Watch the Shetland ponies running out to grass

This week, watch the Shetland ponies running out to grass at the end of their busy summer riding programme.

Watch the Shetland ponies running out to grass

There’s a new paddock being made ready for the Shetland ponies to enjoy at the end of a busy summer of riding. Some of the ponies are excited to get there quickly to enjoy the long grass.

Which Shetland pony runs the fastest?

Watch to see which pony runs the fastest out to the grass – do you think Mufasa is the fastest, or is it Simba, Fudge or Prince William?

Who is best friends with Shetland pony Nottingham?

Nottingham is keen to get to the new grass and his best friend follows quickly after – but who is it?

Does Snowdrop rush to his new pasture too?

Watch the video to find out more:

Bookings for half term are filling up fast

We’d love you to join us for pony fun for half term and weekend riding this autumn.  We are open at weekends and in the holidays until Sunday 28 November.  There is some extra weekend availability in October for riding – do book up soon.

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.

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.

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.

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. Last few spaces remaining.

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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: Watch the Shetland ponies running out to grass.


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

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email:

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Shetland Pony Nottingham’s Vet Visit

This week we find out about Shetland Pony Nottingham’s Vet Visit.

Nottingham had a small cut just above his hoof, when he came in for breakfast one morning. We decided to organise a vet visit to make sure he was going to be OK.

Vet visit for Nottingham

The vet needed to put in a stitch to help the cut heal and so Nottingham had to have some medicine to make him sleepy for his treatment.  He was a very good pony and has now got a big bandage on his leg to protect the cut.

Stable rest for a Shetland Pony

Now Nottingham has to rest in the nice clean stable for a few days to let his leg heal up.  The children can visit him there and give him lots of nice hay and clean water until it is better. Get well soon Nottingham!

Watch the video to find out more:

Book your pony fun for the end of the summer holidays now

There are a few more places available for pony riding fun before the children go back to school.

  • On 1 September there are a few Camp Days available to book, when the theme will be Vet’s Day.
  • We also have some extra 45 min Starter Rides over the coming days.
  • There are some 2 hour Own a Pony Experiences available to book soon and on Bank Holiday Monday 31 August.

Check our live booking system regularly to see the extra availability we have, or contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email:

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New minimum riding age of 4

Shetland Pony Club is proud to be one of the first riding schools in the country to be awarded the Association of British Riding Schools Certification for COVID-19 Safe Working Practices. Having risk-assessed our riding in the light of the government guidelines, we have changed the age for riding to a minimum of 4 years old, until further notice.

For children aged 2.5 – 4, we hope to be able to resume riding soon. Keep an eye on our weekly email, social media and the website here for more information.

Take care from

The Shetland Pony Club Team and all the Shetland ponies

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email:

Breakfast at Shetland Pony Club Camp

Shetland pony breakfast time

It’s Shetland Pony Club camp time and the ponies need a big breakfast to prepare for their busy day ahead –  just like us!

Join us at Shetland pony breakfast time. Honeybee is keen on his breakfast, so are Sundance and Gordon.

Find out which pony is looking for second helpings of breakfast!

Watch the video to find out more:

How much does Shetland pony Nottingham weigh?

In last week’s Shetland Pony Club TV, we asked you to guess how much our Shetland pony Nottingham weighs.

The answer is:   171 kg

Thank you for your guesses and well done to all those who were close!

Summer camp – one last chance to enjoy the magic for a full day

There are just a few ponies left on our last  Summer pony camp day on Thursday 30th August 2018. 9.30 am – 4 pm. Age 5+. £119 per child.

Don’t miss out – book online or call Liz in the office on 07734 950 309

Book ahead for autumn riding now

Pony Mornings – are 2 hours long perfect early riding experiences for children from age 4 years old. £49 per child.

Extra Pony Afternoons  on Sunday 21st October at 2.15pm

Starter Rides – are 45 minutes long and specially designed first riding experiences for children from age 2½ years old. £39 per child.

Extra Starter Rides  on 1 September at 3.15pm, Saturdays at 9.15am and Sundays at 12.15pm


You can book online here or give us a call on 07734 950309 or

Small Ponies… Big Dreams from

Rosemary, Liz and all the Team and Ponies at Shetland Pony Club