The Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival is organised by the Moorland Exmoor Pony Breeders Group and Exmoor Pony Project.
The 2016 Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival, which celebrated the pedigree and purebred Exmoor ponies of Exmoor National Park, proved to be such a success that, for 2017, the organisers are expanding the format. This year's Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival
will include Exmoor's moorland farming and other indigenous animals - the Exmoor Horn sheep
and Devon Close Wool sheep, Red Devon cattle
and the Red Deer, along with the Exmoor ponies.
The Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival
will run from May to November, to embrace the free-living Exmoor pony herds and their new born foals in Spring, through to the autumn gatherings of the herds, when the foals are brought in and inspected. The 2017 Calendar of Events will include activities throughout spring, summer and autumn, including shows, farm visits, open afternoons, stud visits, moorland walks, talks, cream teas, specialist workshops (ie, photography, agricultural, equestrian, arts & crafts), social events and pony gatherings. The Calendar will be available on this website, together with information about the Moorland Exmoor Pony Breeders Group and its Exmoor pony herds.