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Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust

Location:Brimpts Farm Dartmoor, Devon


Livestock:Dartmoor ponies

In brief:Work to improve the fortunes of the Dartmoor pony by increasing their value as conservation grazing animals (across numerous sites and habitats), improving their saleability as recreational ponies and improving the handling skills of nature conservation organisations using unbroken ponies.

Contact:Dru Butterfield

Tel:01626 355314

Dartmoor Pony Heritage TrustThe Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust is a registered charity which is dedicated to the preservation of the Dartmoor Pony breed. We are based on Dartmoor, Devon in the UK.

Dartmoor ponies are tried and tested conservation grazers and have the ability to switch to less palatable forage when necessary and according to the season. On Dartmoor they play a particularly important role in the grazing of purple moor grass in the spring and western gorse in the late winter. The Dartmoor pony excels in both wet marsh and dry heathland environments.

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage trust can supply ponies for conservation grazing and can advise on handling and land management with ponies.

Among the sites the Trust has supplied ponies to for conservation grazing are the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the National Trust at Killerton. In 2006 GAP ran a workshop with the DPHT – to read a report of the day please click here.