Sponsor Exmoor Pony Project!

Sponsor An Exmoor Pony & The Exmoor Pony Project

If you'd like to support our work with Exmoor ponies then why not become a Sponsor of the Exmoor Pony Project? Listed below are some of the Exmoor ponies here, and your sponsorship will help with their care and development.  You can choose the level of sponsorship by clicking on the appropriate button. 

Each sponsor will receive a Certificate of Sponsorship, a photograph of the ponies and you are welcome to arrange to visit the ponies during the year, by appointment please. You're welcome to subscribe to our Newsletter and there are regular updates about the Exmoor Pony Project and the ponies on this website and on our social media. Thank you for supporting our work!
At Holt Ball Farm, we care for and offer good opportunities to 25+ Exmoor ponies, who are born both on the moor and off the moor - and within our own small breeding programme. The ponies here live naturally in mixed herds,  ranging from foals to veterans. They have free-roaming access to barns and shelter, corrals and pasture, 24/7 all year round. 
We use a positive, trust-based horsemanship approach, including liberty and agility play to build trust and friendship with the ponies.  We also work closely with other Exmoor moorland farmers to help with management, marketing, promotion and finding good opportunities for Exmoor ponies. This includes work in Exmoor National Park, across the UK and overseas.
Monsieur Chapeau
Monsieur Chapeau was rescued as a starving, orphaned wild-born foal. He has since made a fantastic recovery and become a wonderful ambassador for Exmoor ponies. He  sadly remains unidentified but DNA testing confirms him as purebred Exmoor. His story is told in Wild Pony Whispering.
Lady Stumpkin Pumpkin
Lady Stumpkin Pumpkin (left) joined us in 2013 from the moor. She was eventually fully pedigree registered. 'Pumpkin' took Monsieur Chapeau under her wing and their special friendship continues. She accompanied him to London to appear on ITV This Morning. Gorgeous Pumpkin has a wonderful temperament. 
Imperial Topaz
Imperial Topaz (on the right here) came to us as a newly weaned moorland foal in 2013. He is a stunning quality Exmoor but was sadly excluded from full registration due to a tiny pale patch on the sole of one foot! Topaz has a wonderful temperament and is really friendly and engaging with people. He loves to go for walks. 
Lady Molly of Molland
Lady Molly of Molland Moor (on the right here)  came to us in early 2014 as a late born foal. She is unlikely to be able to be fully registered due to mare in the Molland herd not being registered. Her father is highly likely to be a registered Tawbitts stallion. She is a wonderful, friendly pony.
Lady Martha of Molland
Lady Martha of Molland Moor (on the right here, and left with Lady Molly) came to us in Dec 2015 as a late born 5 week old foal. She was raised on mare replacement milk and is sired by one of two Tawbitts stallions. She is unlikely to be fully registered (see Lady Molly info) and is a beautiful Exmoor. 
Lady Myrtleberry
Lady Myrtleberry of Countisbury came to us from Herd 423 in 2015. She is DNA parentage verified and will be inspected this winter. She is a lovely, friendly pony and has a cheeky, spirited character with her herd mates. Lady Myrtleberry has beautiful dark colouring with a flame-tipped mane.
Scarlet
Scarlet (on the left here) is truly beautiful. She has a gorgeous golden colouring and a gentle, warm temperament. She came to us in 2013 as a newly weaned moorland foal and was eventually registered as a pedigree Exmoor pony.  She is a sibling to Lady Stumpkin Pumpkin.
Firestar
Firestar had some pale grey hairs in her mane as a foal, but re-presented her for inspection after a couple of coat changes and she is now pedigree registered. There has been no sign of the grey hairs, thought to be some kind of nutritional issue - which shows the importance of giving foals time.
TOM FAGGUS
Tom Faggus evaded his foal gathering and came in from the moor as a yearling, when he joined us. He has been parentage verified and will be inspected this winter. Tom has been tricky to tame and a true example of 'it takes the time it takes.' Now he's coming along very nicely.
ANNIE RIDD
Annie Ridd evaded her foal gathering, with Tom Faggus, and came in as a yearling, when she joined us. Annie is fully pedigree registered and is very pretty. She has beautiful golden red colouring and a zesty temperament. She also has the loveliest movement. 
D'ARTAGNAN
D'Artagnan joined us as a recently gelded four year old, this year. He is incredibly handsome. His owner had sadly died and he had become completely unwilling to be handled. He is coming along very well here D'Artagnan was not able to be fully registered due to a few pale hairs.
SITKA
Sitka was born on the moor and came to us this autumn. He has been accompanied by his mother so he can have a gentle weaning. He is by a stallion called Wortleberry and is pedigree registered.  He is very handsome and has lovely movement. 

How to Sponsor the Exmoor Ponies & Project

Each sponsor will receive a Certificate of Sponsorship, a photograph of the ponies and you are welcome to arrange to visit the ponies during the year, by appointment please. You're welcome to subscribe to our Newsletter and there are regular updates about the Exmoor Pony Project and the ponies on this website and on our social media. Thank you for supporting our work!
£25 Exmoor Foal Project Sponsorship
£50 Exmoor Foal Project Sponsorship
£100 Exmoor Foal Project Sponsorship

And your Individual Donation is Welcome...

If you would like to make an individual Donation to the Exmoor Foal Project for an amount of your choice, then  please click the link below. Thank you for your support for our work with Exmoor ponies!  

Other ideas?

If you would like to support our work with Exmoor ponies in a different way and have another suggestion, then please contact Dawn Westcott at dawnwestcott@hotmail.com. 
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