If you’d like to get ‘close up’ and find out more about your Adoption Stars, then this is the chance! Cloud, Sago, Lily, Freddie, Coco, Henry, Lilac, Ned and Banjo are all looking forward to meeting you (and their other friends will be there to say hello, too.)
If you already adopt someone, come along and meet them in person (or rather in pony or in donkey!) They’re all different, with their own characters, and you’ll get to know them better on the day.
If you don’t already adopt, this is a chance to find out more. Our ponies and donkeys come to us for many different reasons, usually neglected or abandonned, and anyone who adopts one of them guarantees their future with us, by helping to cover the the day to day costs of looking after them.
An Adoption makes a brilliant Easter, birthday, Christmas or anniversary present, or even a special present for yourself.
Meet the ponies and spend time pampering/brushing them. £5 donation per person/child to pamper a pony and receive a rosette. The visitor centre will be open for refreshments.
10:30am-12noon Wednesdays during school holidays. For more information and to book your 15 minute grooming session please email [email protected]
On a Pony Day children learn how to care for ponies under expert supervision. The emphasis is on fun and on building confidence and skills. The day includes activities such as leading and grooming the ponies, feeding and mucking out, as well as quizzes, games and pony puzzles.
£30 donation per child. See our Pony Day page for more information or email [email protected] to book.
Masses of fantastic bargains – all goods donated, so every penny raised helps rescued horses and ponies.
Visitor Centre open for drinks and snacks, including the famous toasted tea cakes.
Meet the rescued horses, ponies and donkeys.
• Turnout and fly rugs
• Headcollars and lead ropes
• Bridles, reins, nosebands, bits
• Saddle cloths, numnahs, girths
• Training aids
• Travel, tendon, brushing boots
• Yard equipment and grooming tools
• Safety equipment and clothing
Selection of stalls featuring Christmas gifts and cards as well.
Enjoy a walk through Meanwood Valley and Adel Woods on Sun 29th December, starting from Hope Pastures between 10am and 12 noon (to suit you). Return any time up to 2pm. Choice of distance (shorter is buggy-friendly.)
Register on the day at the Visitor Centre.
When you return, join us for a complimentary cup of tea or glass of mulled wine.
Festive costumes for humans and canines optional, with prizes for the best fancy dress – 2 and 4 legged!
£5 for your first dog, £3 per additional dog – includes trail guide and refreshments/mulled wine for accompanying humans, plus a gift for every dog.
All funds raised will go to help Hope Pastures’ rescues this winter.