Shetland Pony Club

Shetland Pony Club, Cobham: Hours, Address, Shetland Pony Club Reviews: 4.5/5

Shetland Pony Club
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Shetland Pony Club is the leading provider of first riding experiences for children in the UK. Based on our private estate in Cobham, Surrey, we help children start pony riding from age two and a half years old. You can enjoy: Starter Rides, Own a Pony Experiences, Pony Birthday Parties and Summer Pony Day Camps. We also offer a Pony Share Membership scheme. Booking is by appointment only and we are open at the weekends and school holidays from March - November. "The best day of my life" - Ella, 5.
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MrsRYY
London, UK5 contributions
Kid was thrown off today
Nov 2020
We have been previously for a pony day in 2019 and were v happy with the experience so we went again today for their Halloween themed pony ride Nov 2020.

Unfortunately my kid's horse was spooked, the girl holding onto the reins could not control it and it threw my kid off. My kid was flung off onto the ground. Luckily my child was fine. But the pony was behaving unpredictably and could not be controlled, and galloped away.

Some of the other parents were concerned and approached me about it and while I did not want to make a big deal out of it, I decided to speak to one of the senior ladies in charge and they seemed quite relaxed about the incident, and explained it could have been the high winds that spooked the horse.

Subsequently I spoke to a very experienced horse-riding friend, and she is of the opinion that horse-riding ponies for children should be 'bomb-proof' and should not be spooked even with loud noises.

So I am undecided as to whether we will feel confident enough to return in the future.

I am just contributing this review to let others know our experience.
It is a very sweet pony club, very lovingly decorated and friendly staff. However, we are undecided if we will return, given my friend's advice.
Written November 1, 2020
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Thank you for your review. We are so glad that your child was not hurt and are sorry that this rare and unfortunate incident happened. We appreciate you letting people understand that ponies are live animals and how ever placid and well trained they are, occasionally they can react to their surroundings. Our ponies are very well trained and we have taught over 12,000 children to ride. Very rarely, even a bomb-proof pony can be frightened, and it is important that parents understand that riding is a risk sport, and these things happen occasionally. We are members of the Association of British Riding Schools and safety is our number one priority. We regularly review our risk assessments and try hard to learn from any incidents that happen. We are glad that our safety equipment and procedures meant that no one was harmed and we hope that you will consider joining us again in the future. With kind regards from Rosemary at Shetland Pony Club
Written May 21, 2021
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kerby78
London, UK39 contributions
Children’s party - super friendly and amazing atmosphere
Aug 2019 • Family
We’ve just come back from a 6th birthday party here. My little girl had no experience of horses. The staff were amazing, the venue was beautifully decorated and the riding experience was gentle and calm. Lovely afternoon. Will certainly return an recommend. Even cups of coffee for tired Mammas
Written August 31, 2019
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Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased that you had a lovely time at the birthday party. We try hard to make children's pony dreams come true in a safe and magical way, so we are delighted that you had a good time. Come again for riding and a coffee, when you can.
Written September 1, 2019
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HampshireDiscostu
Hampshire5 contributions
Nice experience for kids but poor organisation
Jul 2019 • Family
Went with two children and one had 121 to one at the start but daughter was then left by the helper for a member. Received distinct impression that if you were a member you received more attention. We were then looked after by the owner who was in too much of a rush and advised that we were on a rush when wanting to get a photo opp at end of ride..
The kids loved it but unorganised and won't be back.
Written July 27, 2019
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So glad the children had a lovely ride on our Shetland Ponies. We thought they did really well. We do always try to match the child with the most appropriate pony and leader regardless of membership so that everyone can have a successful ride. Thank you for visiting and good luck with your future riding.
Written July 29, 2019
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Simon C
Cobham, UK28 contributions
My kids used to love it
May 2018 • Family
We need to introduce our kids to places like that so they can interact and experience the pleasure of riding a pony. Also by doing so, it will keep places like this open and the pony to be care for. Win Win?
Written January 24, 2019
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Thank you for your review. We love ponies, children and the countryside and when you come to ride you help us, though our work and charitable giving, make a better life for more ponies - so Yes, Win Win!
Written January 25, 2019
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ChrissyDavey
Donegal Town, Ireland5 contributions
A wonderful first experience with horses for little ones
Oct 2018 • Family
My granddaughter has been several times now and absolutely loves it.
The set up is brilliant for smaller children as well as the slightly older ones.
They are taught how to look after their pony, and are supported in getting their pony ready for riding, with amazing staff, who always talk to the little ones with so much fun and enthusiasm, teaching them as well as praising them.
The ponies and families are beautifully looked after in a really imaginative set up,
with bunting and straw bales, that children feel so comfortable in and allows adults to relax in.

Ceremonies at the end of the rides are straight out of the Olympics!
I take an extremely happy granddaughter home every time.

Thank you Rosmeary and the team
Written October 31, 2018
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Dear Chrissy, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write such a delightful review. We are so pleased that you and your granddaughter have had a lovely time at Shetland Pony Club. We are passionate about children, ponies and the countryside and we are thrilled that your granddaughter has enjoyed her pony experiences with us. Through our work and love, we want to give a better life to more Shetland ponies and we can only do this with the great support of customers such as yourself. We appreciate your feedback and kind words and look forward to welcoming you for more pony fun in the future. Kind regards Rosemary, Liz and the ponies and team at Shetland Pony Club
Written November 3, 2018
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katev505
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
Hidden Gem
Aug 2018 • Family
This place is truely a hidden gem! Beautiful setting and gorgeous ponies.

My girls aged 9 and 10 in absolute heaven (brushing, cuddling, feeding, riding).... and while mum has an hour of peace with a coffee (Fresh filter on tap in a china mug!) sitting on a hay bale in stunning surrounds.

Absolutely perfect for pony loving children ages 4-11. Quite the best morning of the summer holidays so far!
Written August 18, 2018
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Dear Kate, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you love Shetland Pony Club. Do come and see us again and keep up to date with the ponies via Shetland Pony Club TV. From Rosemary, Liz and the Shetland ponies
Written August 24, 2018
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lauinlons
London, UK5 contributions
A child's dream come true....
Jul 2017 • Family
Rosemary has created something straight out of a fairytale. From the tasteful bunting, blankets on haystacks, beyond cute ponies and polite staff - this place is what dreams are made of.

My little girl had the most magical day. I could not recommend it more.

Written July 25, 2017
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Thank you for such a lovely review. We are pleased you liked our ponies and Shetland Pony Club. Do come and visit the ponies again when you can. Rosemary and the Shetland ponies.
Written August 26, 2017
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Ptichka67
London, UK24 contributions
Super Birthday present for 5 years old girl !
Apr 2017 • Family
I have bought a starter ride for my little niece for her 5th birthday. She was over the moon. Super facilities , superb staff, super scenery . I have enjoyed myself too.
Definitely book again. Highly recommend.
The only thing is that we had difficulty to find the place as the sign to the club is blending with trees and leaves , so difficult to spot the turn. But when eventually found the turn we're pleased to be at the venue . Thank you to our pony Toby and all the staff helping with all the experience.
Written April 11, 2017
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Thank you for your comments - we are glad that your niece had a lovely time with Toby. Sorry you had trouble finding us - we are tucked away, but glad you made it to the ranch for your pony fun.
Written August 26, 2017
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Joanna H
30 contributions
Pony morning
Apr 2017 • Family
My 2 daughters have been to the pony morning about 5 times over the past 2/3 years. They always have a great time no matter what the weather. They get name tags on arrival and then one of the older girl helpers takes them to a pony and they do some grooming & feeding, saddle up and go on a couple of nice rides. It's very safe, informative & fun in a beautiful setting. Def a nice treat activity.
Written April 10, 2017
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Dear Joanna, Thank you for recommending the pony mornings at Shetland Pony Club. So pleased that your daughters have enjoyed themselves with the Shetland ponies - in all weathers! We look forward to welcoming you again for more pony fun. Rosemary and the Shetland Ponies
Written August 26, 2017
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ballroom04
Guildford, UK151 contributions
Great for the grandchildren
Aug 2016 • Family
My grandchildren loved it. Owners/staff were very good with the children and made it a very enjoyable experience for them.
Written January 4, 2017
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So pleased that your grandchildren had a lovely time at Shetland Pony Club. Rosemary and the Shetland ponies.
Written August 26, 2017
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