Summer Pony Day Camps 

Our legendary Shetland Pony Club Day Camps are back for 2024

  • Enjoy action-packed pony riding and learning for beginners, with your very own Shetland Pony for the whole day.
  • Watch the Summer Pony Camp day video about Cowboys and Cowgirls Day to see what fun your child could have:

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Looking for a summer holiday pony riding solution?

  • Do you have a child who dreams of a pony?
  • Do you want to get the children away from the screens and in nature this summer?
  • Are you looking for an amazing childcare solution, so you don’t need to feel guilty, about not being there with them?
  • Do you want your child to ride but are frightened of horses and worried about safety?

Shetland Pony Summer Day Camps are the answer

  • Pony dreams do come true – your child will experience riding and pony care with their own adorable Shetland pony for the whole day
  • Epic treat whilst you work – give them an amazing day, and share their experience through the photos we send you, so you don’t miss out
  • Safe and fun – your child will have a one-to-one helper all day. We’re ABRS approved, have safeguarding and first-aid training, so you don’t need to worry
  • Outdoor riding all day – no screens, just ponies and nature, great for your child’s wellbeing

Pony Dreams really do come true with our Small Ponies

  • Shetland Pony Club’s moto is: Small Ponies…Big Dreams, and over the past 15 years we’ve made over 20,000 children’s pony dreams come true
  • We’ve touched the hearts of Shetland Pony lovers in 193 countries and children come to England from all over the world to experience our legendary summer pony day camps
  • We have a 4.8-star rating on Google and over 300 5-star reviews on our website from customers who have loved riding with us

Vets Day Pony Weighing at Shetland Pony Club

Dates for Summer Pony Day Camp for 2024

Shetland Pony Club Summer Pony Day Camps provide fun-packed pony learning days for children aged 5+ with different themes each day. You can book individual days or weeks.

  • Monday 22 July – Thursday 25 July 2024 
  • Monday 29 July – Tuesday 30 July 2024 
  • Monday 5 August – Thursday 8 August 2024 
  • Wednesday 14 August – Thursday 15 August 2024 
  • Monday 19 August – Thursday 22 August 2024 

Camp only runs in the summer holidays – don’t miss out

Why book a Summer Pony Camp Day?

  • Outdoor fun – be with your own pony, no screens – just in nature all-day
  • Different themes each day – so you can book all week and not get bored
  • Safe for beginners – don’t worry, every child has an adorable Shetland pony and a helper to care for them
  • Best day ever – children love the ponies so much, they don’t want to go home!

Learning Polo at Shetland Pony Club Camp

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Here’s what your child could enjoy at Summer Pony Day Camp

  • There’s so much to enjoy at camp – in a camp week. Children experience all of these things:
  • Horse whispering, learn polo, ranchers skills, horse agility, bareback riding, trotting and jumping, vets skills, ponies in nature, camp building, butterfly hunting, grooming, pony weighing, mounted games, riding 3-4 times a day on different trails for every ride, one to one helper and pony all day, paddock care, tack cleaning, caring for a poorly pony, mixing ponies feeds, grooming, putting on the saddle and bridle, seed collecting, butterfly hunting, building bug hotels, pony quiz’s, horsey worksheets, pony dress up, western riding, pony team games, fun pony photos, pony shampooing.
  • There are different themes each day to ensure children never get bored.
  • Parents drop their children and experience the fun of the day through photos and a prize giving at the end of the day

Cowboy day - Amazing fun at Shetland Pony Club Camp Day

Booking Details

  • Timing: 9.30am – 4:00pm
  • Age: 5 years to 10+
  • Price: £150 per day
  • Location: Shetland Pony Club, Bluebell Lane, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3PW

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Camp only runs in the summer holidays – don’t miss out

Pick your Perfect Camp Day

There’s a different theme every day, with lots to learn and enjoy together with your pony:

  • Vets Day – Mon 22 July, Mon 5 August, Wed 21 August
  • Wild West Day – Tues 23 July, Tues 30 July, Wed 7 August
  • Explorers Day – Wed 24 July, Wed 14 August, Tues 20 August
  • Bear Hunt Day (New), – Mon 29 July, Tues 6 August, Mon 19 August
  • Olympics Day – Thurs 25 July, Thurs 8 Aug, Thurs 15 Aug, Thurs 22 August

Here’s what recent customers said about Summer Pony Camp Days

  • “What a magical place! My kids absolutely loved their summer camp. The facility was beautiful, the camp program planning was both creative and meticulously executed. The staff and Rosemary were so nice and professional and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to come back!”
  • “My grandchildren always enjoy their days with the Shetland Ponies, but yesterday’s Wild West theme was the best day ever! They not only enjoyed all the riding, leading their ponies through the obstacle course, and getting put in the Sheriff’s jail, but had such fun with the games and line dancing too.”
  • “The attention to detail is unreal, such an amazing place! Thank you”

Fun at Shetland Pony Club Camp with the ponies

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

  • My child is a beginner rider – is a Shetland Pony Day Camp right for them? Yes – we have trained Shetland ponies and one to one helpers all day for your child. They will be helped with their ponies and led whilst being ridden.
  • My child is 4, can they come to camp if I come with them? – No. Camp is a full day from 9.30am – 4pm and it is too long for children who are less than 5. Children need to be able to eat their own lunch and follow instructions to come to camp. Parents don’t stay at camp, but we send you photos so you can enjoy the experience with your child for years to come.
  • My child is 11 – can they come? Our upper age limit is one of size as our biggest Shetland ponies can be ridden by people of any age, as long as you are less than five feet (153 cm) and seven stone (45kg).
  • What happens if the weather is bad? – we work around hot, cold, wet and windy weather and adapt our programme around it. Children need to bring clothes suitable for all weathers. If its unsafe to ride because of the weather we will reschedule with you, or give you a full refund.

Pony Riding at Shetland Pony Club - one to one helpers

More Questions Answered

  • What safety procedures do you have in place? We hold public liability insurance and have a 5-star animal welfare licence. We are approved by the Association of British Riding Schools and operate to their standards. Our senior staff are also DBS checked and are trained in first aid and child safeguarding. We are members of the Equestrian Employers Association and Charter Members of the Children and Nature Network. We use Safety Aide as our Health and Safety Consultants and are regularly audited. We risk assessing our activities and take appropriate actions.
  • What equipment do I need for pony riding? We supply hard hats, which are specially selected for size and comfort for small children. Riding boots or stout shoes are recommended. Wellington boots or trainers are fine. A waterproof jacket and leggings are a good idea.

Need More Help?

We’d love to help on: 07734 950 309, email or visit:

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Shetland Pony Club
The Ranch
Blue Bell Lane
Stoke D’Abernon
Near Cobham
KT11 3PW

01372 844 077
07734 950309

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