Preserving the future, one newfoundland pony at a time.
thousands of Newfoundland ponies once roamed Newfoundland. In the 1960's, the Newfoundland pony was replaced by ATVs, tractors, snowmobiles and other mechanical equipment. Fencing laws were enacted and breeding was discouraged. Many ponies were sold by their owners who thought they were going to new homes but in fact most were sent to horse slaughter and meat processing plants in Quebec. They were taken off the island in tractor trailer loads.
ONLY ABOUT 400 SURVIVE TODAY WITH ABOUT 250 LEFT OF BREEDING AGE.
Since 2013, We have been involved with ensuring the welfare of and rehoming almost 80.
The Newfoundland Pony Conservancy Center cares for over 24 of them.
Groups such as the Newfoundland Pony Society, EQUUS SURVIVAL TRUST and the Newfoundland Pony Conservancy Center
are hard at work taking measures to save the breed.
"What you have in the Newfoundland Pony is unique, not only to North America, but to the world. Neither Canada nor America have any indigenous historic pony breeds left that remain unaltered and deliberately unimproved by outside breeds; only Newfoundland does. Listed as "Critical" on the Equus Survival Trust's Equine Conservation List, every effort should be made to preserve this delightful pony in its traditional form and to ensure the conservation of it's distinct genetic package."
Victoria Tollman, Executive Director, Equus Survival Trust.
In the news and new things for the farm
On June 2, 2017, WMUR's New Hampshire Chronicle aired a wonderful episode about the center, complete with our founder, the Ponies and our volunteers! Visits and Tours are by appointment. To schedule yours please click here: Visit The Center