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Exmoor Pony Centre

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Ashwick, Dulverton, Exmoor National Park TA22 9QE, England
+44 1398 323093
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This pony centre is run on charitable funding, everyone works for the good of these beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dulverton, United Kingdom
small place but informative

We were only hear for around 20 minutes, reading the story, visiting and fussing the ponies and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stroud, United Kingdom
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The Exmoor pony is one of the oldest native pony breeds in Britain and yet is currently listed as an endangered rare breed. Around 3,500 ponies survive worldwide, of which about 350 still live free on Exmoor. The Moorland Mousie Trust, based at the Exmoor Pony Centre, is a small charity working to promote and conserve these very special ponies. The Exmoor Pony Centre is open daily (except Saturdays) from 10 am to 4 pm between the Easter holidays and 31st October, with restricted opening times for the rest of the year. Entrance to the Exmoor Pony Centre is free of charge, although donations to our work are always welcome. The Exmoor Pony Centre invites visitors to come and meet our ponies and learn more about this special breed. If you wish to ride an Exmoor pony, the Centre offers two options. Our three-hour Exmoor Experience trek is for competent riders, with a discretionary minimum age of 11 years old. Alternatively we offer one hour Taster sessions in our indoor arena for those with less experience. There is a weight limit of 12 stone/75 kg for riding the ponies. Visitors to the Centre can meet the ponies and learn about their history and their life on the moor. Refreshments and toilet facilities are available as well as a pony-themed shop. Regular events are held at the Exmoor Pony Centre throughout the year. We also cater for group visits, corporate days and birthday parties (generally out of high season) so please contact us if you would like to hold your event at the Exmoor Pony Centre.For more information please have a look at our our website.
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Ashwick, Dulverton, Exmoor National Park TA22 9QE, England
+44 1398 323093
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This pony centre is run on charitable funding, everyone works for the good of these beautiful ponies, well worth a visit, talk to the staff they are so knowledgeable and helpful, Sponser a pony , ask if you can help, if they can they will...More

Thank countrygirlSomerset
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were only hear for around 20 minutes, reading the story, visiting and fussing the ponies and hearing a bit about the work that is done to preserve the heritage of these beautiful ponies. Well worth a visit if you are near by and they...More

Thank fortonbear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic place to visit really super ponies and friendly staff who are so knowledgeable and informative

Thank stephen r
ExmoorPony C, Manager at Exmoor Pony Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for a lovely review. Whilst we know we are not the biggest attraction we do pride ourselves on our happy ponies and our friendly staff and volunteers , so your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This is not very big but well worth a visit. Lots of information and great to see them up close. Look for the fun days or afternoons as extra things to see and do. A lovely little shop a lovely set up and lovely staff!!

1  Thank Lucybuck1982
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I found this a little disappointing, thought it would be a bit bigger. Good for children to try out the ponies, only if you pre book. There is no cafe just drink making facilities. There is no charge to get it. Donations welcome. There is...More

Thank Sharon B
ExmoorPony C, Manager at Exmoor Pony Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we take all comments on board and do hope to keep improving our centre with further things for visitors to do and see. We are sorry you found your visit disappointing, we do try to give all visitors an informative...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Had a nice ride out but if you want to meet an Exmoor pony this is the place to do it safely. They are characters!

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We were staying in nearby Dulverton and our children wanted to see some ponies close up. They were not disappointed and got to stroke some lovely Exmoor ponies.

Thank Helene24b
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The centre has a wonderful family feel, the team at the centre are so committed to caring for these beautiful ponies.

1  Thank lmdavies2017
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing taster session for our 6 year old. The ladies were extremely friendly and made our son more than welcome tailoring everything to his needs. Would visit again if was in the area.

1  Thank tink10000
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We have visited lots of times on open afternoons. It's off the beaten track but really worthwhile & you have a lovely drive across Exmoor to get there. The centre takes in the unwanted exmoor foals when they are rounded up & brought off the...More

1  Thank GLPJ62
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