keep the warm keep them safeSponsor a Pit Pony for less than 50p a week

Sponsor a pony for just £25 per year. Choose the pony you wish to sponsor and help them live a happy and contented life. For this you will receive a full colour A4 certificate, information pack, regular newsletters, and somewhere to go to see your sponsored pony.

You are welcome to visit your pony at our sanctuary during our opening hours advertised here get


As a sponsor you will receive:

An A4 Full colour certificate with a picture of their chosen pony. Another A4 full colour information sheet about their chosen pony which will contain several other photo's of their pony. Some old newsletters and a current one to bring them up to date with news of the Centre. They will be added to the mailing list to receive regular quarterly Newsletters. A Gift aid declaration form. Some mini posters to put up on notice boards near to them. Plus any other relevant information available at the time.

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Please consider Sponsoring by Bankers Order Form as the regular income help us budget for Vets, Farrier and Feed bills.


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Contact us

Fforest Uchaf Horse & Pony Centre & The Pit Pony Sanctuary

United Kingdom
CF37 1PS

Tel: +44 (01443) 480327

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Wallace the Pit Pony

Wallace the Pit Pony is part of Film Encounters, a heritage education programme produced and delivered by Jack Drum Arts for County Durham Primary School children and the communities they live in. It used re-mastered archive footage from the Northern Regional Film and Television combined with child friendly animation as the inspiration for a range of creative arts and media based activities to explore the local social history, customs and traditions of the Durham coalfield communities.

Over a 2 week period in 2011, 25 schools with over 1000 children visited the Durham Gala Cinema to watch the film commission complete with live musical score, participated in high quality music and film related workshops with local film educators and learn't about their local heritage through the medium of film.

For more information about the project please email or visit the website at 

About us

LeanneAlexBobLFor centuries Fforest Uchaf Farm has nestled quietly on its lofty perch on the mountainside above Treforest and watched the world go by. Separated from the University of Glamorgan campus by a thin ribbon of private woodlands that are the remains of the ancient Forest of Glyn Taf, which once covered a huge area. A rich and diverse wildlife hustle and bustle their lives away unaffected by the rat race, or industrial and technological revolutions that happened in the valley.


Nowadays the Farm is a working small holding and home to the Fforest Uchaf Horse and Pony Rehabilitation Centre, a registered charity in Wales, providing tender loving care for horses and ponies in need. The Centre has ponies of all shapes and sizes; many came from a background of misery and mistreatment. However, the life on the high pastures soon has their physical condition improved.

BJandKidsThe Farm has many animals on its hillside pastures and boasts no amusements or electronic wizardry, just a simple life at a steady pace. Visitors may like a quiet walk in the fields to take time out and see the ponies grazing and playing in the sun, or walk the paths just touching the woodland home of rare and diverse wildlife. Perhaps time to picnic and sit by the pond and watch the life going on underwater or maybe see the wild buzzards soaring on the thermals. Time perhaps to ponder life's problems in the quiet of the countryside and dream of the life-style of a time gone by.

Fforest Uchaf Horse and Pony Rehabilitation Centre is a Charity registered with the Charity Commissioners (Registered Charity No 1002933) to provide a safe haven and Tender Loving Care for horses and ponies who have suffered through neglect, ignorance or cruelty, or find themselves in need through other causes. Some of the ponies in our care have special problems and are unlikely to ever leave the centre.

These are the ponies we need to find sponsors for.