Our Jubilee Shetland Pony Street Party

Last weekend we had our very own special Jubilee Shetland Pony Street Party!

The ponies are all dressed up in their Union Jack flags, Jubilee sashes and their little tiaras and crowns.

Can you see what special outfit Tintin is wearing for the celebrations?

In London the Trooping of the Colour Parade is under way, and in honour of The Queen we have our very own Pony Parade too. The skies were clear at The Ranch and we saw the aeroplanes that took part in the fly pass from London.

We had fun photos under the Jubilee arch and in the special photo frame. Can you see Prince William posing?

After the parade and photos, it’s time for party tea. We had lots of yummy cakes, sandwiches, and muffins. Everyone joined in and had so much fun. We think The Queen would’ve approved of our Pony Street Party!

Watch the video to find out more: Our Jubilee Shetland Pony Street Party

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

Booking update:

Starter Rides  back on for 3 year olds! 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. £45/ child. Availability from July

Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £65/ child. Availability from July

Shetland Pony Parties – back on for 3 year olds! 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 – £650 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each. Availability from July

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+. £135/day or £540/ week. Filling up fast!

Shetland Pony Walking is the perfect way for older children, teenagers and grown-ups to enjoy Shetland ponies in the lovely Surrey countryside. Come and spend time, enjoying and leading your very own Shetland pony. £45/ person. Saturday 30th July 2:15pm, Saturday 17th September 3:15pm

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

What’s coming up this year at Shetland Pony Club?

Find out what’s coming up this year at Shetland Pony Club, 2022.

We are excited to share our full upcoming programme with you, see below for some useful dates for your diary so you don’t miss out on the pony fun!

The Ranch opens on Saturday 5th  March 2022 – Sunday 27th  November 2022.  Good news, 3 year olds are able to ride again. 
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Upcoming Special events:

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 – £650 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each.

Easter Egg Hunts 9th -18th April 2022. Come and take part in our fun Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts especially for Easter, with riding along a trail and chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Easter fun for Children aged 4-10 years old. One and a half-hour session- £65/ 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+. £135 per day or £540 per week.

  • Monday 25 July – Thursday 28 July 2022 – 4 days
  • Monday 1 August – Tuesday 2 August 2022 – 2 days
  • Monday 8 August – Thursday 11 August 2022 – 4 days
  • Wednesday 17 August – Thursday 18 August 2022 – 2 days
  • Monday 22 August – Thursday 25 August 2022 – 4 days

Halloween Pumpkin Rides 22nd-30th October 2022. Enjoy themed pony treasure hunts for pony-mad witches and wizards. Dress up your pony and ride along a trail with sweeties to find in the countryside. Halloween fun for children ages 4-10 years old. One and a half-hour session- £65/ Child.

Pony Poppy Parade for Remembrance Sunday –  Sunday 13th  November 2022. Members only.

Watch the video to find out more: Coming up this year at Shetland Pony Club

Book now for regular riding:

Starter Rides  back on for 3 year olds! 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. £45/ child.

Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £65/ child.

book now

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

 

New Shetland pony Trooper arrives at Shetland Pony Club – Part 5

Our new Shetland pony Trooper has arrived at Shetland Pony Club after isolation. Find out how he gets on meeting his new friends.

New Shetland pony Trooper arrives at Shetland Pony Club

When a new pony comes to Shetland Pony Club he has to isolate for a while to make sure that he is fit and healthy.  He also needs to have his flu and tetanus vaccinations, just like us.

Time to meet new friends

Once he is ready, Trooper comes to meet the other ponies at Shetland Pony Club.  At first, he just says hello across the fence, and gets to know Fudge and the standard Shetland ponies. He also spends some time in the Ranch, getting to know his new surroundings.

Do Trooper and Balmoral know each other?

Balmoral seems to be taking a special interest in saying hello to Trooper.  Both ponies came from the same stud on the Shetland Islands, so we wonder if they have met before? Trooper spends the night in the field next door, but it’s rather stormy. He seems fine – perhaps he is used to stormy weather.

Who will be Trooper’s friend?

The mini Shetland ponies also say hello to Trooper. Who will be his best friend?  Will it be Batman, or Robin Hood?

Watch the video to find out more:

Buy a gift voucher for 2022

As we are fully booked until we close at the end of November 2021 for the ponies’ winter holiday, 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.

Which pony ride voucher 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.

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.

Buy your gift vouchers for Christmas here:  https://shetlandponyclub.co.uk/contact-us/gift-vouchers/  You can book online here now, or give us a call on 07734 950 309.

2022 party bookings are now open!

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.

2021 Late Availability

Although we are fully booked for this season, we do get cancellations at short notice, so do check our website for live availability up until end November 2021

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You can book online here now, or give us a call on 07734 950 309.

Do take a moment to watch this week’s video: New Shetland pony Trooper arrives at Shetland Pony Club Enjoy!

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

Looking for a new Shetland pony on the Shetland Isles – Part 2

Last week, we found some Shetland pony stallions that were too big for us and some foals that were too small. So this week we visit Shetland ponies on Bressay, another island, to try and find the perfect Shetland pony for us.

Shetland ponies on Bressay

Bressay is a short ferry ride from the Shetland Mainland. It is famous because there is a special Pictish Stone there called the Bressay Stone. It is carved with a Shetland pony being ridden by a Viking. So Shetland ponies are thought to have travelled to Shetland on Viking longships.

Grassy pastures are ideal for breeding Shetland ponies

The Marquis of Londonderry used the rich grasses on Bressay to breed many Shetland ponies to be used in coal mines around the world. They travelled by boat too, but they are not here now, so we need to look elsewhere.

Burra and the Shetland Pony Experience

The Merkisayre Stud on the Island of Burra has many wonderful ponies and the most adorable mares and foals. So do they have the perfect Shetland pony for us?

Watch the video to find out more:

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How to book a pony ride at Shetland Pony Club

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. Some 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. Limited availability.

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.  Full for 2021 – now booking for 2022.

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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: Looking for a new Shetland pony on the Shetland Isles – part 2

Enjoy!

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

Looking for a new Shetland pony on the Shetland Isles – Part 1

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.

Watch the video to find out more:

How to book a pony ride at Shetland Pony Club

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.

book now

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

book now

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: Looking for a new Shetland pony on the Shetland Isles

Enjoy!

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