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Uncle George and Teddy in field

Unveiling of Uncle George Sculpture

Join us at The Horse Trust  on Sunday 28th August between 13.30-14.00 as we proudly unveil a memorial sculpture honouring former resident Shetland Uncle George. Created by renowned artist Ron Lawson of Stanson Art, this magnificent life size sculpture has been two years in the making and The Horse Trust team is thrilled to soon be able to share it with the community and our supporters.

Uncle George was The Horse Trust’s oldest resident, living to the astounding age of 43!

The much-loved Shetland was taken in by the charity in 2004, when he arrived with a donkey called Briar. George had previously spent many years living at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo.

He was an institution at The Horse Trust and became known as Uncle George back in 2012 when six-week-old rescue Teddy, arrived to the sanctuary having been abandoned on a roadside. Once Teddy had recovered from his ordeal, George was chosen as the perfect Godfather to the little foal as his nature was extremely gentle yet he would still keep the youngster in line when necessary!

We are pleased we can permanently honour this little pony who had a big impact on the lives of all he touched.

So book your place for Sunday 28th August and join us at 13.30-14.00 near the Tea Room to hear a little more about Uncle George’s impact, the sculptor Ron Lawson and watch the exciting unveiling. This will also grant you access to visit the horses and visit our Tea Room as per our usual open days.

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