Welcome to Hope Pastures

  • Bessie on arrival at Hope Pastures

Hope Pastures uses your donations to prevent suffering and to improve and save lives. Thanks to your support we rescue, rehabilitate and re-home horses, ponies and donkeys in need.

Our dedicated team of supporters, volunteers, staff and trustees all ‘go the extra mile’ to make a real difference and to help your donations do the same, with a massive 95p of every £1 donated to us spent directly on the animals.

You can visit everyday to see the sanctuary residents FREE of charge 10am to 3pm (2pm in Winter: 1st Nov – 1st April).

 Our Visitor Centre provides activities for you to do, information, souvenirs and refreshments. Because it’s run by volunteers, it’s only open at weekends and bank holidays, but you’re welcome to just visit the residents any day.

Some of the things we offer:

  • Pony Days
  • Birthday parties
  • ‘Meet the ponies’ with ‘hands on’ brushing sessions
  • Events and fairs
  • Corporate volunteering
  • Group visits eg for schools and brownies

Get the news
Find out what has been going on, in and around Hope Pastures.

We have a part time job vacancy going if you are interested?

Muffin’s Monthly Musings for April

Well it has to be said that this is a first – this month’s Musings are being sent to you via a tablet (thankfully not one the humans have to force me to take). This is because the tapping human, who helps me pen my inspirational thoughts (obviously, hooves are a bother for this)  is […]

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Part time job vacancy

Weekend Yard Staff Position  We are searching for a person, or persons to work on our busy stable yard on a Saturday and/or Sunday, we will consider applications for either or both days. To apply you must have equine and yard work experience and be capable and confident in working in a busy environment, helping […]

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First Unicorn Foal in the UK

We’re so excited to announce the birth of the very first unicorn in the UK here, at Hope Pastures. Our experienced team have been on a round-the-clock vigil for a week now, as his mother was clearly very close to delivering, and little Urwin was finally born early this morning. The birth was more difficult […]

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Quick links

Pony Day link

Pony Day info

Sponsor a stable

Stable Supporter – how you can provide year-round care


Help Our Ponies With Cushing’s – DONATE HERE


Pennies for Ponies – Save Your Change & Feed a Pony for a Week

Spring Fayre Sun 7th May 10:30 -3pm


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Help Our Ponies With Cushing’s Disease – DONATE HERE

Sponsor a stable

Stable Supporter – how you can provide year-round care.

Pennies for Ponies Challenge – Save Your Change & Feed a Pony for a Week


Knitting Group – Weds

Meet our team

Our staff, trustees and over 100 fantastic volunteers – all motivated by saving and improving the animals’ lives.

Sophie – our yard manager

Sophie and Easter“My favourite part of my role is rescuing neglected animals and seeing them blossom with all of the care and commitment they get here.”

Do we do a good job?

Check out what others say about us and about our work
NEWC logo

National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) Member

8th – 11th June 2017

Official Bramham Charity 2017

(click on Bramham logo for more info)

Beta International 2016

Chosen Charity 2016