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 Mar).

 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

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

Muffin’s Monthly Musings for November

How handsome? No need to answer – it’ll just embarass the donkeys. Good view of my rather smart whiskers, don’t you think? Top marks to the humans for being artistic, though I know you’ll be missing seeing my full glory. One slight concern TBH – I’m not sure whether it was cold when this pic […]

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Muffin’s Monthly Musings for October

So, who’s painted the trees to match me? Good job – although you’ve missed my white bits, the general brown-look is great. A conker-coloured mule the humans say – more like mule-coloured conkers, if you ask me. My pony friends (not the donkeys) and I have been growing our winter coats ready for the cold […]

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Rescued & Re-homed

Fab day yesterday meeting Rescued & Re-homed Series Champions, Marnie and Debbie, to present their prizes, sash and rozzies, with Lisa from R & R Country, Rosemary from Sculpture to Wear, Georgina from Global Herbs Ltd and Philip from Paintings with Essence, 3 of our very generous sponsors for 2016. MASSIVE THANKS to them and […]

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Quick links

Pony Day link

Pony Day info

Care when they need it

Care when they need it


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Rescue Stable Supporter – care when they need it most. CLICK HERE


Knitting Group – Weds

Christmas Sale

Christmas Pony day

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