Give Us Your Support


The Dartmoor Pony is integral to Dartmoor’s landscape, biodiversity, heritage and tourism. The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) was established in 2005 and works tirelessly with those who own the ponies on the Moor, to provide the support they need in terms of welfare and management, promotion and awareness raising and lobbying organisations that influence the finance and practical issues of keeping Moorland ponies. We are also showing the world how well tempered, gentle and adaptable the ponies are through promotion

We rely on grants, donations, legacies and fundraising to keep delivering the work we do – delivered almost entirely by volunteers so keeping costs to an absolute minimum.

Please help us to ensure the ponies remain on the Moor for future generations to enjoy.

Donations can also be sent to DPHT, Parke Estate, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9JQ.


Support our long-term future 


The Dartmoor Pony is the star of the show on the Moor. These beautiful animals are instrumental in creating the unique moorland landscape. They help improve biodiversity, and they attract visitors who in turn fall in love with this extraordinary place. 

We remain dedicated to supporting the local people who breed the Dartmoor Pony on the Moor, helping them out with welfare and management, promotion, awareness, and lobbying. In other words, all the things that affect the financial and practical aspects of keeping Moorland ponies.

We rely entirely on grants, donations, legacies and more to keep doing what we do. Our fantastic team of volunteers help us keep costs to a minimum. We truly appreciate all the support we get and every single penny is put to very good use. Can you help us ensure the Dartmoor Pony remains on the Moor for future generations?

You can help us by clicking the donate button, or sending a donation to Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust, Parke Estate, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9JQ. You can also leave us a gift in your Will.

Your donations help us create something special 

Education is so important to us. We enjoy welcoming  schools, groups and families to our heritage site at Bellever Forest, a stunningly beautiful place, and we love to see their faces light up when they see the ponies.

Our visitors learn how important the ponies are to the management of Dartmoor’s unique landscape, and leave feeling they’ve had a glimpse into something very, very special. The ponies are an inspiration to everyone concerned. No wonder we have such an excellent reputation for guided walks and engagement for all youngsters and adult alike.


Many of our supporters make a gift to us in their Will. You can make your own Will, of course, but we don’t advise it. It’s important to use a solicitor or use a Will-writing service.

We know making a Will can be difficult and sensitive. None of us wants to think about dying! But it’s also a liberating experience, something that gives you the peace of mind of knowing you’ve done something really positive for the future.

You can either make a Residual Bequest, where you give us what’s left of your estate once all your other bequests have been made and the associated costs met, or a Pecuniary Bequest where you gift us a specific sum of money. 

If you’d like to talk with someone friendly and approachable about your Will, contact Mrs Dru Butterfield during office hours on 01626 833234. She’ll give you a warm welcome.

If you can let us know your intentions, that would be wonderful. It means we can plan better for the future. We always treat information about legacies in the strictest confidence and it’s never binding. You can always change your mind.

If you have already made a Will but would love to give us a gift, thank you so much in advance. It means everything to us. Please contact your solicitor to arrange things. Again, it’ll be good to know what you’ve left us but you don’t have to tell us. It’s your choice. 


Your lovely gift will help us do so many amazing things, including all of this:

How You Help

One of the big aspects of our work is education. We welcome primary and secondary school students to our heritage site at Bellever Forest. During a visit, children learn how ponies are integral to the management of Dartmoor’s landscape.