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Exmoor National Park

Exmoor Pony Experience

  • Location Minehead
  • Price from £30.00


Meet the amazing Exmoor ponies on our working Exmoor farm next to the beautiful Dunkery Commons and find out how we manage a large herd. The ponies feature in Dawn Westcott's Wild Pony Whispering books and she works with them at liberty, building trust and connection.  Exmoor ponies are one of Great Britain's oldest (and wildest) native pony breeds - and they are endangered. The Exmoor Pony Project helps to safeguard and promote better understanding and treatment of Exmoor ponies.

National Park Experiences is a curated collection that brings the stories of our National Parks to life. Each experience offers an authentic insight into the landscape and special qualities of a National Park.

"Thank you, Dawn and Nick, for the amazing experience and privilege. Saturday was a breathtaking afternoon. The herd is remarkable! Each and everyone of the ponies are beautiful, full of character and your dedication to them is beguiling! It was a pleasure to be allowed to share the experience of being with you both and the ponies. I would recommend anyone who has not done so yet to come and visit you. We will most certainly coma back again.”
From Nicoletta and Neil

Camping at Holt Ball Farm!
We offer seasonal camping for tents and trailer tents in our beautiful, peaceful, spacious meadow at Holt Ball Farm, in our pop up Porlock Vale Campsite. There are panoramic views all around of Exmoor moorland, woodland and countryside. Set in the National Trust's Holnicote Estate, you can get away from it all, with the River Aller meandering through, yet Porlock and Minehead are both within a few miles with all their amenities and the beaches. For more info please visit and for availability and booking please visit visit\\\_West/Somerset/Minehead/porlock-vale-campsite/

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Not-provided Accommodation

There is plenty of local accommodation in Exmoor National Park. From 10 July to 5 September we can offer camping for tents and trailer tents in our beautiful farmland meadow pop up campsite, Porlock Vale Campsite. More info and booking at Pitch Up here

    What's included

  • Food Light refreshments, usually cake and biscuits
  • Drink Tea, herbal tea, coffee, bottled water

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing Suitable casual clothing for a farm visit and whatever the weather gives us on the day
  • Waterproofs As needed on the day, although we have covered areas too
  • Food Any additional food you may need
  • Drink Any additional drinks you may need
  • Other Robust footwear suitable for a farm visit and walking about in areas that ponies migrate around on. Appropriate mask, etc, according to the current Covid rules, which we will update regularly as necessary.


Flexible Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the activity is scheduled to start.




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Exmoor Pony Project

Exmoor Pony Project is the experience provider for Exmoor Pony Experience