The Fell Pony Heritage Trust is dedicated to the Fell Pony and the Hill Breeders whose commitment to the breed means semi-wild herds continue to roam the fells of Cumbria, UK.
Our vision is to establish a Fell Pony Heritage Centre in the Lake District to protect the Fell Pony breed characteristics and preserve the working practices for future generations, while also supporting the traditional stewards of the breed - the Cumbrian hill farmers.
The Fell Pony
Fell Ponies are part of the our heritage in Cumbria because of the relation between humanity and its environment. The semi-wild herds of Fell ponies have helped create that landscape. Yet you can go into the streets in the local towns and ask people if they know about them and 9 out of 10 people don't. We should be raising more awareness of these hill-bred ponies, their small numbers on the Cumbrian fells need to be treasured, not destroyed.
Regenerative Grazing Projects
Ecosystem services that use regenerative land management have improved soil stabilisation and formation, water infiltration, carbon sequestration, nutrient cycling and availability, biodiversity, and wildlife habitat, which then lead to an increased ecosystem and economic stability and resilience.
We have a few projects currently in the developing stages we look forward to sharing with you soon.
Please check our News page for the latest information.
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