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Fresh Tracks

DARTMOOR PONIES TEACH DEVON TEENS TO TAKE ON DARTMOOR CHALLENGE

Following last year’s successful pilot of a new category for the Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge called Fresh Tracks. This year 18 students from local secondary schools will lead a Dartmoor Pony around a 14 mile route. Through training for, and then achieving, a demanding trek leading Dartmoor Ponies as their ‘Platform for Learning’, Fresh Tracks provides these young people the opportunity for personal development and self achievement and to build confidence and life skills, in an environment that would otherwise be unlikely to be available to them. The programme has been created and delivered by the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust as part of its Ponies Inspiring People Equine Assisted Learning Programmes.
Said one student last year “ I love the ponies. I didn’t think I could do any of this, I didn’t want to do it. Now I don’t want it to stop.” Fresh Tracks is a life changing experience for all involved