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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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Exmoor Pony Centre

Travelled from Woolacombe to visit Centre Before leaving checked website open on Fridays... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
hils2000
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Newquay, United Kingdom
Loved it!

My fiancé and I were passing through the area and decided to pay the centre a visit. The centre is... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2018
Angela B
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Reading, 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
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+44 1398 323093
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled from Woolacombe to visit Centre Before leaving checked website open on Fridays 10-o-clock Lovely journey loved the scenery Arrived at the Centre sign said open 10-o-clock parked the car to be told closed! !! On my part maybe I should have phoned ahead given...More

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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

My fiancé and I were passing through the area and decided to pay the centre a visit. The centre is relatively small but we had plenty of opportunities to meet the ponies. The member of staff we bumped into was very friendly and offered information...More

Thank Angela B
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

We took our 3 children for a trek and introduction to the Exmoor Ponies in Feb Half-term. The staff were very friendly and informative about the Ponies, and the work they do there is commendable. The children really enjoyed the experience too!

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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

We drove from minehead to duverton which provides great scenery and views of exmoor. Worth it for the journey alone! The children loved their riding experience on the exmoor ponies. The staff were full of enthusiasm and very informative. This centre is a charity and...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

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

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

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

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

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

1  Thank stephen r
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ExmoorPony C, Manager at Exmoor Pony Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

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

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Reviewed September 2, 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
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Reviewed August 26, 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
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ExmoorPony C, Manager at Exmoor Pony Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

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

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Reviewed August 26, 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!

Thank SKHBLUE
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