How fast do Shetland ponies run for fun?

At the end of a busy day, the Shetland ponies love to run for fun – but how fast can they run and who runs the fastest?

Watch Dinky speed along

Dinky is one of our smallest Shetland ponies and he can really run quickly.  See him speed out of the ranch to the pasture at the end of the day.  Wow – watch him go!

Toffee also enjoys a good gallop – enjoy seeing him lead the ponies across the hill – just for fun!  What a joy to watch, well-done ponies.

Watch the video to find out more:

Book your pony fun for autumn now – new dates available

We have some new pony riding dates for the first week of October Half Term on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October 2020 and another Halloween Pumpkin Ride too.  Book now – we are almost fully booked.

You can enjoy:

  • Starter Rides – 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children from age 4* years old (* until further notice for COVID-19 Safe Working Practices). £40 per child. New dates: Wednesday 21 October 9am and 10am
  • Own a Pony Experiences – 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. £60 per child. New dates: Wednesday 21 October 9am and 11am
  • Halloween Pumpkin Rides – Come and enjoy our legendary themed pony treasure hunts for pony-mad witches and wizards.  Enjoy 1½ hours of pony riding fun at The Ranch. From age 4 years old. £60 per child. New date: Thursday 22 October 2.30pm

Book online now, or contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email:

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New minimum riding age of 4

Shetland Pony Club is proud to be one of the first riding schools in the country to be awarded the Association of British Riding Schools Certification for COVID-19 Safe Working Practices. Having risk-assessed our riding in the light of the government guidelines, we have changed the age for riding to a minimum of 4 years old, until further notice. For children aged 2.5 – 4, we hope to be able to resume in the spring. Keep an eye on our weekly email, social media and the website here for more information.

Take care from

The Shetland Pony Club Team and all the Shetland ponies

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