A Registered Charity. Guardians of the Breed since 1921. Conserving and Preserving Exmoor's heritage
The new website is almost ready to go live – we shall continue to update the current website on the NEWS page.
It has been brought to our notice that there are a number of broken links. So please if you cannot find the information you are looking for let us know and we will publish it as a pdf under NEWS so that it remains available until the new site is live – just email email@example.com.
The Updated Stallion List is now on the NEWS page.
Apologies to Rachael Bush (former Midland Area Rep) and Mandy and Nigel Hill (current Midland Area Reps) for their items not being included under the Midland Area in the Spring Newsletter – a tremendous amount of information gets sent through to our volunteer editor Ann Nicholls who does a fantastic job. Just occasional an item does go missing so we are re-producing the information on the News Page and on the facebook page and it will also go into the Summer Newsletter. Thank you.
Welcome to the World of Exmoor Ponies
The Exmoor Pony is Britain's oldest breed of native pony, thought to be little different from the original wild ponies that colonised Britain many thousands of years ago. It's destiny has been determined by people since the time of the Celts.
A registered Charity, the Exmoor Pony Society was set up in 1921 by moorland farmers for the registration of pure-bred Exmoor ponies, the conservation of the breed and the preservation of the breed standard and thus maintain Exmoor's heritage. The Society also promotes the ponies to the general public attending events, holding shows and clinics and being a lead participant in the Exmoor Pony Festival. The Society holds the official stud book which became a closed studbook in 1962 - a decision taken by the moorland farmers. In accordance, with DEFRA legislation acts as a Passport Issuing Organisation. The Society has worked with the Exmoor National Park Authority and the Rare Breed Survival Trust for many years to ensure that the Exmoor Pony, which remains on the Rare Breed Survival Trust’s Watchlist in Category 2, survives both in its natural habitat and in-ground. The Exmoor Pony Society registers ponies on Exmoor and throughout the UK, Europe and North America.