In 1920, Olney Farm started a pony breeding business. Over the years, our Shetland Ponies have been selectively bred for for their hardiness and unflappable temperament....resulting in a wonderful child's first pony.
The Shetland Pony Society of North America has just become organized in order to encourage and promote the breeding and registering of the original Shetland pony type from the British Isles -- Olney ponies are a great example of that!
It's not unusual for a Shetland Pony to live more than thirty years.
Young ponies are still available. We offer breaking and schooling to ride as well as drive for Shetlands -- and up!
For 2021 events (dates TBA), we will be implementing COVID-19 procedures in accordance with state and local guidelines. We will update these as more information becomes available. Once these procedures are in place, all persons entering the property will be required to comply. If you do not comply, you will be asked to leave the property and forfeit any entry fees. The success of these procedures impacts not only our events but horse sports across the State of Maryland.