Horses in China inspire sculpture design

03/06/2019

This sculpture highlights our work to improve equine welfare in China.

China horse sculpture

The story behind the sculpture

This sculpture highlights World Horse Welfare’s work to improve equine welfare in China, with Alex’s design showing the juxtaposition of ancient and modern China and the role of the horse.

The design inspired by horses in China

China horse sculpture

The artist: Alex Hua Tian with Rob Williams

Alex Hua Tian won a Silver Medal for China at the 2014 Asian Games and is the youngest eventer ever to compete at an Olympics, as well as China’s first equestrian Olympian in history. He is also a Patron 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: our China Horse features on our Farm Trail at our Belwade Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre


The trail code: 1985

Did you know that World Horse Welfare started its international work in 1985? The first project was a training course delivered in Morocco. 


The sponsor: Matthew Seed - The Horse Photographer

Matthew Seed logoIn the world of fine art photography, Matthew Seed is acknowledged as one of the leading practitioners in equine portraits. His work has earned favourable comparisons with those of history’s leading painters, including George Stubbs and Théodore Géricault, who have chosen to make the beauty of horses their principal theme. Matthew has supported World Horse Welfare since 2012 by helping to raise awareness of the charity and making donations from sales of his artworks.
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