Welcome to the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust

Protecting and preserving as a species for the benefit of the public the native Ponies of Dartmoor

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust’s mission is to secure the Dartmoor Pony native to Dartmoor, by engaging and connecting people with Dartmoor’s wildlife, landscape and heritage. 

Through education, working closely with key partners and Dartmoor farmers to secure the future of these national treasures for future generations. Together we ensure their vital conservation role is recognised both on the moor itself and across the UK

Visiting Us at Parke HQ Bovey Tracey

We can only accept visitors by appointment at the moment

CALL 01626-833234 or email admin@dpht.co.uk

The main barn is being used as a feral pony handling facility in support of our breeders and keepers.

Unfortunately getting up close to ponies is not possible.

We are more than happy to host groups and schools to talk about our crucial work to protect the endangered Dartmoor pony native to Dartmoor

How you can get involved

With the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust


Our free guided walks showcase Dartmoor Ponies, wildlife, history and archaeology.

outreach & engagement

Our educational initiatives raise awareness of the ponies’ vital role in maintaining Dartmoor’s unique ecology.

Become a Member and support our important work helping to preserve the Dartmoor Pony native to Dartmoor



We always have a range of young stock and ponies available for sale. From our recognised pony keepers & breeders.

We’re here to help you find your ideal Dartmoor Pony




The DPHT relies entirely on donations and fundraising, so your support is vital to our cause.




The ponies we help are owned by our recognised pony keeper members who are farmers working on Dartmoor.

We support them to protect and preserve their Dartmoor Pony herds 

Supporting Farming

The majority of ponies we keep belong to our recognised Dartmoor Pony Keeper Members, hill farmers who own the breeding herds on the Dartmoor Commons. We help look after ponies to mature to a more valuable age, when they can be used for riding, driving or sold to conservation grazing sites.