Training time with our Shetland Ponies

It’s training time with our Shetland Ponies as we get ready for the new season, starting next weekend, at Shetland Pony Club. The winter holidays are over and the team and ponies are getting ready to start riding again. All the children will be arriving soon, so the ponies need to practice with the team, in preparation for 2 March, opening day.

Training Time

Liz, a BHS Accredited Coach, is training the team with lots of exercises. They practice getting the ponies to walk nicely, to halt and back through some poles, followed by a lovely scratch – pony speak for “well done!”.

Natural Horsemanship teaches great manners

The ponies and team learn to halt by a cone, then stop precisely, with one foot over a pole. They love pleasing their staff member and are rewarded naturally, with a good scratch as their mother would give them in the wild.

Brulee’s brilliant back-up

Once those skills have been mastered, the ponies learn to go backwards through some poles. Crème Brulee is an old hand at this. Watch him show us how it’s done, in this week’s video.

One week to go before we open

There’s just over one week to go before we open for riding again, on 2 March 2024. If you’d also like to join the team and ponies with your child, and to start riding, bookings are now open online here.

Watch the video to find out more:

We can’t wait to see you for riding again.

From Rosemary, Liz, Libbie, the Team, and all the ponies at Shetland Pony Club

P.S. Bookings for riding at Shetland Pony Club are filling up fast, and we start riding again on 2 March 2024.

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Shetland Pony Club reopens on 2 March 2024

What to book at Shetland Pony Club

Starter Rides – are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as early learning to ride experiences for children. From age 3 years old. £50 per child.

Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £75 per child.

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 riding time, £750 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £30 each.

Easter Egg Hunts – Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts especially for Easter, learning to ride along a trail and chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Ages 4 to 10 years old. One and a half hours – £75 per child.

More booking ideas

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+. £150 per day.

Pony Share Membership – experience a pony of your own, the easy way. Learn to ride, build a bond with your pony, come regularly to our club and enjoy pony riding 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.

Pony Walking Experiences – the perfect way for grown-ups and everyone aged 11+ to enjoy Shetland Ponies in the beautiful Surrey countryside. Come and spend time learning about and leading an adorable Shetland Pony. Followed by coffee and brownies. 1 Hour, £50 per adult.

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Take a moment to watch this week’s video: Training time with our Shetland Ponies:

How to care for Shetland Ponies in frosty weather

In this week’s video we find out how to care for Shetland Ponies in frosty weather. 

Furry ponies

Our ponies have a double layered furry coat which keeps them nice and warm in the winter. Can you see which two ponies are named in the video?

Icy grass

The frosty weather can cause problems in the morning when the ponies eat the icy grass. When the sun comes up the frost melts away and the grass becomes very sugary which can be bad for ponies. It can cause something called frost induced laminitis which makes their feet sore. 

What to do on frosty mornings

At Shetland Pony Club, our ponies live out in the field so when there is frosty weather we get up early and feed them hay so they don’t eat the sugary grass. 

Watch the video to find out more… 

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


Quick survey about Birthday Parties

We are very close to launching our 2024 programme and we are very excited to be sharing with you our new birthday party programme for 2024. However, we need your help. Before we finalise our plans, we need to make sure we have covered everything you want. That is where you come in. Please take a few minutes to answer this super short survey. We just need to know two things… 

What are the top two questions you really want to know before booking a birthday party for your child? 

Shetland Pony Party

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We open for riding on 2 March 2024

The office will be open throughout the winter. Do contact us on 07734 950 309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Bookings for 2024 will open during January.

A Members photo at Shetland Pony Club

Our VIP Wait List is now open. Keep an eye on our weekly emails to be the first to know when bookings are released.


Pony Share Waiting List – enrolling for 2024 now

Want a pony for 2024? 

Join our waiting list now to find out how you could become a member at Shetland Pony Club and receive a gorgeous members pack, and a pony to ride every week in 2024.

Pony Share Membership at Shetland Pony Club

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


Take a moment to enjoy our  video – How to care for Shetland Ponies in frosty weather


From Rosemary, Liz, Libbie, the Team, and all the ponies at Shetland Pony Club

Keeping Shetland Ponies in Winter


People often ask what happens to our ponies in the winter months when we are closed. In this week’s video we find out where the ponies live and what they feed on during the winter months.

Do the Shetland Ponies live in a stable?

Our Shetland Ponies live in fields with lots of natural shelter including trees, brambles, bushes and hills. When it’s really windy they can use the natural landscape to shelter from the bad weather. 

Fluffy Coats! 

Shetland Ponies have a two layer coat to keep them furry and warm in winter.

Food and friends!

We make sure the ponies have plenty of hay to keep their tummies full and clean water to drink. With friends to keep them company, the ponies have a great holiday over the winter.

Watch the video to find out more… 

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


We open for riding on 2 March 2024

The office will be open throughout the winter. Do contact us on 07734 950 309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Bookings for 2024 will open during January.

Pony Riding at Shetland Pony Club - one to one helpers

Our VIP Wait List is now open. Keep an eye on our weekly emails to be the first to know when bookings are released.


Pony Share Waiting List – enrolling for 2024 now

Want a pony for 2024?

Join our waiting list now to find out how you could become a member at Shetland Pony Club and receive a gorgeous members pack, and a pony to ride every week in 2024.

Pony Share Membership at Shetland Pony Club

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


Take a moment to enjoy our  video – Keeping Shetland Ponies in Winter

Wishing you all a Happy New Year from Rosemary, Liz, Libbie, the Team, and all the ponies at Shetland Pony Club

A Christmas Card from the Shetland Ponies

Take a moment to enjoy our Christmas Card from the Shetland Ponies, and watch the adorable ponies in the snowy Surrey Hills countryside.

Fluffy ponies enjoy cold weather

Although the weather in England is very mild at the moment, Shetland ponies are well adapted to live in cold weather, with fantastic fluffy coats that keep them warm.

They are so well insulated that the snow doesn’t melt on their coats. To help keep them warm we feed the ponies hay during snowy weather whilst the grass is covered.

Do you know your Shetland ponies?

  • Can you see which pony is tucking into the hay?
  • Which pony is the fluffiest?

Watch the video to find out more

Thank you for supporting Shetland Pony Club

We would like to thank all our members, customers, suppliers and friends from all over the world for all your support this year.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas from Rosemary, Liz, Libbie, the Team, and all the ponies at Shetland Pony Club

P.S. The office will be open throughout the winter and we start riding again on 2 March 2024.


Be the first to know when 2024 bookings open

Bookings for 2024 will open during January.

Shetland Pony Club - Bookings wait list

Please keep an eye on our weekly emails and join the waitlist to be the first to know when bookings are released.


Enrol now for a Pony Share Member in 2024

Pony Share Membership – 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. Join our waitlist for a pony share in 2024. 

Pony Riding at Shetland Pony Club - one to one helpers

  • 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.


There is still time to buy print-at-home gift vouchers in time for Christmas

Shetland Pony Club Gift Vouchers: are a wonderful gift for anyone who loves Shetland ponies. We have print-at-home vouchers that you can download now from £10– £150 and you can purchase them here.

Gift Vouchers from Shetland Pony Club


Do take a moment to enjoy this weeks video: A Christmas Card from the Shetland Ponies

Shetland Pony Gift Vouchers

Shetland Pony Gift Vouchers

Looking for the perfect treat for someone who loves ponies this Christmas? Why not delight them with a magical Pony Gift Voucher. Shetland Pony Club gift vouchers are wonderful gifts for anyone who loves Shetland ponies.  

Can I get my gift voucher in time for Christmas?

Yes, there are two formats to choose from:

  • Pony Activity Gift Vouchers – beautifully printed hard copy vouchers for any pony activity are presented in magical gold envelopes and posted to a location of your choice by Royal Mail, first class (£2.50 extra for P&P). Last posting date Monday 18 December. 
  • Pony Activity Gift Vouchers – print-at-home gift vouchers are available instantly for you to download. Money Gift Voucher – print-at-home only – contribute towards any Pony Activity. Attractive gift vouchers for £10, £15, £20 or £25 towards any pony activity are available instantly for you to download  – a perfect gift.

Our gift vouchers are valid for a year. (Note: The Ranch is closed for the winter in December, January and February).

Magical snowy surprise!

Watch our adorable Shetland Ponies enjoying the snow on their winter holidays in this weeks video. 

Watch the video to find out more… 

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


Pony Share Membership  

Want a pony for Christmas?  

Join our waiting list now to find out how you could become a member at Shetland Pony club 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. 

Find out more here


Shetland Pony Gift Shopping 

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. Last posting date Monday 18 December for hard copy vouchers. 

Gift Vouchers from Shetland Pony Club

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. Last posting date Monday 18 December. 

The School Trot - Front Cover

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. Last posting date Monday 18 December. 

Muddy Robin Hood

Do take a moment to watch this week’s episode of Shetland Pony Club TV: Shetland Pony Gift Vouchers