Chela's story


Read the story of Chela, a working horse from Honduras.


Chela: the story behind the sculpture

Chela is a working horse used for rubbish collecting in Honduras whose owners rely upon her to help them make a living. She has been helped by a World Horse Welfare project which improved her welfare, giving her a better life while supporting her family. Chela's amazing design captures her vital role. 

The design inspired by Chela's story

Chela's sculpture design


The artist: Katie O'Sullivan

Katie is well known for her skilled compositions of equestrian art as well as sporting themes, and other animals including wildlife. Her work is brought to life through extensive knowledge of her subject matter and the use of a variety of colours and textures.

The trail: Chela features on our Show Trail

The sponsor: private sponsor