When the sun is shining and your horse is gleaming, it’s an ideal time to take a photo. Now, horse owners around the world have an opportunity to share their beloved pony pictures in the nation’s first ever 'National Petrait Gallery', H&C has learned.
The National Petrait Gallery is the brainchild of Petplan and Petplan Equine, who want to celebrate Britain’s status as a nation of animal lovers. It is a Guinness World Record attempt to create the largest pet photo exhibition in the world. Visitors are able to upload photos of their horses and other animal friends, view the entire gallery, manage their own pet album, and purchase a range of merchandise, such as mugs, T-shirts, photo gifts and much more with their pet's photo printed on them. Ten percent of the proceeds of this purchase will be donated to the Petplan Charitable Trust.
The culmination of the campaign will be a huge exhibition of every single animal photo that has been uploaded to the site. A Guinness World Record official will be present at the exhibition to verify whether a new world record has been set. To break the current record of the largest photo exhibition, Petplan will need to collect and print in excess of 138,355 pet photos.
Alison Andrew, Petplan Equine’s Marketing Thoroughbred explains the gallery: “We know that horses and other pets play very special roles in the lives of our customers. Over the years, we have received thousands of letters and photos from policyholders detailing how important their animals are, how they make them laugh, how they have provided real companionship and, in some cases, how they have even saved a life. We wanted to find a unique way to capture how strongly people feel about their animals.”
To be part of this world record attempt, simply visit the Petrait website and upload as many different pony and pet pictures as possible to help Petplan break the Guinness World Record.