• Bessie on arrival at Hope Pastures

Welcome to Hope Pastures

What we do;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 and give people the chance to meet these animals and learn about them and how to look after them.

Our 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.

Because we’re a small charity with few ‘overheads,’ 95p of every 1 you donate goes directly to help the animals.

You can visit everyday free of charge 10am to 3pm (2pm in Winter). 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:

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

NewsGet the news

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

Our latest 3 posts:

Muffin’s Monthly Musings for September

A very tranquil month here at the sanctuary after such a busy Summer. The herds of foals have been replaced with herds of fully-grown humans, all doing very useful things such as painting our fences, adding new stone in the gateways to stop us getting muddy, clearing weeds and generally making sure the sanctuary is […]

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Muffin’s Monthly Musings for August (yes, really)

Dear all, just a very, very quick Musing this month to let you all know I’m safe and well, since I know how worrying it is when you don’t hear from me. Unfortunately, when I originally came to pen these Musings, the Hope Pastures website had decided to take a short holiday, so I couldn’t […]

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Muffin’s Monthly Musings for July

Another month in the manic life of your favourite mule (me, obviously!) You’ll be pleased to note that I’ve managed to take some time out and put together these Musings so you know what’s been going on at the sanctuary. I have to say, I hope you’re as pleased as I am with the more […]

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Quick links

Pony Day link

Pony Day info

Rescued and Re-homed

Care when they need it

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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

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National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) Member

Beta International 2016

Chosen Charity 2016