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£4,726
raised of £5,000 target by 124 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to keep the ponies safe and fed for the next 4 months at Hole Farm Trekking Centre

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We are all experiencing a very challenging and difficult time due to Covid-19.

Here at Hole Farm, our whole existence depends on our riding school. We have no other form of income i.e. liveries, shows etc.

The ponies/horses help and support so many people from every background in this community of Birmingham and offer the opportunity to visit Woodgate Valley Country Park and at a reasonable cost to access the "magic of horses", either through a horse back trek through the 450 acre park or learn to ride in our lovely indoor and outdoor schools.

Since we have shut the school temporarily there is no income to pay for the upkeep of our equine friends starting now.

I want to make sure that they are just as well cared for now and when we open again.

With no riding school income, this is proving extremely difficult. Our biggest fear is that we have to let the ponies go.

We are asking for donations however great or small to keep our ponies/horses healthy and safe in their home for when the centre re-opens.

As you are aware, we are a British Horse Society (BHS) approved centre. The society are working selflessly to protect the welfare of the animals and safety of riders and very shortly with their help, we will be introducing online virtual lessons, quizzes and sending you photos and videos of the ponies/horses.

If you don't wish to contribute, could you please just share this?

Our sincerest thanks for all your support.

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  • Carol Jones1 month ago
    Carol Jones

    Carol Jones

    1 month ago

    This is Quest This pony have been to hell and back. We really thought we were going to loose him. We are estatic and hopeful that they have turn the corner and on their way to recovery, fingers crossed. You may of noticed that they are on different grazing paddocks to the others, this piece of land has been donated as refuge to aid their recovery (there is nothing like Dr. Green) and many many thanks to Woodgate Valley Urban Farm for allowing us to use this fresh space. Thanking everyone for their on going support.😊 Carol & the staff

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  • Carol Jones2 months ago
    Carol Jones

    Carol Jones

    2 months ago

    Hello everyone, firstly many thanks for your kind donations 66% this is wonderful. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of some of our riders who are actually contributing some of the money that they would spend on a weekly basis & we are very grateful for this. Drawing/painting competion. Some lovely works of art are coming in & we have decided to put them into age groups, making a total of three with rossettes to 6th place, so come on everyone not just customers anyone can enter. Age groups-8 & under, 9-12yrs, 13 & above. See web for info.

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  • Carol Jones2 months ago
    Carol Jones

    Carol Jones

    2 months ago
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    I would like to give a huge thank-you to everyone who are supporting our plea. The response has been incredible and the messages overwhelming I am starting to feel more secure about our and your ponies future. The last few weeks have been frightening to say the least and the emotion and pride from our valued customers I have felt is wonderful. In such hard times where you all must be worrying about the future, to find a contribution for these horses and given with love is truly amazing. From all the staff, ponies and myself THANK-YOU Carol

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Page last updated on: 6/1/2020 11.40

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124

  • Jenny Ladbrooke

    Jenny Ladbrooke

    Jun 1, 2020

    Sorry. I’m a bit late to this party! Hope all is well and look forward to riding with you soon.

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 23, 2020

    Love maryam :)

    £20.00

  • Helen Holloway

    Helen Holloway

    May 22, 2020

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 22, 2020

    hi Carol and everyone love from Tina and Leon x

    £30.00

  • Flora

    Flora

    May 20, 2020

    I love these stables. I learnt to ride here and loved spending Saturdays here too. Horses and staff are all gems and this place is of massive value to a huge number of people in Birmingham.

    £30.00

  • Kate Thomas

    Kate Thomas

    May 17, 2020

    We can’t wait to be back riding with you all soon. Sending best wishes in the meantime! (And Alice sends cuddles to Tommy.)

    £30.00

  • The Thorntons

    The Thorntons

    May 15, 2020

    Hi Carol and Team. Olivia is missing her lessons and all the ponies.Keep up the good work and look forward to you re-opening.

    £96.00

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