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Hope Pastures 20th Birthday Card Competition

Could you be the winner of our Birthday Card Competition?    We are inviting young artists, creators and doodlers to create a birthday card to celebrate Hope Pastures’ 20th year, and win a Hope Pastures Experience! The winner of each age category receives a Hope Pastures Experience voucher.  Rules: The design must be on A5 paper or card (A4 sheet…

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20-year Celebrations and Events

2024 marks the 20th anniversary of becoming Hope Pastures. As part of the celebrations, we have lots of exciting events planned. We have now released the dates for our three main fayres, Sunday 7 April – Spring Fayre 11am-3pm Sunday 23 June – Summer Fayre 11am-3pm Sunday 22 September – Autumn Fayre 11am-3pm As more details become available,…

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New Pony Day places now available.

We are pleased to announce that we have released the dates for the Pony Day places available in 2024 To find out more see our Pony Day page Please be aware that these days sell out quite quickly, so don’t leave it too long to book your place!

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We all need a little help

We’ve seen a huge increase in the number of horses and ponies requiring medical care and physical rehabilitation. We are currently at capacity in terms of space for ponies, and our funds are reducing at a rate we have never seen before. At Hope Pastures, we realise how lucky we are to have such a…

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Goodbye our friend, Sago

It is with a heavy heart that we have to let you know that our much-loved long-term resident, Sago, passed away unexpectedly last week due to complications from colic. Sago was not just a pony; he was a cherished member of our Hope Pastures family. His cheeky personality brought joy to the hearts of many…

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Revised opening times

We have some important news regarding some changes to the opening times of Hope Pastures. The whole site will close to the public every Monday, except Bank Holidays and School Holidays.  Visitor Centre opening times will change for the winter months – November 6 – March 1st.  The new winter opening times of the Visitor Centre will…

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It’s Christmas!

.. Okay, so it’s not quite Christmas yet but this is the time that you need to be stocking up on your cards and our special 20th anniversary calendar. Check out our shop to see what we have in store.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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