Star's story


Read the story of Star, a young Shetland cross who was rescued in the UK.

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Star: the story behind the sculpture

Star was found, in an emaciated condition and unable to stand, on a road by a member of the public at just a few months old. Thankfully, he came into our care in time to make a full recovery and is now the adoption pony at our Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre. Star's cosmic design includes large stars in gold, silver and bronze which represent patron Pippa Funnell’s international medals.

The design inspired by Star's story

Star's sculpture design

The artist: Pippa Funnell MBE with Rob Williams

Pippa Funnell is one of the world’s leading eventers and the first and only holder of the Rolex Grand Slam of eventing which she won in 2003.
Pippa is a dual Olympian achieving team silver in Sydney and Athens as well as an individual bronze in Athens. She also has had multiple wins at Badminton, Blenheim and Windsor Horse Trials. Pippa is a Patron of World Horse Welfare. Rob is a cartoonist, caricaturist and digital artist, who has helped some of our artists realise their horse sculpture designs.

The trail: Star features on our Farm Trail at our Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre

The trail code: 1162

Did you know 1,162 is the distance in kilometres that you would travel to visit all four of our adoption ponies, Clippy, Dalton,Theon and Star, at our UK Rescue and Rehoming Centres?

Westwood Forster logoThe sponsor: Westwood Forster

Westwood Forster is a software house dedicated to creating software for charities and NFPs. World Horse Welfare has been a client for several years and Westwood Forster has been working closely with the charity supporting their fundraising and membership activities.