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

  • Buddy update 18-06-23

    Buddy update 18-06-23

    After a really promising few days, Buddy is currently very unwell with pneumonia at Rainbow Equine Hospital. We had found a foster mare, and things were heading in the right direction, and Buddy was drinking from her well. Buddy has been getting around-the-clock care and regular temperature checks. We noticed a rise in his temperature…

  • We all need a little Buddy

    We all need a little Buddy

    Meet Buddy the Orphan foal Buddy is only a few weeks old and sadly his mum passed away last week. This is a truly devastating and sad situation, for the mare, the foal and everyone involved. The bond between mother and foal is so magical and so strong, when the bond is broken it’s truly…

  • Two new girls join our adoption scheme

    Two new girls join our adoption scheme

    We are proud to say that we have two new girls joining our adoption scheme, Rose and Castle. You can find out more about these two half-sisters on our adoption scheme page

  • Raising the Roof

    We need your help to get the ponies a new roof for their stables! The wind, rain and recent winter snow saw a dramatic end to our upper yard stable roof, leaving us with a substantial bill of £10,000 to provide a replacement! So many of our equines have vulnerabilities – sickness, age, lameness, and…

  • 2022 round up

    Happy new Year to all our supporters, volunteers, staff and our trustees. 2022 has been another really busy year with lots of horses and ponies needing our help. Our residents on site have also required a lot of special care and training, which we always provide to our best abilities. We have 23 animals on…

  • Well done Kerry

    Anyone who has visited our Hope Pastures Tack Sales & Live Auctions will know that it’s run by an amazing group of volunteers. Led by Sarah, Tracie, Kerry, and Hannah, sort, clean, and resell used tack donated by members of the public to raise much-needed funds for Hope Pastures. Now Kerry has been recognised for…

  • We three foals

    Meet our latest arrivals. Foals Badger, Bear and Sunny are three foals who needed a safe place to go for various reasons so we were happy to be able to help them. Badger and Bear are really nervous and unsocialised after a bad start in life. They are getting braver day by day and learning…

  • Black Jack

    Meet little Jack He’s only been with us a short while and has stolen our hearts already! He’s been on an unfortunate journey in life in recent years judging by how incredibly thin he is – especially for a Shetland! They are usually so difficult to get to lose weight. Fortunately for Jack, some people…

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