Exciting Shetland Pony Bluebell Woods Adventure

This week we are off on an exciting Shetland Pony Bluebell Woods Adventure.

Banks of bluebell blooms

The children ride past the glorious banks of bluebell blooms on their ponies. Then it’s time for a woodland adventure. Can they find the bluebell woods?  Which trail leads to the camp?  Will they ever find their way back home?

Which way home – ask a Shetland pony

Shetland pony Toffee saves the day and gets the children back safely to the Ranch. Well done ponies!

Exciting Shetland Pony Bluebell Rides

Join us this weekend and over the May Bank Holiday weekend to experience the enchanting beauty of bluebells for yourself, 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

Watch the video to find out more: Exciting Shetland Pony Bluebell Woods Adventure


Booking Update for Exciting Bluebell Rides this Spring and Bank Holiday Weekend

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 in the Bluebells – soon:

  • Saturday, 27 April 2:15pm – one space and 3:15pm – fully booked
  • Sunday, 28 April 12:15pm – spaces
  • Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday, 4 May 2:15pm – and 3:15pm – spaces
  • Bank Holiday Weekend Sunday, 5 May 12:15pm – spaces
  • See all following availability online here

book now

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

Own a Pony Experience in the Bluebells – availability soon:

  • Saturday, 27 April – 9am – 2 spaces
  • Saturday, 27 April – 2:15pm – fully booked
  • Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday, 4 May 14:15pm – spaces
  • Bank Holiday Weekend Sunday, 5 May 14:15pm – spaces
  • Bank Holiday Monday, 6 May 11:30am – spaces
  • Bank Holiday Monday, 6 May 14:15pm – fully booked
  • See all following availability online here

book now

Watch the video to find out more: Exciting Shetland Pony Bluebell Woods Adventure

Let’s ride the Shetland ponies

Let’s ride the Shetland ponies all around the farm at Shetland Pony Club with Rosemary, in this week’s video from Shetland Pony Club.

Getting the ponies ready to ride

The children are brushing the ponies and learning to put on their saddles and bridles. When we are all ready its time to mount up and start to explore.

Where are we?

The ponies and children are up on the hills on our new paths.

Oh no! they are not sure of the way back.

Don’t worry children – ponies are great at knowing the way home. Nottingham leads the children back to the Ranch for a well-earned drink of water for all.

Watch the video to find out more: Let’s ride Shetland ponies

Come and visit us and learn to ride on our Own a Pony Experiences, and Starter Rides in the beautiful Surrey countryside this spring.

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


Booking Update for Spring

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 in the bluebells at Shetland Pony Club

Starter Ride availability – coming up:

  • Saturday, 20 April 2:15pm and 3:15pm – 2 spaces
  • Sunday, 21 April 12:15pm – only one space left
  • Sunday, 21 April  – New availability at 2:15pm, 3:15pm  – spaces
  • Saturday, 27 April 2:15pm and 3:15pm – spaces
  • Sunday, 28 April 12:15pm – spaces
  • See all following availability online here

book now

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

Own a Pony Experience availability – coming up:

  • Saturday, 20 April  – fully booked
  • Sunday, 21 April 14:15pm – spaces
  • Sunday, 21 April  – New availability at 2:15pm, 3:15pm  – spaces
  • Sunday, 28 April 14:15pm – spaces
  • Sunday, 5 May 14:15pm – spaces
  • Bank Holiday Monday, 6 May 9:30am, 11:30am – spaces, 14:15pm – fully booked
  • See all following availability online here

book now


What to book at Shetland Pony Club

Find out more about our riding and what to book by following these links:

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.

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.

book now


Watch the video to find out more: Let’s ride Shetland ponies

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

book now


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

What’s on at Easter at Shetland Pony Club

Easter Holidays are fast approaching and the ponies are getting ready for all the Easter egg hunting fun. Join them on this week’s video. Our Easter Egg Hunts last for one and a half hours and the children dress up the ponies Easter style and follow a trail around our lovely farm. Then it’s time to get off the ponies and hunt for the Easter eggs. The ride ends with a beautiful special Easter rosette and a take home bag of eggs. Children must be 4 years old to join our Easter Egg Hunt ride as it’s quite a big ride.

Watch the video to find out more.

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.

Booking Update

This weekend we have added extra starter rides on Saturday 16th March afternoon. Sorry Sunday 17th March  FULL

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.


Easter Holiday Programme starts Wednesday 27 March 2024

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.

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.

Booking Now

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.

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 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.

Pony Share Membership for 2024

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

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Manage children’s screen time with a pony share

This week we find out how to manage children’s screen time, with a Pony Share.

A playful childhood

It’s over a decade since the introduction of smartphones, and there is growing evidence that early exposure to screens is not good for children. However, managing screen time is not easy, and having a regular riding session that they enjoy, can help get children out in nature. Time spent with an animal can also lower anxiety and, if the activity is with friends, there is a greater chance of sticking with it. Up until 2010, scientists describe childhood as “playful”.

Rosemary and Liz were lucky enough to have a TV free, playful childhood, full of ponies and animals on a farm. They started Shetland Pony Club, by taking bookings over the phone with a paper diary.

A digital childhood

Since 2010, children and teenagers are increasingly experiencing a digital childhood, with more access to screens, which scientists are concerned about.  Here are some links to find out more about the science:  Age of First Smartphone/Tablet and Mental Wellbeing Outcomes and Jonathan Haidt: Smartphones vs. Smart Kids. Screens have impacted all our lives, and managing children’s screen time is not easy for parents.

How a Pony Share can help

So how can you keep your child in a playful childhood for longer? Pony Share Membership is a regular commitment that keeps children in nature, bonding with a pony, making friends, learning and being outside in all weathers. Since 2008 we have seen children flourish with their ponies, with consistent habits that help towards happy childhoods.

If you’d like to know more about Pony Share Membership at Shetland Pony Club you can find out how to join here.

Watch the video to find out more.

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

P.S. Shetland Pony Club is now open for riding at weekends and holidays until 1 December 2024.

book now


Pony Share Membership for 2024

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


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.

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 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.

book now

Take a moment to watch this week’s video: How to manage children’s screen time with a pony share