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Freddie: the story behind the sculpture
Freddie came into our care through our partnership with Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) at our Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre. Freddie was successfully rehomed as a ridden horse and has been enjoying a new life hacking and competing at dressage. Freddie's playful cricketing design has been inspired by Patron Jonathan Agnew and his name Freddie.
The design inspired by Freddie's story
The artist: Jonathon Agnew MBE with Rob Williams
Commentator Jonathan Agnew is best-known for his vibrant broadcasting style on the jewel in BBC radio’s crown – Test Match Special. At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio Jonathan turned his talents to covering the equestrian disciplines. He and his wife Emma are Patrons of World Horse Welfare. Rob Williams is a cartoonist, caricaturist and digital artist, who has helped some of artists realise their horse sculpture designs.
The trail: Freddie features on our Show Trail
The sponsor: Retraining of Racehorses (RoR)
Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is British Horseracing's official charity for the welfare of horses who have retired from racing. The charity promotes the versatility and adaptability of racehorses for other equestrian activities and provides the necessary infrastructure and funding to care for former racehorses that would otherwise be vulnerable.