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Exmoor Pony Centre

#1 of 9 things to do in Dulverton Features Animals
Ashwick, Dulverton, Exmoor National Park TA22 9QE, England
+44 1398 323093
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Horse riding

I took my daughter to ride a pony. She had a lovely time. She also gromed a pony. It was nice to... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Dulverton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Exmoor Pony Centre a unique visitor experience

A wonderful centre offering sanctuary to Exmoor ponies and colt foals. Situated at Ashwick near... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Nikki M
Hawkwell, 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 14 June 2017 via mobile

I took my daughter to ride a pony. She had a lovely time. She also gromed a pony. It was nice to be told the history of the exmoor pony's.

1  Thank tonytiger2017
Reviewed 26 April 2017

A wonderful centre offering sanctuary to Exmoor ponies and colt foals. Situated at Ashwick near Dulverton you can get a really personal close up interaction with the ponies and find out about their stories. They offer treks, taster sessions and have a shop onsite

Thank Nikki M
Reviewed 15 March 2017

It's a bit out of the way but well worth finding as the work done there to protect and promote the delightful Exmoor pony is superb. It would be easy to visit without realising the hard work and dedication from just 2 members of staff...More

2  Thank WestSussexJordy
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My daughter has wanted to ride an Exmoor Pony in a trek across Exmoor for many many years and was finally old enough to do it. She rode the lovely Fleeter, who she got to know by grooming and tacking him up before heading out....More

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I was fortunate to ride out on the moor for the 3 hour trek. Riding an Exmoor on Exmoor was great! The weather was kind so the views were superb. Highly recommend a visit.

1  Thank wombat687
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We booked our 8 year old daughter, who is experienced with ponies in to clean and ride a pony. When we found it (don't rely on sat nav!) the ladies who work there were very warm and welcoming. They take great care of the ponies...More

Thank freyalily2014
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Anyone visiting the area should pop to this wonderful place. We recently enjoyed a lovely afternoon while my daughter did a 1 hour taster session (which costs £30 & is highly recommended).

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We have been here before and wanted to return, the staff do an amazing job with the lovely exmoor ponies, they have a lovely life here and are totally looked after

Thank jackodi
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Well this place was a lot small than we had thought! Its quite a drive up there and yes we were a little disappointed! Its quite run down and very little to see i think we saw just three ponys whilst we were there... The...More

Thank becrizla
ExmoorPony C, General Manager at Exmoor Pony Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

We are sorry that you found your visit to the Exmoor Pony Centre disappointing. As a charity with limited resources we are aware that there is always room for improvement and have already added further information displays and a refurbishment in early 2016. We are...More

Reviewed 13 February 2016

We booked a taster session for our daughters (4 and 7) as I had realised it isn't a large attraction and they would wonder why we had travelled so far for not much. Even though we have ponies at home, this was a lovely relaxed...More

Thank Alice R
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