Willow horse heads from Belvoir Castle to its spiritual home

Willow Horse Sculpture

Willow Horse Sculpture

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THIS stunning artwork is pictured in the grounds of Belvoir Castle.

But now the willow structure has found an even more appropriate location - at the international home of horse racing, Newmarket.

It was created by Laury Dizengremel, artist in residence at Belvoir Castle – home to the Duke and Duchess of Rutland – and was a focal point for guests at the launch of the Duchess’s latest book, Shooting: A Season of Discovery.

One of the guests was so taken with the sculpture, he bought it as a wedding present for his daughter in Newmarket.

Another guest who lives in California has also inquired about having a similar one.

And Laury is now in China, where she is to create two other horse sculptures in Hebei Province.

The Belvoir horse was fashioned using willow, some of which was grown by pupils at Long Bennington and Allington primary schools, on a steel frame produced by Manor Farm Welding of Buckminster.