It’s our last autumn ride of the year at Shetland Pony Club. The ponies are ready to ride with our Pony Share Members all around the farm.
Lovely Autumn Ride
The children and ponies set out to enjoy the lovely scenery and the crisp frosty morning at the Ranch. With their Pony Share Members, the ponies have enjoyed riding throughout the changing seasons, and they are now ready for their winter holidays.
Pony Share Membership
If you’d like to join us for pony riding throughout the seasons, from bluebell trails in the woods through to crisp autumn rides, get in touch to join the waiting list for a Pony Share in 2024.
Find out how you could become a member at Shetland Pony Club and receive a gorgeous members pack under the tree for your child at Christmas, and a pony to ride every week in 2024.We are enrolling now for our Pony Share Membership for 2024
You can experience a pony of your own, the easy way, withPony 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.
Shetland Pony Club Gift Vouchers: are a wonderful gift for anyone who loves Shetland ponies. We have online vouchers or beautiful hard-copy vouchers. £45 – £135. You can purchase them here. Or call the office, 01372 844 077 / 07734 950309.
The School Trot Book– The School Trot is a beautifully illustrated children’s hardback bedtime story book, written by Rosemary, founder of Shetland Pony Club. It’s all about her very first Shetland pony, Billyboon and Camilla, who really did ride to school on a Shetland Pony. This book is a perfect short bedtime story and makes a lovely gift. It is published in hardback only and is £8.99 +p&p. You can purchasehere.
Adopt a pony, Robin Hood– rescued pony at Shetland Pony Club. Receive a beautiful pony gift pack, access to Robin Hood’s own website, email updates and a voucher to visit him. Learn all about him and show you care. All proceeds go to help other horses in need. By adopting Robin Hood you are supporting our current horse charity, The Horse Trust. £50 +p&p. Find out more about Adopt a pony here.
You are thinking of booking your child’s first pony ride? How exciting! Whether it’s for a special treat, or something you’d like to continue, we can help your child start riding in the beautiful English countryside. Watch the video to find out more:
This is the first of our series of Pony Advice Guides to help you learn all about ponies and riding for your child, so that you can enjoy a wonderful time with ponies.
Booking your child’s first pony ride
When booking your child’s first pony ride, it can be tricky to know how to go about it. You want your child to try riding and learn to care for ponies. You instinctively know that there can be a special bond between a pony and a child. It would be great to get them outside in the countryside and to try something new. But…what should I book? What should my child wear? Do I need a riding hat? Which pony is suitable for my child?
We will help you answer all these concerns.
At Shetland Pony Club, we have helped over 8,000 children start riding safely. We will help find the perfect pony for your child to have a great start with ponies.
What’s best to book at Shetland Pony Club?
Starter Rides – are 45 minutes long and a specially designed first riding experiences for children from age 2½ – 10 years old. They cost £39 per child.
They are a gentle introduction to pony riding with a helper. Starter rides include brushing and getting your pony ready to ride. Children have a gentle ride with a leader in our meadows for about 20 minutes. They help with pony care and finish with a pony ride certificate.
Pony Mornings – are 2 hours long and are specially designed as early riding experiences for children from age 4 – 10 years old. They cost £49 per child.
Children meet and greet the ponies with a helper and learn to brush them. Then it’s time to get them ready and learn to lead their pony. Next, they enjoy an easy ride in our meadows with a leader, that is confidence boosting and fun. After a break, it’s time to try some pony learning such as tack cleaning or clearing up the paddock, which they love! Pony mornings are a really special all round pony experience and children are given a rosette as a memento of their special morning.
What age do children have to be to ride?
Just so you know – children need to be two and a half years old to ride with us and can be up to about 10 years old. The ponies are very popular, so do book ahead. Our pony riding is by appointment only and payment is due at the time of booking. You can see all our availability on the Book Now page.
Want to know more?
Download our free guide to booking your child’s first pony ride.