Adopt a pony

Have you met our team of fantastic, specially trained ponies, have a look on our Meet the Ponies page.

Would you like to help us by adopting one of them?

The ponies each do on average 10 riding sessions per week. A big horse like Jaybee will cost about £2,000 a year to keep and a small pony like Tango will cost about £1,200 a year to keep.

Tawny has expensive taste in shoes, £100 a set every 6 weeks while most of the other ponies need regular shoes at £60 a set. The ponies eat their way through £6,000 of food a year, wow! What big appetites, but they do work hard doing their valuable work.

Tawny doing Countryside Challenge

Adopting a pony could not be easier and can either be done on line using the ‘Donate with JustGiving’ button on this page or with a cheque. You will also need to complete the Adopt-a-Pony-Form with your details and details of which pony you would like to adopt. The minimum amount for adoption is just £25 and will last a year or £2 per month by standing order.
If you wish to donate online then:

    • Click on the ‘Donate with JustGiving’ button below. This will take you through to our JustGiving donation page. Enter your details and the amount you wish to donate for adoption.

  • Download and complete the Adopt-a-Pony-Form and either e-mail it to or post to Barrow Farm RDA, Metsons Lane, Highwood, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 3QR

If you wish to donate by cheque then:

  • Download and complete the Adopt-a-Pony-Form and, to help us make the most of your adoption, the Gift Aid form if it applies.
  • Post these along with your cheque (made payable to Barrow Farm RDA) to Barrow Farm RDA, Metsons Lane, Highwood, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 3QR

If you wish to pay by standing order please email and we will send you further instructions.

On receipt of your donation and adoption form you will receive a certificate of adoption with a picture of your pony.

Macie at Open Day

Then why not come and visit Barrow Farm and see your pony on one of our fund raising days such as an Open Day or at the Christmas Carol Service. These events will be detailed on our events page so keep looking.
Thank you for your support.