Under stARTers orders is a unique public arts initiative designed to help raise funds for the vital work of two fantastic charities local to Kildare, Irish Injured Jockeys & Sensational Kids. It is a collection of 21 life-size resin horse sculptures which have been exclusively painted by some of Ireland’s leading equine and contemporary artists and are currently on public display in and around Kildare.
All 21 horses will be sold and all funds raised will be divided equally between the two local charities. People all over the world now have the opportunity to bid on their favourite pieces of equine art via our online site (just click ‘go to online auction’ on the top of this page). A ‘buy out’ option is also available if you wish to remove a horse from the auction now and secure it for an agreed fee.
On Friday 28th June, on day 2 of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at The Curragh, 6 of the horses will be sold at a live auction. This is an opportunity for corporates, host locations, art collectors and anyone who loves horse racing both here in Ireland and around the world to support the work of the Irish Injured Jockeys & Sensational Kids by securing a superb piece of life-size equine art to enjoy for years to come.