The stunning unique sculpture by Tom Hill is to be auctioned to raise money for international charity, World Horse Welfare, after helping 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.
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 17th November of which World Horse Welfare is the benefitting charity.
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.”
Online bids can be submitted in advance at: http://www.worldhorsewelfare.org/Clippy-Sculpture