World Horse Welfare have launched a competition for creative children and adults to mark the chinese Year of the Horse. There are three catergories, colouring, poetry and drawing and painting in which amateurs and professionals can enter anything they like provided it celebrates horses.

Colouring is open to children aged 10 and under and each child gets a choice of four colouring sheets: Pony in Cambodia, Dylan the foal, Pony and groom or Jumping horse. 

The poetry and drawing and painting competition is open to children 16 and under and adults 17 and over. The winner will have their work published in World Horse Welfare news, on the charity website and social media channels. 

The charity is currently sourcing celebrity judges for the works of art and some prizes for the winners.

Entries must be submitted by midnight on the 1st October 2014 and must include the entrants name, address and date of birth. 

Entries can be sent in via email at (using high quality scanned in copies or photographs), handed in at one of the charity's rescue and rehoming centres or sent by post after completing the correct downloadable form for your category to: Year of the Horse Competition, World Horse Welfare, Anne Colvin House, Snetterton, Norfolk, NR16 2LR.

All categories are free to enter, but of course any donations towards helping World Horse Welfare to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome more horses will be gratefully received by the charity - and its equine friends!

Forms and terms of conditions can be downloaded here:

The lucky winners will be announced on 1st December 2014.