Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust

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...

Dartmoor ponies

Visitors urged look but do not touch Dartmoor’s ponies

The Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society and the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust have issued a joint statement urging visitors to the moors to enjoy pony herds from a distance, after some have been seen to be carrying strangles.

Strangles is a highly contagious and difficult to manage bacterial infection of the respiratory system. It can be spread through direct contact with affected...

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust

Charity’s urgent plea to help protect the future of Dartmoor’s iconic ponies

Dartmoor has become a draw for thousands seeking outdoors spaces for their health and well-being during the pandemic, with the much-loved iconic Dartmoor pony a huge draw. But a leading charity has warned their future is at risk unless additional funding is found.

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) is a charity which works to protect the future of true Dartmoor ponies in their...

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust

Charity’s new website connects with Dartmoor’s ponies and its landscape

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) will gallop into 2021 with a fabulous new website making it easier for its valued supporters to keep up to date with and understand the charity’s crucial work in securing the future of native Dartmoor Ponies.

At the core of the charity’s work is its desire to inspire and connect people with Dartmoor’s wildlife, landscape and heritage. To do...