WELCOME TO THE DARTMOOR PONY HERITAGE TRUST

Moorland ponies are an integral part of the Dartmoor landscape. In addition to drawing in visitors, they play a vital role in grazing the moor and maintaining its character. But in recent years, their numbers have been in decline.

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (Registered Charity No. 1109196) was established in 2005 in response to widespread concern about the viability and long-term survival of the traditional Dartmoor pony. We are based at Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor where we operate a purpose-built, all-weather visitor and education centre.

Our mission statement and aims

Latest news

NORFOLK WILDLIFE TRUST ADDS 16 NEW PONIES TO ITS DARTMOOR HERD

18 April 2016

Sixteen Dartmoor Ponies arrived in Norfolk this week, organised by Charity the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT), ready for their roles as conservation grazing animals on Norfolk Heathland for Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT). The Trust has now purchased more than 160 ponies through the DPHT. [Read more]


SHARE YOUR EASTER CELEBRATIONS WITH A DARTMOOR PONY - FOR FREE!

17 March 2016

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Centre at Parke, Bovey Tracey, is open this Good Friday, 25th March, from 11am to 3pm as part of the National Trust's Parke Easter Egg hunt event on the same day.
The Centre will also be hosting an Open Day on Easter Sunday 27th March, from 1.30pm - 4pm. Come along to meet - and perhaps adopt - one of our ponies: Rolo, George, Charlie, Puddy and Smartie. [Read more]


FORGET THE BOX OF CHOCOLATES - HOW ABOUT A SINGLE, SPECIAL 'ROLO' FOR VALENTINE'S DAY?!

05 February 2016

As Valentine's Day approaches, how about this as a novel idea for your loved one? Adopt Rolo, the Dartmoor Pony - who lives at the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Centre at Parke, Bovey Tracey - and put your money (just £20) towards helping to keep the traditional Dartmoor pony on the Moor. [Read more]


Upland Pony Grazing

04 February 2016

Upland Pony Grazing: A Review by Sophie Lake of Footprint Ecology. This is the first step to securing evidence which help support the case for keeping ponies on Dartmoor. The Literature Review has been carried out by Footprint Ecology. Pony Action Group members of which the DPHT have helped fund it. [Read more]


WALKS AND WORKS ON DARTMOOR WITH THE PONIES!

09 December 2015

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust, based at Parke, Bovey Tracey, offers FREE guided Moorland walks perfect after Xmas! The Charity is also looking for new volunteers. [Read more]


Come and meet the ponies after Christmas

05 December 2015

Open day on Monday 28th December, 11am to 2pm. Our new adoption pony, Puddy, will be at her first major event, and there will be good food and drink available courtesy of our friend 'bj' [Read more]


Empower, Educate, Enable

02 December 2015

During November, we had a very special visit from members of the Torquay and District Soroptimist International organisation. [Read more]


100 mile challenge featured in local newspaper

30 October 2015

Don't miss this article in the Western Morning News Horse supplement on 30th October. It can also be viewed online. [Read more]


ADOPT PUDDY THE PONY FOR CHRISTMAS!

27 October 2015

HELP SAVE THE DARTMOOR PONY ON DARTMOOR

It's the perfect Christmas present!

ADOPT OUR YOUNG DARTMOOR PONY PUDDY - and follow her progress all year round!

To help fund its work to preserve the traditional Dartmoor pony on the Moor, the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust charity offers a "Pony Adoption Gift Pack", suitable for anyone, of any age, who loves horses and ponies, but for whom buying a real one is simply not an option. [Read more]


Dartmoor Hotel partners up with Puddy the pony

12 October 2015

The popular Two Bridges Hotel in the heart of Dartmoor National Park has adopted two-year-old Puddy (Dunstone Pudsham), a traditional Moorland pony precious to our natural heritage, as part of the Hotel's ongoing support of registered charity the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT). [Read more]


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Visit Dartmoor

Visit Dartmoor is the Official Tourism Partner to Dartmoor National Park. We offer the best in accommodation, activities, attractions and all the information you need to make your trip to Dartmoor a memorable one!

We urgently need your support to continue our work. Please donate via this link, which takes you to the secure Charity Choice donation service. Donations can also be sent to DPHT, Parke Estate, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9JQ.

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where to find us

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Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust
Parke Estate, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9JQ

Call us on 01626 833234.


Watch this video which provides an update on the Plight of the Dartmoor Pony documentary recently shown on Horse and Country TV.

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