Shetland Ponies Sleeping

 

Shhhh… the Shetland ponies are sleeping! The ponies have been very busy with Jubilee Pony Street parties and Half Term. Now it’s time for the ponies to have a well-earned rest. Watch the video to see all the Shetland Ponies sleeping.

 

Can you see Dinky having a snooze in the sun?

 

Ponies do lie down for short periods of time in the field when they feel safe. The ponies like to rest in little groups together, generally with a look out pony to see if there is any danger.

 

Can you see Gordon looking out for his friends?

 

In the wild they would need to be careful that a tiger wouldn’t come and sneak up on them. So it’s a good idea to sleep in a group with a look out.

 

Watch the video to find out more: Shetland Ponies Sleeping

 

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


Booking update:

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

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. Availability 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. Availability from 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+. £135/day or £540/ week. Filling up fast!

Shetland Pony Walking is the perfect way for older children, teenagers and grown-ups to enjoy Shetland ponies in the lovely Surrey countryside. Come and spend time, enjoying and leading your very own Shetland pony. £45/ person. Saturday 30th July 2:15pm, Saturday 17th September 3:15pm

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

Our Jubilee Shetland Pony Street Party

Last weekend we had our very own special Jubilee Shetland Pony Street Party!

The ponies are all dressed up in their Union Jack flags, Jubilee sashes and their little tiaras and crowns.

Can you see what special outfit Tintin is wearing for the celebrations?

In London the Trooping of the Colour Parade is under way, and in honour of The Queen we have our very own Pony Parade too. The skies were clear at The Ranch and we saw the aeroplanes that took part in the fly pass from London.

We had fun photos under the Jubilee arch and in the special photo frame. Can you see Prince William posing?

After the parade and photos, it’s time for party tea. We had lots of yummy cakes, sandwiches, and muffins. Everyone joined in and had so much fun. We think The Queen would’ve approved of our Pony Street Party!

Watch the video to find out more: Our Jubilee Shetland Pony Street Party

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

Booking update:

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

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. Availability 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. Availability from 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+. £135/day or £540/ week. Filling up fast!

Shetland Pony Walking is the perfect way for older children, teenagers and grown-ups to enjoy Shetland ponies in the lovely Surrey countryside. Come and spend time, enjoying and leading your very own Shetland pony. £45/ person. Saturday 30th July 2:15pm, Saturday 17th September 3:15pm

book now

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

Visit to the Queen’s Highland Ponies at Balmoral

In this special episode for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we are going to look at a trip I took to the Queen’s private estate at Balmoral to see her Highland Ponies!

Highland Ponies are native to the Highlands of Scotland, they like Shetlands but bigger. The Queen breeds them on her estate in Balmoral. I spent a day with the Stud Manager and we had lots of jobs to do.

  • First we had to give the ponies some hay
  • Then we had to fed the stallions, male ponies, a special feed

We drove around the Balmoral Estate; can you see what other animals I saw?

We then visited the mothers with their foals, they were adorable! Highland ponies are quite rare, so the Stud plays an important role in protecting them. The mothers’ give the foals milk to drink and then they learn to eat hay and grass. As the foals grow up, they are used for:

  • Riding
  • Transporting things around the hilly estate

It was such a special treat to see all the wonderful Highland Ponies. Thank you to HM The Queen for taking excellent care of her native breeds.

Watch the video to find out more: Visit to the Queen’s Highland Ponies at Balmoral

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


Booking update:

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

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. Saturday 4th June 9am-11am

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. Availability from 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+. £135/day or £540/ week. Filling up fast!

Shetland Pony Walking is the perfect way for older children, teenagers and grown-ups to enjoy Shetland ponies in the lovely Surrey countryside. Come and spend time, enjoying and leading your very own Shetland pony. £45/ person. Saturday 30th July 2:15pm, Saturday 17th September

book now

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

What’s coming up this year at Shetland Pony Club?

Find out what’s coming up this year at Shetland Pony Club, 2022.

We are excited to share our full upcoming programme with you, see below for some useful dates for your diary so you don’t miss out on the pony fun!

The Ranch opens on Saturday 5th  March 2022 – Sunday 27th  November 2022.  Good news, 3 year olds are able to ride again. 
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Upcoming Special events:

Shetland Pony Parties – 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.

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.

  • Monday 25 July – Thursday 28 July 2022 – 4 days
  • Monday 1 August – Tuesday 2 August 2022 – 2 days
  • Monday 8 August – Thursday 11 August 2022 – 4 days
  • Wednesday 17 August – Thursday 18 August 2022 – 2 days
  • Monday 22 August – Thursday 25 August 2022 – 4 days

Halloween Pumpkin Rides 22nd-30th October 2022. Enjoy themed pony treasure hunts for pony-mad witches and wizards. Dress up your pony and ride along a trail with sweeties to find in the countryside. Halloween fun for children ages 4-10 years old. One and a half-hour session- £65/ Child.

Pony Poppy Parade for Remembrance Sunday –  Sunday 13th  November 2022. Members only.

Watch the video to find out more: Coming up this year at Shetland Pony Club

Book now for regular riding:

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

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Priority notice for Shetland Pony Club Summer Camp

Shetland Pony Club Summer Camp is coming up. With lots of summer pony fun for children aged 5 years and over, we want to make sure you don’t miss out, with this subscriber’s priority booking notice.

What happens on Shetland Pony Club Summer Camp?

Children arrive at 9.30am and spend the whole day with their own Shetland pony until 4pm.  There are pony themed days, such as vet’s day, where children learn all about pony care, as well as dressing up and riding their ponies through the beautiful countryside.  We go to the woods, through the cornfields and, if it’s hot enough, we can even take the ponies paddling in the river. At Shetland Pony Club Summer Camp you learn to ride your pony, look after him and enjoy being with him, all day long. It’s an amazing holiday club day.

Watch the video to find out more:

When are Shetland Pony Club Summer Camps?

To make sure you don’t miss out on Shetland Pony Club Summer Camps this year, we’ve added an extra week.

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

Can I come to camp for a day or a week?

You can choose to enjoy individual days, or a 4-day week with your favourite Shetland pony. It’s up to you.

Timing: 9.30am – 4pm Monday to Thursday

Age: 5+years old

Cost: £125 per day or £500 per week

Find out more: https://shetlandponyclub.co.uk/whats-on/summer-pony-club-camps/

How do I book?

You can book online here now

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Any questions? Do contact Liz in the office for more help on: 07734 950309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Can’t come to camp? – book now for more summer pony riding

We’d love you to join us for pony fun, if you can’t make our camp days, or your child is not old enough.  Do book ahead as the ponies are very popular.  We are open at weekends and throughout the summer holidays for pony fun.

Which pony ride should I choose?

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.

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

BOOK NOW

Any questions? Do contact Liz in the office for more help on: 07734 950309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

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