Making the moors a better place

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Buy a lottery ticket for your chance to win our £200 jackpot. Not only can you walk away with a cash prize but you're also supporting SWEP to provide vital care to dartmoor ponies.

A bit about us

South West Equine Protection was formed as a charity 20 years ago in response to the demand for a locally based society to follow up concerns about Equine Welfare. Whether the ponies are from the moor, are privately owned or abandoned, we do our utmost to provide advice and assistance.

We have helped hundreds of horses and ponies and with your help will continue to do so.

SWEP is active throughout Devon and Cornwall, regularly assisting other organisations such as the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary (including Horse Watch), DEFRA, Trading Standards Animal Welfare, local Commoners Associations, the Dartmoor National Park and World Horse Welfare.

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You can help

As well as helping swep through our donations, our appeals, and by joining as a member, there are other ways you can support us.

Take a look at out get involved page to see how else you can help us out.

Upcoming events


West country South West Equine Fair


Now is your chance to help make sure no pony is left to die.

The Pony Sanctuary, also known as: South West Equine Protection
Registered charity number: 1087579 Registered company number: 4141827