The Invisible Horse Trail
Fourteen fibreglass horse sculptures will make up the trail, each one telling the story of a horse who has been helped by World Horse Welfare through the artist’s interpretation of that story. The maquette for the fibreglass sculptures was modelled on the charity’s adoption horse, May, by award-winning sculptor Judy Boyt, with the sculpture trail bringing to life World Horse Welfare’s campaign to raise awareness of the world’s invisible horses.
Sir Mark Todd is among the most celebrated New Zealand sportsmen, with two Olympic gold medals and numerous other honours. He was named to compete in six successive Olympic Games, has competed at Badminton Horse Trials for 36 years winning the iconic trophy four times and was named FEI Event Rider of the 20th Century by the International Equestrian Federation in 2000.
Since graduating from Falmouth University in 2008 with a Fine Art degree, Michelle McCullagh has been successfully establishing herself as a fine artist specialising in animals, particularly horses. From a very young age Michelle has had a close involvement with horses. Since the age of six she was a member of the Pony Club and went on to compete in affiliated eventing after her A levels. She still now hunts when she can.
Michelle’s work focuses on the fastest, most versatile breed of horse, the thoroughbred. Her work is inspired by her life drawings with their expressive use of minimal lines. Her oil paintings are an attempt to describe movement and form by using contrasting colours where the light catches anatomical flashes of detail.
The Mark Todd Collection