Wednesday, 4 February 2015

February Newsletter

We have had a great start to the year; one of our supporters has very kindly donated rubber matting for our large foal barn which has made a world of difference.  Then we won a public vote on Facebook and received a pallet full of haylage from Silvermoor Haylage; many thanks to all who voted for the Moorland Mousie Trust to be the lucky charity.

Over recent months MMT has been involved in bringing together a group of 14 Exmoor mares to be sent to the Czech Republic where they wish to create a breeding herd. These came from all over the UK but gathered to familiarise with each other in two groups, one here at EPC and one in with our chairman in Northumberland; they then travelled in luxury transport to their new home where they arrived safely at the end of January. 

Winter snow has been a little inconvenient and meant extra work for staff but the younger ponies really enjoyed playing in it. Have a look on our Facebook page at the video and photos. If you took any great pics of ponies in the snow, we would love to see them and maybe they could be chosen for use on a calendar!

If you have unwanted but wearable clothes or shoes that you want to clear out to make more space, please bring them along to the Exmoor Pony Centre as we are trying to collect a ton (weight) of clothing to Clothes for Charity to raise £250 for the Trust.

Many thanks to all those who host collection tins for us, in particular Winsford Stores which has now closed but we wish the new Volunteer run shop in the pub every luck with their venture. If you think you could have a collection tin in your business to raise some money to support the Moorland Mousie Trust, please let us know  on 01398 323093.

We look forward to the Easter holidays when we will have an Easter Open Day on Sunday 5th April between 11 am and 3 pm and we are also excited that the dates for the Exmoor Pony Festival have been announced; it will take place from 8th to 16th August and more details will be available soon.
Finally if you would like to book up for a Taster Session or an Exmoor Experience Ride during the Easter holidays, please don’t leave it to the last minute as you risk disappointment; the number for all enquiries is 01398 323093 and if we are outside working with the ponies, the machine will take your message. Alternatively email us on info@exmoorponycentre.org.uk

Thanks for your support.

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