Yay! Shetland Pony Club Wins an Award

Yay! Shetland Pony Club Wins an Award  – our adorable ponies and the team are so excited at this good news.

Best Children’s Equine Experience

The ponies and team at Shetland Pony Club are thrilled to have won the Best Children’s Equine Experience Award for 2023.

The UK Enterprise Awards chose us because we exemplify how a small business can make a difference to the lives of children who love Shetland ponies.  We have been recognised for creating magical first-riding experiences for over 20,000 children.

People love us

The award highlights how much our customers and global audience consistently support Shetland Pony Club through positive engagement, comments, likes and shares. Just take a look at our reviews on Google to see for yourself.

Fans all over the world

You don’t just have to be in Surrey to enjoy our equine experience, as Shetland Pony Club TV has reached over 1.4 million people in 193 countries around the world.  Fans and Shetland pony lovers tune in for our Pony Advice and the judges could see how we give back to the equine community, helping others who love Shetland ponies too.

Small Ponies…Big Dreams

Our Charitable giving was praised as people show their support for Shetland ponies by adopting Robin Hood. This in turn enables us to support more horses, by donating to The Horse Trust, our chosen horse charity.

Most of all, the UK Enterprise Awards praised Shetland Pony Club for bringing the magic of Shetland ponies to so many people. They praised our focus on authenticity and the love of ponies, which has endeared us to a loyal audience worldwide.

Well done Ponies and Team – we are so proud of you!

Watch the video to find out more…

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


What’s on in November:

Hurry – last week of riding before we close for the winter at the end of November, so book your last rides of the season now. See our availability below:

Starter Rides,(2024 only) Own a Pony Experiences,  Shetland Pony Walking Experiences,  Shetland Pony Parties,

Starter Rides

Starter Rides are 45 mins long and specially designed first riding experiences for children. Includes pony grooming and a ride on their own pony. Followed by a certificate presentation. £50 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper. Please note your child MUST be 3 years old at the time of their ride.

Next availability:

  • Sat, 25 November 2:30pm – spaces
  • Sat, 25 November 3:30pm – spaces
  • Sun 26 Nov 9am – fully booked
  • Sun 26 Nov 12:15pm – fully booked

book now

Own a Pony Experiences 

Own a Pony Experiences are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. Includes lots of riding and pony care, followed by a rosette presentation. £75 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper.

Next availability 

  • Sat 25 Nov 2:15pm – fully booked
  • Sun 26 Nov 2:15pm – fully booked
  • Next availability: March 2024

Shetland Pony Parties

Amazing Shetland Pony Parties for children aged 3 -10 years old. Use of our private facility with adorable Shetland ponies, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours – £750 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £30 each. If guest numbers exceed 18 please get in touch with the office and we will see if we can accommodate.

  • Next availability: March 2024

Give us a call 07734 950 309 or email us: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Pony Share Membership 

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


Shetland Pony Gift Shopping

The office is open all winter for shopping and booking – do get in touch on 07734 950309 or email us info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Our pop-up shop is open at the Ranch on Saturdays and Sunday from 10am-4pm during November.

You can also Visit our online shop- great Christmas gift ideas!

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 purchase here.

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.

Do take a moment to watch this week’s episode of Shetland Pony Club TV: Yay! Shetland Pony Club Wins an Award – TV Episode 465

Are Shetland Ponies Strong?

Are Shetland Ponies strong is a question we are often asked at Shetland Pony Club. In this week’s video we look at how a Shetland Pony’s shape means that they are very strong.

Compact bodies

Shetland ponies have short strong backs and strong lower legs as well as a broad chest for a big heart.

Scientific proof

It’s been scientifically shown that Shetlands are the strongest type of horse for their size, being able to pull twice their weight, which is why they were used as pit ponies in mines in the olden days.

Watch the video to find out more…

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


What’s on in November at Shetland Pony Club

  • Sat 18 November – ponies visit Parkside School Christmas Fair, Cobham  1.30-3.30 pm
  • 18 – 19 November – Riding at Shetland Pony Club
  • 25-26  November – last weekend riding at Shetland Pony Club 
  • Sat 2 December – ponies visit Christmas Lights Switch on, The Old Plough, Cobham 5:30-6:30pm

Christmas lights switch on - the old plough


Hurry – Last Riding before the ponies’ winter holidays

Hurry – there’s just 2 more weeks of riding before we close for the winter at the end of November, so book your last rides of the season now. See our availability below:

Starter RidesOwn a Pony Experiences,  Shetland Pony Walking Experiences,  Shetland Pony Parties, (2024 only)

book now

Starter Rides

Starter Rides are 45 mins long and specially designed first riding experiences for children. Includes pony grooming and a ride on their own pony. Followed by a certificate presentation. £50 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper. Please note your child MUST be 3 years old at the time of their ride.

Autumn Starter Ride at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability:

  • Sat, 18 November 2:30pm – fully booked
  • Sat, 18 November 3:30pm – fully booked
  • Sun 19 Nov 9am – fully booked
  • Sun 19 Nov 12:15pm – spaces
  • Sat, 25 November 2:30pm – fully booked
  • Sat, 25 November 3:30pm – spaces
  • Sun 26 Nov 9am – fully booked
  • Sun 26 Nov 12:15pm – fully booked

book now

Own a Pony Experiences 

Own a Pony Experiences are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. Includes lots of riding and pony care, followed by a rosette presentation. £75 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper.

Summer Own a Pony Experience at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability 

  • Sat 18 Nov 2:15pm – spaces
  • Sun 19 Nov 2:15pm – spaces
  • Sat 25 Nov 2:15pm – fully booked
  • Sun 26 Nov 2:15pm – fully booked

book now

Shetland Pony Parties

Amazing Shetland Pony Parties for children aged 3 -10 years old. Use of our private facility with adorable Shetland ponies, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours – £750 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £30 each. If guest numbers exceed 18 please get in touch with the office and we will see if we can accommodate.

Next availability: March 2024

Give us a call 07734 950 309 or email us: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Pony Share Membership 

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.

A Members photo at Shetland Pony Club

  • 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


Shetland Pony Gift Shopping

Our pop-up shop is open at the Ranch on Saturdays and Sunday from 10am-4pm during November.

You can also Visit our online shop- great Christmas gift ideas!

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.

Gift Vouchers from Shetland Pony Club

The School Trot Book The School Trot is a beautifully illustrated children’s hardback bedtime storybook, 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 purchase here.

Billyboon - Shetland Pony on the School Run

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.

Robin Hood in the Blue Bells in spring

Do take a moment to watch this week’s episode of Shetland Pony Club TV: Are Shetland Ponies Strong? TV Episode 464

Rice Trailer conversion into a Vintage Horsebox Shop

How do you carry out a Rice Trailer conversion into a Vintage Horsebox Shop?  It’s quite a challenge …but, with a vision, lots of determination, skill and many hours of hard work, the dream can become a reality.

How we made our Vintage Horsebox Shop

Our New Vintage Shetland Pony Shop is now open at The Ranch, and in this video we see how the Rice Trailer conversion transformed an old horse trailer into a den of Shetland Pony gorgeousness. Find out how we made our fun pop-up shop, selling all things “Shetland Pony” or from the Shetland Islands, in this weeks video.

Watch the video to find out more…

Come and ride with us and take home a Shetland pony toy or Shetland Isles memento from our Vintage Horsebox Shop.

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


Book your Pony Riding here:

Starter RidesOwn a Pony Experiences,  Shetland Pony Walking Experiences,  Shetland Pony Parties,

Starter Rides

Perfect for beginners – Starter Rides are 45 mins long and specially designed first-riding experiences for children. Includes pony grooming and a ride on their own pony. Followed by a certificate presentation. £50 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper. Please note your child MUST be 3 years old at the time of their ride.

Starter Ride at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability:
  • Sun 5 Nov 2:30pm – fully booked
  • Sun 5 Nov 3:30pm – spaces
  • Sun 12 Nov 12:15pm – fully booked
  • Sun 12 Nov 2:30pm – fully booked
  • Sun12 Nov 3:30pm – spaces

Own a Pony Experiences 

Summer Own a Pony Experience at Shetland Pony Club

Our famous Own a Pony Experiences are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. Includes lots of riding and pony care, followed by a rosette presentation. £75 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper.

Next availability 
  • Sat 4 Nov 2:15pm – fully booked
  • Sun 5 Nov 2:15pm – fully booked
  • Sat 12 Nov 12:15pm – Almost full
  • Sun 12 Nov 2:15pm – spaces

Shetland Pony Parties

Shetland Pony Party

Amazing Shetland Pony Parties for children aged 3 -10 years old. Use of our private facility with adorable Shetland ponies, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours – £750 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £30 each. If guest numbers exceed 18 please get in touch with the office and we will see if we can accommodate.

A Shetland Pony Party

Next availability:
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2:30pm – fully booked
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2:30pm – fully booked
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2:30pm – available
  • Sat, 25 Nov 2:30pm – available

You can book online or give us a call 07734 950 309 or email us: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk


Pony Share Membership 

We are enrolling now for our Pony Share Membership

A Members photo at Shetland Pony Club

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.

Join the waitlist here

Do take a moment to watch this weeks Shetland Pony Club TV:  Rice Trailer conversion into a Vintage Horsebox Shop

New Shetland Pony Shop is Open

Our New Shetland Pony Shop is open at The Ranch. It’s a fun pop-up shop in a vintage pony trailer selling all things “Shetland Pony” or from the Shetland Islands.  Come and visit us and to see what’s available in our store:

  • Gorgeous Shetland pony soft toys
  • Luxurious Shetland Island soaps and handwashes
  • Cute Thelwell wooden postcards of Shetland ponies
  • Shetland Pony cards
  • Shetland Pony Club mugs and jigsaw puzzles

There is still some space to come and ride with us over Half-Term until 5 November – so you can now enjoy a Halloween Pony Ride, a free coffee, and go home with a memento to suit all budgets from our pop-up Shetland Pony Shop.

Watch the video to find out more…

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


Book your Half Term Riding here:

Halloween Pumpkin Rides, Starter RidesOwn a Pony Experiences,  Shetland Pony Walking Experiences,  Shetland Pony Parties,

Halloween Pumpkin Rides – Half-Term Only

Come and enjoy our 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. Pumpkin rides start with pony dress-up Halloween style, followed by a ride through the meadows to our pumpkin candy trail. There are special rosettes for all riders. Suitable for children aged 4 – 10 years. £75/child.

Adorable Halloween Pony Riding - Book Now

Next availability:

  • Thursday 26 October, 2:30pm – fully booked
  • Friday 27 October, 9:30am – spaces
  • Friday 27 October, 11:30am – fully booked
  • Friday 27 October, 2:30pm – spaces
  • Saturday 28 October, 2:30pm – spaces
  • Sunday 29 October, 2:30pm – spaces
  • Monday 30 October, 9:30am, – spaces
  • Monday 30 October, 11:30am , 2:30pmfully booked
  • Tuesday 31 October, 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm – spaces

Starter Rides

Starter Rides are 45 mins long and specially designed first riding experiences for children. Includes pony grooming and a ride on their own pony. Followed by a certificate presentation. £50 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper. Please note your child MUST be 3 years old at the time of their ride.

Next availability:

  • Thurs 26 Oct 10am – spaces
  • Fri 27 Oct – fully booked
  • Sun 29 Oct 12.15pm  one space only
  • Wed 1 Nov 10am – almost full
  • Thurs 2 Nov 10am – spaces
  • Sun 5 Nov 12.15pm – fully booked
  • Sun 5 Nov 2.30pm and 3.30pm – spaces

Own a Pony Experiences 

Own a Pony Experiences are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. Includes lots of riding and pony care, followed by a rosette presentation. £75 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper.

Next availability 

  • Thurs 25 Oct 11am – spaces
  • Sat 29 Oct 2.15pm – fully booked
  • Sun 30 Oct 2.15pm – fully booked
  • Wed 1 Nov 11am – spaces
  • Thurs 2 Nov 11am – spaces
  • Sat 4 Nov 2.15pm – spaces
  • Sun 5 Nov 2.15pm – fully booked

Shetland Pony Parties

Amazing Shetland Pony Parties for children aged 3 -10 years old. Use of our private facility with adorable Shetland ponies, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours – £750 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £30 each. If guest numbers exceed 18 please get in touch with the office and we will see if we can accommodate.

Next availability:

  • Sat 11 Nov – Fully Booked
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2:30pm – Available
  • Sat 18 Nov – Fully Booked
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2:30pm – Available
  • Sat, 25 Nov 2:30pm – Available
  • Sun 26 Nov – Fully Booked

You can book online or give us a call 07734 950 309 or email us: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Do take a moment to watch this week’s episode of Shetland Pony Club TV: New Shetland Pony Shop is Open

Boo! What’s spooking the Shetland ponies this Halloween

It’s horsey Halloween at Shetland Pony Club and the sun is going down at The Ranch.  Bats and badgers are coming out to play, but…

Boo! what’s spooking the Shetland ponies tonight?

There’s something spooky that’s causing a blistering bolt amongst the ponies.

What is causing that fangtastic fright for Dinky?

Watch the video here, if you dare…

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


Book your Half Term Riding here:

Halloween Pumpkin Rides, Starter RidesOwn a Pony Experiences,  Shetland Pony Walking Experiences,  Shetland Pony Parties,

Halloween Pumpkin Rides – Half-Term Only

Halloween Pony Dress up Fun

Come and enjoy our 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. Pumpkin rides start with pony dress-up Halloween style, followed by a ride through the meadows to our pumpkin candy trail. There are special rosettes for all riders. Suitable for children aged 4 – 10 years. £75/child.

Pumpkin trail at Halloween at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability:

    • Saturday 21 October, 2:30pm – fully booked
    • Sunday 22 October, 2:30pm – spaces
    • Monday 23 October, 2:30pm – spaces
    • Tuesday 24 October, 2:30pm – spaces
    • Wednesday 25 October, 2:30pm – fully booked
    • Thursday 26 October, 2:30pm – spaces
    • Friday 27 October, 9:30am,11:30am – fully booked
    • Friday 27 October, 2:30pm – almost full
    • Saturday 28 October, 2:30pm – spaces
    • Sunday 29 October, 2:30pm – spaces
    • Monday 30 October, 9:30am, 11:30am – almost full
    • Tuesday 31 October, 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm – spaces

book now

Starter Rides

Starter Rides are 45 mins long and specially designed first riding experiences for children. Includes pony grooming and a ride on their own pony. Followed by a certificate presentation. £50 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper. Please note your child MUST be 3 years old at the time of their ride.

Autumn Starter Ride at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability:

  • Sun 15 Oct 9am – one space only
  • Sun 22 Oct – fully booked
  • Mon 23 Oct – fully booked
  • Tues 24 Oct 10am – spaces
  • Wed 25 Oct 10am – almost full
  • Thurs 26 Oct 10am – spaces
  • Fri 27 Oct – fully booked
  • Sun 29 Oct 12.15pm – one space only
  • Wed 1 Nov 10am – almost full
  • Wed 1 Nov 10am – spaces

book now

Own a Pony Experiences 

Own a Pony Experiences are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. Includes lots of riding and pony care, followed by a rosette presentation. £75 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper.

Summer Own a Pony Experience at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability 

  • Sat 14 and Sun 15 Oct – fully booked
  • Sat 21 and Sun 22 Oct – fully booked
  • Mon 23 Oct 11am – fully booked
  • Tues 24 Oct 11am – almost full
  • Wed 25 Oct 11am – spaces
  • Thurs 25 Oct 11am – spaces
  • Wed 1 Nov 11am – spaces
  • Thurs 2 Nov 11am – spaces

book now

Shetland Pony Parties

Amazing Shetland Pony Parties for children aged 3 -10 years old. Use of our private facility with adorable Shetland ponies, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours – £750 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £30 each. If guest numbers exceed 18 please get in touch with the office and we will see if we can accommodate.

Party riding at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability:

  • Sun, 5 Nov 2:30pm
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2:30pm

You can book online or give us a call 07734 950 309 or email us: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

book now

Do take a moment to watch this week’s episode of Shetland Pony Club TV: Boo! What’s spooking the Shetland ponies this Halloween