This week we find out what makes a quality Shetland Pony in an information video from Rosemary.

Find out about pony passports and if they mean that a pony has good breeding.

You will learn which characteristics to look for in a quality Shetland Pony, such as a kind eye and a friendly presence.

We will also show you more features to look out for: such as a full mane; a high set tail, a fluffy coat and small ears to protect them from the poor weather in the Shetland Islands.

There’s lots more information in the video and you can find out which of our ponies are well-bred and high quality.

Watch the video to find out more:

Half Term riding at Shetland Pony Club

We are nearly fully booked for pony riding in October Half Term from Saturday 26 October to Sunday 3 November, including our famous Halloween Pumpkin Rides.

Do book ahead for:

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

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.

Halloween Pumpkin Rides – Come and enjoy our legendary Halloween Pumpkin Rides, themed pony treasure hunts for pony-mad witches and wizards.  Enjoy 1½ hours of pony riding fun. From 4 years old, £55 per child. 2.15pm – 3.45pm.  Children can dress up if they wish (wear outdoor clothes underneath your costume).

  • Saturday 26 October 2019 – almost full
  • Tuesday 29 October – almost full
  • Wednesday 30 October 2019 – almost full
  • Thursday 31 October 2019 – almost full


Any questions? Do contact Liz in the office for more help on: 07734 950309 or

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