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Friday 18 August 2017

Equine art 'jewel' auctioned online

TONY SUPPORTS HORSE WELFARE TRUST

HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU: The equine painting that will be up for auction.
HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU: The equine painting that will be up for auction.

DEBORAH COLEMAN

THE IRISH Horse Welfare Trust (IHWT) in Woodenbridge will hold an online auction after receiving a donation from their long time supporter, artist Tony O'Connor of Whitetree Studio.

The IHWT is Ireland's leading equine charity and the painting by O'Connor is an original piece titled 'It's beginning to look a lot like ….'

This unique piece of impressive artwork is captured on canvas 40"x 30".

To be in with this wonderful chance of acquiring this piece, IHWT is launching an on line auction which will run for the month of December.

The close off date will be December 22. A reserve of €1,000 is placed on the painting however it is hoped many people will participate and it will surpass this figure.

To support and bid go to http://www.idonate.ie/and start bidding today

A spokesperson for the IHWT said 'as we head into the winter months, horses that are most marginalised suffer and very rapidly become welfare emergencies in need of response, rescue, and respite.

At the welfare centre, we are caring for 79 horses currently. The cost to maintain care for this number along with delivering frontline critical services means IHWT need to actively seek new ways of continually raising funds.

' The IHWT are very appreciative to Tony O'Connor for generously painting and donating this commissioned piece for the Irish horses who will be in greatest need this winter.'

IHWT was established in 1999 and gained charitable status in 2002. The charity operates from its 68 acre farm in Woodenbridge in County Wicklow.

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