Berry Fields

Our School Visiting Team

Betsy and Buddy

Betsy is a 14 year old donkey that joined our small herd in March 2019.  She has a very kind, patient and calm personality, who loves people.  Betsy is always keen to say hello and make her presence know with a little bray. Buddy was born on 5.08.2019.


Solo is a standard Shetland gelding.  Solo has been with us for 6 years and he is a ride and drive pony.  Solo enjoys getting out and about to local shows, agility and driving.

Animals for us are part of what it is to be human and we can all learn so much from them about what it is to be human.

Animals can help us to inspire and motivate each other – and explore the big ideas in life.  



Berry Fields Animal Assisted Education is extremely committed to high levels of animal welfare and care.

As such, we adhere to the following principles:


Freedom from hunger or thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.


Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.


Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.  All of our equines are registered with vets, fully vacinated and visited on a regular basis.  All equines hold a passport and are microchipped.


Freedom to express normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind.  We provide our equines with toys and regular training to keep them activie.


Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.  The well-being our equines is paramount and will be our first priority.


From April 1st 2019, anyone exhibiting animals should hold an Animal Activities Licence which ensures that they are providing the best levels of animal welfare and care, are regularly inspected by their local authority and are working with local councils to ensure high levels of health and safety, with all necessary policies, procedures, insurances and risk assessments in place.

Back At Our Yard


Bunny is the oldest equine  here at 22 years

old.  Bunny has spent a number of years working within a riding school before coming to us.  

Bunny is now retired 



Tom is believed to be around 5 years old.  He was adopted from the Cats Protection League as a feral cat.  He loves to hunt and play in amongst the trees.


Berkley is our 4 year old Cocker Spaniel. Berkley is embarking on his PAT training. 

''Pets as therapy'