The Pony Academy UK

We are a different kind of riding school … Come and find out why!

Call Monica on 07775 831544 for more info!

Helping little people (4 to 11 year olds) develop confidence, self belief and a "can do" attitude with the help of our beautiful ponies ...and we teach them how to ride and care of ponies, too!



At the Pony Academy we endeavor to provide children with an experience as similar as possible to having their own pony and have courses to suit all level of experience.
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We organizes school holiday activities for children aged 7 to 11, revolving around ponies, 13 weeks a year. We pride ourselves in creating childhood memories that last a lifetime.
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A great idea for Kid's Birthday Parties! Lots of fun and a favourite amongst children 6 to 12 years old. We provide a Private Pony Hack for up to 7 children, where each child is assigned a pony and a helper.
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We have 8 very special ponies at The Pony Academy, each with its very own Fan Club!

Tango is a 13.2hh, highland cross that is now enjoying a very well deserved retirement on the field. She is still very popular with all the children for grooming sessions and Pony Time activities, but is no longer ridden. She is a Pony in a Million!
Oliver is now retired and no longer ridden… but he is still the Pony Boss! He is a 13.2hh Exmoor pony that has collected 100’s of T-shirts! We are very lucky to have Oliver with us and are still having lots of fun together during grooming sessions and Pony Time Activities.
Winnie is a Welsh Pony with very good credentials! From being a little handful of beans he has turned into a little star and is a favourite amongst our more experienced riders.
Pinky is every little girl's Pony Dream Come True! We call her our Princess Pony. She is an 11.3hh, Welsh Cross with a lot of character and knows every trick in the book!! She is one of the Founders of The Pony Academy and has been creating special memories for children since 2008!
This is Jack. He is a 14.1hh cob. Jack is a bigger pony for our taller riders. He is an absolute schoolmaster. We are very, very lucky to have him! He brings great joy to a lot of children.
Legend joined The Pony Academy team in 2020 all the way from Spain! Being a bigger pony, he has become very popular with our older and taller riders. He still has a few things to learn, but is coming along in leaps and bounds. A very special Pony indeed that is now helping us with our “Moms in the Saddle” programme.
Molly arrived around the same time as Legend did, in 2020. She is not “really” a pony…. She qualifies as a horse (15hh). She is on loan to us and we have promised to take good care of her until her owner is able to provide for her again. Our older riders love her and she, like Legend, is now helping us with our “Moms in the Saddle” programme.
We are very excited to be welcoming Milo and Piper to our team at the end of May 2022. We will be sharing more details once they arrive!
Lovely Acorn is now running up in Pony Heaven. He lived a long, happy life helping many children become brave - he was our "go-fast-pony"! When he earnt his retirement, he went to live with his best friend Kaylib (a big horse) in Dorking before moving to Holland with his lovely "retirement family" for several happy years. We will always remember him very fondly.
Tarron lives fondly in our memories and is now galloping on green meadows in heaven, hopefully with Acorn and Toffee. He was a wise old gentleman that had seen many moons already when he came to join us and was a favorite with our young beginners. He had long golden mane the children liked to brush for hours and a gentle stride that kept our little ones safe. He was worth his weight in gold and lived a long, long happy life!
Sadly, Toffee was taken from us very suddenly and way too early in 2020. He was beautiful 13hh, Welsh Pony that was very popular with the children. He was a great jumper and won several rosettes at the local shows. He will always have a special place in our hearts. We miss you Toffee. Gallop free with Tarron and Acorn!

It really is as good as having your own pony...

How to find us

The Pony Academy, Green Lane, Ockham, GU23 6PF (7 mins from Junction 10 of the M25)


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