Money raised will buy hay for the centres 100 horses, ponies and donkeys

More than 20 artists from seven different countries have donated precious works of art to collaborate with the fund raising campaign for the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales.

The campaign consists of two stages: a previous online sale and afterwards a live auction. It is organised by Koren Helbig and Isabel Sodric, who have been volunteers at the centre, founded by Sue and Rod Weeding, for years.

The profits from the sales will go towards buying hay to use over the winter for the almost 100 horses, ponies and donkeys being looked after at the refuge. During the cooler months when prices almost double to €5 a bale. The rescued equines munch their way through 29 bales every single day.

Koren said: “The Weedings don’t receive a single cent of government funding, which is ridiculous considering many horses have been legally placed in their care by Spanish police. They work crazy hours seven days a week to keep it all going because without them, police would be unable to act on cases of horse abuse and neglect. There is simply nowhere else to take seized animals. That’s why their work is so important.”

Their event will begin with a limited-edition online art sale, running via the rescue centre’s online shop from November 8 to November 22, before concluding with a fast-paced live auction on November 26 at The October Press cafe in Alicante.

Every donated artwork has an equine theme and some pieces were inspired by the centre’s rescued horses, including Bronson, who was hit over the head with a hammer and suffered brain damage yet remains the kindest, happiest horse.

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