Horses of an­other colour

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FOUR­TEEN colour­ful sculp­tures, which caused a stir at Bad­minton Horse Tri­als in May, will be auc­tioned on Novem­ber 4 to raise money for World Horse Wel­fare (www.world­horsewel­fare.org).

The muse is May, a horse res­cued after she was found fly-graz­ing on a dis­used air­field, ema­ci­ated and rid­dled with worms and leg mites. Thanks to the charity, she made a full re­cov­ery and now spends her days hack­ing along farm tracks or meet­ing fans at events. Sculp­tor Judy Boyt cre­ated a char­ac­ter­ful ma­que­tte of May, which was turned into a mould for the fi­bre­glass sculp­tures, in­clud­ing Katie O’sul­li­van’s Me­sor (above).

Iden­ti­cal in size (2ft 4in tall), but unique in in­ter­pre­ta­tion, each horse is by a dif­fer­ent artist—rang­ing from world-lead­ing hat de­signer David Shilling to eques­trian artist Michelle Mccul­lagh and event­ing leg­end Sir Mark Todd—and rep­re­sents a par­tic­u­lar an­i­mal that has ben­e­fited from the charity’s as­sis­tance. Bid­ding for the sculp­tures is now open at www. in­vis­i­ble­horseauc­tion.com

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