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November 7th, 2016

Trustee Vacancy

A voluntary position for a new Trustee has arisen to join the existing board of four trustees. Ideally candidates will have some experience in Business & Accounting, Human Resources and Marketing & Fundraising. You should have an interest in animals and in the welfare of our native Exmoor Pony. We would like the applicant to be located in the South West so they are able to attend meetings held at The Exmoor Pony Centre near Dulverton, Somerset on a regular basis.

Applicants should have an understanding of the role of a Trustee and be prepared to commit their time to supporting the current Board of Trustees in raising awareness of the charity and in supporting the smooth running of The Exmoor Pony Centre. Download document Being a Trustee for the Moorland Mousie Trust

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV by email to ponyofficer@moorlandmousietrust.org.uk or by post addressed to Linzi Green, General Manager, The Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton, TA22 9QE. Applicants are also welcome to arrange a suitable time for an informal telephone chat or to visit the Centre.

About The Moorland Mousie Trust

The aim of the trust is to provide a future for the Exmoor pony foals born to the free living herds on Exmoor. Since the charity was founded over 300 foals have been given homes.

The MMT owns The Exmoor Pony Centre where these foals are taken to be handled, giving them the best change of a future with a fosterer or on conservation grazing sites.

The Centre is open to visitors providing a base on Exmoor for people to come and see and learn about Exmoor Ponies. Riding sessions are also available. It is a small Centre which is run with 3 staff members, including the General Manager, and supported by volunteers.
 



October 15th 2016

Sue Wingate 1947 - 2016

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the sad death of our dedicated and long serving Trustee and Co-Founder, Sue Wingate. Sue, an accomplished horsewoman and equestrian artist, sadly lost her battle with cancer in late September and will be deeply missed. Sue first met Valerie Sherwin in the summer of 1998 on Winsford Hill whilst she was photographing foals for a new work of art. Sue had her own Exmoor pony, Rupert of which she was very fond. Sue stayed with the charity throughout all of the highs and lows showing genuine conviction and belief in the work of the charity. The Trustees, Staff and Volunteers send their condolences to the friends and relatives of Sue, who will be dearly in the hearts of the charity forever.

Linzi Green, General Manager, The Exmoor Pony Centre


August 16th 2016

Dunster's Calling

Tracey Gemmel has just published her debut novel Dunster's Calling and is kindly donating a percentage of the proceeds to our charity The Moorland Mousie Trust. A most enjoyable read featuring Dunster, an Exmoor Pony.
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"When you'd grown up on Exmoor, it was hard to accept second best. That tiny corner of England was a combination of scenic glory, equestrian excellence, and clotted cream nirvana, making the rest of the world pale in Samantha's eyes. So how had she been matrimonially swept away to Blizzard Country, USA? How had she become an empty nester four thousand miles and two decades away from her childhood schemes? And away from Dunster, her handsome and loyal, though every hungry, Exmoor pony?"

click here to visit her website for more information and to buy a copy






 
July 12th 2016

We are celebrating our 10th birthday at Dunster Country Fair - come and join in the fun!

This year's Dunster Country Fair, on July 27th, marks a milestone anniversary for our Centre, and two equestrian celebrities are helping us celebrate and raise much-needed funds.

Author and Exmoor pony lover, Victoria Eveleigh, and Devon horse trainer, freerider and TV presenter, Emma Massingale, will be in our gazebo on the Village Green for a special birthday party for Exmoor pony Barney, one of the first foals to be taken in when the Centre opened a decade ago.

Join us to find out more about this wonderful iconic breed and support our fund-raising. There will be prize-giving and birthday cake for the ponies and people, and Victoria and Emma will be happy to sign books and programmes.

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Emma Massingale

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Victoria Eveleigh 
 



June 7th 2016

Summer Vacancy for a Trek Leader

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June 3rd 2016

Unfortunately Michael Woodcock will no longer be riding in a jumping challenge at the Dunster Country Fair on July 27th 2016.  Press Release dated 26th May 2016

April 13th 2016

Michael Woodcock, who first rode a horse in 2012 at the age of 69 at The Exmoor Pony Centre, is fundraising for our charity by competing at Dunster Fair on July 27th, 2016. Read more here about his exciting venture. Click here to donate to his JustGiving page.
 


March 28th 2016

A free competition is now open to children up to the age of 16 years. Please visit The Traprain Ponies of Exmoor for more details and to download the questionnaire. The competition has been compiled by a supporter and volunteer at Traprain, where there are 13 Moorland Mousie Trust ponies conservation grazing. All prizes have kindly been donated. Donations to cover the cost and support the charity welcome. 


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March 4th 2016

Volunteers Needed

Do you have time to spare and would like to be around Exmoor ponies and help and charity?  Whether you have an hour, a morning, an afternoon or a whole day or more we would love to hear from you.

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January 27th, 2016

Vacancy for a Groom and Yard Assistant

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For more details contact 01398 323093 (answer machine), email info@exmoorponycentre.org.uk or download an application pack.