We believe each and every equine
deserves a life worth living.

Welfare number: 0783 192 8980
Office number: 0113 261 4344

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Welcome to Hope Pastures

Hope Pastures rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes horses, ponies, and donkeys in need.

In addition, we give people the chance to meet the animals and to learn how to look after them.

Your donations help to prevent suffering and to improve and save the lives of horses, ponies, and donkeys both on and off-site.


  • We are open between 10 am and 3 pm every day.
  • No need to book!
  • Free admission and parking but donations are welcome.

*** NEXT EVENT: Fun Dog Show Sunday 24th September ***

News updates

  • Remembering Freddie

    Remembering Freddie

    Very sad news to bring today as we have said goodbye to our superstar pony Freddie. Little Freddie had been a part of our family for many years, he came to live with us when his owner’s ill health had left them struggling to give him the care he was used to. Freddie was a…

  • Fun Dog Show this Sunday!

    Fun Dog Show this Sunday!

    Come along to our fabulous annual Fun Dog Show taking place on the 24th September which will be run by Tailwaggers Dog Club. This event will be from 10.30am – first class 11am – until 3.00pm There are many exciting classes which your furry friend could take part in. There are fantastic prizes to be…

  • Can you hack it for Hope Pastures?

    Can you hack it for Hope Pastures?

    Hack out for our ponies who can’t. Can you raise money for Hope Pastures by hacking with your horse for 50 miles throughout August? https://bit.ly/3Q7QY4Q Many horses and ponies who come to Hope Pastures may never have experienced the joy of riding open trails and bridleways with a human that loves them. In August it would be…

  • Winning raffle ticket numbers

    Winning raffle ticket numbers

    Everyone is a winner. Even if you didn’t win one of the fabulous prizes, you are still a winner because your money will go towards the welfare of the animals in our care. Without further ado, here are the winning numbers… 01413 0795 01786 02773 00850 00633 01403 02363 02045 02628 00663 00919 01159 01001…

  • Summer Fayre success

    Summer Fayre success

    After a wonderful day at our Summer Fayre, despite the wind and a little bit of rain, we would like to take the time to say a massive thank you to everyone that came and supported the event, to the wonderful staff and volunteers that ran the event and to the sponsors of our Summer…

  • Well, look who’s home!

    Well, look who’s home!

    Thanks to the amazing care of Gemma and her team at Rainbow Equine Hospital, Buddy and Twinkle arrived back at Hope Pastures this afternoon. On leaving Rainbow, Buddy’s ultrasounds showed clear, and he is responding to antibiotics, and you can see in the photos that they’ve found a new bond of mother and foal love.…

  • The new boy- Dobby

    The new boy- Dobby

    Last week we took another lovely rescue pony into our care. Meet Dobby Dobby was initially rescued from a horrific location in the same field as Freya and Apache, two other Hope Pastures ponies who were seriously ill when we took them in a few years ago. The field was filled with deceased and very…

  • Buddy update 19-06-23

    Buddy update 19-06-23

    Thank you so much for your donations to Buddy and Twinkle. This will help us pay the medical bill, which is expected to be in the thousands. This morning we received fantastic news from Rainbow Equine Hospital. Following immediate care from them, little Buddy is responding well to IV fluids and antibiotics. He is bright,…

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