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Dawn Westcott

Dawn Westcott is crowdfunding

raised of £5,000 target by 48 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to help safeguard the Exmoor Pony Project

Exmoor National Park, Somerset

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

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The Exmoor Pony Project

The EXMOOR PONY PROJECT faces serious challenges with Covid19 restrictions. We're working ideas to replace lost income and raise funds to safeguard the ponies - and we need your help!

We directly care for over 30 Exmoor ponies - one of the UK’s oldest, endangered native pony breeds and we help many others, along with with promoting the breed.

The problem

Our normal income and activities have been severely compromised by Covid19 and as an animal conservation project, we get no central government support.

Trying to find solutions

We are evolving a peat-free multi-purpose compost from the pony herd's manure which is getting the thumbs up from local gardeners. We need to raise funds to develop EXMOOR COMPOST into a sustainable venture, which can help support the Exmoor ponies for the long term.

How you can help

Please consider donating to this Exmoor Pony Project crowdfund to help us safeguard the Exmoor ponies which rely on this project.

Helping the environment and native breed conservation

Exmoor Compost is PEAT FREE and we’re pleased to be doing our bit for climate change in creating this environmentally-beneficial compost - as well as helping to safeguard one of the UK’s most ancient, endangered native pony breeds. The Exmoor ponies in our project come from a range of Exmoor moorland herds and include some beautiful rescues, orphans and important genetics - ponies who would not be here today without our project.

Please donate and tell your friends - and thank you for your support!

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  • Dawn Westcott23 days ago
    Dawn Westcott

    Dawn Westcott

    23 days ago

    Thank you Exmoor Pony Project Supporters! We are getting a fantastic response to our crowdfund and greatly appreciate your help! Here is a short film giving some insights into life for the Exmoor ponies in the Exmoor Pony Project, which I hope you enjoy.

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2 months ago

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Page last updated on: 1/23/2021 09.31



  • Christine Boschi

    Christine Boschi

    Jan 23, 2021


  • Anonymous


    Jan 22, 2021


  • Anonymous


    Jan 9, 2021

    Well done, Dawn and Nick. Our next-door neighbours, our daughter and a friend can't wait to see the results of your beautiful, crumbly Exmoor pony manure compost on our gardens this year!


  • Anonymous


    Jan 7, 2021


  • Jayne Southern

    Jayne Southern

    Jan 6, 2021

    Hope you make your target - it would be tragic to lose these ponies.


  • Anita Delaney

    Anita Delaney

    Jan 6, 2021


  • Anonymous


    Jan 6, 2021

    Hope this helps Dawn. Keep going..!


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Dawn Westcott

Dawn Westcott

Exmoor National Park, Somerset

Founder of the Exmoor Pony Project and Exmoor Compost with her farmer husband, Nick. Dawn is author of the Wild Pony Whispering books and more info about their work can be found at

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