Ready, Set, Gallop!
Back to Scotland we go again! Ready Set Gallop! is the name of a project that has 30 life-sized fiber-glass Clydesdale horses painted in all different ideas that will hopefully boost the tourism in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.The sculptures, put in place in late June will remain for 10 weeks, providing visitors to the town with a quirky and colorful tourist trail.The Clydesdale horse was chosen as the theme because of Hamilton’s location near the Clydesdale Valley.
The event was organised by the Hamilton Business Improvement District and Wild in Art, a company which organizes huge public art events~
Here are some photos of these neat Clydesdale horses!
See just how BIG they are?
The horses in their studio~
The horses….with one of their artists!
Spruce Meadows “Horses Jump To Give A Leg Up”
Were: Foothills of Alberta Canada
Cause: Different organisations
How long left: Approximately 2 Months, 1 week and 1 day (online auction, link below)
Spruce Meadows 2014 Charity Auction – About The Auction
Since the devastating flood of June 2013, Southern Alberta communities, businesses and non-profit organizations, are still fighting to recover from the severe financial, physical and emotional impact it had. The “Horses Jump to Give a Leg Up” program is designed to provide aid to those who are repeatedly helping others, and are now in need of help themselves – the non-profit organizations of Southern Alberta.
The concept behind this program is to increase the community’s awareness of these organizations, and the magnificent outreach programs they them selves deliver to Albertans. Twenty non-profit groups have been selected this spring to each decorate a life-size fiber glass horse. Once completed, each horse figure will be displayed throughout the grounds of Spruce Meadows, and later sold to buyers via Silent Auction on the Spruce Meadows website. The proceeds of the sale of each horse will go to the organization responsible for its decoration.
Below are some of the horses and the organisation that they benefit and the link for the auction will be at the bottom of this post! Enjoy~
Opening Gaits Therapeutic Riding Center Pegasus horse
Painted Horse Statues – Vienna
I had no idea how many horse statues there really are! Here are some photos of these beautiful horses in Vienna as tourist attractions ~
I love pink!