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.


Just to let you all know the date for our SPRING FAYRE. It is SUNDAY 7th MAY which is slightly earlier than usual. More details to follow soon!

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A sad farewell to Sparky

A very sad post today, as we have to let you know that Sparky was put to sleep yesterday after a sudden illness. Sparky was very fit and well for his age and always full of beans, so him going downhill so fast between tuesday and wednesday was a shock to us all, and quite […]

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Muffin’s Monthly Musings for December

So excited – my Monthly Musings have been nominated for the UK Blog Awards 2017! Thank you to everyone who voted. I have all hooves crossed that I make it to the Final…….there’s a Gala dinner (fame AND food!!) so I’ve already organised the humans to spend extra time brushing my coat, just in case. […]

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Quick links

Pony Day link

Pony Day info

Care when they need it

Care when they need it


Help Our Ponies With Cushing’s – DONATE HERE

Save a Horse Family – DONATE HERE


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Help Our Ponies With Cushing’s Disease – DONATE HERE

Save a Horse Family Appeal – DONATE HERE


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


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
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National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) Member

Beta International 2016

Chosen Charity 2016