World Horse Welfare Chief Executive Roly Owers said:
“We were so impressed with all of the amazing entries we received to the fence design competition, but both Chloe’s and Lyla’s really stood out from the crowd as beautiful ways to visualise our invisible horse theme. We can’t wait to see the designs in pride of place at Badminton in May and hope Chloe and Lyla have wonderful days out to see their work in action!”
World Horse Welfare has named 2016 the year to highlight the world’s invisible horses who often suffer in silence as people either cannot or choose not to see them.
From the horses left in barns and stables for weeks on end, to those working many hours every day on the streets of Choluteca in Honduras or Cape Town in South Africa who go unnoticed by governments and policymakers, to the horses transported long distances across borders to uncertain futures and those who sadly are sometimes found too late.
World Horse Welfare will be focussing on a number of key themes as the year progresses including; foals, rescue and rehoming, working horses around the world and campaigning to improve laws to protect horses.