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Welcome to buckinghorses.co.uk, where we are raising money for two fantastic causes, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Spinal Research.  My name is Tara Howell and both of these charities became very close to my heart after I fell from my horse and broke my neck in July 2014.  Lying in a field, surrounded by open countryside, there was no way a normal ambulance could have reached me and, undiscovered as I had been for five and a half hours, time was of the essence.  The air ambulance saved my life.

A Dirty Day at Duncombe Park
A Dirty Day at Duncombe Park

Now, I find myself tetraplegic and in a wheelchair, paralysed from the chest down so I have a first-hand understanding of the absolute devastation to a life an injury like this can cause. As such I believe very passionately in the work of Spinal Research to fund a cure into spinal-cord injury.  Previously considered medically impossible, the last few years have seen some big breakthroughs in this area and scientists now believe it will be possible to cure paralysis.  What’s needed now is more funding to drive further research and trials of the most promising therapies.  For the latest areas, please check out the Spinal Research website.

I trust this brief explanation also explains why the site is called bucking horses.co.uk,  especially when pronounced in a tone halfway between exasperation and annoyance….

So far I’m delighted to be able to say that the fundraising total stands at £90,000.   Limited edition, unframed prints of  ‘A Dirty Day at Duncombe Park’, above and greetings cards, below, both by the international artist, David Howell are still available.  My apologies that framed, mounted prints are not currently available. We are currently investigating a new supplier.

Each print is one of a limited edition of 750, numbered and signed by the artist and all profits from their sale will go to the two charities.  Unframed prints are £150 and measure 40 x 50 cm.

The cards are from two further original oils and come in packs of ten, five of each design.  They are £12.75 a pack and 20% of the profits from these will go to the Air Ambulance.  Dimensions are 145mm square.

Cards and prints can be purchased from the Shop.

All prices include shipping within the UK.  Please contact us if you need international delivery.

More detail on myself, the artist and the causes can be found on their relevant pages within the toolbar.  Our thanks to Imagiclee Printers and Peter Scott Printers for their help and involvement – and to you – for visiting the site and for your support.