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World Horse Welfare Sculpture trail 2019

Nichola was asked in March 2019 by World Horse Welfare to paint a design of the Queen’s racehorse Estimate on their fiberglass resin horse sculpture, for their 2019 sculpture trail.  Nichola found it to be a great honour to be asked to paint a design about the Queen’s racehorse Estimate who was famous for winning the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2013; the first time in history this race was won by the reigning monarch. 


Nichola decided to create a hand-painted faux bronze effect on the sculpture and use a green patina for the saddle cloth area.  Miss Eddery painted a gold leaf varnish design on top of the patina.  For the designs on the saddle cloth Nichola was inspired by the Queen’s flag, so she painted four Tudor roses to represent her four main race wins (Queen’s Vase, Sagaro Stakes, Ascot Gold Cup, and Doncaster Cup), a crown to represent the Queen’s ownership and she painted Estimate as a racehorse in action and the other side she painted her with one of her foals.  Estimate can be seen Royal Windsor Horseshow and Ascot Racecourse for King George's day 2019. She will be auctioned off later in the year and the proceeds will go to the charity to help horses in the UK and around the world.  For more info on my sculpture and about the amazing work this charity does please visit

Nichola painting the saddle cloth on the horse sculpture
Side view of the faux bronzed and patina sculpture, hand painted by Nichola
Side view of the faux bronzed and patina sculpture, hand painted by Nichola
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