Out of working hours, to report Road Traffic Accidents involving Forest stock (ponies, cattle, pigs, sheep and donkeys) - ring the Police on 999.

For other non-urgent issues out of hours - ring the Police on 101.

The Agisters:

Presently five in number, the agisters are a skilled group of men with a good working knowledge of the Forest and its depastured animals.

They each have an allocated area and are responsible for over-seeing all aspects of the ponies on the Forest.


Head Agister - Jonathan Gerrelli – Mobile 07836 602163

Robert Maton – Mobile 07836 500106

Mike Lovell – Mobile 07836 757579

Andrew Napthine – Mobile 07836 203883

Peter Rix – Mobile 07721 409755

During working office hours please report any issues or concerns to:

Sue Westwood, Clerk to the Verderers, Tel 02380 282052

If you are unable to contact the agisters, ring the Forestry Commission,
which holds the agister's roster.
Their 24 hour helpline number of 0300 067 4600


Do not use email to try and contact the Verderers in an emergency.