Our Team


11 year old gelding


Paddy came to Moo Haven as unmanageable and unrideable. He is now a wondefully kind and understanding pony. He still struggles with trust sometimes and scares easily but he is coming on amazingly every day.


11 year old gelding


Teddy came to Moo Haven due to being extremely fearful. He has been amazing with clients and is growing in confidence all the time - especially where there are carrots involved!


19 year old mare


22 year old gelding


Lola was due to be put to sleep due to an issue with her hind leg and no longer being able to be ridden. She was put into rescue, and after some time off out in the field, she recovered fully and now loves nothing more than going out for a ride and getting ear scratches whenever she can!


Dio was a champion carriage driving horse with Karen Bassett as well as a funeral horse. Upon his retirement, Karen reached out for a loan home and we were lucky enough to have Dio join us! He is a gentle giant and adores Lola! 


5 year old cat


Puzzle has been with us since she was a kitten. She was abandoned by her mother and was rescued by a family friend. Puzzle lives at the field and is Chief Pest Control - she LOVES fuss and is very partial to a cuddle.


5 year old cob


Beau joined us in November 2020 after coming back into rescue for no fault of her own. Beau was born in a slaughter house and her and her mum were rescued by Moo-Haven. She is a confident girl who loves fuss, and food - and then more fuss!


12 year old Lurcher


6 month old nanny goat

Winehouse has been with Danielle since she was rescued at 4 months old. She is a lovely dog who is very loving, loyal and often hilarious! Winehouse is trained as a Pets As Therapy dog and often accompanies Danielle in her work with clients


Gracie has joined us as a baby! Her dad is Amos, a bagot goat, and her mum is Bonny - a mixed breed. She is settling in really well and we think that she now identifies as a pony...

The Sheep

Ouessant and Boreray flock


Ali, Beamish, and Guinness are Ouessant sheep and Rosti is a Boreray. We rehomed the flock and have tried our best to convince them that humans are not that bad! It's still a work in progress...


Sadly deceased and much missed


We sadly lost Pepper after a short battle with an aggressive tumour in her jaw. She is very much missed and had a huge impact on all of us.

Lisa Beverley


Kenton Mills



Kenton is a qualified secondary school teacher and practising graphic designer. Kenton helps support Danielle (as her husband!) and the animals at Pony Partnerships as well as counsulting on pedagogy and IT and design!

Sarah Hopton

EFP/L, counselling, Director


Sarah has experience of working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds. She has been working in the field of addiction since 2013 including working as a psychotherapist at Bayberry Clinic, where she also ran the equine facilitated programme. She has been in private practice since 2014. Sarah has specialist training in working with trauma and is currently training with the Complex Trauma Network in Leeds.


Sarah previously worked in blue chip organisations as a Senior Manager and Executive.Sarah is a Programme Director for LEAP Equine Limited where she teaches other professionals how to become Equine Facilitated Practitioners

Sarah Birrane

EFL and Director

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Sarah Birrane is an Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) Practitioner who is qualified and registered with LEAP equine. 

Sarah has previously worked in a charitable organisation called Urban Riderz where she gave the community the opportunity to interact with horses. 

Sarah is passionate about giving everyone the opportunity to experience the beautiful connection that horses can provide, and have the opportunity to learn what these amazing animals can teach us, and use this to transform their lives.  

Danielle Mills

EFP/L, counselling, Director


Danielle set up Pony Partnerships in 2015 after completing her training with LEAP. Danielle is passionate about making EFP accessible to children and young people who need it after benefiting so much from it herself.

Naomi Worrall

EFP/L and counselling


Naomi is joining us after training with the HERD Institute and qualifying as a counsellor at university - more information and photo to follow!


Lisa is joining us after training with the HERD Institute and a lifelong relationship with horses - more information and photo to follow


2 month old goats


Gracie's brothers and sisters Harry, Hettie, and Harvey joined us after being born in February 2021! There are an amazing addition to the team!

Session Locations:

  • On Highfield Farm site, Heage Lane, Etwall, Derby, DE65 6LS

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  • Life on Dreams Ltd., The Chase, Rosliston, DE12 8HY

  • We can also host sessions at your equine venue by prior arrangement

Contact us:

Email:   info@ponypartnerships.com

Mobile: 07505951793

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