The sculpture design competition

We invited members of the public to submit designs to be in with the chance of having their very own creation featured in our World Horse Trail. There were two competitions - one for those aged 16 and over and one for those under the age of 16.

The winning designs from entrants aged 16 and over were chosen by World Horse Welfare Patron and Olympic gymnast Suzanne Dando-Reynolds BEM. Suzanne said: 

"I am delighted to be judging the World Horse Welfare World Horse Trail competition. The 2016 trail was a huge success with some amazing designs on our sculptures. This is a fun and innovative way to help raise vital funds for the work we do at World Horse Welfare, not just here at home but throughout some of the poorest countries in the world. So, put your creative hat on, pick up that paint brush and help a horse in need today! Good luck."

The winning design will be painted onto the sculpture by a studio artist and the finished piece will feature in the Borough Trail, with the design that was a close runner-up being painted onto a maquette to feature on our Farm Trail.

The winning design, by Cheryl Johnson

Hope sculpture design

The design by Katie Barrett that came second

Hope sculpture design - runner up

YouTube star This Esme judged the competition for entrants under the age of 16, with the four chosen designs being painted onto maquettes by a studio artist to star in our Farm Trail. 

Watch Esme announce the winners


The winning designs from our under-sixteens competition are:

Gudrun Martin, from Estonia - design to feature at Belwade Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre

Gudrun Martin sculpture design


Alexandra Jackson, from the USA - design to feature at Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre

Alexandra Jackson sculpture design


Olivia Williams, from Nantwich - design to feature at Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre

Olivia Williams sculpture design


Emma Seaton, from Stafford - design to feature at Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre

Emma Seaton sculpture design

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