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TLC has commissioned Katie Price’s Pony Club, a brand new reality TV series starring Katie Price.
The 6×60 series, produced by Shiver, follows Price as she creates a pony club team like no other with her closest friends and their children including Price’s eight year old daughter Princess and ten year old son Junior. Supported by their fiercely competitive and outspoken mums, the novice riders take on the elitist world of pony clubs.
Each episode will see the friend’s children tackle a different form of riding, from drag hunting to show jumping, reining and dressage. They will learn their horse riding skills from the ground up, with the series climaxing as they compete as a team in a high society game of polo.
Price said: “I’ve not done a reality show for four years and I’m so excited to be doing this with TLC. This really is a dream come true. It brings together my biggest passions – my family, my friends and my animals. Expect a lot of pink, a lot of noise, much chaos and a fair few feathers ruffled along the way!”
Price’s team is based at her family home in West Sussex which is mid-renovation and where she keeps her horses. With five of them, four goats, four dogs, three pigs, one rabbit, one baby hedgehog, over 100 feathered friends, five kids and one husband – all featuring in this fly-on-the-stable-wall series – Price’s chaotic household is more comparable to a working farm than a reality star mansion.
“This is a brilliant horsey romp that will reveal a fascinating, and previously unseen, side of Katie,” said Clare Laycock, VP, Head of TLC & Investigation Discovery. “Through her kids, friends and love of horses, the series brings a great reality peek into the extraordinary life of one of the country’s most popular and well-known personalities. This is a passionate project for Katie and we’re incredibly excited to add the original show to our summer line up.”
Mark Procter, Acting Head of Factual Entertainment, Discovery Networks International, said: “At the last Olympics the country was charmed by our equestrian heroes and in this timely commission we’re convinced Katie, Princess, Junior and their pony club pals will do the same for TLC viewers. This is a series that offers an accessible window into an extraordinary world, it features great characters, genuine jeopardy and some laugh out loud mother and daughter banter that will make it must see TV.”
Richard Hastings, Creative Director of Shiver said: “Shiver is absolutely thrilled to be forging a new relationship with TLC, and what better way than with the super talented and highly watchable Katie Price in the saddle. Katie Price’s Pony Club promises to be an uproarious and exuberant TV event that will have us all rushing to don sparkly jodhpurs, pink riding hats and go for a gallop. And it will certainly have us looking at the horsey world in a whole new way.”