About the MEPBG & Breeders Directory

The Moorland Exmoor Pony Breeders Group 

The Moorland Exmoor Pony Breeders Group (MEPBG) was formed in January 2014, following the Peter Green report 'The Ponies of Exmoor National Park: Their Welfare, Status & Future'.
The MEPBG is a collaboration of Exmoor farming families and land owners working to improve breeding practices, moorland management, registration, welfare, communication, marketing, image and opportunities for Exmoor ponies born and bred in Exmoor National Park. 

The MEPBG Founder Members

The MEPBG represents the owners and managers of a large proportion of the free-living Exmoor ponies in Exmoor National Park, covering areas such as Brendon Common, Buscombe, Countisbury, Porlock Hill, Anstey and Withypool Commons, North Hill, Haddon Hill and Molland Moor. 

The MEPBG has established the Heritage Exmoor Pony Register to offer recognition and tracking of both Purebred & Pedigree Exmoor ponies, particularly those excluded from the current registration system, yet who are purebred and meet the breed standard. The objective is to avoid further genetic wastage within the dangerously small, endangered Exmoor pony gene pool. 

The MEPBG, along with the Exmoor Pony Project (Moorland Exmoor Foal Project) also organises the Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival. The festival takes place in August each year and celebrates and promotes pedigree and purebred Exmoor ponies of Exmoor National Park and beyond. With particular emphasis on the free-living herds and moorbred foals who need to find good homes each autumn after the gatherings. 

Please make enquiries to MoorlandExmoorGroup@Hotmail.co.uk. 

MEPBG Founder Members & Committee include:
Chairman: Nick Westcott (Holtball Herd 11 - Dunkery Commons & Porlock Vale)
Treasurer: Maria Floyd (Tippbarlake Herd 387 - Brendon Common)
Liaison: Rex Milton (Withypoole Herd 23 - Anstey and Withypool Commons)
PR & Communications: Dawn Westcott (Holtball Herd 11 - Porlock Vale)
Christine Allen (Farleywater Herd H67 - Buscombe)
James Bryant 
Matthew Coldicutt (Porlock Herd 100 - Porlock Hill)
William Dart (Moorland Herd 99 - Molland Moor)
Richard Dart (Moorland Herd 99 - Molland Moor)
Sarah Dart (Mooralnd Herd 99 - Molland Moor)
Jessica Floyd (Tippbarlake Herd 387 - Brendon Common)
Nigel Floyd (Tippbarlake Herd 387 - Brendon Common)
Roz Leworthy
Ian South (Farleywater Herd H67 - Buscombe)
Kate South (Farleywater Herd H67 - Buscombe)
Ben Williams (Molland Moor and Badgworthy
Christina Williams (Molland Moor)
Diane Wyatt
Peter Wyatt

Organisation Members & Land Agents:
Badgworthy Land Company
Ben Williams
Brendon Commons Council
Exmoor National Park Authority
The National Trust
Guy Thomas-Everard
Peter Huntley

MEPBG Breeders Directory List:
The following Exmoor Moorland Farmers & Herd Owners run either free-living and/or in ground Exmoor Pony Herds in Exmoor National Park. At certain times of the year, Moorland Exmoor youngstock or older ponies may be available For Sale. You may contact the herd owners directly, and you can also email your enquiries to the Moorland Exmoor Pony Breeders Group at moorlandexmoorgroup@hotmail.co.uk.

The Coldicutt Family - Porlock Herd 100
Location: Porlock Hill - Exmoor National Park
Contact: Mr Matthew Coldicutt Email: matthewcoldicutt@gmail.com
Telephone: 07989 322 090

The Dart Family - Moorland Herd 99
Location: Molland Moor - Exmoor National Park
Contact: Mr William Dart email dart@champson.eclipse.co.uk
Address: Great Champson, Molland, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3ND
Telephone: 01769 550263.

The Floyd Family - Herd 387 'Tippbarlake'
Location: Brendon Common and Badgworthy - Exmoor National Park
Contact: Mr Nigel Floyd and Mrs Maria Floyd
Address: Brendon Barton, Brendon, Lynton, Exmoor EX35 6LP
Telephone: 01598 741201 or mobile 07974 346755 Email: mariafloyd@gmail.com

The Milton Family - Herd 23 'Withypoole'
Loction: Withypool and Anstey Commons - Exmoor National Park
Contact: Mr Rex Milton email partridgearmsfarm@gmail.com 
Address: Partridge Arms Farm, West Anstey, South Molton,
Devon EX36 3NU
Telephone: 07770 814179 or 01398 341217

The National Trust - Foreland Herd 423
Location: Countisbury - Exmoor National Park
Contact: Ms Kelly Bezer MRICS
Address: The National Trust, Killerton House, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE.
Telephone: 01392 881345 
Email kelly.bezer@nationaltrust.org.uk

In the event of an incident with the Kipscombe free-living livestock - Foreland Livestock Action plan:-
If you receive a call regarding an incident at Countisbury/Kipscombe involving any of the livestock (Exmoor ponies/cattle/sheep please follow the procedure below.
Please record as many details as possible, and at the very least include:
1) Name and contact number of person reporting incident.
2) Details of where the incident has happened
3) What persons are involved and if there are any injuries?
4) If emergency services are required advise caller to make appropriate contact themselves
5) What animals are involved and if there are any injuries?

Please contact one of the following people immediately in order of preference:-
1) Kev Davies - Lead Ranger - 01598763556 or 07802318444 (work)

2) Andrew Leworthy - Contract stockman - 07969129898

3) Marcus Wilde - Area Ranger - 01598763556 or 07974812528 (work)

4) Dan Ford - Ranger - 01598763556 or 07974812529

5) Dan Cameron - Ranger - 01598763556 or 07974812530

6) Josey Field - Ranger - 01598763556 or 07483925052

7) Kelly Bezer - Estate Manager - 01392883136 or 07500766176

Please note that you should hand the incident on to one of the people opposite, as soon as possible, so the numbers below are for information only:-
1) Ian Carey and James Carey at West country casualties (removal of dead stock and dispatch of injured animals) - 07974740885
and 07837968685.
2) Torch Vets - 01271 879516

Please email all recorded details to kev.davies@nationaltrust.org.uk
Many thanks for your help and support.

The South Family - Herd H67 'Farleywater'
Location: Buscombe - Exmoor National Park
Contact: Chris Allen
Address: Farley Water Farm, Brendon, Lynton, Exmoor EX35 6LQ
Telephone: 01598 741272 Email: farleywater@outlook.com 

M R & S K Westcott  - Herd 4 'Westwillmer'
Location: The Dunkery Commons
Contact: Mr M R and Mrs S K Westcott
Address: Wilmersham Farm, Porlock, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8JT
Tel: 01643 862524 Email westwilmer@btinternet.com

N G & D L Westcott  - Herd 11 'Holtball'
Location: Porlock Vale & Dunkery - Exmoor National Park
Contact: Nick and Dawn Westcott
Address: Holt Ball Farm, Luccombe, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8SZ
Tel: 01643 862466 Email: exmoorponyclub@hotmail.co.uk

The Exmoor National Park Authority's Herds 42 & 52
Location: Haddon Hill, Simonsbath, North Hill
Contact: Mr Richard Eales
Address: Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9HL
Telephone: 01398 323665 
Email rteales@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

MEPBG Social Media
Facebook: Moorland Exmoor Pony Breeders Group; Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival; Exmoor Pony Project
Twitter @MoorlandExmoors @HeritageExmoors @ExmoorPonyClub
Email moorlandexmoorgroup@hotmail.co.uk
Tel 01643 862466 or 01598 741201

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