Top Kiwi Eventers Auction Horse Doodles to Aid Disabled Riders

Andrew Nicholson with his doodle. Photo courtesy of NZRDA. Andrew Nicholson with his doodle. Photo courtesy of NZRDA.

Andrew Nicholson, Mark Todd, Jock Paget, and Tim and Jonelle Price are auctioning off their art work to support NZ Riding for the Disabled, a New Zealand charity that gives disabled children and adults the opportunity to ride horses. The eventers joined 25 other famous New Zealanders in drawing a horse doodle to support the cause, and some of the drawings are pretty impressive. You can check them out here.

The idea behind the Great RDA Horse Doodle Campaign was to “inject their personality into the doodle as much as possible … it’s not about their level of drawing ability or art skills, but about creating something fun and quirky.” Each canvas is being auctioned off through TradeMe, with the first group of doodles going up this morning.

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Jock Paget and his doodle. Photo courtesy of NZRDA.

Andrew’s doodle is titled “Quimbo,” immortalizing the iconic Chronicle of the Horse photo of his jump into the Head of the Lake on his way to winning Rolex Kentucky last year.

Tim and Jonelle drew a horse standing on top of a podium, with the quote: “The worst of them sense our fears and take advantage of us. The best of them sense our dreams and take us there.” Their painting is up for auction in the first round, currently going for $50 New Zealand dollars, or about $39 US. You can view it here.

Tim and Jonelle Price and their doodle. Photo courtesy of NZRDA.

Tim and Jonelle Price and their doodle. Photo courtesy of NZRDA.

Mark and Jock both drew jumping horses on their canvases. Mark’s doodle is also up in the first round of auctions and is currently going for $200 New Zealand dollars, or about $156 US. Click here to check out the auction.

Andrew and Jock’s doodles will go up in the next round of auctions on Monday, Dec. 1. Click here to follow NZRDA on Facebook to receive a notification when the next auctions go live.

Mark Todd and his doodle. Photo courtesy of NZRDA.

Mark Todd and his doodle. Photo courtesy of NZRDA.

Kudos to Andrew, Mark, Jock, Tim and Jonelle for contributing to this cause. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to NZRDA. Click here to learn more about NZRDA, which helps about 3,000 disabled children and adults ride each year, helping them develop increased ability, independence and self-esteem along the way.

Go Good Causes.

The Great RDA Horse Doodle: [Website] [Doodles] [NZRDA Facebook Page]

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