Our Team

We have a highly committed team of staff, trustees and over 100 dedicated volunteers.

Click the images below to see more information about our team members.

Our staff who look after Hope Pastures and its residents everyday

Sophie -Yard Manager


Val- Part time

Emma-Maternity leave

Bev-Part time

Philip -Part Time

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Jax- Part time assistant manager


India -Full time


Kim -Part time

Our trustees who provide support and hard work as well!

Lynn Gawthorpe

Alyson Wort


Sue Sarucan


Our truly wonderful volunteers

We have over 100 dedicated volunteers, all of whom contribute to helping the animals, whether mucking out, running our visitor centre, helping with group visits, mending fences or supporting events and shows. Without them Hope Pastures couldn’t rescue and care for all the animals we do. It’s often difficult to get these highly altruistic people to ‘come forward and be recognised’ in a public forum such as this, but we hope to have a selection of their details and stories on this site soon…….

In the meantime – what some of them say about volunteering at Hope Pastures:

Ellis Cook I love coming to volunteer at Hope Pastures. I love it because the people are so friendly and approachable and I find being round the horses relaxes me. I love going and spending the day and getting to know some amazing animals its almost like having horse for the day.

Lauren Dennis I volunteer because I can’t imagine being anywhere else, although it’s not paid I view it as a part time job that I love. I couldn’t imagine working on a yard where there were no rescues and they weren’t saving horses lives.

Joel Ireland I volunteer because it makes me feel good knowing that I am helping to improve a horses life.

Lesley Raine It’s a joy and a privilege to be around the horses, the other volunteers, the wonderfully skilled and committed staff and the caring visitors and supporters and to be able to contribute to the life and work of the sanctuary. Hope is compassion in action. Enough. I’m off to knit a horse… x

Charli B MC I am happy to come to Hope Pastures. I am relaxed when I am around the horses. I do mucking out and I do grooming.  I do the whole bunch really and I am glad I got the opportunity to have the experience. I really enjoy coming here. Thanks Hope Pastures for the opportunity. Staff are really useful as well.