Dartmoor Conservation Meat. During the last few years many Dartmoor farmers have stopped keeping ponies as they are no longer viable and unless a way can be found to make them profitable the remaining farmers will have to do the same. Hill Farmers can’t afford to keep luxuries and this will mean that the Moor won’t be grazed properly, gorse will flourish making whole areas inaccessible and eventually the tourist trade will drop.
This project already has support from some of the hoteliers on the moor and we are confident that others will follow as pony meat, like venison, is low in fat, high in omega 3, organic and delicious. It is really versatile, and can be eaten as steak or roasted, both of which the French enjoy or made into sausages or savoury meats such as salami and pastrami .
A small abattoir has been chosen that deals compassionately with ponies.
As that well known Dartmoor auctioneer Tim Garratt has said for years “ eat horsemeat, it’s good for the ponies!”
Corndonford Farm Bed and Breakfast- An idyllic setting just outside Poundsgate. If you like the idea of a vacation on Dartmoor within a setting of a farm life with Dartmoor ponies galore but not self catering then this is the place to stay.
Lower Blackaton Farmhouse- Situated just outside Widecombe in the Moor. Lower Blackaton offers Self Catering and B&B for large and small groups, with the option of also using a lovely converted barn for workshops, parties, small conferences etc.
Headland Warren Dartmoor Holiday Cottages - Situated a few miles from Widecombe in the Moor, Postbridge, Chagford & Moretonhampstead. Headland Warren is a spectacularly beautiful Dartmoor farm (grade II listed) in the heart of the moor. Adjoining the house are two self-contained self catering Dartmoor holiday cottages, the Burrow (2 people), the Den (4 people) used for holiday letting accommodation.