Helping to rescue and rehabilitate horses, ponies and donkeys since 1976

Welcome to Rio our newest recruit from the Metropolitan Police 
Welcome to Rio a brave Metropolitan Police Horse who has begun to lose his eyesight and so can no longer work the streets of London. Here is a little video of his arrival. 
Thank you to Aerial Vision Marketing 



Since 1976 we have rescued, rehabilitated and cared for horses ponies and donkeys including our local Dartmoor ponies. 


Since 1993 we have always taken in when asked retired Police horses from the Metropolitan Police or Avon & Somerset.  These horses have come to the end of their working lives for one reason or another and we provide them with a safe and forever future. They are now away from the stresses of Police life in a wonderful location on the edge of Dartmoor.  


This amazing place provides a haven of tranquility and we welcome visitors who may also need a little help and support to come and enjoy time with our horses and ponies.  


Every animal can give something back.  So in reality helping them can also help us


During Covid 19


Meet Our Residents

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How It All Began


What We Do

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Brantome Police Horses


How You Can Help


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Without your help and support, we simply wouldn’t be able to continue to do what we do. To rescue and rehabilitate horses, ponies and donkeys and offer visits to those members of our community that really benefit from time spent with our animals. 

Your generosity makes this possible. Please help us to help them

Thank you from us all.


Devon Horse & Pony Sanctuary

The Old Barn, Manaton, Newton Abbot

Devon TQ13 9UW

Tel:  0044 (0)16472 21209

Email: devonhorseandponysanctuary@gmail.com

Registered Charity No:  280784

We are proud to be
members of the NEWC