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Welcome to Hope Pastures

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If you have made a donation, why not make your money work harder? If you pay tax, please fill in the Giftaid form from the button below

For more information on any of the above see Ways to help

Next events…

Sat 29th Nov Christmas Sale at Hope Pastures

For more information go to ‘EVENTS’ or email

universal-wishlistWe now have an Amazon Wishlist. If you would like to buy something specific for the animals, have a look at our list.

We would also like to say A BIG THANK YOU to all of you that have already bought things for us or have donated in any other way!

Money for nothing 

Most people buy things on-line these days, whether it’s Amazon, eBay or one of hundreds of other on-line suppliers.

If you buy your presents & gifts through causes/hopepastures it will link to 100’s of your favourite sites and every purchase you make will earn money for the sanctuary, without costing you a penny more.

Just think, if we made, say 2%, on every purchase our supporters made on-line how much animal feed and bedding that would buy?

Feeding the animals

 We kindly request that you do not feed the animals as this causes fighting and unnecessary stress within the herd. You are more than welcome to bring food for the animals and leave it in the box provided and we will ensure that it is given at feeding times. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Volunteers Needed:

Could you spare some time? We are in need of people to help with the following:

  1. Stable/yard work
  2. Manning our visitor centre, running tours & helping visitors
  3. Helping with group visits
  4. Gardening & maintenance
  5. Helping at events & shows
  6. Car boot sales
  7. Supermarket collections & bag packs
  8. Leaflet distribution

If you can help, please complete our Volunteer Registration Form and submit it to us. In the unlikely event of any technical probelms with this, please email your details to Once we have your form we’ll get in touch with you about the role(s) you’re interested in.

Welcome to the Hope Pastures website. 


Pony 1 to 1s & Family Fun Wed 29th Oct 10am-12noonBooking not essential but will mean you can be sure of having time with a pony.
New Community Action Day last Saturday of every month


If you have some spare time come and help us tackle some of our repair, maintenance and gardening jobs. No experience necessary – we just need you!


New Knitting Masterclassevery Wednesday

10.30am-12noon at Hope Pastures.

Help us knit our gorgeous toy horses ready for Christmas. No need to book

New Animal Blessing30th December at Hope Patsures

What we do… Hope Pastures rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes horses, ponies and donkeys. We also provide the opportunity for people to meet the animals and learn about them and how to look after them.

We are open to the public everyday free of charge 10am to 3pm. Our visitor centre is open at weekends and bank holidays, with activities for you to do, information, souvenirs and refreshments.

Some of the things we offer:

  • Group visits for schools, brownies, toddler groups and pensioners
  • Pony Days
  • Birthday parties
  • Hope Pastures’ Experience
  • Events and shows
  • Corporate volunteering
  • Conference/training room hire

For more information see our What we do page.


Bessie on arrival May 2013 after a warm shower and de-loused
Showing Urine burns on Bessie’s legs
Bobby on arrival May2013 feeling a bit sorry for himself
After a good meal inside him and a thick bed of straw, Bobby was ready for a rest
Bessie in July. Her skin has healed and she is putting weight on
Bobby looking good. March 2014
Bessie looking good. March 2014

Click on the left or right of the picture or use the dot below the picture to scroll through


Donations of Goods

We are very grateful for donations of:

  • Horse/pony goods
  • New items for raffles, tombolas and prizes
  • Clothes, shoes & handbags which we can turn into cash through recycling
  • DVDs & CDs
  • Antiques, collectibles & jewellery
  • Clean & complete household goods, toys & bric-a-brac

We cannot take electrical items due to the legislation surrounding these and we can’t manage lots of dirty/broken goods, so we’d be very grateful if you could check items before donating them. We’re now registered on eBay so you can sell goods on eBay on our behalf and eBay will send us the funds. eBay don’t charge fees for charity sales, so it won’t cost anything. Details on how to sell for us on eBay are on the Ways to Help page.

Hope Pastures would like to thank its website contributors, Sophie Kendrick, Josephine Tanser, Kim Pengelly and Philip Gawthorpe, for their combined effort in bringing you this website.