We have changed the way adoption applications are handled now, we invite potential applicants to tell us about themselves, what type of set up they have, what type of horse/pony they are looking for and what requirements there will be from said horse or pony. Initial applications need to tell us about your location, experience, type of yard & what your expectations of a Pukka Pony would be. Please go in to as much detail as necessary - we want to make sure adoptions are a perfect match, so the more we know the easier it is to match you to a potential new member of your equine family. 

To apply please email: adoption@pukkaponies.org.uk 

Applications are kept active for up to 3 months, if you are still looking and have not been contacted with regards to a potential match please just pop us a note to confirm you are still looking. 

Bereavement Loan

Are you in a situation where you have suffered unexpected loss of a horse/pony and have a lonely equine needing companionship - but you aren't necessarily looking to take on the life long commitment of another pony? We have a few quiet companion ponies who are able to come on short/medium term loan agreements (at short notice) to ensure your equine is not alone. If/when the time comes for your original equine to move on we take the companion pony back at the rescue, and look to find them another placement. Small adoption fee & travel costs apply. Get in touch via the email address above, or give us a call to apply. 

Our rehoming criteria is:


Homes based in Kent, or surrounding area (Sussex, Essex, Surrey)

Basic requirements; Suitable secure paddock/field, with at least one other equine for company & either field shelter, good natural shelter or stable.

Are you able to afford all the costs associated with having a horse/pony? Adopter’s are responsible for all costs (unless stated otherwise) and you will need to consider the cost of feed, hay, worming, insurance, vet & farrier bills at least plus things like land rental or livery and all the items needed to provide your horse or pony with the care it needs.

We charge an adoption fee of a set donation per horse. All homes will be checked, references are required, and progress checks will be made. We have a strict no breeding policy, which must be adhered to.

All horses/ponies are adopted out on a permanent loan contract, at no time is the adopter the legal owner of the equine, nor do they have the right to loan, lease, sell or breed from the adopted equine at any time, we do not permit our equines to partake in drag hunting with fox hounds (clean boot hunting permitted).