It’s time for the perfect autumn ride with the Shetland ponies. The sky is blue, the leaves are golden and Trooper is waiting to come and be ridden, with Batman and Simba, who are in the shade of the old oak tree.
Let’s head to the woods where the leaves are rustling
The pony share members are keen and ready to ride, so let’s head off to the woods for an autumn adventure. Everyone enjoys long autumn rides in the cooler weather – perfect conditions for riding.
Sunset after a busy riding day at The Ranch
The ponies have had a busy autumn day riding with the children, and are now back in the fields, enjoying the juicy grass and the perfect autumn sunset. Well done ponies!
The waiting list for Pony Share Membership is closing soon
Pony Share Membership is very popular, and we have a waiting list of children hoping to ride each week with us in 2022. There’s lots more information about Pony Share Membership on our website here. The Pony Share Membership waiting list closes on Monday 29 November 2021, and then it’s time to choose ponies for the children on our waiting list for next year.
Buy a gift voucher for 2022
Why not book a gorgeous gift voucher to come and ride with us in 2022. You can buy online vouchers to download now or gorgeous hard copy gift vouchers posted to you in a lovely gold envelope.
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. 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+. £125 per day or £500 per week.
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. 2021 Fully booked. Book now for 2022.
You can book online here now, or give us a call on 07734 950 309
2022 bookings to open soon
We are fully booked for this season, and are working on the programme for 2022. Keep an eye on Shetland Pony Club TV each week, to be the first to hear when bookings for next season open.
Do take a moment to watch this week’s video: Autumn ride with the Shetland ponies
From Rosemary, the Shetland Pony Club Team and all the Shetland ponies
It’s been a busy summer at the Ranch and we are looking for a new Shetland pony to join our team. Where better to look than the Shetland Isles?
Getting to the Shetland Isles
These famous islands are 120 miles north of Scotland and you have to take an overnight ferry or fly there from Aberdeen. The weather is often windy and wet on Shetland.
Which animals can we see?
Shetland ponies live all over the Shetland Isles, so will we see some suitable ponies when we arrive? Gosh, there’s lots of amazing wildlife to see: puffins; otters and something else too, but no Shetland ponies so far…
Lone Shetland pony
We finally see a lone Shetland pony on a hillside. Will he be the one for us? Find out if this gorgeous pony is a good choice for our children.
We’d love you to join us for pony fun this autumn. We are open at weekends and in the holidays until Sunday 28 November.
You can book online here now, or give us a call on 07734 950 309.
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. Half term availability.
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. Fully booked.
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. Fully booked.
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. Almost full for 2021 – now booking for 2022
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
Come in for breakfast ponies as Shetland Pony Club is open from today, Hurray!
Shetland Pony Club is open
The ponies have been getting ready for pony riding again, and are looking forward to meeting all the children.
Getting ready for riding
It’s a busy morning. The ponies need to come in and have a big breakfast and a groom to make sure they are ready to go riding. Wake up Batman – you need to come in too. The children would love to meet you and enjoy riding in the meadows.
The team have all been trained in the new procedures and the ponies have been practicing coming in for breakfasts and grooming. We are delighted to welcome you back for a busy summer of pony riding fun.
It’s time for the Shetland ponies galloping fun. Phew! It’s the end of a busy summer, where the ponies have been very busy after lockdown. Lots of children have come to enjoy pony riding in the fresh air and beautiful countryside at Shetland Pony Club and the ponies have been happy to see them.
Now its back to school for the children and the ponies have a chance of a break. They are so happy to relax – they must be tired….
Shetland Ponies Galloping Fun
The ponies are so happy to be let out into the field of juicy grass that they are all galloping around. Can you see who is leading the fun? Why are they so excited?