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Dartmoor Hawking & The Recycled Racehorse Falconry Team
£10,437 raised
104% of £10k goal
159 contributors
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Ended Aug 10, 2020

Keeping the Team Together!

After a long, wet, winter, we were all prepared for our best season ever in 2020. T he diary already half full at the start of March... Then Covid struck!

When lockdown hit we lost our entire display season - at a stroke. The summer and all of our wedding bookings. W e had to cancel all our private bookings too, as well as every contract display at local hotels.

The Team! So we've no income since the start of March - and, like many others, we don't qualify for any of the government support. Our Horses, hounds and hawks do not qualify for furlough either!

 

Running on Fumes
Our overheads remain the same but there are lots of mouths (& beaks) to feed!
Caring for our 
animals is our priority. Despite falling outside all of the government support schemes we have been holding things together. But with no option to re- open for customers on the horizon, the team is in real trouble - now and for the winter, as our mainstay - the  summer season - has been wiped out...

 

We Want to Keep Our Team Together

We’ve now got to the stage where our only way of surviving is to start to disband the team -
selling one, or possibly two of our higher value birds. This is a heart-breaking decision to face as
it is very much one team and one heart here - hawks, horses, hounds and humans working together.
It has been
20 years to get Dartmoor Hawking to where it is now, and to even be thinking of
breaking up the
team, through no fault of our own, is completely devastating.


This is really our last option left to keep the team together and we are hoping that you can support
a small local business survive the summer. We know everyone is struggling now but if you could
give even a little, you would be feeding so many mouths and preventing some heart-breaking
losses in our team.

 

We’ve all worked so hard and to not be able to do what we do best is difficult
as it is, but without your help, we might not be able to get to fly in the same way ever again.

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We're the only place in the UK people can experience falconry from horseback - and we
want 
to continue to be able to do that for years to come.
To provide those once in a lifetime experiences that our customers enjoy so much, from the kids
seeing an eagle fly to one of our owls delivering a little extra magic on a wedding day, flying the
rings down the aisle.

 Flying and riding!

Saving the Dartmoor Dream

Each and every animal involved is so important in this, and we just wouldn’t be the same without
them as they all contribute so much, large and small. If you can help keep the Dartmoor Hawking
team together, and become one of the Support Crew with your contribution, we would be so
grateful for your support.


With love from a ll of the Dartmoor Team…

Featuring:


Martin and Philippa (the humans!)


Rosie, Artemis, Barney, Dolly, Ted. Floki, Merlin, Frank, Florence, Charlie, Ron and Reg, Sharon
and Dave (the hawks, falcons, eagles and owls)


The ‘recycled’ racehorses (who are a little shy and don’t like the spotlight)


The hounds, Monty, Max and Will I Woof

 

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Perks

£40
Limited Edition Calendar
  • 14 claimed
  • 86 remaining
Dartmoor Hawking Calendar 2021 - brand new product developed for our supporters!
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£50
Sponsor Rosie
  • 14 claimed
Sponsor the bad-tempered eagle Rosie, and together we can keep her fed and watered!

You'll receive a certificate and updates in thanks for your contribution.
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£75
Gift Voucher
  • 11 claimed
  • 139 remaining
A £75 gift voucher redeemable on any of our amazing experiences and valid until the end of 2021*.

*T's and C's apply.
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£3,000
The Dartmoor Dream
  • 1 claimed
  • 1 remaining
This very special reward is only available for two people! Never before offered, we are giving you the chance to spend a full weekend with the team here in Loddiswell, including the full range of our unique experiences here, meeting the entire team and staying locally in a beautiful setting.

We'll tailor the weekend for you, and can book anytime until the end of 2021*.

*T's and C's apply.
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£10
With love to you from us
  • 13 claimed
Personalised thank you on social media
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£20
Personalised Keepsake
  • 4 claimed
Personalised digital photo thank you
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£25
Gift Voucher
  • 5 claimed
  • 495 remaining
Redeemable for any of our amazing experiences, valid until the end of 2021*.

*T's and C's apply.
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£25
Personalised Postcard
  • 2 claimed
  • 248 remaining
Handwritten postcard featuring one of the Dartmoor birds
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£25
Sponsor Barney
  • 5 claimed
If you sponsor Barney, our male Peregrine, he might just break his personal speed record of 70mph in excitement!

You'll receive a certificate and updates in thanks for your contribution.
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£25
Sponsor Frank
  • 8 claimed
If you sponsor the incredibly versatile Frank, you'll be supporting our key ringbearer and customer-voted 'hawk they most want to take home'!

You'll receive a certificate and updates in thanks for your contribution.
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£25
Sponsor Merlin
  • 13 claimed
Sponsor our dim-witted but loveable owl Merlin and he might just remember to say thank you!

You'll receive a certificate and updates in thanks for your contribution.
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£30
Sponsor Max
  • 1 claimed
Sponsor Max, the beloved baby of the family!

You'll receive a certificate and updates in thanks for your contribution.
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£30
Sponsor Monty
  • 1 claimed
If you sponsor Monty, you'll be supporting the Support Crew! We're all one team and our dogs are very much a part of what we do.

You'll receive a certificate and updates in thanks for your contribution.
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£30
Sponsor Will
  • 3 claimed
If you sponsor Will, you'll be supporting the Support Crew! We're all one team and our dogs are very much a part of what we do.

You'll receive a certificate and updates in thanks for your contribution.
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£50
Printed Photo T-shirt
  • 2 claimed
  • 98 remaining
Brand new merchandise featuring one of the Dartmoor team!
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£50
Sponsor Artemis
  • 9 claimed
Sponsor our powerful eagle and help us keep up with her food bill!

You'll receive a certificate and updates as thanks for your contribution.
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£50
Sponsor Floki
  • 3 claimed
Sponsor the lovely Floki, our good-natured male golden eagle and he'll be a very happy chap indeed!

You'll receive a certificate and updates in thanks for your contribution.
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£50
Sponsor Ron and Reg
  • 2 claimed
We couldn't split sponsorship for these brothers as they're small but very vocal and we would like to keep them happy!

You'll receive a certificate and updates as thanks for your contribution.
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£50
Wall of Fame
  • 2 claimed
  • 48 remaining
Personally named on the Wall of Fame on the Dartmoor Website
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£60
Limited Edition Photo Mugs
  • 2 claimed
  • 23 remaining
Your new favourite mug featuring one of the Dartmoor team!
More ... Less ...
£100
Private Video Session
  • 1 claimed
  • 24 remaining
Private Video Session with Dartmoor Birds, adapted to your requirements.

Sessions will last 45 minutes and are available to book from August 2020*.

*T's and C's apply.
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£150
Private Falconry Display
  • 0 claimed
  • 15 remaining
One unforgettable private falconry display on site here at Dartmoor Hawking in Loddiswell*. Available to book from August 2020.

*T's and C's apply.
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£250
Private Display with the Horses
  • 0 claimed
  • 15 remaining
One private display from horses onsite here at Dartmoor Hawking in Loddiswell*. Available to book from August 2020.

*T's and C's apply.
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£400
A Unique Ringbearer
  • 0 claimed
  • 5 remaining
Add some truly unique with your wedding ring delivery by hawk (available only in England and Wales*).

*T's and C's apply.
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£500
Falconry Display 2021
  • 0 claimed
  • 10 remaining
Book our stunning falconry display!

One display available to book within England and Wales for 2021*.

*T's and C's apply.
More ... Less ...
£600
A Unique Ringbearer (Scotland)
  • 0 claimed
  • 5 remaining
Add some truly unique with your wedding ring delivery by hawk (priced for delivery in Scotland*).

*T's and C's apply
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£1,000
Display with the Dartmoor Horses 2021
  • 0 claimed
  • 5 remaining
Book our exciting display with the team of recycled racehorses!

Book one display available only within England and Wales, for 2021*.

*T's and C's apply.
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£2,000
Corporate Team Away Day
  • 0 claimed
  • 3 remaining
An away day to get excited about in 2021 for up to ten people, hosted here in Loddiswell in partnership with a local hotel for catering.

We’ll tailor our amazing experiences to your needs, and you’ll meet the whole Dartmoor Team!

Ts and Cs apply
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£5,000
2021 Display Team Business Sponsorship
  • 0 claimed
  • 1 remaining
The most exclusive reward we have to offer - your full branding on display during our next season in 2021. Significant opportunities for branding including saddle pads, t-shirts and jackets; full details to be agreed with our equine sponsor.

Ts and Cs apply.
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Activity

£40
Limited Edition Calendar
  • 14 claimed
  • 86 remaining
Dartmoor Hawking Calendar 2021 - brand new product developed for our supporters!
More ... Less ...
£50
Sponsor Rosie
  • 14 claimed
Sponsor the bad-tempered eagle Rosie, and together we can keep her fed and watered!

You'll receive a certificate and updates in thanks for your contribution.
More ... Less ...
£75
Gift Voucher
  • 11 claimed
  • 139 remaining
A £75 gift voucher redeemable on any of our amazing experiences and valid until the end of 2021*.

*T's and C's apply.
More ... Less ...
£3,000
The Dartmoor Dream
  • 1 claimed
  • 1 remaining
This very special reward is only available for two people! Never before offered, we are giving you the chance to spend a full weekend with the team here in Loddiswell, including the full range of our unique experiences here, meeting the entire team and staying locally in a beautiful setting.

We'll tailor the weekend for you, and can book anytime until the end of 2021*.

*T's and C's apply.
More ... Less ...
£10
With love to you from us
  • 13 claimed
Personalised thank you on social media
More ... Less ...
£20
Personalised Keepsake
  • 4 claimed
Personalised digital photo thank you
More ... Less ...
£25
Gift Voucher
  • 5 claimed
  • 495 remaining
Redeemable for any of our amazing experiences, valid until the end of 2021*.

*T's and C's apply.
More ... Less ...
£25
Personalised Postcard
  • 2 claimed
  • 248 remaining
Handwritten postcard featuring one of the Dartmoor birds
More ... Less ...
£25
Sponsor Barney
  • 5 claimed
If you sponsor Barney, our male Peregrine, he might just break his personal speed record of 70mph in excitement!

You'll receive a certificate and updates in thanks for your contribution.
More ... Less ...
£25
Sponsor Frank
  • 8 claimed
If you sponsor the incredibly versatile Frank, you'll be supporting our key ringbearer and customer-voted 'hawk they most want to take home'!

You'll receive a certificate and updates in thanks for your contribution.
More ... Less ...
£25
Sponsor Merlin
  • 13 claimed
Sponsor our dim-witted but loveable owl Merlin and he might just remember to say thank you!

You'll receive a certificate and updates in thanks for your contribution.
More ... Less ...
£30
Sponsor Max
  • 1 claimed
Sponsor Max, the beloved baby of the family!

You'll receive a certificate and updates in thanks for your contribution.
More ... Less ...
£30
Sponsor Monty
  • 1 claimed
If you sponsor Monty, you'll be supporting the Support Crew! We're all one team and our dogs are very much a part of what we do.

You'll receive a certificate and updates in thanks for your contribution.
More ... Less ...
£30
Sponsor Will
  • 3 claimed
If you sponsor Will, you'll be supporting the Support Crew! We're all one team and our dogs are very much a part of what we do.

You'll receive a certificate and updates in thanks for your contribution.
More ... Less ...
£50
Printed Photo T-shirt
  • 2 claimed
  • 98 remaining
Brand new merchandise featuring one of the Dartmoor team!
More ... Less ...
£50
Sponsor Artemis
  • 9 claimed
Sponsor our powerful eagle and help us keep up with her food bill!

You'll receive a certificate and updates as thanks for your contribution.
More ... Less ...
£50
Sponsor Floki
  • 3 claimed
Sponsor the lovely Floki, our good-natured male golden eagle and he'll be a very happy chap indeed!

You'll receive a certificate and updates in thanks for your contribution.
More ... Less ...
£50
Sponsor Ron and Reg
  • 2 claimed
We couldn't split sponsorship for these brothers as they're small but very vocal and we would like to keep them happy!

You'll receive a certificate and updates as thanks for your contribution.
More ... Less ...
£50
Wall of Fame
  • 2 claimed
  • 48 remaining
Personally named on the Wall of Fame on the Dartmoor Website
More ... Less ...
£60
Limited Edition Photo Mugs
  • 2 claimed
  • 23 remaining
Your new favourite mug featuring one of the Dartmoor team!
More ... Less ...
£100
Private Video Session
  • 1 claimed
  • 24 remaining
Private Video Session with Dartmoor Birds, adapted to your requirements.

Sessions will last 45 minutes and are available to book from August 2020*.

*T's and C's apply.
More ... Less ...
£150
Private Falconry Display
  • 0 claimed
  • 15 remaining
One unforgettable private falconry display on site here at Dartmoor Hawking in Loddiswell*. Available to book from August 2020.

*T's and C's apply.
More ... Less ...
£250
Private Display with the Horses
  • 0 claimed
  • 15 remaining
One private display from horses onsite here at Dartmoor Hawking in Loddiswell*. Available to book from August 2020.

*T's and C's apply.
More ... Less ...
£400
A Unique Ringbearer
  • 0 claimed
  • 5 remaining
Add some truly unique with your wedding ring delivery by hawk (available only in England and Wales*).

*T's and C's apply.
More ... Less ...
£500
Falconry Display 2021
  • 0 claimed
  • 10 remaining
Book our stunning falconry display!

One display available to book within England and Wales for 2021*.

*T's and C's apply.
More ... Less ...
£600
A Unique Ringbearer (Scotland)
  • 0 claimed
  • 5 remaining
Add some truly unique with your wedding ring delivery by hawk (priced for delivery in Scotland*).

*T's and C's apply
More ... Less ...
£1,000
Display with the Dartmoor Horses 2021
  • 0 claimed
  • 5 remaining
Book our exciting display with the team of recycled racehorses!

Book one display available only within England and Wales, for 2021*.

*T's and C's apply.
More ... Less ...
£2,000
Corporate Team Away Day
  • 0 claimed
  • 3 remaining
An away day to get excited about in 2021 for up to ten people, hosted here in Loddiswell in partnership with a local hotel for catering.

We’ll tailor our amazing experiences to your needs, and you’ll meet the whole Dartmoor Team!

Ts and Cs apply
More ... Less ...
£5,000
2021 Display Team Business Sponsorship
  • 0 claimed
  • 1 remaining
The most exclusive reward we have to offer - your full branding on display during our next season in 2021. Significant opportunities for branding including saddle pads, t-shirts and jackets; full details to be agreed with our equine sponsor.

Ts and Cs apply.
More ... Less ...
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