About Us


.....Creating memories since 2008.....

  • ''Thank you for visiting our site, we are the North East's original Mini Pony and Trap Hire Entertainment Company, a family business based in beautiful Northumberland, who NEVER compromise on our ponies welfare or the safety of the people we work with''
Marley Shetland


Marley is a stunning Standard Shetland who has lived with us since he was 18 months old.

He gives trap rides at parties and events, stars in Panto and Theatre Shows, works as a historical re enactor at museums and railways and attends open days and parades as a Pit Pony or Roman Chariot Pony.

Marley also takes part in filming and promotional work.


Tom is our youngest pony who joined our family at just 7 mths old.

He has a lot of training to complete before he will be able to officially join our team but can sometimes be seen tagging along to watch his brothers and gain experience of new people and  surroundings.

Smurf Shetland


Smurf is a handsome Miniature Shetland who has been a part of our family for over 25 years.

He visits care homes, hospices and schools (often as a Unicorn!) and has been voted Horse & Hound 'Pony of the Year' for his therapy work!

He is completely blind but fools everyone into thinking he can see due to his wonderfully calm, loving nature.

Wansbeck Business Award Winner
Netmums Award Winner

Our unique attraction always produces plenty of smiles and happy memories - the fun and enjoyment is the visible part but please be aware of the training and preparation that goes into our business......you can book us with full confidence that all Health and Safety regulations and legal requirements are adhered to:

Mini Pony Hire has:

  • Public Liability Insurance of 5 MILLION pounds.
  • a  permorming Animal Licence issued by Northumberland County Council. (NAP/8)
  • an Animal Transporter Authorisation Certificate issued by Animal & Plant Health Agency
  • a HUGE professional support network that advise us on current legislation and assist with training and management of the ponies......we believe you can NEVER stop learning and improving!

Smurf,  Marley and Tom are:

  • Passported,  Microchipped, Vaccinated and Registered
  • regularly health checked by Vet, Farrier, Dentist and receive treatments from an Equine Massage Therapist and Reiki Master.
  • part of our family and have been from a young age.  As they have been trained by Lisa, we know their individual personalities and their likes and dislikes.   Our ponies' health and happiness will ALWAYS be our number one priority.

Lisa has:

  • a current HSE Approved 1st Aid qualification
  • an Enchanced DBS/CRB certificate
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding training
  • Certification in the Safer Recruitment of Staff Working with Children & Vulnerable Adults
  • Post Graduate Degree in Educational Management
  • training in Dementia Awareness
  • worked with horses from a young age, been a groom for horse drawn weddings, funerals and filmwork as well as travelling the country with a very successful heavy horse show team.  Lisa  also worked as a Community Manager and Chair of Governors for Northumberland schools for 14 years.

Ring: 07777 678 687

Email: miniponyhire@hotmail.co.uk