This is located at the crown of the hill in South River overlooking the towns of both South River and Cupids. The pasture is managed by a group of local Newfoundland Pony owners and houses a herd of beautiful Newfoundland ponies. The ancestors of the Newfoundland Pony arrived with the island’s early settlers from the British Isles. They were hardy creatures, already adapted to the harsh climate. Over centuries, the pony evolved to become what we now know as the Newfoundland Pony. Traditionally, the Newfoundland Pony was used to plough gardens, haul fishing nets, gather hay, and provide families with transportation. Today, they are used for riding and light draft work. The Newfoundland Pony is the only official Heritage Animal for the province, and they are on the critically endangered list with about only 250 remaining in Newfoundland. The pasture is open for visitation and tours from June 1st, to late September every year.
Newfoundland Pony Heritage Pasture