News from the Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton TA22 9QE
Activity Days have finished now until Halloween, but the Pony Centre is still open to visitors at the usual times. Do come and say hello, and see the ponies before their winter holidays.
We would like to say a huge thank you to another Just Giving fundraiser, 11 year old Sophie Candish, who (accompanied by her mother) has roller-skated 50 miles from Bristol to Bath and back to raise funds for our ponies. An amazing achievement. Thank you, Sophie. It’s not too late to support these fundraisers, should you wish to do so.
Pascoe, seen above in the photo with Lydia, is progressing well with his training to become a riding pony. He seems to be completely fearless and not bothered by anything on the road, though his curiosity almost got the better of him the first time he met a bull. He is a real character and a great favourite with everyone at the Centre as he just loves all the attention.
We are eagerly awaiting the results of our Tesco Minehead’s Bags of Help appeal which finished at the end of August. Some of our volunteers spent a day in the store handing out leaflets and talking to people (and, of course, watching to see which bin the tokens were going in to) and we were really touched by the interest and good wishes of the shoppers, may of whom stopped to talk, ask questions and wish us good luck.
Wed 24 October 6.30 – 9pm. Join our Exmoor ponies in a Dark Skies Event on a night-time walk followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows at the Centre and a talk by the Exmoor Natural History Society and David Brabban. Booking is recommended. £3 adult. £2 child. This is a family event and we hope lots of people will join in the evening’s activities.
Thursday 25th October – Halloween Activity Afternoon – 12 midday – 3pm. In addition to our usual activities there will be a spooky Halloween Trail. Follow the trail and claim your treat.
Tel: 01398 323093.