Ponies from the Wild

Can Do Amazing Things With Your Help

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Please note that minimum donations per pony will be changing with effect from 1/9/21 to £150 for colts and geldings and £200 for fillies.
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Why Dartmoor Ponies Need You

Dartmoor needs its ponies to graze the moor effectively and traditional herds, running with a stallion will breed – it’s nature! Though stallions are controlled and quality inspected there is a surplus of foals every year and part of our aim is to work out ways of lessening and dealing with the surplus.

Help Dartmoor Hill Ponies
What You Can Do

There are many ways to help the ponies from giving them a home, sponsoring a pony, conservation grazing or attending one of our events. For a more in-depth look go to our Friends of the Dartmoor Hill Pony website, just select the link here

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Types of Ponies
The Ponies

There are 3 distinct types of Dartmoor Hill Ponies of varying sizes and colours.  So select below to choose the right one for you.

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To purchase a pony from us - the price is from £100 including microchipping and passport. There are so many ways that you can support our work with the Dartmoor Hill Ponies. We'd very much like to hear from you and thank you for your interest.

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News & Features

August 28, 2020
Martin Smith at Chagford

Annual Pony Drift Sale - Interview with Martin Smith

This years pony sale will be held on Thursday 8th October 2020 at Chagford.

DEFRA recognise the value of these ponies and to that end they have given us the opportunity to manage the sale in a way which is beneficial to the ponies and will make the new owners experience a good one. The Oct 2019…

August 28, 2020

Helpful Head Collars – Sponsorship

Another big thank you to our sponsors this year, they make such a difference in helping us help those foals which we were unable to home either because of underlying problems or that they didn’t look as pretty or cute, usually turns into a duckling swan story.

It is fantastic that the sponsorship…

August 28, 2020

Friends of the Dartmoor Hill Pony, getting support for all the ponies on Dartmoor

International Homes

Since last September we have found good homes for 13 ponies in the UK and a further 56 homes in Germany. In total we have exported more than 200 ponies to Germany, where they are much loved and enjoyed. It never ceases to amaze us how brilliantly our new owners overseas manage…

Friends of the Dartmoor Hill Pony, getting support for all the ponies on Dartmoor

May 13, 2019 2745

Recognition of the value of the pony herds on Dartmoor is long overdue. That DEFRA…

Public Payment for Public Goods Semi-wild Dartmoor Hill Pony herds

Dec 04, 2018 3320

We'd like to share this submission with as many people as possible, and in the hope…

Helpful Head Collars Sponsorship

Sep 16, 2018 3113

The first step for a pony seeking a life off the moor, is to learn to trust humans and…