Here are some testimonials, reviews and blogs that have been written about us recently:
10 Reasons to Love Cobham – Surrey Life
One for the children here. Everybody loves a Shetland pony and you can almost hear the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ when you see the pictures on the website… The Shetland Pony Club offers an introduction to kids as young as two and a half to the thrill of pony riding in private woods and meadows with no less than 17 of the tiny steeds waiting for you. This month, from August 7 to August 10 and other dates, you can even book a summer Pony Camp, where your horse-mad offspring can enjoy ‘pony-packed days of fun…’
Things to do with children
Here is a lovely video made about Poppy coming on a Starter Ride for her third birthday. Enjoy!
New Shetland pony breed summary
As its name suggests, the Shetland pony originates from the Shetland Islands and is one of two native pony breeds that are of Scottish origin, the other being the Highland Pony. As the smallest of the nine native pony breeds found in Britain, it also lays claim to originating from the harshest of environments, which some believe to have played a part in preventing the pony to thrive, thus its small size. However, raising ponies in more hospitable regions has not resulted in any significant fluctuation of height or size. The more likely theory suggests that larger sized ponies could not survive the harsh conditions, hence their favourable size and the remoteness of the islands offered minimal breeding influences anyway.
You can read the full breed guide to Shetland ponies here
Shetland Pony Club – have your own pony for the day
If you’re looking for something to do at the weekend with the children that’s in the country, but close to London, then Shetland Pony Club could provide the answer. The children get their own pony to ride around the estate with their helper. It’s well worth the trip, time away from screens and an enjoyable day out for all the family. It’s a perfect photo opportunity too.
Shetland Pony Club has a great story behind it too, the founders; mother and daughter, used to do the school run on their own Shetland pony! Imagine that instead of skooting to school! There is a book to buy at the end of the day that tells the story and makes great bedtime reading. For the football crazy, you also drive past the Chelsea training grounds in Cobham to get there.
Last weekend was Winty’s first pony riding experience and we couldn’t of picked a better place to go.
The Shetland Pony Club located in Cobham, Surrey and home to the most stylish pony ranch I’ve ever seen.
You are welcomed by a host all dressed in tweed and your little person is then introduced to their steed, Winter rode Honeybee. They get a little grooming time, then select their saddles (pink of course!) and help get the ponies all tacked up. Then off they are led around a big field for about 30mins which for little legs round a rather tubby pony is just sufficient. Returning back to the ranch the children untack their ponies and give them little pails of water. Before getting to have a biscuit and drink, then onto certificate giving on top of podium esque tree stumps. Each child is given a certificate and a picture of the pony they rode to keep.
It was a really sweet day in such gorgeous surroundings, highly recommended and for the older children they offer own a pony mornings and pony parties.
The Shetland Pony Club – Surrey Photography
I make no excuses for the length of this post! I was absolutely delighted to photograph the ponies and some of their clients at Shetland Pony Club in Stoke D’abernon near Cobham. Shetland Pony Club is the most wonderful place which I discovered many years ago when looking for something special for my daughter’s 5th birthday party. The Shetland Pony Club is the UK’s leading provider of Shetland Pony experiences situated in the stunning Surrey countryside. Not only can your little one hold their birthday party there, Shetland Pony Club also offer Pony Share Membership, riding lessons and pony mornings. The Shetland Pony Club was founded by the inspirational Rosemary Gibson-Miller.I hope you love the images of the ponies as much as I do, and if you would like to book an experience with Shetland Pony Club, <—click on the link where you will find a range of Pony experience options, and please mention how you found them! Additionally If you would like your child/children photographed when they visit Shetland Pony Club you can book me too. A 45 minute photography session at the Shetland Pony Club is £180 which includes 5 printed images in your choice of 7×5 or 8×10, and the web ready files for you to share with friends & family, 10% of the fee is also donated to the Shetland Pony Club’s named equine charity from each photography session.
Kind words from our visitors
Over the years you have told us about the happy times and great memories that you have at Shetland Pony Club. Here’s a few to read:
“Just to say thank you to you and your team (and Honey Bee) for making my daughters first riding experience on Sunday a really happy and enjoyable one. You are the only place I’ve seen that takes riders as young as 2.5yrs, and the set up is just perfect. The ponies are all obviously happy and healthy, the staff are friendly and attentive. We both had a lovely morning! Hope to see you again in the New Year. Best wishes Emily”
“Thank you for such a wonderful experience and what a beautiful setting you have! It is so so special. We will miss Shetland Pony Club.
Thank you and lots of love to Caramel from Tillie”
Trip advisor – yet more Testimonials
People who have visited us have also written some reviews on trip advisor. See what they said here
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