Horse Of Steel At HOY

Napier’s Olivia Ahlborn is used to creating sparks with her blistering speed in the showjumping ring, now she’s hoping a welding labour of love will have the same effect when it’s auctioned off for charity at this year’s Land Rover Horse of the Year Show.

The 19-year-old physics student and former Horse of the Year competitor is donating 25 per cent of the sale proceeds from her first life-size horseshoe sculpture to the CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust via a silent auction across the week of the event.

Being holed up welding in a workshop from daybreak until dark has become Ahlborn’s new and not-so-normal “norm”.

Photo: Olivia Ahlborn’s sculpture is so big and strong, she can ride it.  For more on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to Posted: 15 March 2019