Hill Pony Resources is a Not for Profit Organisation registered with HMRC as a charitable organisation (reg no EW40623) Passionate about the ponies of Dartmoor; Pedigree, Heritage or Hill Pony, we work towards seeing a future for them all for future generations to enjoy. Of all the ponies on Dartmoor the Hill Pony is seen as the least valued, our aim is to change that opinion by proving just how wonderful and versatile these ponies can be. Dartmoor Hill Ponies are just as capable as their Pedigree relatives and are just as important to the history of Dartmoor.
Hill Pony Resources support and work with other equine organisations and help in any way we can. We actively support any policies, actions and trials that may help minimise the indiscriminate breeding of Hill Ponies on Dartmoor. Uncontrolled and badly managed breeding every year results in hundreds of foals being shot to become zoo meat, to be illegally transported abroad or to be promoted as meat for human consumption. Many pony keepers try to reduce breeding by putting their mares on a contraceptive, not running stallions, gelding or vascetomizing their stallions,but until there is an overall effective management plan in place foals will still be born and Hill Pony Resources will continue to take in a small manageable amount from particular areas but we certainly do not encourage breeding
We handle foals before they leave for their new homes to help prepare them for their new lives. Beforehand we carry out home checks, where possible, check references and speak to the potential rehomers vet in order to ensure the ponies have the best future possible. We also offer follow up support if needed.
Please support us and raise the profile of the Ponies of Dartmoor
NUMBER OF PONIES THAT HAVE HOMES THROUGH HPR TOTAL - 150