This summer World Horse Welfare’s stunning public art project to highlight the charity’s work has had a huge impact across the country. The horse sculptures are set to go under the hammer in November.
From Ascot to Castle Howard, World Horse Trail sculptures have wowed visitors from across the globe and inspired thousands of social media posts, and now they’re going under the hammer to raise funds for the international horse charity.
Each of the 40 World Horse Trail sculptures is unique both in the story they tell and how they were created.
They were turned into works of art by passionate horse people, from television personalities to top trainers and riders. Some represent real horses World Horse Welfare has helped: Patron and BBC Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox chose to highlight Mr Melvin Andrews who was dumped in a backyard as a sickly foal when a teenager answered an online advert.
Others focus on areas of horse welfare that the charity influences, such as Patron Zara Tindell MBE’s legacy to her legendary eventer Toytown, reminding supporters that we work tirelessly to represent the best interests of horses in sport.
Now you can bid to own one of these amazing pieces, either one of the 10.2hh sculptures (around 54 inches/1.4m high) or one of the 2hh (8 inches/20cm) maquette mini sculptures. There are 20 large sculptures and 21 small available to bid for and the online auction is live right now.
To find out about the story behind each sculpture and see the designs, both large and small, visit www.givergy.uk/worldhorsetrail where you can also place your bid. The auction finale will take place in London on 27 November 2019.