HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) are excited to welcome a new addition to the Farm this summer who doesn’t cost anything to feed. Enzo will be visiting Shores Hey Farm in Burnley, Lancashire from 14th July.

Introducing Enzo, a stunning sculptural masterpiece handcrafted by Sarah Mae Francis. Enzo is a 9ft tall rearing horse sculpture made from a variety of mechanical parts, car parts, and retired tools. This full-sized sculpture is Sarah’s favourite piece to date, lovingly created from otherwise discarded junk. Visitors to the Farm will be able to meet Enzo and all his real-life friends during the summer break.

Sarah Mae Francis shares, “A little information about Enzo: the initials, in the close-up photograph of Enzo’s leg (RJD), are the initials of my Dad’s Uncle. He very kindly let me empty a lifetime's collection of tools from his garage. This personal touch shows how these tools, once considered valuable, now deemed useless and scrap, can live on in my artwork, telling their story.”

Sarah continues, “I took an interest in welding at age 16, discovering and teaching myself how to work with metal. From that, I noticed that my dad, a mechanic, was throwing away a lot of car parts and unwanted tools, which seemed such a waste. I thought, ‘Why not get creative?’ and see what I could conjure up. Things just escalated from there. I want people to see and enjoy my work. HAPPA seemed the perfect place to send Enzo on holiday to showcase my work. Hopefully, Enzo will inspire fellow artists to recycle and reuse.”

HAPPA’s Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Arthur, explains further, “I was introduced to Sarah’s work when dropping off my car for a service at her father’s garage. The absolute talent and artistic creativity shown in Enzo is truly phenomenal. The symbolism of Enzo to the Charity is that, just as the horses we rescue are discarded like junk by cruel owners, we find them an important purpose, whether that be through education or by finding them a home as a companion or rideable equine. We applaud Sarah’s work and are sure she will have an extremely successful future as a creator of these beautiful life-sized sculptures.”

While there are plenty of real horses to see at HAPPA, the Charity is delighted that Sarah and Enzo would love to be part of summer at Shores Hey Farm. Enzo is a showcase that one person’s junk is another person’s treasure. This fantastic piece of art is something to behold, and the memory of meeting the life-sized sculpture will stick with you forever.

If you have any further questions about Enzo, please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah via email at sarahmaeart@icloud.com or check out her website at www.sarahmaeart.co.uk.

A visit to Shores Hey Farm is just £6 for up to a group of six people, and all funds help the Charity continue to give a second chance to abused, neglected, and unwanted horses, ponies, and donkeys.

The farm is open to visitors from 11am to 4pm daily. To book your visit, go to https://www.happa.org.uk/visit-us/.

To find out more about Sarah Mae Art, head to http://sarah-mae-art.co.uk.




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