DPHT membershipS

Conserving the Dartmoor Pony on Dartmoor

JOIN to help preserve this native breed

FROM just £25.00 per year

Can you help us ensure the Dartmoor Pony remains on Dartmoor for future generations to benefit the environment and, ultimately, our planet?

Our mission is to secure the future of the native Dartmoor Pony on Dartmoor in partnership with pony keepers and stakeholders. To achieve this, we deliver innovative education and conservation opportunities to enhance awareness, understanding and appreciation of Dartmoor’s landscape, biodiversity, archaeology and heritage.

By joining the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust, you will be helping to conserve the critically endangered Dartmoor Pony. Without support from people like you, we couldn’t protect these beautiful and invaluable ponies for future generations.

We rely on grants, donations, legacies, fundraising and income from membership to keep doing the work we do, delivered almost entirely by volunteers to keep costs to an absolute minimum.

Working with key partners is vital to our aims. We work with:

  • Local keepers and breeders of the Dartmoor Pony
  • Conservation bodies such as the RSPB, National Trust and Wildlife Trusts – to help us place ponies for conservation grazing
  • The Rare Breed Survival Trust – to ensure their involvement in conserving the Dartmoor Pony
  • The National Equine Welfare Council and many other equine organisations

As a member, you can choose to make an annual or monthly payment starting from just £25 per year*. For just a little more, our premium Gorse Membership gives you added benefits. The chart below shows at a glance what our memberships offer. 

If you wish to purchase a membership as a Gift, we will gladly arrange that for you.

Please give 7 days notice to allow for postage – call 01626 833234 or email admin@dpht.co.uk 

member benefits

extra benefits for gorse and lifetime members

* A member of the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust:

By joining the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust membership, a charitable company limited by guarantee (“the Charity”). You agree to abide by the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Charity as may be amended by special resolution of the members from time to time, and to abide by any other membership rules and regulations of the Charity established by the Trustees from time to time pursuant to and consistent with the Articles of Association of the Charity.

You also agree to contribute (in accordance with the Articles of Association) a sum not exceeding £5 towards the costs of dissolution and the liabilities incurred by the Charity in the event of the Charity is dissolved while you remain a member or within 12 months afterwards.


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Join us today to receive these benefits:      
 CostAnnual walk & talkNewslettersOnline Members AreaMembers vote Meet the Pony KeeperPhotography Workshop
Individual membership£25/yearYesYesYesYes  
Pony Breeders & Keepers membership
(Tenant Farmers on Dartmoor) 
Couples membership£35/yearYesYesYesYes  
Family membership£40/yearYesYesYesYes  
Individual Gorse membership£75/yearYesYesYesYesYesYes
Couples Gorse membership£100/yearYesYesYesYesYesYes
Family Gorse membership£100/yearYesYesYesYesYesYes
Lifetime membership £1,000 one-time paymentYesYesYesYesYesYes