The Epona Trust

The official website for The Epona trust registered charity working for ponies and horses

Something very special. A holiday venue you won't find anywhere else

We have a 3 bedroom house, B&B with kitchen available for your holiday at the refuge.

This is our home, and home to many animals so it is only available to careful people with well behaved children. (temper tantrums prohibited) and obviously we are always happy to welcome well behaved pets 


The house has 3 double beds, 1 en suite. 1 family bathroom. large kitchen lounge downstairs WC. English TV. We do have access to the internet but I have no idea when, if and how WiFi works, so this is a real escape from the rat race.

Stunningly beautiful sunsets and no light pollution to spoil the night sky

Your stay at Epona will be full of magic, from the ponies that that live in the fields adjoining the house, to the hen with her chicks that regularity stroll through the garden. . 

we have visitors who will drop in, usually for aperitifs, so you can practice your French and meet some of the English who live in this beautiful part of Normandy.

Weather permitting (not usually a problem here) we will organise a BBQ for you, and some of the friends of our association.

Only 12k from the beaches where you can walk your dog all year. supermarkets by the dozen within 20 minutes. Ancient monuments and landmarks to explore. Award winning Zoo, Haras national and military sites are all within an easy drive.

Riding is available but should be pre-booked as we need to bring horses in from outlying fields. 

please call us on 0033233618841 or e mail [email protected] for more details 

Please remember the income we generate pays to run the refuge


Antique trail

If you are looking for stock for your shop, we will show you where all the bargains are in our corner of Normandy

Our new advert . Thank you Niia

 We have been very fortunate to have 2 very well known film producers staying with , even more fortunate for us, they have made us an advert free of charge. please click the link below




The goddess Epona was revered and worshipped by the ancient Celtic people as a loving protector of horses and donkeys. 


Named after her, we at Epona Trust devote our lives to stop the long haul to death of these magnificent animals.


To ensure a peaceful and happy last days for those already injured, crippled, or too old.


And to take care of animals who had trauma in their lives and because of that they all react differently to common situations.


For this reason, in our sanctuary based in Normandy-France, we concentrate on the language of the equine and understanding what the animals expect from our relationship with them.


We also know that when finances run dry or when circumstances dictate, many pet owners are forced to sell or give away their trusted fiends.


At Epona we are committed to help caring families get through the tough times by providing free livery.


Furthermore, our objective is to help those special relationships and to protect their animals.


Without that many ponies and horses face uncertain future and often journey to death.


Up to 2015 we have more than 80

Animals in our care.


Please join us and help us to continue. 


Because a kind word, or a small gesture can achieve much more than any film. 


And because no pony or horse shall be refused entry into Epona.


Please, visit  and join us!


Together we can make a difference !





Help for a little donkey 30/03/ 2015


Can you help us to secure the future of any of these animals?

Donations are desperately needed to save a gentle 7 year old donkey, his owners are no longer able to take care of him and they don’t want him falling into the wrong hands. if we can’t take him, the owners will have him destroyed. The problem we face is he must be castrated before he can come to us, so please give a few €, £, $ to save his life.

An elderly Percheron mare, that needs to come to the refuge quickly. Unfortunately, our lorry is too low for her, so we need someone to help with transport.

Helpers always welcome everything from computer work to building.

Foster homes, still desperately needed

Have you time to help run a stall at the vide grenier?

Please do not forget, we have a barn full of items we need to sell to keep the bank rolling the animals.

The association receives no subsidies, and relies on donations and sales to keep the animals safe.lick to add text, images, and other content

Cathy 6 months later

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