Bovey Tracey-based Dartmoor Whisky Distillery has announced that it will be supporting the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT), initially by ‘adopting’ George, one of the Trust’s ponies.
George is definitively a pony with character! He is brave and independent and is well known for taking the lead during ‘Fresh Tracks’, a special category of the World-famous Ten Tors, held annually on Dartmoor. Fresh Tracks is one of the DPHT’s Equine Assisted Learning programmes, for which students train hard to gain the skills needed to navigate a walk of 10-15 miles over open Moor – motivated by the ponies.
Greg Millar from Dartmoor Whisky Distillery said, ‘We are so pleased to have adopted little George. He’s a gorgeous pony and we’re glad to have him as the newest member of the team here at the distillery. “
Greg added, ‘The Dartmoor pony is such an iconic representation of this land. So much so, that a beautiful pony’s head is the main part of our logo. It is important we do all we can to conserve this rare breed and keep them roaming on Dartmoor for our children’s children to marvel at in the future. That is why we have chosen to make our chosen charity the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust and support the brilliant work they do here in the Dartmoor National Park, across the UK and beyond.’
George is going to be helping Dartmoor Whisky Distillery on a few things coming up, including their Grand Opening in Easter 2018.