Horseshoe sculpture to be auctioned for charity

A stunning unique sculpture, featuring the shoes of more than 40 equine ‘personalities’ is to be auctioned to raise money for international charity, World Horse Welfare.

The sculpture helped the charity to win a gold medal and People’s Choice Award at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

As well as being a centrepiece of the ‘wild and wonderful’ artisan garden, the lifesize sculpture of adoption horse, Clippy, also contains over 40 horseshoes donated by equestrian personalities from the worlds of racing, eventing, showjumping, dressage, showing, TV and public service.

Sculpture of WHW Skippy
Photo: World Horse Welfare

The sculpture is currently on display at the National Heritage Centre in Newmarket and will be auctioned as part of the Cheltenham Countryside Race Day on November 17 of which World Horse Welfare is the benefiting charity.   Online bids can be submitted in advance at:

World Horse Welfare Director of Fundraising, Emma Williams, said:“This amazing sculpture was a real talking point at the Chelsea Flower Show and has since been receiving a lot of attention both at our Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre and at the National Heritage Centre so he’d be a fantastic addition for any garden.

“The fact he is also made up of a number of shoes from equine stars such as Valegro, Big Star, Many Clouds and not to mention some World Horse Welfare ‘celebrities’ – makes it even more unique and a must-have for any avid equestrian sport fan.”

World Horse Welfare (Registered charity no: 206658 and SC038384), is an international horse charity that improves the lives of horses in the UK and worldwide through education, campaigning and hands-on care of horses.  Since it was founded in 1927, our whole approach has been practical, based on scientific evidence and our extensive experience, and focused on delivering lasting change across the full spectrum of the horse world.

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