Dartmoor Whisky Distillery adopts George the pony

Dartmoor Whisky Distillery is pledging its support for the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) by ‘adopting’ George, one of the trust’s ponies.

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Described as a “pony with character,” “brave and independent” George regularly takes the lead during Fresh Tracks, one of the DPHT’s equine assisted learning programmes. Young adults with a range of challenging life issues are trained to navigate a 10-15 mile route across Dartmoor, accompanied by the ponies. The walks are said to help young people to overcome anxiety and gain transferable life skills.

Greg Millar director at the Dartmoor Whisky Distillery said, “We are so pleased to have adopted little George. He’s a gorgeous pony and we’re glad to have him as the newest member of the team here at the distillery.

“The Dartmoor pony is such an iconic representation of this land. So much so, that a beautiful pony’s head is the main part of our logo. It is important we do all we can to conserve this rare breed and keep them roaming on Dartmoor for our children’s children to marvel at in the future. That is why we have chosen to make our chosen charity the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust and support the brilliant work they do here in the Dartmoor National Park, across the UK and beyond”.

Clare Stanton from the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust added: “The partnership with Dartmoor Whisky Distillery is a perfect example of how local organisations can support each other. Money raised will go towards George’s training costs this spring, as we prepare for Fresh Tracks once again in May. We can only deliver the programme free to our students by obtaining appropriate funding”.

George will be helping the Devonshire-based distillery with a few upcoming projects, including its grand opening in Easter 2018.

 

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