Exploring with our Shetland Ponies: Half-Term Fun

Exploring with our Shetland Ponies this half term is going to be so much fun as we have so many new trails to ride on around the farm. Join the children and ponies as they lose themselves in the idyllic countryside at Shetland Pony Club.

A half term adventure with Shetland Ponies awaits your child too – we are fulling up fast, so Book Now.

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

This half term, swap the screens for the outdoors with your children. Join us on a pony adventure in the countryside, on our award – winning Own a Pony Experiences and Starter Rides.

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Booking Update

Join us for May half term, on our magical Own a Pony Experiences and Starter Rides. You could have an amazing Pony Party too.

Own a Pony Experiences

These 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 4 at Shetland Pony Club

Own a Pony Experience availability – May Half Term

  • Sunday, 26 May 14:15pm – spaces
  • Bank Holiday Monday, 27 May 11am – spaces
  • Bank Holiday Monday, 27 May 9am, 14:15pm – fully booked
  • Tuesday, 28 May 14:15pm – spaces
  • Wednesday, 29 May 11am – fully booked
  • Wednesday, 29 May 14:15pm – almost full
  • Thursday, 30 May 11am, 14:15pm – fully booked
  • Friday, 31 May 11am – spaces
  • Friday, 31 May 14:15pm – fully booked
  • Sunday, 2 June 14:15pm – spaces
  • See all our following availability online here

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

Starter Rides

These 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

Starter Ride availability – May Half Term:

  • Saturday, 25 May 14:15pm – almost full
  • Saturday, 25 May 15:15pm – almost full
  • Sunday, 26 May 12:15pm – fully booked
  • Tuesday, 28 May 9am, 10am – fully booked
  • Tuesday, 28 May 11am – Extra ride added – spaces
  • Tuesday, 28 May 12 noon – Extra ride added – spaces
  • Wednesday, 29 May 9am, 10am – fully booked
  • Wednesday, 29 May 11am –– Extra ride added – spaces
  • Wednesday, 29 May 12 noon – Extra ride added – spaces
  • Thursday, 30 May 10am –– spaces
  • Friday, 31 May 9am, 10am – fully booked
  • Saturday, 1 June 14:15pm, 15:15pm – fully booked
  • Sunday, 2 June 12:15pm – almost full
  • See all our following availability online here

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Shetland Pony Parties

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.

Pony fun in the Sunflowers 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)

Next Pony Party Availability:

  • Mini Party – Saturday, 8 June
  • Maxi Party – Sunday, 23 June

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Take a look at this week’s video: Exploring with Our Shetland Ponies: Half-Term Fun!

Northern Lights over Shetland Pony Club

The magical Northern Lights appeared this weekend at Shetland Pony Club, in Surrey.

The ponies had a busy day at The Ranch with a pony birthday party in the glorious sunshine. When they went out in the evening, they didn’t just eat as usual…

Pony play and a spectacular sunset

There was an amazing bright orange sunset and the ponies were very playful.  Could they sense something special was about to happen?

Magical Northern Lights

During the night, the vibrant pinks and purples of the Northern Lights lit up the skies of Surrey over the Ranch. What a spectacular site for the ponies.

Some of our Shetland ponies, such as Trooper and Balmoral, were born on the Shetland Isles, so they may have seen the Northern Lights before.

Take a look at the magical colours that the ponies saw in the night sky in this week’s video: Northern Lights over Shetland Pony Club

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


Booking Update

Join us this weekend and over May half term, on our magical Own a Pony Experiences and Starter Rides. You could have an amazing Pony Party too.

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Summer has arrived, 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.

Own a Pony Experience availability – coming up

  • Sunday, 19 May 14:15pm – spaces

Half Term

  • Sunday, 26 May 14:15pm – spaces
  • Bank Holiday Monday, 27 May 11am – spaces
  • Bank Holiday Monday, 27 May 14:15pm – fully booked
  • Tuesday, 28 May 11am and 14:15pm – spaces
  • Wednesday, 29 May 11am and 14:15pm – spaces
  • Thursday, 30 May 11am – spaces, 14:15pm – fully booked
  • Friday, 31 May 11am – spaces, 14:15pm – fully booked
  • Sunday, 2 June 14:15pm – spaces
  • See all following availability online here

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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 at Shetland Pony Club

Starter Ride availability – coming up:

  • Saturday, 18 May 2:15pm – almost full
  • Saturday, 18 May 3:15pm – spaces
  • Sunday, 19 May 12:15pm – fully booked

Half Term

  • Saturday, 25 May 14:15pm – fully booked
  • Saturday, 25 May 15:15pm – almost full
  • Sunday, 26 May 12:15pm – spaces
  • Tuesday, 28 May 10am – fully booked
  • Wednesday, 29 May 10am – almost full
  • Thursday, 30 May 10am – spaces
  • Friday, 31 May 10am – spaces
  • Saturday, 1 June 14:15pm – spaces
  • Saturday, 1 June 15:15pm – fully booked
  • Sunday, 2 June 12:15pm – almost full
  • See all following availability online here

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Shetland Pony Parties – amazing pony parties for children aged 3 – 10 years old. Use of a private facility with 6 ponies, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday.

Pony fun in the Sunflowers at Shetland Pony Club

Next Pony Party Availability:

  • Sunday, 2 June

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Take a look at the magical colours that the ponies saw in the night sky in this week’s video: Northern Lights over Shetland Pony Club

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

How to make your Shetland Pony love you

In this week’s video we look at all the things Shetland ponies like to make them happy.

How to make your Shetland Pony love you

To build love, ponies need to see you often, so that they get to know you and to trust you.

Look after ponies with care

If you bring them water, feed and kindness, they will look forward to seeing you each week. If you take care of them by grooming and being with them, they will learn to love you. Shetland ponies love going for adventures and having fun together, so regular riding is a good way to build trust and love.

Be fun and friendly with your pony

Shetland ponies love company, so riding out with friends is a good way to start building a lasting relationship. Shetland ponies respond to fun, food and friends. They feel safe in a herd or group of ponies and enjoy going on adventures together with their friends. Shetland ponies are very intelligent and can easily recognise if you are going to be a fun friend to go riding with.

Make a friend for life

Once you have gained their trust they will be your friend for life. Our Pony Share Membership is a great way to build a bond with your favourite ponies. If you are interested you can find more details and join the waiting list here.

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

Watch this week’s video to find out more.


Booking Update

Just a few days left of the Easter holidays – Come and visit us and learn to ride on our Own a Pony Experiences, and Starter Rides in the beautiful Surrey Countryside this Easter.

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.

Easter Riding in the Bluebells at Shetland Pony Club

  • Thursday 11 April 2024 11am – spaces
  • Saturday 13 April 9 AM just released 2 spaces 2:15pm – almost full
  • Sunday 14 April 2.15 FULL
  • Monday 15 April 2024 11am  – spaces
  • See more availability in April online here

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Starter Rides – are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. From age 3 years old. £50 per child.

Easter riding at Shetland Pony Club 4

    • Thursday 11 April 2024 10am – spaces
    • Saturday, 13 April 2:15pm, 3:15pm  – spaces
    • Sunday, 14 April 12:15pm – almost full, 2:15pm, 3:15pm almost full
    • Monday 15 April 2024 10am  – spaces
    • See all following availability online here

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Watch this week’s video here:  How to make your Shetland Pony love you

Training time with our Shetland Ponies

It’s training time with our Shetland Ponies as we get ready for the new season, starting next weekend, at Shetland Pony Club. The winter holidays are over and the team and ponies are getting ready to start riding again. All the children will be arriving soon, so the ponies need to practice with the team, in preparation for 2 March, opening day.

Training Time

Liz, a BHS Accredited Coach, is training the team with lots of exercises. They practice getting the ponies to walk nicely, to halt and back through some poles, followed by a lovely scratch – pony speak for “well done!”.

Natural Horsemanship teaches great manners

The ponies and team learn to halt by a cone, then stop precisely, with one foot over a pole. They love pleasing their staff member and are rewarded naturally, with a good scratch as their mother would give them in the wild.

Brulee’s brilliant back-up

Once those skills have been mastered, the ponies learn to go backwards through some poles. Crème Brulee is an old hand at this. Watch him show us how it’s done, in this week’s video.

One week to go before we open

There’s just over one week to go before we open for riding again, on 2 March 2024. If you’d also like to join the team and ponies with your child, and to start riding, bookings are now open online here.

Watch the video to find out more:

We can’t wait to see you for riding again.

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

P.S. Bookings for riding at Shetland Pony Club are filling up fast, and we start riding again on 2 March 2024.

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Shetland Pony Club reopens on 2 March 2024

What to book at Shetland Pony Club

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.

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.

Shetland Pony Parties – amazing pony parties for children aged 3 – 10 years old. Use of a private facility with 6 ponies, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours riding time, £750 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £30 each.

Easter Egg Hunts – Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts especially for Easter, learning to ride along a trail and chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Ages 4 to 10 years old. One and a half hours – £75 per child.

More booking ideas

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.

Pony Share Membership – experience a pony of your own, the easy way. Learn to ride, build a bond with your pony, come regularly to our club and enjoy pony riding 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.

Pony Walking Experiences – the perfect way for grown-ups and everyone aged 11+ to enjoy Shetland Ponies in the beautiful Surrey countryside. Come and spend time learning about and leading an adorable Shetland Pony. Followed by coffee and brownies. 1 Hour, £50 per adult.

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Take a moment to watch this week’s video: Training time with our Shetland Ponies: