Easter Open Days

Easter Open Days

We are excited to announce that Hugs is having TWO free open days during the Easter holidays.

12.04.2019 11am-2pm
13.04.2019 11am-2pm

This is a chance to see how The Hugs Foundation works.

You can meet the resident ponies and also those ready for rehoming

Children’s Arts & Crafts

Easter Egg Treasure Hunt

Tack for Sale

Cakes for Sale and much much more….




Balou was one of our first rescues, he came to us in 2017 as an unruly and territorial colt. We had Balou castrated and begun to see a complete relaxed side to this BIG BABY!

Balou has since found his perfect forever home! He has learnt lots of life lessons by his amazing owners and is now started to hack out and explore the local area.



Where does your donation go?

Our charity is run solely on donations!

every donation whether large or small – makes a huge difference to the animals in our care.

Daim (pictured here) was rescued in October 2018. He was just 6weeks old, far too young to be aware from his mother but unfortunately this poor yong foal was snatch from his mother and taken to market – where he was left unsold. Hugs took Diam, Morris and Huckleberry from Chagford Market.

Daim was weak, lethargic and he didn’t have any muscle tone so when he was walking he would often wobble and stumble over.

With time, specialist food (costing £14 per bag!!), care and attention from staff and volunteers Daim is now much stronger, confident and really beginning to blossom.

Your donations made this possible.

Ways to Donate

Ways to Donate

We are always very grateful to receive donations of any kind at any time.
Donations can be given via cash, card or cheque.

PayPal is our most popular way of donating and you can find this via our website.

Don’t forget you can now use our new ‘Donate’ button on our Facebook page. 

Remember, it’s not just monetary donations we welcome but physical donations too. You can donate any type of feed, hay, haylage, bedding, rugs, tack, buckets, spare children’s or adults’ clothes, wellies, stationary etc. Anything you can think of, we’re likely to be able to make use of it!

Donations are vital in allowing us to carry on our hard work, especially in the tough winter months

Moor Watch Team

Moor Watch Team

Could you help us keep track on the wild moorland ponies in Cornwall?

Volunteers for pony watch 

Do you like to walk or drive the countryside?
Do you often walk your dog on the local moors?
Perhaps you ride over them on horse back or mountain bike?

We are looking for some kind people who would be interested in keeping a close eye on the ponies who live out on the moors and keep us updated and informed about any that may require our help.

You would be presented with an information pack with guidance, including what to look for and how to keep us updated. Expenses for travel and postage can be arranged.

This information would then be investigated by our welfare team and we will inform the area welfare officer.

Your time and information could mean the difference between a pony suffering in silence or getting the help it deserves.

If you are interested, please contact jana@hugsfoundation.org.uk or give us a call on 07539916048