Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Ranch reopening plans underway
We are excited to let you know that we are making plans to reopen Shetland Pony Club, in line with the latest government guidelines and advice from the Association of British Riding Schools. Whilst we don’t have a firm date yet, we will keep you updated on our opening plans. For our latest information and for those with upcoming bookings click here. We would love to see you for pony fun, when it’s safe. (Updated 3 June 2020).
Summer pony day camps
Shetland Pony Club Summer Pony Day Camps provide fun-packed pony days for children from 5 – 12 years old. Children become friends with their very own pony for the day and go for rides in the beautiful meadows. They also learn pony care and to look after the paddocks and tack. We have special activities such as learning natural horsemanship, picnic rides to the river and mini gymkhanas.
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Summer Pony Day Camp Dates for 2020
- Monday 27 July – Thursday 30 July 2020 (4 days)
- Wednesday 5 August – Thursday 6 August 2020 (2 days)
- Monday 10 August – Thursday13 August 2020 (4 days)
- Monday 24 August – Thursday 27 August 2020 (4 days)
Pony Day Camp Weeks
Enjoy four days packed full of pony fun with your favourite Shetland Pony.
Suitable for children from 5 years old and above.
9:30am – 4pm each day.
£500 per child per week (4 consecutive days Monday-Thursday).
Pony Camp Days
Can’t do all week? Join us for a days fun!
9:30am – 4pm each day
£125 per child per day
Summer pony day camps
Pony Day Camp Programme
- Catch ponies
- Pony Care Lesson
- Tack up
- Morning Ride
- Paddock Care
- Lunchtime for all – while we let the ponies graze!
- Play with your pony – an introduction to horse whispering and natural horsemanship, learning to think like your pony. 2:00pm
- Afternoon ride and games
- Clean tack
- Put ponies out in their night paddock and feed
Children 5+ years may be left with us all day provided that they have no serious allergies. All parents must sign permission forms and leave contact details. Please ensure that they have a healthy sized pack lunch and snack, children get hungry when they are outdoors all day. Water provided. A spare set of clothes is a good idea.
Parents are invited to arrive at 3:45pm for prize giving. Please ensure children are wearing leggings and comfortable layers including a shower-proof jacket, t-shirts with sleeves – no strappy tops, please. Wellies or trainers are needed, dependent on the weather.
Riding clothes are not required but do wear them if you have them. We supply riding hats and sun cream (factor 30). Body protectors are not recommended when riding Shetland ponies. We go out in all, but the very worst, of weather. In the event of very high winds or pouring rain or extreme heatwaves, we will contact you by text to re-arrange.
We have beautiful gift vouchers for camp that are available in our shop: Gift vouchers available in our shop