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Frodo: the story behind the sculpture
Having been found as a neglected foal, Frodo made a great recovery in our care and was rehomed as a youngster. He flourished in his new home and grew into a stunning pony, giving rise to the idea that he might have a show career. He returned to Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre for backing in summer 2018 and went on to become the Equifest rescue champion just a short while later. Following his Equifest win, Frodo is now aiming for both ridden and in-hand classes at this year's Royal Windsor Horse Show. The incredible story of his rescue, rehabilitation and subsequent stardom has been the inspiration behind his sculpture on our World Horse Trail.
The design inspired by Frodo's story
The artist: Jennifer Bell
Jennifer is a multi-talented and celebrated muralist with a passion for trompe l’oeil. She is also an accomplished equestrian artist and portrait painter. After hearing how Frodo was found so cold and weak at such a young age, Jennifer was inspired to create a design showing him wrapped up in woollies to illustrate how he will be kept warm and safe in the charity's care for the rest of his life.
The trail: Frodo features on the Show Trail
The sponsor: Westgate Labs
For the last twenty years Westgate Labs has been leading the field in managing parasite control for horses, using evidence based techniques and the most up to date veterinary advice to help owners to target wormers only where needed, so helping to slow drug resistance.