Rescuing and re-homing equines since 1974


Our Latest Hope Pastures Updates

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03 Dec

We are open again

We are pleased to welcome visitors back to our site however we are subject to tier 3 restrictions at this time which means:

20 Nov

Big 30 Challenge Blog

Here are just some of our Big 30 Challenge participants…

14 Nov

Hope Pastures video walkaround.

This morning we did a live video walk around on Facebook to meet the residents of Hope Pastures. If you missed it, here is your chance to see it on our new Facebook feed, or jump straight to the video

13 Nov

New! Adoption pack and knitted mascot gift pack

Looking for something different to buy for Christmas? We only have limited stocks of these gift sets so get them while you can. Get yours here.

09 Nov

Pumpkin Competition winners

The Pumpkin Competition is over, and we are pleased to announce the winners! A Hope Pastures Adoption Pack will be winging its way to you shortly. Well done and thank you so much to all those that took part.

17 Oct

2021 Hope Pastures Calendar

The 2021 Hope Pastures Calendar is now on sale in our online shop. You can also call in and pick one up in person. Open size approx 297mm x 420mm with plenty of space to write your notes.


Banjo’s Banter Aug/Sept 20

How are you all doing? I gave my hooves a little rest during August but I’m now back at the laptop to fill you in on all the goings on at Hope Pastures.


Banjo’s Banter July 20

Welcome to July’s edition of Banjo’s Banter! I’m so happy to see you visitors and some of our human volunteers back on the site. We’ve missed you so much and we know how much you humans appreciate seeing our antics in person. Well, haven’t we had such a range of weather? Us donks loved the heatwave, […]


Banjo’s Banter May 20

Woo hoo, I’m so happy I could burst. We are finally able to reopen to the public which means I get to see my wonderful fan club again! I’ve so missed you and so have all the other animals and humans here. But before I get carried away with all the excitement, the humans have reminded […]

13 Jun

COVID-19 Update

Covid 19 and Social distancing restrictions We are very pleased to welcome visitors and volunteers back onto site.  We want you to enjoy your visit to Hope Pastures so in order to maintain your safety whilst on site please read and abide by the following instructions:- If you feel unwell or have any of the […]


Banjo’s Banter April 20

Well, it’s still quiet here at Hope Pastures and although we’re enjoying the nice weather, we’re all missing our volunteers and visitors. We can’t wait to see you again, once it’s safe to do so of course! We did have a very exciting day when Countryfile came to visit us. I’m assured by the humans that you’ll all […]


Banjo’s Banter March 20

It’s been a fairly quiet February at the sanctuary, well apart from the weather that is, which has been anything but quiet….or even decisive. In between the (what seems like permanent) storms, we’ve had beautiful sunshine, and snow and hail too. I think I’m going to have to start wearing those wellies like you humans […]


Banjo’s Banter Feb-20

Well, I can’t believe we’re already in February. Time flies! Apparently you humans celebrate something called Valentine’s Day this month and they told me to remind you that there are lots of unusual gifts you can get your loved ones from Hope Pastures. If anyone loves me and fancies getting me a gift, a bag of […]


Banjo’s Banter Jan 20

Hello and a very happy new year! Well apparently we’re in a new decade. Not entirely sure what that means but did you know that donkeys can live for up to 50 years? Speaking of donkeys, we have a couple of newbies at the Sanctuary: Sandy and Nosey. Well I can see how Nosey got […]