Auction of sculptures from Badminton Horse Trials to help equestrian charity

November 01 2016

BIDDING has opened for 14 pieces of equestrian art which featured at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials earlier this year.

BIDDING has opened for 14 pieces of equestrian art which featured at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials earlier this year.
Spectators at the international were able to seek out the one-off sculptures, which formed the Invisible Horse trail around the event site at Badminton park.
Each was designed, adorned and painted by renowned artists and personalities, telling the story of horses rescued by World Horse Welfare, which was the trials’ chosen charity of the year.
They ranged from the ‘“rock-star” horse Dippy imagined by celebrated hat designer David Shilling to the jockey silk-emblazoned youngster Dash created by racehorse trainer Jamie Osborne.
Each sculpture is made from fibreglass and was produced from a clay maquette created by Judy Boyt, the artist responsible for the Mitsubishi Motors trophy presented each year at the event.
The online auction closes on November 3, with bids fed into a live auction on November 4 at the BT Tower in London.
Money raised will help to support World Horse Welfare in improving the lives of horses in the UK and around the world.
The online auction site is at http://www.worldhorsewelfare.org/the-invisible-horse-trail with information about the need to highlight “invisible” horses that often suffer because people cannot or choose not to see them.