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The Epona Trust, Normandy France

Epona Trust

Horse and Pony Refuge

Epona Trust founder Ann Heighington and friends

The Epona Trust was founded by Ann Heighington in 1997.

A UK registered charity since 1997, and a French association since 2007, the Epona shelter takes in old or sick horses, ponies and donkeys, or quite simply those who no longer have a roof over their heads.

The shelter has no financial income and operates thanks to donations from the public and the help of a few volunteers.

If you'd like to support our work, please get involved

Get Involved


Become a member of the Epona Trust association and support our work on an on-going basis.

Help us to keep our horses and ponies healthy and happy by sponsoring. It makes a great gift for anyone!

Epona Trust relies entirely on public support to provide vital care for our horses and to cover our running costs. Your donation really makes a difference!

We need volunteers to help us in many different areas, from raising vital funds and promoting the charity to working on special projects at the refuge.



We have 10 ponies who are waiting for a place at Epona.​ We are looking for foster families preferably within a 50km radius of Epona, but will consider all potential families in Normandy and Brittany. Please get in touch with us as soon as possible if you can help! 

Fancy a holiday in beautiful Normandy?

Stay in our spacious 3 bedroom gîte at the refuge!

There's never a dull moment here among the ponies, horses, dogs, cats, chickens, goat and sheep! A real animal lover's haven, nestled in the beautiful countryside, within 15 minutes of the coast.


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