Shetland Pony Share Membership makes dreams come true

Shetland Pony Share Membership is the ideal way to enjoy all the fun of owning a pony, without the worries. It’s a great way to start, so let’s find out all about both options.

What is involved in owning your own pony?

First, you need to find a suitable pony for your child. This can be tricky, and you need to be experienced with horses to choose the right pony. Making the wrong choice can be an expensive mistake.

How to look after your pony

You will need to find a place for him to live, where he can be happy. Then, there’s lots to do to care for him for example regular visits from the farrier. He will also need to be seen by the vet and horse dentist and you need to keep his weight in check. He must be looked after every day of the year, come rain or shine, Christmas or holidays, so it’s a big commitment.

Shetland Pony Share Membership makes dreams come true

A great way to start out with ponies is to become a Shetland Pony Share Member, so you can have all the fun, without the daily responsibilities and worries.

There are two types of Pony Share Membership to enjoy from March – November:

  • Pony Membership – a pony of your own each week, 2 hours, from age 4+
  • Mini Membership – a pony of your own each week, 45 minutes, from age 4+* (*Covid age restriction)

The video explains how Shetland Pony Share Membership works, so do take a moment to watch it.

How can I become a Pony Share Member?

Membership is very popular, so we have a waiting list of children hoping to ride each week with us in 2022. There is still just time to join the waiting list here.

The waiting list closes on Monday 29 November 2021, and then it’s time to choose the ponies for the children on our waiting list for next year.

A pony for Christmas!

Each new pony share member receives a special pony pack in time to give them “a pony for Christmas”, with riding from March – November 2022.

Want to know more?

There’s lots more information about Pony Share Membership on our website here,

and you can watch the video to find out more:

Join the Pony Share Membership Waiting list by Monday 29 November 2021.

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 of November 2021.

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

book now

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.

Do take a moment to watch this week’s video: Shetland Pony Share Membership makes dreams come true

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

book now

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

Pony Pumpkins for Horsey Halloween at Shetland Pony Club

It’s Horsey Halloween and we see what’s scaring the Shetland ponies this week?  Is it the Pony Pumpkins, or something else?

Pony Pumpkins for Horsey Halloween at Shetland Pony Club

There are some amazing Pony Pumpkins that have been carved by our team for Horsey Halloween at Shetland Pony Club. I wonder if that’s what is scaring the ponies as the sun goes down at The Ranch?

Night-time animals come out to play

As the moon comes up, the ponies start to play and lots of night-time animals come out too. There are bats and a badger that join the ponies under the full moon.

Something scary for Shetland ponies

Something has frightened the ponies and they are running away.  What could be so scary?

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.

Buy your gift vouchers here: or give us a call on 07734 950 309.

Shetland Pony Club Gift Vouchers

Which pony ride gift 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 here: 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.

book now

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. You can check our live availability and book online here now, or give us a call on 07734 950 309.

book now

Do take a moment to watch this week’s video: Pony Pumpkins for Horsey Halloween 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 3

In our search so far, we have found some Shetland ponies that are too big and too small, seen some cheeky puffins and some Viking longships, but not many Shetland ponies yet.

Looking for a new pony on the Shetland Isles

 We know that one of our Shetland ponies, Balmoral, was born on the Shetland Island of Yell. His owner has now moved so we go in search of her to see if she has any more ponies that might be perfect for Shetland Pony Club.

Peat bogs but no ponies

The landscape is very beautiful, but windy too. We see some peat that has been cut and is drying. It’s a traditional fuel for homes that is still used occasionally, and Shetland ponies were used to carry it off the moors. I’m heading for a place called “the Cake Fridge”. It sounds an unlikely place to find a Shetland pony…

Watch the video to find out more:

How to book a pony ride

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 and are almost fully booked for this season.

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. Limited 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. Limited extra spaces.

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 full – book now for 2022.

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

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 – part 3

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

10 Shetland ponies eat a tasty breakfast

This week we join Rosemary at The Ranch where the Shetland ponies are all looking forward to a tasty breakfast.

10 Shetland ponies eat a tasty breakfast  

All the Shetland ponies love eating their delicious pony feed, and are keen to come in from the field to eat it. They can hear the sound of the feed being prepared and they can’t wait to eat a tasty breakfast.

The larger standard Shetland ponies have a bigger breakfast to give them lots of energy for their busy camp day ahead. They also have more grass in their paddock, as they need to eat more to keep them in good condition.

Can you name 10 of our Shetland ponies?

As they come in, Rosemary names 10 of the Shetland ponies.  Can you spot them all and tell the differences between them?

Watch the video to find out more:

New availability – 1 and 2 September

We’d love you to join us for pony fun just before the end of the summer holidays.

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. Extra spaces available on 1 and 2 September

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. Extra spaces available on 1 and 2 September

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

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 marquee
  • Find out more about our COVID-secure procedures here

Do take a moment to watch this week’s video: 10 Shetland ponies eat a tasty breakfast.

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