Bids open for all members of the Herd!
Here’s a chance to buy a very special horse of your own – one that won’t need feeding, watering or exercising but something you can admire as a thing of beauty for years.
Bids are now open for a unique herd of 24 stunningly painted life-size horses which went on show this summer as a major free public art installation across the towns of West Kent and East Sussex.
Designed and painted by local artists and generously sponsored by local businesses, the fibre-glass herd was commissioned by Hospice in the Weald to raise funds and heighten awareness of the charity, based in Pembury, Kent.
“These sculptures have been brilliantly designed and brought a huge public reaction,” said Nick Farthing, the hospice’s Income Generation Director. “Each one is completely original in design, thanks to the artists’ vivid creativity.
“A number of horse-lovers have already inquired about buying one of the horses as an unusual and lovely gift or to adorn their own home.”
Every horse is pictured online at www.herdofthehospice.co.uk where you can now bid to buy a horse or, to see the entire herd together, there will be a ‘Herd Public Exhibition’ at Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells, from October 3 to October 13.
Any available horses will be auctioned at a ticketed event on Wednesday 11th October. The aim is to sell all of the 24 horses, with 90p in every £1 raised going towards the charity which is not part of the NHS and needs to bring in over £7million every year to continue to provide compassionate, individualised, holistic and supportive care for patients with a terminal illness, their families and carers.