Our New Shetland Pony Bilbo arrives

Our new Shetland pony, Bilbo, is arriving at the Ranch today – how exciting!  We are so looking forward to meeting him and making friends with him.


Today is the day when our new Shetland pony, Bilbo, is arriving at the Ranch – how exciting!

Bilbo has just had a short journey to get to us.  He has come from a lovely family where he has been ridden and cared for by some children who have sadly outgrown him.

New friends for Shetland pony Bilbo

Bilbo goes out into our meadows to meet his new friends.  Will they want to say hello and play?

Elgin Sunset is not interested, but what about Toffee and Snowdrop? Do they play with Bilbo and make friends with him?

Watch the video to find out more:

Find out more about Bilbo, our new Shetland Pony,  on his web page here.


Booking update –  May half term is filling up fast

Starter Rides  back on for 3 year olds! 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. £45/ child

  • May Half Term  –  Starter Rides on: Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June at 9am and 10am – spaces filling up fast

Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £65/ child.

    • May Half Term  –  Own a Pony Experiences – on: Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June at 11am  – spaces – Book Now!

book now

Please email the office, info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk to be put on the waitlist

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

Book ahead for the summer – from July

Shetland Pony Parties – back on for 3 year olds! 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 – £650 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each. Book ahead from July now.

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+. £135 per day or £540 per week. Book ahead for the summer now.

book now

Do take a moment to watch this week’s video: Easter Egg Hunt with the Shetland ponies

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

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Watch more Shetland Pony Club TV videos here

The History of Shetland Ponies

Join Rosemary in this week’s video all about the History of Shetland Ponies.

  • Shetland ponies originate from the Shetland Islands, 120 miles off the north of Scotland in the North Sea. Only the very hardiest and toughest Shetlands survived the harsh conditions.
  • Farmers used Shetlands to carry peat from the hills back to the farmhouse to use as fuel. As there are no trees on the Shetland Islands to use as fuel.
  • In 1840 Shetland ponies started to be used in coal mines, as they were small but very strong and able to pull the coal carts. Shetlands were transported all over the world including America to work in the mines.
  • Happily now Shetland ponies are not used in mines but enjoy riding with children!

Watch the video to find out more: The History of Shetland Ponies


Booking update, Easter Holiday availability. Please see below our remaining availability for Easter.  You can book online or give us a call 07734 950 309

Starter Rides  back on for 3 year olds! 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. £45/ child

  • Monday 11th April 2022 9am-9:45am- Spaces
  • Monday 11th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Full
  • Tuesday 12th April 2022 9am-9:45am- Spaces
  • Tuesday 12th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Full
  • Wednesday 13th April 2022 9am-9:45am- Spaces
  • Wednesday 13th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Full
  • Thursday 14th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Full

Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £65/ child.

  • Thursday 7 April 2022- 11am-1pm – Limited spaces
  • Monday 11th April 2022- 11-1pm- Full
  • Tuesday 12th April 2022- 11-1pm- Limited spaces
  • Wednesday 13th April 2022- 11-1pm- Full

Easter Egg Hunts- Our Easter Egg Hunts are fully booked. Please email the office, info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk to be put on the waitlist

book now

Shetland Pony Parties – back on for 3 year olds! 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 – £650 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 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+. £135 per day or £540 per week.

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

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

book now

Spring Riding with Shetland Pony Club

Join Rosemary in this week’s video all about Spring Riding with Shetland Pony Club.

The children are getting the ponies all ready for a Spring ride today, they are decorating the ponies with lovely Daffodils and butterflies to make the ponies look special. Then it’s off around the meadows for a lovely ride!

You can join us too for some lovely Spring riding over the Easter holidays. See below for our availability.

Watch the video to find out more: Spring Riding with Shetland Pony Club

Booking update, Easter Holiday availability. Please see below our remaining availability for Easter.  You can book online or give us a call 07734 950 309

Starter Rides  back on for 3 year olds! 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. £45/ child.

  • Monday 4th April 2022 9am-9:45am- Spaces
  • Monday 4th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Full
  • Tuesday 5th April 2022 9am-9:45am- Full
  • Tuesday 5th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Full
  • Thursday 7th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Limited Spaces
  • Monday 11th April 2022 9am-9:45am- Spaces
  • Monday 11th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Full
  • Tuesday 12th April 2022 9am-9:45am- Spaces
  • Tuesday 12th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Full
  • Wednesday 13th April 2022 9am-9:45am- Spaces
  • Wednesday 13th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Full
  • Thursday 14th April 2022 10am-10:45am- Spaces

Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £65/ child.

  • Monday 4th April 2022- 11am -1pm – Full
  • Tuesday 5th April 2022- 11am-1pm – Limited spaces
  • Wednesday 6th April 2022- 9am-11am –Spaces
  • Wednesday 6th April 2022- 11am-1pm –Spaces
  • Thursday 7th April 2022- 11am-1pm – Full
  • Monday 11th April 2022- 11-1pm- Limited spaces
  • Tuesday 12th April 2022- 11-1pm- Limited spaces
  • Wednesday 13th April 2022- 11-1pm- Limited spaces

Easter Egg Hunts  – Book now. Our Easter Egg hunts are very popular, we are fully booked apart from a few limited spaces, please see below.

  • Thursday 7th April 2022- 2:30pm-4pm – Limited spaces
  • Monday 11th April 2022- 2:30pm-4pm – Limited spaces
  • Tuesday 12th April 2022- 2:30pm-4pm – Limited spaces
  • Thursday 14th April 2022- 11:15am -12:45pm- Limited spaces

book now

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

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Shetland Pony Parties – back on for 3 year olds! 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 – £650 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 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+. £135 per day or £540 per week.

Do Shetland ponies need a stable?

Join Rosemary in this week’s advice video as she answers your question, do Shetland ponies need a stable?

Our ponies live outside all year round. This is called keeping a pony at ‘grass’. So, how do the ponies manage without a stable?

  • Shetlands prefer living outside with lots of open space and in a herd with friends to feel safe
  • They have adapted to outdoor life in the wild with a big tail, mane and fluffy coat to keep them warm
  • They find natural shelter in the field behind bushes and trees
  • We do have an emergency stable if the Shetlands need to see a vet

Watch the video to find out: Do Shetland ponies need a stable?


Booking update:

The Ranch opens on Saturday 5th March 2022 – Sunday 27th November 2022.

Shetland Pony Parties – back on for 3 year olds! 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 – £650 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each.

Easter Egg Hunts 9th -18th April 2022. Come and take part in our fun Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts especially for Easter, with riding along a trail and chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Easter fun for children aged 4-10 years old. One and a half-hour session- £65/ child.

Starter Rides  back on for 3 year olds! 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. £45/ child.

Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £65/ 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+. £135 per day or £540 per week.

book now

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

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Are Shetland ponies naughty?

Join Rosemary in this week’s video as she answers your question, are Shetland ponies naughty?

Rosemary explains why Shetland ponies are often misunderstood and are actually well behaved when looked after properly. Shetland ponies need as much training, care, love, and attention as a big horse does. Shetlands are often left in a field for a long time and not exercised enough. When ridden infrequently they can have a reputation for being ‘naughty’, when they simply don’t understand what is being asked of them.

What helps a Shetland pony to not be naughty?

  • Companionship: Shetlands are herd animals and like having lots of friends to play with in the field.
  • Good feeding: this is often a big challenge for an owner as Shetlands are so small they can be overfed. It’s a real skill to make sure they have enough food to keep them healthy and fit but not too much that they are overfed.
  • Exercise: Shetlands need regular riding and exercise to help with their training. Shetlands ponies often don’t get enough exercise because they are so small and no one is able to ride them. We are lucky at Shetland Pony Club that we have lots of children to ride our ponies, to keep them fit and healthy.

Watch the video to find out: Are Shetland ponies naughty?


Booking update:

The Ranch opens on Saturday 5th March 2022 – Sunday 27th November 2022.

Shetland Pony Partiesback on for 3 year olds! 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 – £650 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each.

Easter Egg Hunts 9th -18th April 2022. Come and take part in our fun Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts especially for Easter, with riding along a trail and chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Easter fun for children aged 4-10 years old. One and a half-hour session- £65/ child.

Starter Rides  back on for 3 year olds! 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. £45/ child.

Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £65/ child.

book now

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

Contact us on: 07734 950 309 or email: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Watch more Shetland Pony Club TV videos here