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

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

Our New Rescue – A Joyful Eager Child

Meet our Most Recent Rescue This poor young pony was cruelly abandoned in a field in North Yorkshire and left to fend for himself in feeezing cold conditions in the beginning of February. He’s only a baby aged between 6-8 months old! He is extremely underweight with a condition score of just 1 out of […]

Posted in news | Leave a comment

Muffin’s Monthly Musings for January

Sad, sad, sad news this month. Normally I can keep my spirits up, but this month we’ve had to say goodbye to one of my best and oldest (in both senses of the word) friends, Sparky, and I can’t tell you how much I miss him. It’s made me very grumpy. The first day he […]

Posted in news | Comments Off on Muffin’s Monthly Musings for January


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!

Posted in news | Comments Off on SPRING FAYRE

To get all the news head on over to ‘News’.

Quick links

Pony Day link

Pony Day info


Help Our Ponies With Cushing’s – DONATE HERE

Sponsor a stable

Stable Supporter – how you can provide year-round care


Visited us? Rate us on Tripadvisor!Trip advisor linkPony Day link



Help Our Ponies With Cushing’s Disease – DONATE HERE

Sponsor a stable

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


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