Year of the Horse for Aboyne-based charity

To celebrate the Year of the Horse, World Horse Welfare has launched a competition to test the creative abilities of children and adults.

The charity, who have a base in Aboyne, have three separate competition categories: colouring, poetry, and drawing & painting - in which amateurs and professionals alike are invited to draw, paint or write poetry on anything they fancy as long as it celebrates horses.

The winner of each category will have their work published in World Horse Welfare News, as well as the charity’s website and social media channels.

For poets, painters and drawers the competition is open to adults (17 and over) and children (16 and under).

Colouring is open to children only (aged 10 and under) and each child gets the choice of four colouring sheets: Pony in Cambodia, Dylan the foal, Pony and groom or Jumping horse.

Entries must be submitted by midnight on October 1.

Entrants must accompany submissions with their name, address and date of birth.

Entries can be sent in via email at (using high quality copies or photographs), handed in at one of the charity’s rescue and rehoming centres such as Belwade Farm.

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