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£717raised of £65,000 target by 27 supporters

    Weʼve raised £717 to Purchase a yard for Hill Pony Resources to set up a permanent base and continue with our work

    Dartmoor Devon
    Funded on Friday, 3rd November 2017

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    Set up in 2014 Hill Pony Resources have found homes for over 100 Dartmoor Hill Ponies that would have otherwise been sent for slaughter. We have also arranged for 2 successful castration clinics where colts and stallions were returned to the moor as geldings where they will not add to the overbreeding problem. We aim to give as many ponies as possible basic handling before they go to their new homes, however our current facilities are limited and consist of mainly of grazing with shelter which become extremely wet and muddy in the winter this makes it extremely difficult for us to work with the ponies. Improved facilities will help us to continue with our work and grow as an organisation.
    As well as providing care and training for ponies we have also provided work experience placements (for college students) and enabled therapy and rehabilitation opportunities for people. We would like to expand on this work and provide a service which will continue to enable people in the future. We want to continue to support responsible pony breeders on Dartmoor and we can do this by improving the facilities at HPR. Ponies from Dartmoor are valuable assets and we want to promote them both in their wild environment and their credibility when the leave the moor. Our aim is to have a facility that will be welcoming to visitors who will benefit from interaction with Dartmoor Hill Ponies. We can do all of this with your help......... Please help us achieve our goals by sharing this Crowdfunder, Joining us as a supporter £15 per annum or making a one off donation. Any donation no matter how small is much appreciated. Thank you for reading :) :)



    • Mary Houghton1 year ago
      Mary Houghton

      Mary Houghton

      1 year ago

      Thank you to everyone who has donated you are all so very kind and your support means so much x

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    • Mary Houghton1 year ago
      Mary Houghton

      Mary Houghton

      1 year ago

      Its the last 24 hours of my crowdfunder which aimed to give Hill Pony Resources a permanent base to work from. A place where Ponies from Dartmoor would be given the best chance possible of a future off the moor as well as involving the local community and helping improve lives for people as well as ponies. Thank you so much for everyone that has supported this crowdfunder I really appreciate that you have helped. We will continue to fundraise to make the dream come true.

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    • Mary Houghton1 year ago
      Mary Houghton

      Mary Houghton

      1 year ago

      With the storm outside, new ponies coming in (and many more waiting) we are really in need of finding a suitable yard to work from. Please help us to get there by sharing this crowdfunder. Each share is worth so much to us help us to help as many ponies from Dartmoor as we possibly can

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    1 year ago

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    • sheena moffat

      sheena moffat

      Nov 3, 2017

      Good luck Mary keep going x


    • Jo Tracey

      Jo Tracey

      Oct 27, 2017

      Money raised by my daughter Scarlett selling cakesWell done for all the fabulbous work you do x


    • Gillian Halpin

      Gillian Halpin

      Oct 21, 2017

      For all you do for the ponies 💕


    • Outi Kylmala

      Outi Kylmala

      Oct 21, 2017

      Wish you all the luck!

    • Debbie Zappa

      Debbie Zappa

      Sep 28, 2017

      Think you are doing a wonderful thing Mary.God bless you.X


    • Joanne Garn

      Joanne Garn

      Sep 24, 2017

      For all that you do for our beautiful ponies, thank you xx


    • Laura Hoy

      Laura Hoy

      Sep 9, 2017

      Lot's and lot's of love from the adorable Beth (Elowens daughter) xxx

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    Mary Houghton

    Mary Houghton

    Dartmoor Devon

    Born in Plymouth I have always enjoyed visiting Dartmoor and the wild ponies that lived there however I was unaware of the fate of so many until a few years ago, I was determined that these beautiful ponies deserved better. HPR was founded in 2014 to date 100+ ponies are safe

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