Many parents and children dream of riding, and our motto at Shetland Pony Club is: Small Ponies…Big Dreams. Yet, when you are thinking about organising riding for your child, you may not be sure where it could take them in the future.

Shetland Pony Club has been helping children start their riding journeys for 15 years. In the second of our Parents Advice videos, Rosemary, Founder of Shetland Pony Club, shares where some of our former riders are now. Take a look to see where your child’s riding journey could take them.

Success in many fields

Lots of our riders have gone on to own their own horses and become accomplished riders, with soft hands and a good seat, due to their sound start at Shetland Pony Club. Many have enjoyed riding with their families on holidays around the world.

Some have gone on to compete at high levels in polo and eventing. Some have even chosen horses as a career path, first working at Shetland Pony Club, then training as vets and veterinary nurses.

By starting riding on small ponies, you really can make your big dreams come true.

Watch the video to find out more and leave a comment below.

From Rosemary, Liz, Libbie, the Team, and all the ponies at Shetland Pony Club

P.S. In the next video we find out more about how your child can start their riding journey.

Pony Share Membership

If you’d like your child to ride regularly, be outside in nature with a pony, and start your riding journey, you can become a Pony Share Member. We are enrolling now for regular riding from March and you can find out more here.

Bookings update

The office is open throughout the winter.

We start riding again on 2 March 2024.  Bookings for 2024 will open in 31 January. Please keep an eye on our weekly emails and join the waitlist to be the first to know when bookings are released.

What to book on 31 January

Starter Rides – are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. Now from age 3 years old. £50 per child.

Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £75 per child.

Shetland Pony Parties – amazing pony parties for children aged 3 -10 years old. Use of a private facility with 6 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.

Take a moment to watch this week’s video: Where are our Pony Share Members Now-15 Years On?