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HENRY WITH DARTMOOR PONY SMARTIE

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust - Registered Charity No.1109196

PRESS INFORMATION

Date: 10 December 2012
Press
Contact: Clare Stanton on cgs222@btinternet.com or phone 07885 699802. Website - www.dpht.co.uk

ADOPT A PONY FOR CHRISTMAS!

PHOTO ATTACHED: HENRY, WITH HIS FAVOURITE DPHT ADOPTION PONY, SMARTIE

To help towards funding its vital work to preserve the true Dartmoor pony on Dartmoor, the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust offers “A Dartmoor Pony Adoption Gift Pack”, suitable for anyone, of any age, who loves horses and ponies, but for whom buying a real one is simply not an option.

It’s the perfect Christmas present! ADOPT A DARTMOOR PONY – and follow its progress all year round! For those who have already adopted one of our ponies – and some people have proudly ‘owned’ their pony for several years as well as choosing one just recently – or for anyone who is considering doing so, and would also like to find out more about our work, why not come along to:

A FREE ‘Meet The Ponies’ Event – on 27th December, between 11am and 1pm at the DPHT’s headquarters at Parke, Bovey Tracey. There will be hot drinks, mince pies and a short walk or fun on the obstacle course with the ponies (weather permitting). Booking is essential: please phone 01626 833234

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) runs an Adoption Scheme as part of its work to ensure that the traditional type of Dartmoor pony does not disappear. Single-coloured with long manes and tails, Dartmoor ponies still run wild and free on Dartmoor, but their numbers are in serious decline.

Christmas fun with Dartmoor ponies!

By buying an Adoption, you will be funding the DPHT’s work to support the ponies on Dartmoor, to ensure they can continue to thrive as a vital part of the preservation of the Moor and its heritage. Your support will help to ensure the continuation of the native Dartmoor pony gene pool and the preservation of our iconic pony on the Moor, for future generations to enjoy.

The cost is just £20 per year for UK residents: £25 for those who live abroad. The Adoption Pack includes a beautiful line drawing and an adoption certificate and you’ll also receive updates on the development and progress of the pony you have chosen over the following year.

The pony you adopt, whether male or female, will be one of a small traditional herd cared for at the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Centre, at Parke. These ponies are for everyone to enjoy and here you will be able to visit them all year, find out all about them, follow their interesting lives, discover their true value and how important they are to the Dartmoor landscape.

Ponies George, Charlie, Smartie and Rolo look forward to meeting you and to becoming part of your family.

These characters have a vital role to play in demonstrating just how good Dartmoor ponies are as family pets and for riding, driving and conservation grazing: they are fundamental to the DPHT’s innovative education programme for young people who have a range of disabilities and/or challenging behaviour. Some of the incredible achievements we have had with students is truly attributable to these loving, gentle, patient but tough little ponies.

If you are interested in adopting a Dartmoor Heritage Pony please look up our website www.dpht.co.uk or phone 01626 833234

If you simply wish to make a donation to assist with our work, please do get in touch – your support is greatly appreciated.

Or could you please spare some time to volunteer with the Trust?

Thank you.

PHOTO SHOWS: Henry with his favourite DPHT Adoption pony, Smartie

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Registered Charity No.1109196


Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust - Registered Charity No.1109196


PRESS INFORMATION
AND PHOTO CALL

Date: 10 December 2012

Press Clare Stanton on 07885 699802
Contact: Or visit our Website - www.dpht.co.uk

MEET FATHER CHRISTMAS AND HIS DARTMOOR - STYLE REINDEER!!!

PHOTO CALL AND FUN OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN

ON SUNDAY 23RD DECEMBER 2012 “FATHER CHRISTMAS” WILL VISIT THE DARTMOOR PONY HERITAGE TRUST’S HEADQUARTERS AT PARKE, BOVEY TRACEY, DEVON.

WHAT MAKES THE VISIT SPECIAL IS THAT SANTA HAS CHOSEN TO USE DARTMOOR PONIES INSTEAD OF REINDEER!!

MULLED WINE FOR THE ADULTS, HOT CHOCOLATE, CAROLS, PONIES, PRESENTS AND A REALLY GOOD FAMILY CHRISTMAS EVENT.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL!! PLEASE BOOK BY 20 DECEMBER.

PRICE: £3 PER ADULT. £2 PER CHILD

As well as the “Dartmoor Reindeer” better known as Stonechat and Skylark, the Trust’s Adoption ponies George, Charlie, Smartie and Rolo look forward to meeting you and to becoming part of your family. £20 to adopt a pony goes towards the work of the Trust to preserve the Dartmoor pony on Dartmoor.

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Registered Charity No.1109196

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