Small Ponies deliver Big Dreams – Shetland Pony Club’s 2023 Review

See how our Small Ponies deliver Big Dreams in our special video reviewing the ponies’ busy year at Shetland Pony Club.

New facilities and lots of training

The year began with snow, just like the Shetland Islands, so the ponies were fine. Over the winter we built a new extension to our viewing gallery, to welcome parents and riders. The ponies and team trained hard for opening in March. There were lots of new paths for all our riders and Club Members to explore.

Coronation Celebrations and Community Support

After glorious spring weather and Easter riding, it was time to celebrate the Coronation with Pony Tea Parties and the Big Help Out. We also welcomed Scouts and Community Groups. We supported Cancer Research UK with a Sunset Pony Walking evening.

Poppy Fields and Pony Experiences

June brought amazing wildflowers and our riders were able to enjoy their Own a Pony Experiences in the poppy fields of our beautiful Surrey Hills.

Summer Camp and Shetland Shopping

Vets Day, Cowboys Day, Nature Day and Gymkhana Day all featured in our Summer Camp programme.  Children improved their riding and learned pony care to gain ABRS+ awards. Our shop also opened in its Vintage Rice Trailer selling gifts from the Shetland Islands and featuring Shetland ponies.

Autumn Award

Half-term and Halloween riding and fun were followed by winning the UK Enterprise Award for the Best Children’s Equine Experience. Well done ponies, what a big year it’s been!

Looking forward to seeing you all for pony riding and learning in 2024.

Take a moment to enjoy our  video – Shetland Pony Club’s 2023 Review – Small Ponies deliver Big Dreams


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 during January.

Our VIP Wait List is now open. Keep an eye on our weekly emails to be the first to know when bookings are released.


Pony Share Waiting List – enrolling for 2024 now

Want a pony for 2024?

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

Pony Share Membership 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.

Find out more here


Take a moment to enjoy our  video – Shetland Pony Club’s 2023 Review – Small Ponies deliver Big Dreams

We would like to thank all our members, customers, suppliers and friends from all over the world for all your support in 2023.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year from Rosemary, Liz, Libbie, the Team, and all the ponies at Shetland Pony Club

Shetland Ponies Zooming Around


Yay! Let’s watch the Shetland Ponies zooming around. 

New field

This week the Shetland Ponies are looking for a bit of extra grass. Rosemary has opened up a new field to graze and they are really excited. 

Galloping around

  • Can you see which Shetland Ponies are zooming around the fastest? 
  • Which pony is going at a nice sensible pace? 

Watch the video to find out more… 

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


Pony Share Membership  

Want a pony for Christmas?  

Join our waiting list now to find out how you could become a member at Shetland Pony club and receive a gorgeous members pack under the tree for your child at Christmas, and a pony to ride every week in 2024. 

We are enrolling now for our Pony Share Membership for 2024 

A Shetland pony for Christmas

You can experience a pony of your own, the easy way, withPony 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 


Shetland Pony Gift Shopping 

You can also Visit our online shop- great Christmas gift ideas! 

Shetland Pony Club Gift Vouchers:  are a wonderful gift for anyone who loves Shetland ponies. We have online vouchers or beautiful hard copy vouchers. £45 – £135.  You can purchase them here. Or call the office, 01372 844 077 / 07734 950309.  

Gift Vouchers from Shetland Pony Club

The School Trot Book The School Trot is a beautifully illustrated children’s hardback bedtime story book, written by Rosemary, founder of Shetland Pony Club. It’s all about her very first Shetland pony, Billyboon and Camilla, who really did ride to school on a Shetland Pony. This book is a perfect short bedtime story and makes a lovely gift. It is published in hardback only and is £8.99 +p&p. You can purchasehere. 

The School Trot - Shetland Pony Clulb Bedtime Story Book

Adopt a pony, Robin Hood–  rescued pony at Shetland Pony Club. Receive a beautiful pony gift pack, access to Robin Hood’s own website, email updates and a voucher to visit him. Learn all about him and show you care.  All proceeds go to help other horses in need. By adopting Robin Hood you are supporting our current horse charity, The Horse Trust.  £50 +p&p. Find out more about  Adopt a pony here. 

Muddy Robin Hood


Do take a moment to watch this week’s episode of Shetland Pony Club TV: Shetland Ponies Zooming Around

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

Shetland Pony Share Members Autumn Ride

It’s our last autumn ride of the year at Shetland Pony Club. The ponies are ready to ride with our Pony Share Members all around the farm.   

Lovely Autumn Ride 

The children and ponies set out to enjoy the lovely scenery and the crisp frosty morning at the Ranch. With their Pony Share Members, the ponies have enjoyed riding throughout the changing seasons, and they are now ready for their winter holidays. 

Pony Share Membership 

If you’d like to join us for pony riding throughout the seasons, from bluebell trails in the woods through to crisp autumn rides, get in touch to join the waiting list for a Pony Share in 2024. 

Watch the video to find out more.

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


Pony Share Membership  

Want a pony for Christmas?  

Find out how you could become a member at Shetland Pony Club and receive a gorgeous members pack under the tree for your child at Christmas, and a pony to ride every week in 2024. We are enrolling now for our Pony Share Membership for 2024 

Shetland Pony Creme Brulee at Christmas

You can experience a pony of your own, the easy way, withPony 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 


Shetland Pony Gift Shopping 

You can also Visit our online shop- great Christmas gift ideas! 

Shetland Pony Club Gift Vouchers:  are a wonderful gift for anyone who loves Shetland ponies. We have online vouchers or beautiful hard-copy vouchers. £45 – £135.  You can purchase them here. Or call the office, 01372 844 077 / 07734 950309.  

Gift Vouchers from Shetland Pony Club

The School Trot Book The School Trot is a beautifully illustrated children’s hardback bedtime story book, written by Rosemary, founder of Shetland Pony Club. It’s all about her very first Shetland pony, Billyboon and Camilla, who really did ride to school on a Shetland Pony. This book is a perfect short bedtime story and makes a lovely gift. It is published in hardback only and is £8.99 +p&p. You can purchasehere. 

The School Trot - Front Cover

Adopt a pony, Robin Hood–  rescued pony at Shetland Pony Club. Receive a beautiful pony gift pack, access to Robin Hood’s own website, email updates and a voucher to visit him. Learn all about him and show you care.  All proceeds go to help other horses in need. By adopting Robin Hood you are supporting our current horse charity, The Horse Trust.  £50 +p&p. Find out more about  Adopt a pony here. 

Robin Hood in the Blue Bells in spring

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

Yay! Shetland Pony Club Wins an Award

Yay! Shetland Pony Club Wins an Award  – our adorable ponies and the team are so excited at this good news.

Best Children’s Equine Experience

The ponies and team at Shetland Pony Club are thrilled to have won the Best Children’s Equine Experience Award for 2023.

The UK Enterprise Awards chose us because we exemplify how a small business can make a difference to the lives of children who love Shetland ponies.  We have been recognised for creating magical first-riding experiences for over 20,000 children.

People love us

The award highlights how much our customers and global audience consistently support Shetland Pony Club through positive engagement, comments, likes and shares. Just take a look at our reviews on Google to see for yourself.

Fans all over the world

You don’t just have to be in Surrey to enjoy our equine experience, as Shetland Pony Club TV has reached over 1.4 million people in 193 countries around the world.  Fans and Shetland pony lovers tune in for our Pony Advice and the judges could see how we give back to the equine community, helping others who love Shetland ponies too.

Small Ponies…Big Dreams

Our Charitable giving was praised as people show their support for Shetland ponies by adopting Robin Hood. This in turn enables us to support more horses, by donating to The Horse Trust, our chosen horse charity.

Most of all, the UK Enterprise Awards praised Shetland Pony Club for bringing the magic of Shetland ponies to so many people. They praised our focus on authenticity and the love of ponies, which has endeared us to a loyal audience worldwide.

Well done Ponies and Team – we are so proud of you!

Watch the video to find out more…

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


What’s on in November:

Hurry – last week of riding before we close for the winter at the end of November, so book your last rides of the season now. See our availability below:

Starter Rides,(2024 only) Own a Pony Experiences,  Shetland Pony Walking Experiences,  Shetland Pony Parties,

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.

Next availability:

  • Sat, 25 November 2:30pm – spaces
  • Sat, 25 November 3:30pm – spaces
  • Sun 26 Nov 9am – fully booked
  • Sun 26 Nov 12:15pm – fully booked

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.

Next availability 

  • Sat 25 Nov 2:15pm – fully booked
  • Sun 26 Nov 2:15pm – fully booked
  • Next availability: March 2024

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.

  • Next availability: March 2024

Give us a call 07734 950 309 or email us: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Pony Share Membership 

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


Shetland Pony Gift Shopping

The office is open all winter for shopping and booking – do get in touch on 07734 950309 or email us info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Our pop-up shop is open at the Ranch on Saturdays and Sunday from 10am-4pm during November.

You can also Visit our online shop- great Christmas gift ideas!

Shetland Pony Club Gift Vouchers:  are a wonderful gift for anyone who loves Shetland ponies. We have online vouchers or beautiful hard copy vouchers. £45 – £135.  You can purchase them here. Or call the office, 01372 844 077 / 07734 950309.

The School Trot Book The School Trot is a beautifully illustrated children’s hardback bedtime story book, written by Rosemary, founder of Shetland Pony Club. It’s all about her very first Shetland pony, Billyboon and Camilla, who really did ride to school on a Shetland Pony. This book is a perfect short bedtime story and makes a lovely gift. It is published in hardback only and is £8.99 +p&p. You can purchase here.

Adopt a pony, Robin Hood–  rescued pony at Shetland Pony Club. Receive a beautiful pony gift pack, access to Robin Hood’s own website, email updates and a voucher to visit him. Learn all about him and show you care.  All proceeds go to help other horses in need. By adopting Robin Hood you are supporting our current horse charity, The Horse Trust.  £50 +p&p. Find out more about  Adopt a pony here.

Do take a moment to watch this week’s episode of Shetland Pony Club TV: Yay! Shetland Pony Club Wins an Award – TV Episode 465

Are Shetland Ponies Strong?

Are Shetland Ponies strong is a question we are often asked at Shetland Pony Club. In this week’s video we look at how a Shetland Pony’s shape means that they are very strong.

Compact bodies

Shetland ponies have short strong backs and strong lower legs as well as a broad chest for a big heart.

Scientific proof

It’s been scientifically shown that Shetlands are the strongest type of horse for their size, being able to pull twice their weight, which is why they were used as pit ponies in mines in the olden days.

Watch the video to find out more…

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


What’s on in November at Shetland Pony Club

  • Sat 18 November – ponies visit Parkside School Christmas Fair, Cobham  1.30-3.30 pm
  • 18 – 19 November – Riding at Shetland Pony Club
  • 25-26  November – last weekend riding at Shetland Pony Club 
  • Sat 2 December – ponies visit Christmas Lights Switch on, The Old Plough, Cobham 5:30-6:30pm

Christmas lights switch on - the old plough


Hurry – Last Riding before the ponies’ winter holidays

Hurry – there’s just 2 more weeks of riding before we close for the winter at the end of November, so book your last rides of the season now. See our availability below:

Starter RidesOwn a Pony Experiences,  Shetland Pony Walking Experiences,  Shetland Pony Parties, (2024 only)

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:

  • Sat, 18 November 2:30pm – fully booked
  • Sat, 18 November 3:30pm – fully booked
  • Sun 19 Nov 9am – fully booked
  • Sun 19 Nov 12:15pm – spaces
  • Sat, 25 November 2:30pm – fully booked
  • Sat, 25 November 3:30pm – spaces
  • Sun 26 Nov 9am – fully booked
  • Sun 26 Nov 12:15pm – fully booked

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 18 Nov 2:15pm – spaces
  • Sun 19 Nov 2:15pm – spaces
  • Sat 25 Nov 2:15pm – fully booked
  • Sun 26 Nov 2:15pm – fully booked

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.

Next availability: March 2024

Give us a call 07734 950 309 or email us: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Pony Share Membership 

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.

A Members photo at Shetland Pony Club

  • 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


Shetland Pony Gift Shopping

Our pop-up shop is open at the Ranch on Saturdays and Sunday from 10am-4pm during November.

You can also Visit our online shop- great Christmas gift ideas!

Shetland Pony Club Gift Vouchers:  are a wonderful gift for anyone who loves Shetland ponies. We have online vouchers or beautiful hard copy vouchers. £45 – £135.  You can purchase them here. Or call the office, 01372 844 077 / 07734 950309.

Gift Vouchers from Shetland Pony Club

The School Trot Book The School Trot is a beautifully illustrated children’s hardback bedtime storybook, written by Rosemary, founder of Shetland Pony Club. It’s all about her very first Shetland pony, Billyboon and Camilla, who really did ride to school on a Shetland Pony. This book is a perfect short bedtime story and makes a lovely gift. It is published in hardback only and is £8.99 +p&p. You can purchase here.

Billyboon - Shetland Pony on the School Run

Adopt a pony, Robin Hood–  rescued pony at Shetland Pony Club. Receive a beautiful pony gift pack, access to Robin Hood’s own website, email updates and a voucher to visit him. Learn all about him and show you care.  All proceeds go to help other horses in need. By adopting Robin Hood you are supporting our current horse charity, The Horse Trust.  £50 +p&p. Find out more about  Adopt a pony here.

Robin Hood in the Blue Bells in spring

Do take a moment to watch this week’s episode of Shetland Pony Club TV: Are Shetland Ponies Strong? TV Episode 464