Rainbow Valley Pony and Goat Sanctuary

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View from the top of Wrigwell Hill - Find out more about usMeet the Ponies and horses - pictured Angus and NoahMeet the goats - pictured is CasperFind out how to become a volunteerThe Sanctuary was set up in 1996 by Lin East (Pictured) - find out about the other supportersEvents held to support Rainbow Valley Animal SanctuaryMal after rehoming with his owner Dawn - find out how you can rehomeFind out how to sponsor Jasper or Oscar
Ponies running down Wrigwell Hill


The sanctuary, set up in 1996 is independently managed on a daily basis jointly by Lin East and her husband Alan along with a small group of volunteers and supporters.

The aim of the sanctuary is to:

nurse sick and neglected ponies and goats,
offer temporary homing during human illness or difficult circumstances,
rehome (loan) ponies and goats,
raise money to support the animals through sponsorship and events,
raise awareness of animal welfare.

We specialise in Dartmoor Foals, bought from the local drift sales at Tavistock and Chagford. We buy the youngest and the weakest foals and bring them to Rainbow Valley where they receive veterinary care in addition to regular handling/education. When mature enough, we aim to find them suitable homes where they can live useful lives. However, the very old and disabled stay at Rainbow Valley for life with the help of sponsorship.

We care 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Please help us to help them, in any way that you can.

A number of animals that have been rescued by Lin are now on loan and are thriving in their new homes. To find out about loaning an animal please click on "Rehoming"l.

All the animals receive individual daily care and attention to suit their health and dietary requirements. Without the support of the general public the services would not be able to continue and many animals would continue to suffer or be neglected.


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Wrigwell Lane
Devon TQ12 5UB
Tel: 01803 814212/01626 203938

Rainbow Valley Pony and Goat Sanctuary is currently not a registered charity