Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust

Picture of 4 dartmoor ponies on the moor

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust unveils volunteer drive for pony preservation

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) is thrilled to announce its upcoming volunteer drive, a dynamic movement aimed at nurturing a passionate community dedicated to safeguarding Dartmoor’s heritage ponies and the rich heritage they embody. This call to action invites individuals who share a deep love for local history and a commitment to preserving the unique beauty of Dartmoor, including...

Dartmoor ponies grazing on Dartmoor

Dartmoor conservation charity launches Mouths on the Moor campaign

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust has launched a campaign highlighting the grazing benefits of ponies native to Dartmoor as part of a sustainable regime to restore the overall health of the moor. The charity’s Mouths on the Moor campaign aims to redress the damaging loss of precious heathland plants that are becoming engulfed by purple moor grass and other aggressive species, support Dartmoor’s...

Flapjackery's flapjack eating devotees raise nearly £2500 for charity

Flapjackery, a Devon-based business renowned for its hand-crafted, artisan gluten-free flapjacks, is delighted to announce its shops have raised nearly £2500 for charity. The money was raised through a unique initiative that encourages customers to choose a more environmentally friendly option when they purchase flapjacks and other sweet treats.

Flapjackery, which has shops in...

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Welcomes Cath Anderson

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust is delighted to announce the expansion of the team with Cath Anderson joining the charity. In her role as Feral Pony Handler and Equine Advisor, Cath will assume various essential responsibilities aimed at safeguarding and preserving the unique Dartmoor ponies.

Cath's role encompasses managing all aspects of feral pony handling, visiting Dartmoor...

Photography Competition Celebrates Dartmoor's Native Ponies

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust is excited to announce the launch of its inaugural photographic competition in collaboration with Flapjackery, Taylor and Moor, the Dartmoor Soap Co., and Malcolm Snelgrove Photography.

The competition invites participants to submit their captivating photographs showcasing Dartmoor's beautiful native ponies. Whether you are a budding photographer or a...

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust appoints new chief executive 

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust, a registered charity based in Devon that is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the Dartmoor pony breed and the Dartmoor landscape, has announced the appointment of Debbie Leach as its new Chief Executive. She will join the charity in July.

Leach was appointed after an extensive recruitment process led by the board of trustees. She is...

Flapjackery pledges to support the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust

A multi award winning confectionary business that specialises in selling flapjacks and sweet treats has nominated the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust as its supported charity with new ‘pony plops’ added to its offering, in honour of the native Dartmoor pony.

Flapjackery has pledged to donate £1.50 for every Dartmoor box sold - a delicious range of six chunky flapjacks - at its Tavistock...

New cairn for charity thanks to kind hearted builders

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust at Parke near Bovey Tracy has a brand new car park donation cairn, thanks to the huge generosity of local builders, suppliers and the continuing loyal support of the charity’s many friends.

Earlier this year, the cairn was destroyed and the car park donations, which are used to purchase hay for the charity’s ponies, stolen.

But kind hearted...

Pony charity's valuable funds stolen

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) is appealing for help to rebuild its donation cairn after it was broken into during the festive period.

The charity's headquarters are on the Parke Estate at Bovey Tracey where it has a carpark next to its visitor and education centre.

It relies on honesty donations from those who park there to pay for hay to feed its six ponies, four...

Nick Baker, Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust

TV presenter announced as new patron for Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) is delighted to announce naturalist and broadcaster Nick Baker as its new patron.

In his new role, Nick will champion the work of the DPHT which works tirelessly to secure the future of the native Dartmoor Pony, while inspiring and connecting people with Dartmoor’s wildlife, landscape and heritage.

Nick has been making films for over...