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ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

“FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO MEET THE WORLD FAMOUS SHETLAND PONIES IN THE SHETLAND ISLES!”

No visit to Shetland is complete without getting up close and personal with our friendly Shetland ponies in The Shetland Pony Experience! We are based at Papil in Burra, just a 20 minute scenic drive from Lerwick.

The experience is suitable for adults and families with children. It is very hands on and includes plenty of picture perfect photo opportunities while you lead the ponies through the idyllic, picturesque, rugged coastal fields to a secluded beach. 

 

Also… you will pet, brush and handle the ponies indoors before learning how to lead the ponies through a simple obstacle course and children can have a short supervised pony ride. 

 

Not forgetting… a close encounter with our adorable cheeky little foals. 

 

A positively authentic Shetland experience!

Duration: 1 hour.

Cost: £30 per person.

Maximum group size 24 (split into 3 groups of 8).

We have a fully accessible toilet and washing facilities.

Tea and coffee is available. 

Click on the blue Facebook link at the top of this page for more information.

Advance booking essential.

THE TEAM

Elaine & Barbara Tait

OWNERS

 

We will meet and greet you to extend a warm welcome to The Shetland Pony Experience. We will take you through the three stations of the experience with the help of our friendly team.

OUR TEAM

 

Some of our team of friendly staff who will be ready to assist you in the experience.

George Tait

OWNER & BREEDER

 

The ponies you will meet during your experience are mostly home bred here at the Merkisayre Stud.  George is busy behind the scenes looking after the ponies day to day. He also built the indoor riding facility you will spend part of your experience in and he built the gig and coal cart (pictured).