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Weʼre raising £3,500 to feed supplemental hay to ponies in Little Eaton flood plain fields, care for and re-home ponies we have purchased.

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Well Folks - we have come to the end of our road here. We have done the best we can. Thank You SO much for all the monetary support, pyhsical help, messages, kind words and practical help ..... its been an experience.We shall be continuing our work through our FaceBook page - which will be called Pony Central - offering a forum for concerns about equines in need and information about how to help. Pony Central will link to other animal assistance organisations to offer the best possible avenue for practice and help.

LEFPP

UPDATE - It has been brought to our attention that some individuals that have donated to this funding page have misunderstood the purpose to this event and have concern as to how their money has been spent.

We originally set up the JustGiving Page to raise money to buy hay for the ponies on these flood plain fields. Many horse owners feed supplemental foods to their horses during the winter months.

The donations to the JustGiving funds flooded in, after being featured in the Derby Evening Telegraph and on Radio Derby - where a horse charity World Horse Welfare, not us, (as we are not a registered charity), gave an interview.

We received many many messages and emails about the ponies, from the people of Derby and travellers that pass by frequently. The resounding expression and desire being that the ponies should be moved, despite DEFRA and the RSPCA directives being in place as confirmation that the ponies were fit and healthy.

So, that is when the original purpose for the JustGiving Page was enveloped to include buying and caring for, until re-homed, some of the ponies. Four ponies were bought and are now nearly ready to go to their new homes. Despite considerations from some people, the ponies have not been sold nor is a re-homing fee in place. However, a rigorous re-homing policy has been implemented to protect the ponies welfare.

We next bought, with the funding, a pregnant mare and her last years foal. Paperwork has not been forthcoming from the previous owners that would allow us to transport them, so they have stayed in the field. A question arose around ownership and, we assume, to protect the two ponies, the previous owner padlocked the access gate to the field. Without an agreement between the two parties neither party has rights of ownership and a Civil Case would have to ensue if it couldnt be agreed upon otherwise. This past Saturday morning when we went to the field to feed her, sadly, the mare (only) was missing. The padlock was intact and the police have been informed.

We have tried to be as open as possible regarding what we have done and achieved, taking lead from the people who have invested in this event.

If there are any persons who have donated and really consider that their money has not been used in the way they feel it should - please get in touch through our email address at littleeatonfloodplainsponies@gmail.com and we will forward your concerns to the JustGiving organisation. Or please contact them directly.

Many thanks

LEFPP

We just wanted to Thank You ALL for the massive amount of support, in all forms, towards this event. It has been a ‘journey’!

To offer you a quick precis on where the money has been spent since 27/1/2018

£250 (four colts from Mr Gaskin - cash payment and receipted)

£1000 (mare and her last years foal from Mr Gaskin - cash payment and recipted)

£1400 (vets fees for castration of four colts)

£333 (vets fees for innoculations, worming, de-louse, horse passports - cash payment and recipted)

£240 (field rent for 6 weeks - cash payment and receipted), £168 (hay bales - cash payment)

£80 (hay rounds - cash payment)

£30 (carrots/pony nuts/chaff - cash payment) = £3390

Final receipt of funds from JustGiving £3190

Final receipt of funds from donations tins £ 168

Equipment such as headcollars, lead reins, feed buckets were kindly donated as was inordinate amounts of time and physical assistance - again, thankyou.

We will be making a BIG fuss when the little guys move home - so watch this space. 😊

Update - we havent had any donations for a few days now and we feel our event is slowing down and coming to an end.. We have done MORE than we set out to do and we hope you are pleased with what we have done. Our four little ponies have yet to be gelded before they can go to their new homes and their vetting programme has yet to run its course .... that is why we have adjusted the fund raising amount to reflect what we feel we need to have managed everything.

We will continue to edit updates until vetting is completed and the ponies go to their new homes.

Many Many Thanks xxxxxx

Just updated our photograph so you can see our little ponies all in a line having a lovely mash mix ! Its the first time they have managed it in a line like this - there’s usually a bucket that’s lonely and a bucket with two many ponies around it !! All 4 ponies are thriving and their new homes are nearly ready !!

Update - we have managed to agree with the now, previous owners, the purchase of the pregnant mare and foal who are to be moving to their new home soonest !! We are not in posession of their official paperwork yet, so we dont know the mare’s name - but we have called the foal Valentine ❤️

Arthur, George, Keith and Rupert are doing very well after a visit from the vet yesterday and we are in the process of sifting through their new home applications - of which there have been many - thankyou !!

Want to MEET THE PONIES ? Have a look at our New FaceBook Page for daily updates on the four ponies now in our care https://www.facebook.com/LEFPP

To get in touch with us about help, support or a possible new home please email us at :- littleeatonfloodplainponies@gmail.com

We would ask from the public to continue donations to help the ponies left outside year round in waterlogged fields that are continually flooding, producing grass of very little quality which could affect the ponies health. Our group were looking initially just to get them through the winter months by supplying hay and supplemental food until the water in the fields recedes and dries up, allowing some decent grass to grow. We know that people who drive their cars into and out of Derby on the main roads passing the fields, look out for the ponies, as, when we have mentioned this, people say “I wonder how they manage?”

We now also have a responsibility towards the ponies that have been moved, to feed and care for them, ensure their safety, check their health and well being before re-homing.

There is also a donation box in the Newsagents Shop in Little Eaton.

We hope people feel this to be a positive move forward.

Thank You x

To get in touch with us regarding any help, sponsorship, support or to offer a potential new home please email:- littleeatonfloodplainponies@gmail.com

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    Mar 18, 2018

  • Dawn

    Dawn

    Mar 14, 2018

    How kind and thoughtful a good deed this is. Good on you Louise and nice to have met you on Sunday, hope all goes well ! 🐴Xx Dawn

    £10.00

  • Barry  Roberts

    Barry Roberts

    Mar 5, 2018

    Hi Judith More than happy to donate 50 pounds towards the pony,s

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 5, 2018

    Every admiration for what you are doing.Carry on the good work

  • Julie Draper

    Julie Draper

    Mar 4, 2018

    clip clop xx

    £5.00

  • Barry mace

    Barry mace

    Mar 4, 2018

    Well done Julie. Good stuff 👍x

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    Matt

    Mar 4, 2018

    £10.00

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