Toby the Shetland Pony’s Retirement Party

It was Shetland pony Toby’s retirement party this week at the Ranch.   Toby is 30 years old and has been enjoying taking young children riding at Shetland Pony Club for 10 years.

How did Toby get ready for his party?

Toby wanted to look good for his party.  Find out how the children helped him get ready. See what happened at his party.  Was Toby’s party a bit like a party that children might have?  Did he enjoy his party?

What is Toby going to do now he is retired?

Toby will still live at the Ranch with all the other Shetland ponies.  He will enjoy their company and be available for brushing, but he won’t be available for riding any more.   Toby will have a well-earned rest. Well done Toby!

Watch the video to find out more:

Book now for summer pony riding – we are now open in the week too!

We are daily open from 15 July – end August for pony fun! (except Fridays when the ponies rest)  You can enjoy:

Starter Rides  are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children from age 2½ years old. They cost £40 per child.

  • Extra weekend Starter Rides available on Sun 21 & 28 July and Sat 3 August

Pony Mornings – are 2 hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. Children enjoy both riding and pony care. They cost £55 per child.

  • Extra Pony Mornings available on Sun 21 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+. £125 per day or £500 per week.

Summer Pony Day Camp dates for 2019 

The weather is looking really warm so book now for summer camp days

  • Monday 22 July – Thursday 25 July 2019 – almost full
  • Monday 29 July – Thursday 1 August 2019 – almost full
  • Monday 5 August – Thursday 8 August 2019 – fully booked
  • Monday 19 August – Thursday 22 August 2019 – spaces


Any questions? Do contact Liz in the office for more help on: 07734 950309 or

Small Ponies…Big Dreams from
Rosemary, Liz and all the ponies and the Team at Shetland Pony Club