10 May 9pm to Monday 13 May 6am

The M25 between junction 9 and 10 will be closed in both directions to install a new bridge. Check diversions.


Enjoy this week’s video: Shetland Pony Best Friends Forever

Beautiful Shetland Pony Photography Day

It’s the perfect time for our Shetland Pony Photography Day. The sun is out, the wildflowers are in bloom and the ponies are nearly ready.

Beautiful Shetland Pony Photography Day

The ponies have been shampooed and the children are arriving for our Pony Share Members Photography Day in the gorgeous wildflower meadows at The Ranch.

Which ponies like the photos the most?

Snowdrop is looking really sparkly white for his photo shoot, Gordon is all glossy, and Honeybee is getting ready too, but Sundance is not so keen to pose amongst the white moon daisies.

Getting the perfect pony photo is not easy

The ponies love to graze and browse in the wildflower meadows and it takes time to capture the perfect Shetland pony photo.

Frame that pony!

Take a look at the fun photo frame in the buttercup meadow and find out which pony is the best at posing for his photo.

Watch the video to find out more:

Shetland Pony Club is open

  • Book now for summer and the whole season. Make sure you don’t miss out on pony riding fun.
  • Spectators – more than one adult may now attend with their child and facemasks are no longer required.

For your safety we have COVID – secure procedures in place:

  • Please minimise the number of people attending with your child within the current government guidelines.
  • You are welcome to watch from 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 book now for:

Shetland Pony Parties, Starter Rides and Own a Pony Experiences at weekends, and in the holidays including:

book now

Do take a moment to watch this week’s video: beautiful Shetland Pony Photography Day

Enjoy your riding in the sunshine

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

How to prepare a Shetland pony for a photo shoot

Let’s find out how to prepare a Shetland pony for a photo shoot in this weeks’ video from Shetland Pony Club.

When is the best time for a pony photo shoot?

When the weather improves, the Shetland ponies have their summer coats and the wildflower meadows are in bloom, it’s the perfect time for a Shetland pony photo shoot. Getting the perfect photo takes time and care, and the ponies need to look their best in the pictures.

How to prepare a Shetland pony for a photo shoot

The secret is to shampoo the ponies to make them look gorgeous. We have special pony friendly shampoo and warm water for the ponies to enjoy their beauty spa.

Honeybee has had his legs washed, Sundance has a beautiful shampooed tail and Crème Brulee has had his mane washed. The ponies that need the most preparation are the white ponies (known as grey because of their skin colour), Snowdrop and Tintin.

What is the secret to a perfectly prepared pony?

Getting a Shetland pony to look show shiny and his very best is not as easy as you might think. Find out what happens to Batman?

Watch the video to find out more:

Shetland Pony Club is open

  • Book now for summer and the whole season. Make sure you don’t miss out on pony riding fun.
  • Spectators – more than one adult may now attend with their child.

For your safety we have COVID – secure procedures in place:

  • Please minimise the number of people attending with your child within the current government guidelines.
  • You are welcome to watch from 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 book now for:

Shetland Pony Parties, Starter Rides and Own a Pony Experiences at weekends, and in the holidays including:

book now

Do take a moment to watch this week’s video: How to prepare a Shetland pony for a photo shoot.

Enjoy your riding in the sunshine

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

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

Watch more Shetland Pony Club TV videos here

Stop yawning ponies! It’s time for riding

Stop yawning ponies! It’s time for riding. You need to wake up because there are just a few days to go before we open The Ranch again, how exciting!

Springtime relaxing

The ponies are enjoying the spring weather, and are lazing in the meadows at Shetland Pony Club. They are grazing, yawning and rolling. It’s been a lovely long relaxing break with plenty of grass and hay to eat and lots of friends to play with.

Stop yawning ponies! It’s time for riding

Dinky is yawning and Batman, Crème Brulee and Honeybee have been rolling for fun. But the Ranch will be opening soon and so the ponies need to get ready to meet the children for a summer of pony riding fun.

Welcome back

The team have all been trained in the new procedures and the ponies are practicing coming in again for breakfasts and grooming. We can’t wait for the children to come back for a busy summer of pony riding fun.

Watch the video to find out more:

Shetland Pony Club is opening on 29 March 2021

We are fully booked for Easter, so book now for summer and the whole season ahead so you don’t miss out on pony riding fun.

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:

book now

Do take a moment to watch this week’s fun video: Stop yawning ponies! It’s time for riding.

Welcome back,

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

Two Shetland ponies return for riding

As lockdown eases, join us as two Shetland ponies return for riding at The Ranch.

Two Shetland ponies return for riding

Crème Brulee and Honeybee have spent this lockdown at the farmhouse.  They made lots of friends with bigger horses there.

Getting ready for riding

The Ranch will be opening soon and so the ponies need to get back to join the rest of the Shetlands and prepare to meet the children for a summer of pony riding fun.

A woodland journey

The Shetland ponies take a long walk through the woods to reach the Ranch – join them on their journey in this week’s video.

What happens when they get back to Shetland Pony Club?

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:

book now

Do take a moment to watch this week’s fun video: Two Shetland ponies return for riding

Take care

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