Dalton's story


Read the story of Dalton, a pony rescued in the UK.

Dalton sculpture design

Dalton: the story behind the sculpture

Dalton was found as part of a large group of horses who were completely unhandled. Time was spent getting Dalton used to being around humans and his groom worked hard to gain his trust. He’s now the adoption horse at our Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Lancashire. Dalton’s attire reflects Alex’s career as a racing expert and presenter for Sky Sports.

The design inspired by Dalton's story

Dalton sculpture design

The artist: Alex Hammond

British reporter and television presenter Alex Hammond is well known for working for Sky Sports News and horse racing channel The Racing Channel. She also presents on Sky's At the Races Channel due to her in-depth knowledge of horse racing.

The trail: Dalton features on our Farm Trail at our Penny Farm Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre

The trail code: 1162

Did you know 1,162 is the distance in kilometres that you would travel to visit all four of our adoption ponies, Clippy, Dalton,Theon and Star, at our UK Rescue and Rehoming Centres?

The sponsor: Derby House

Derby House logoOne of the UK’s leading equestrian and country online retailers, Derby House have a proud tradition of providing high quality products at a great price, with over 80 of the industry's leading brands to choose from. Delivering fast, smart & clean from our highly sustainable warehouse, they are #PoweredGreen.