The Invisible Horse Trail
The World Horse Welfare Invisible Horse Sculpture Trail
Our Invisible Horse Sculpture Trail captured many hearts and minds at the 2016 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials and now you have the chance to own one of fourteen beautiful equestrian works of art as online bidding for the horse sculptures has now opened. http://www.invisiblehorseauction.com
View the auction catalogue here
Each 7 hands high fibreglass horse is crafted from an original design by renowned sculptor, Judy Boyt, of our adoption horse May and has then been individually decorated, painted and adorned by an equestrian artist or personality.
So if you can imagine Magpie as an eye-catching floral centrepiece or Mesor as a glorious garden ornament then head to the online auction and get bidding!
Each horse sculpture sold will raise funds to help World Horse Welfare continue improving the lives of thousands of horses worldwide.
The auction closes at midday on Thursday 3rd November.
The Invisible Horse Sculpture Trail was exhibited at The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials from 4th – 8th May 2016.
A trail of 14 horse sculptures, designed by Judy Boyt and each individually decorated by renowned artists to tell the stories of horses we have helped, were exhibited throughout the event.
Click on each horse in the gallery below to show their story.
We would love to thank Judy Boyt the artists, sponsors, the team at Badminton, Amalgam and everyone involved with the trail who have enabled us to share the stories of the horses we have helped in a really engaging way.The sculptures will be exhibited at one of our centres after Badminton and auctioned in the Autumn to raise funds to help make more vulnerable horses visible. If you have been inspired to help horses, please text FIND03 £3 to 70070 to donate £3 to World Horse Welfare.
A celebrated artist brings our message to life
World Horse Welfare is enormously privileged that award-winning, internationally acclaimed artist Judy has gifted her time and creativity to this project. Judy’s approach summarises exactly how we hope the Trail will impact its audience:
“My challenge always, is to fulfil the remit of not only creating a subject as a piece of sculpture that will make you stop, stand and stare, but also challenge you to see a meaning or narrative behind the concept.”
Each sculpture has been inspired by The Invisible Horse – an initiative that shines a spotlight on horses all around the world whose suffering goes unnoticed or that people simply choose to ignore. Horses in our care as well as those we have encountered through our international programme and campaigning work have been chosen by each artist. Horses just like Bella, who was bought in a pub for a handful of change and then kept in a shelter made out of pallets on a housing estate in Manchester and fed kitchen waste. Her suffering went unnoticed until World Horse Welfare stepped in. Today Bella is safe and well and thanks to our rehoming scheme she has a new life with a family who cherish her.