• 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

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

 Our latest 3 posts:

2016 Hope Pastures Dog Show

What a day we had on Sunday – a really brilliant and busy Fun Dog Show!! Many, many thanks to all who brought their ‘best friends’ – it was fantastic to see so many wonderful dogs. The weather was amazing and the team put on a really good variety of activities and games, as well as […]

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Job Vacancy at Hope Pastures

That’s right, we have a job vacancy up for grabs here at Hope Pastures.  We are looking for a part time Assistant yard manager and volunteer coordinator Do you think that you are the right person for the job? Find out more at http://www.hopepastures.org/assistant-yard-manager-volunteer-coordinator/ Shortly we will also be looking for someone to fill a full time […]

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Top Equine Rescue

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who voted for Bessie as the Top Equine Rescue: http://www.horsemart.co.uk/…/the-uk-s-top-equine-rescu…/4199. Voting is now closed and Bessie’s is the winning story, with 64% of the votes (more than double any other rescue!) We’re so proud of her – it’s fantastic to know you feel the same. As well […]

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Quick links


Job Vacancy

Pony Day link

Pony Day info

Rescued and Re-homed

Care when they need it

Care when they need it

2016 Pig Race

2016 Pig Race

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Pig Race Evening



Weds Pony 1to1s & Family Fun

Mons & Thus Pony Days

Knitting Group – Weds

Meet our team

Our staff, trustees and over 100 fantatsic 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 2016Chosen Charity 2016