Through the generations, there was a need for classifications within that breed registry to foster greater participation in the show ring. These four main classes are used to determine which classes a particular American Shetland Pony will compete and each offer a slight variation in body type while keep true to the breed and good conformation. Registry founders wanted to establish the purity of the stock and to maintain a reliable record of pedigrees and transfers for the American Shetland Pony.
One of the most well known Shetland pony facts is that they are one of the smallest horses on earth. They come from the Shetland Isles in Scotland. For many ponies — this was their entire life.
Many special guests are coming here to perform, other events will showcase the special talents of our young people in Shetland. We want every child and young person in Shetland to have the chance to enjoy The BIG Takeover, as well as the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents to their families and friends. We are delighted that young people from other areas of Scotland will be coming to join in our event too. In order to attend Big Takeover events, young people in Secondary 1 or below will either require an Accompanying Adult for most events or a completed consent form for some events.
Welcome to Shetland Pony Agility. What is it? It's a sport, much like dog agility, however it is much more than that, it's also a great way to have fun with your pony and to socialise with like minded friends.
With six leisure centres, eight swimming pools, four golf courses, sports pitches, tennis courts, football, netball and rugby leagues and a thriving network of clubs and trainers in just about any sport you fancy, Shetland is unrivalled in sport and leisure provision. The high level of sports provision across the isles just shows how seriously Shetlanders take sport. Shetland Recreational Trust operates eight leisure facilities, spread across four islands, each with an impressive array of clubs, classes, equipment and training opportunities.
The Shetland pony is a Scottish breed of pony originating in the Shetland Isles in the north of Scotland. They have a heavy coat and short legs, and are considered quite intelligent. They are strong for their size, and are used for ridingdrivingand pack purposes.
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The accompanying adult holds the pony make sure to wear closed shoes to prevent injuries. More experienced young riders who evolve independendantly get to lead their pony on their own on a course full of obstacles slalom, passing under a bar, picking apples from a tree, stepping stones Activity available the days of the show in red on the timetable below in April, May and June, and from Wednesday to Sunday in July and August