How you can help



Help at our Visitor and Education Centre at Parke, Bovey Tracey.

We urgently need volunteers to fill a broad range of roles. We have opportunities for people of all ages, with or without pony skills, but all are rewarding and fun! We need help with organizing and resourcing public access days, as well as our many other activities, which include pony training, pony care, field maintenance, school visits, development courses for young people and training for conservation grazing managers.


We run a regular practical conservation programme from September to March on our moorland site at Bellever. The DPHT is always looking for new and active people to enhance our team. A range of skills is more important than knowledge of the Dartmoor Pony as full training will be provided- if you have time each week / month which you could dedicate to the Trust


Poo Pickers 

We start early here at the Trust Centre in Bovey Tracey - if you fancy stretching your limbs and having an organic early morning workout - then join us in picking up what our little cherubs leave behind each day - Full Training Provided and a fancy pair of yellow gloves!!


Bellever -  Our Moorland Conservation Work Parties on the following dates:
Sat 9th Feb,Wed 20th Feb, Sat 2nd Mar, Sat 9th Mar, Sat 23 Mar
Wed 10th April, Sat 4th May, Sat 25th May, 29th June, Wed 17th July, Sat 3rd Aug, Sat 7th Sept

Please contact us if you are interested by calling 01626 833234 or email

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 .


Meeter and Greeter 

do you love ponies and people and are over 18 yrs - then please join our friendly team of volunteers. We are aiming to increase our visitor opening hours at weekends and in the holidays. Full training provided.


New Trustee Position Available

We are looking for a conscientious team player, who loves paying attention to detail. You will have Health & Safety and Safeguarding experience or a willingness to learn quickly. Please contact Judy Fawcett DPHT Chairperson on 01626 833234 or email 


Find out about our foal fostering scheme

Make a donation or legacy

Adopt a pony


Now you can help raise money for The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust by recycling your empty inkjet cartridges, toners and mobile phones. For every cartridge/toner/mobile sent, the DPHT will receive a generous donation from Reclaim IT. We are now also able to recycle jewellery and foreign notes and coins!!!


To obtain envelopes please send Jenni an email on 

We also collect used postage stamps. We are able to get money back on these items, so the more you collect, the more funds we can raise. Please send your used postage stamps to DPHT, Parke Estate, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9JQ

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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.

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