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

New Dartmoor Ponies added to the sales list

15 July 2015

The DPHT runs a sales list which is updated regularly, all ponies are bred by our recognised pony keepers, selecting mares and stallions for their perfect temperaments, conformation and potential. [Read more]


SHOW CLASSES FOR DARTMOOR PONIES

30 June 2015

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust sponsors special classes for Heritage and single colour, traditional Dartmoor-type ponies, at both Chagford and Okehampton Shows, offering 25 premiums to the winners of each of the in-hand and ridden classes at both. Entries close early July. [Read more]


Volunteer Meeters & Greeters

28 May 2015

Do you love ponies and people and are over 18 yrs old with a few hours to spare? We wish to increase our opening hours during weekends, particularly Sunday afternoons and during school holidays. Full training is provided to work alongside our friendly volunteer team. Please contact the centre for more details. [Read more]


NEW SUNDAY OPENING DATES

14 May 2015

Due to recent changes in volunteer staffing and our increased education programme, we are reducing our opening times to visitors. We will now be open on the following dates throughout the summer. SUNDAYS 13.00 - 16.00 21ST JUNE, 19TH JULY, 26TH JULY, 9TH, 16TH, 23RD & 30TH AUGUST. ADOPTERS - If you are unable to visit on one of our open afternoons, please call the centre and we will endeavour to arrange a visit for you. Thank you for your continued support. [Read more]


Ponies do a wedding!

28 April 2015

Dartmoor ponies Skylark and Stonechat provided transport for happy couple Lois and Matt at a Chagford wedding last weekend. They behaved impeccably despite the crowds, bells, cheering and popping champagne corks. [Read more]


New Volunteer Opportunity

28 January 2015

Pony Handler and School Group Support Worker - They say never work with Children and Animals - we are looking for several new people to join our team to do just that! We provide full training, you need to be fun loving, compassionate, happy to work as part of a team and over 18 years. [Read more]


9 DARTMOOR PONIES MOVE TO SCOTLAND

20 November 2014

Testimonial from new owner Debbie - Perth, Scotland. "I was looking for a small herd of native Dartmoor ponies which would be suitable for driving, riding and conservation grazing. I also wanted them to have some different heritage genetic lines and be a mix of geldings, mares and young stock. Miraculously the DPHT was able to source and train these ponies. They arrived in excellent condition and with wonderful manners and personalities. None of this would have been possible without the help of [Read more]


FREE CHRISTMAS GUIDED WALKS

20 November 2014

THINKING ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF CHRISTMAS? WANT SOMETHING FUN TO BOOK INTO YOUR DIARY? JOIN THE PONIES FOR A FREE WALK ON DARTMOOR! [Read more]


DPHT PUTS ITS MONEY WHERE ITS MOUTH IS!

09 October 2014

THE DPHT IS OFFERING FUNDS TOWARDS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE COMMONS OF DARTMOOR TO REDUCE THE ANNUAL EXCESS OF FOALS. [Read more]


BUMPER CROP FOR DARTMOOR PONIES!

08 October 2014

The DPHT ponies and feral ponies brought in for handling and homing this coming winter, will benefit from a highly successful fundraising Barn Dance and BBQ held by the Charity on Saturday night. [Read more]


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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.

Pioneering Educational Courses

Dartmoor Ponies for Sale

How can you help?

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Find out about our education programme

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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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