A private viewing of Jeremy Houghton’s exhibition ‘All the Queen’s Horses’ has raised funds for The National Foundation for Retired Service Animals and HorseWorld.

The fundraising evening was held at The Mansion, Cirencester Park, by permission of The Earl and Countess Bathurst, on 28 October. Guests were invited to view the exhibition and buy the paintings by Houghton of the late monarch and her horses, with a percentage of sales donated to the two charities.

HorseWorld Trust, which celebrates its 70th Anniversary this year, cares for more than 100 horses, ponies and donkeys at its Bristol site and provides after-care for around 200 more, who have been rehomed throughout the South West.

The charity also runs the innovative Discovery educational programme which boosts the confidence, emotional wellbeing and life chances of disadvantaged and vulnerable young people through a learning programme that brings them together with rescued horses.

The National Foundation for Retired Service Animals (NFRSA) is a non-profit organisation which was set up by Countess Bathurst to promoted the care, wellbeing, and welfare of retired service animals from across the emergency services. The NFRSA promotes the essential work equines do to keep the public safe throughout their careers as well as financially assisting those caring for them when medical help is needed in their older years.

“There is enormous synergy with the two charities,” said Petra Ingram, HorseWorld CEO. “We are so grateful to Earl and Countess Bathurst for hosting this enjoyable evening in the historic surroundings of The Mansion, Cirencester Park. We had planned this event some time before the sad passing of HM The Queen and it was very emotional to see Jeremy Houghton’s portrayal of with her with many beloved horses in his work. He is an extremely talented artist and we are so lucky to have had his support.”

The event was sponsored by Saffreys Champney, Rathbones, Lansdown Place and GRS Stone Supplies.

Lead image of Jeremy Houghton with Lady Sara Bathurst

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