Horses of another colour
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