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.
Firstly you meet our adorable cheeky little foals.
Next you will pet and brush the ponies indoors before learning how to lead the ponies through a simple obstacle course and children can have a short supervised pony ride.
Finally there are plenty of picture perfect photo opportunities while you lead the ponies through the idyllic, picturesque, rugged coastal fields to a secluded beach where we take your photos with the ponies on your camera.
A positively authentic Shetland experience!
*** OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY *** ADVANCED BOOKING ONLY *** CONTACT US TO BOOK (see link above)
OPEN FROM MAY - SEPTEMBER
Suitable for adults and families with children
Everyone present is participating in the Experience
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: £35 per person
We have a fully accessible toilet and washing facilities
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Elaine & Barbara Tait
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.
Some of our team of friendly staff who will be ready to assist you in the experience.
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).