What do our Shetland Ponies eat in a day is a question we are often asked at Shetland Pony Club. Our ponies like a varied diet and we need to make sure they get all the nutrients they need to stay healthy, without getting too much food.

Breakfast time for the Shetland Ponies

Our ponies are working, so they have a small breakfast when they come in to the Ranch. Sometimes they get supplements too.

Rewilding lunch break

After a morning’s riding, the Shetland Ponies need their lunch. They always have a whole hour eat grass, brambles and other tasty plants found in the rewilding fields.

Summer and winter feeding

Shetland ponies have different food needs as the seasons change – not too much sugary grass in the spring, and extra fibre from hay in the winter months.  There are some plants that they really like.

Watch the video to find out more…

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


Book your November Pony Riding here:

We close for the winter at the end of November, so book your last rides of the season now as we get busy.

Starter RidesOwn a Pony Experiences,  Shetland Pony Walking Experiences,  Shetland Pony Parties,

Starter Rides

Starter Rides are 45 mins long and specially designed first riding experiences for children. Includes pony grooming and a ride on their own pony. Followed by a certificate presentation. £50 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper. Please note your child MUST be 3 years old at the time of their ride.

Autumn Starter Ride at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability:

  • Sun 12 Nov 12:15pm – fully booked
  • Sun 12 Nov 2:30pm – fully booked
  • Sun 12 Nov 3:30pm – spaces
  • Sat, 18 November 2:30pm – fully booked
  • Sat, 18 November 2:30pm – spaces
  • Sun 19 Nov 9am – fully booked
  • Sun 19 Nov 12:15pm – spaces

book now

Own a Pony Experiences 

Own a Pony Experiences are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. Includes lots of riding and pony care, followed by a rosette presentation. £75 per child. Each child will have their own pony and helper.

Pony Riding at Shetland Pony Club - one to one helpers

Next availability 

  • Sat 11 Nov 2:15pm – fully booked
  • Sun 12 Nov 2:15pm – spaces
  • Sat 18 Nov 2:15pm – spaces
  • Sun 19 Nov 2:15pm – spaces
  • Sat 25 Nov 2:15pm – fully booked
  • Sun 26 Nov 2:15pm – fully booked

book now

Shetland Pony Parties

Amazing Shetland Pony Parties for children aged 3 -10 years old. Use of our private facility with adorable Shetland ponies, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours – £750 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £30 each. If guest numbers exceed 18 please get in touch with the office and we will see if we can accommodate.

Starter Ride at Shetland Pony Club

Next availability:

  • Sun, 12 Nov 2:30pm – fully booked
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2:30pm – fully booked
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2:30pm – fully booked
  • Sat, 25 Nov 2:30pm – spaces

book now

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


Pony Share Membership 

We are enrolling now for our 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.

  • 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.

Join the waitlist here


Shetland Pony Gift Shopping

Our pop-up shop is open at the Ranch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm during November.  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.

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 purchase here.

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.

Muddy Robin Hood

Do take a moment to watch this week’s episode of Shetland Pony Club TV: What do our Shetland Ponies eat in a day

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

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