Local school children ‘Saddle Up’ for summer art trail in Newmarket

School children from five Newmarket primary schools are backing this summer’s Saddle Up Art Trail in the town centre.

The Saddle Up Art Trail, which runs from 8 July until 22 September, sees local charity the Animal Health Trust team up with local and national artists, local businesses, organisations and community groups to bring 17 works of art to the town creating a free, fun and inspiring art event in Newmarket.

Children from Exning Primary School, St. Louis Catholic Primary School, Laureate Primary School, Paddocks Primary School and Fairstead House have had the opportunity to name pieces of horse-inspired art which make up the Trail.

Students were also encouraged to let their creative juices flow by decorating riding boots which will appear alongside the art piece from local artist, Emily Jarvis, within the Martha V shop window.

Viv Thomas from the Animal Health Trust, said: “We’re so excited to be bringing Saddle Up to Newmarket this summer. It’s fantastic that we have been able to involve local schools in the naming and designing of some of the pieces. The riding boots are going to be a great addition!

We hope local families will come out to support the Trail, taking up the opportunity to win prizes and learn a little more about the important work of the Animal Health Trust.

Viv Thomas, AHT Events Manager

A trail map detailing the artworks is available to download here or to pick up from Tindalls on Newmarket High Street, or from Palace House Museum.

The Saddle Up team will be at the ‘School’s Out for the Summer’ Race Day at Newmarket’s July Course on Saturday 27 July hosting fun arts and crafts for all of the family.