GROUND STARTED - The DPHT offers a free handling service for our Dartmoor Pony Keepers. All ponies / foals are Ground Started in five basic foundation skills: 1. Halter 2. Leading 3. Picking up feet / grooming 4. Catching 5. Loading into a trailer.

CONSERVATION GRAZING  -  A number of small herds all bucket trained and suitable for conservation grazing are now available  - all ponies will be eligible for the Native Breeds at Risk Supplement.

RIDING PONIES are available on request - please email for more information. We will need to know what you want to do with your new pony, size, age, colour preference, etc. As most Dartmoor Pony Keepers cannot retain their ponies through to maturity and being broken in, we rarely have ponies from them that are for sale and are 'ready to go' from the Moor.  However, some of our pony keepers (eg studs such as Shilstone Rocks) may have riding/driving ponies occasionally.  We are also sometimes asked to help find homes for ponies that originally came from Dartmoor but have gone to private homes since but are now outgrown.  We would encourage you to take a look at the Dartmoor Pony Society Sales List which more often carries mature ponies.  However, we are always happy to advise, point you in the right directions and do all we can to help.

The Annual Pony Drift will be taking place in September/October on Dartmoor, when all the ponies are rounded up and brought down to the farms for checking, separating mares and foals and for farmers to choose which ponies will go back to the Moor and which will be sold. If you are interested in buying an unhandled youngster that could become a family's best friend or a companion pony or conservation grazer, please do get in touch and we may be able to help you find one before the annual Sale at Chagford

We always have a range of young stock and ponies available that we have been working on, so if you don't see the pony you are looking for below, still contact us as we have many contacts that may have that special pony or herd of conservation grazers that you are looking for.

Our farmers can offer Pedigree, SR and traditional unregistered ponies (Heritage), with prices varying considerably depending on not only breeding and age, but how much handling they have had. All stock will be passported and microchipped; colts usually gelded.

Please email: with full details of what sort of pony you are looking for, including budget, sex, purpose, etc.  

John French at Holne:  Two lovely yearling geldings for sale, unregistered (DPS pink passports) and unhandled, details on application.  Initial enquiries to DPHT on 01626 833234 or email

Verity Nicholls (nee Colton): Call for information about current stock, including some ponies conservation grazing at Bellever, that may be available to the right home. Initial enquiries to DPHT on 01626 833234 or email


Tracey Lear's gelding, Barnabas.

Barnabas - He is a real Bobby Dazzler, well grown with great looks – unregistered but has class!

He will be sold gelded, passported and with stunning looks. for £175

He is ready to go as soon as recovered from his little op!

 Initial enquiries to DPHT on 01626 833234 or email

Alison Geen: Two yearlings

Alison Geen: Two yearlings:   

Sherberton Presley – Gelding, Brown/Black, microchipped, wormed and passported. Bottom of the herd but easy to halter and touch all over.  Sweet little bean and a real cutie. £600 inc VAT

Sherberton Peregrine who is bright bay with white star. Peregrine is more suitable as a conservation grazer - microchipped, wormed and passported. £450 plus VAT

Contact info: or tel 01364 631276

Wendy Watson, Merribridge Stud: several ponies available

Wendy Watson, Merribridge Stud: These ponies were in all winter and fed hard feed, however please note that although they are used to people, they have had no handling at all so will need highly experienced owners. 

Merribridge Tor Talk Bay 2-year-old gelding Sire - Peps Caleb, Dam - Sherberton Torchatter - £200; 


Merribridge Craftwork Bay 2-year-old gelding Sire - Merribridge Backchat Dam - Merribridge Fudge - £200;


Merribridge Gracefull Black yearling filly Sire - Merribridge Craftsman Dam – Merribridge Morning Lace - £150;


Merribridge Eloise Dark bay yearling filly Sire - Merribridge Craftsman Dam - Merribridge Fudge - £150;


Merribridge Albert Bay yearling colt Sire - Merribridge Backchat Dam - Merribridge Victoriana - £100

Contact:  Wendy Watson on: 01822 880215, email:


******SOLD******Dartmoor stallion 7yrs.from Sherberton Farm.

Dartmoor stallion 7 years old.

Pizwell Starlight S2016/004, Sire: Shilstone Rocks Warlord, Dam: Pizwell Fantasy. 

Dark bay standing at least 12Hh

Star is a working stallion whose progeny can be seen.  

Needs to move on as his daughters will enter the herd next year.   He has always lived outdoors and looks well on it.   He has nice personality so possibly could be cut and broken.

Price £1000

Please contact DPHT on 01626 833234 or email

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