This week we are working with our Shetland ponies to get them ready for riding. We open Shetland Pony Club this weekend, on 2 March.

Ponies love horse whispering

At Shetland Pony Club we use Natural Horsemanship, or horse whispering.  This is where we communicate with our ponies through our body language and voice, so that he wants to be with us.

Team Training in Natural Horsemanship

We employ over 60 young people to lead our Shetland ponies and they need to learn about how to “Talk Horse” too. They learn how to make friends with their pony and to be his leader, so that he knows what he is being asked to do.

Liz, a BHS Accredited Coach, is giving a lesson in this week’s video. The ponies love to make friends with their leader and its rewarding for all when they connect and make friends, forming a great team.

Opening this weekend

Yay! We open for riding again, on 2 March 2024.  We are nearly full for our opening weekend, so do book online now, or give us a call.

Watch the video to find out more.

We can’t wait to see you for riding again.

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

P.S. Bookings for riding at Shetland Pony Club are open, and we start riding again on 2 March 2024  – be quick – just a few spaces left.

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Shetland Pony Club reopens this weekend – Saturday 2 March 2024

What to book at Shetland Pony Club

Starter Rides – are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as early learning to ride experiences for children. From age 3 years old. £50 per child.

  • Saturday 2 March – fully booked
  • Sunday 3  March – 9am – 3 spaces
  • Saturday 9 March – 3.15pm – 2 spaces
  • Sunday 10  March – Extra ponies added for Mother’s Day 2.15pm and 3.15pm – 4 spaces

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.

  • Saturday 2 March – fully booked
  • Sunday 3  March  – fully booked
  • Sunday 10  March – Extra ponies added for Mother’s Day 2.15pm  – 3 spaces

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 riding time, £750 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £30 each.

  • March dates  – All fully booked
  • Saturday 6  April – next party availability

Pony Walking Experiences – the perfect way for grown-ups and everyone aged 11+ to enjoy Shetland Ponies in the beautiful Surrey countryside. Come and spend time learning about and leading an adorable Shetland Pony. Followed by coffee and brownies. 1 Hour, £50 per adult.

Events

Easter Egg Hunts – Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts especially for Easter, learning to ride along a trail and chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Ages 4 to 10 years old. One and a half hours – £75 per child.

Summer pony camp days and weeks – enjoy the whole day with your favourite Shetland pony. Learn to ride him, look after him and enjoy being with him all day long. 9:30am – 4pm, Summer holidays only. Age 5+. £150 per day.

Members Club

Pony Share Membership – experience a pony of your own, the easy way. Learn to ride, build a bond with your pony, come regularly to our club and enjoy pony riding in the countryside.  Contact us to see if we have a suitable pony free for your child on 07734 950 309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

  • 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.

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Take a moment to watch this week’s video: Working with our Shetland Ponies