Welcome to the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust
The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust’s mission is to conserve the Dartmoor Pony on 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
The DPHT is a grazing tenant to the magnificent moorland area surrounding Bellever Tor. This enables us to manage and use a herd of ponies for conservation grazing, liaising with other conservation bodies like the National Trust and wildlife trusts to place ponies.
How you can get involved
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.