Share a Shettie
Come and spend the day with our smallest ponies!
Our Share a Shettie experience is a lovely opportunity to spend time with a young friend or family member whilst caring for our delightful Shetland pony herd.
Children and their accompanying adult will become a ‘groom for the day’ for the Shetlands – poo picking the fields, grooming, exercising and feeding the ponies with a couple of small maintenance tasks too. It’s a wonderful hands-on way to learn how we care for our horses at Mane Chance – we are not sure who enjoys it the most – the ponies or the visitors!
Adults (over 18) are invited to bring a son, daughter, grandchild, godchild, niece, nephew or just a friend (7-17 years), along for the day and experience the joy of spending time with the horses – each couple being hosted by one of our team.
The session lasts 4 hours, including lunch (not provided) and a wonderful day is guaranteed.
The fee is just £25 per couple and the children will receive a certificate of thanks at the end of the day. Share a Shettie days make ideal birthday presents or treats for the young people in your life too.
The following dates are currently open for booking - places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
We are now starting to open dates as we are limiting numbers and changing the format of the day so that we can ensure that the session is run with all the necessary safety precautions in place. We will send participants more information prior to their visit.
We have been overwhelmed with bookings and so currently are fully booked for all sessions. We will announce more dates as soon as we can - please keep an eye on this page!
- Thursday 6th August - fully booked
- Monday 10th August - fully booked
- Thursday 13th August - fully booked
- Monday 17th August - fully booked
- Thursday 20th August - fully booked
- Thursday 27th August - fully booked
- Monday 26th October - fully booked
- Thursday 29th October - fully booked
Places can be booked and paid for online here - you will need to let us know who is coming and provide your contact email and/or phone number.
Our ponies look forward to meeting you!
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