Welcome to The Dartmoor Hill Pony Association
Here you can learn all about the history, breeding, habitat and lives of the ponies found today on the commons of Dartmoor National Park. You will also find up-to-date information about the ponies on Dartmoor throughout the year.
Due to the economic problems being felt in this country and abroad, the sale of horses and ponies has dramatically decreased. For semi-feral herds across the UK this has become a huge problem. Dartmoor relies on its herds of ponies to keep the careful ecological balance. Without the ponies, the moorland would become vastly overgrown, not only preventing the vital income brought by tourists but also greatly damaging the habitats of a number of insects and birds and other animals.