AN equine rescue and rehabilitation centre is offering the chance to buy pieces of history connected to show jumping legends.

Llanfechain-based Totem Horses, a charitable rescue and re-homing centre, is holding an online auction including for a leather saddle once worn by legendary horse Apollo.

Apollo’s successes were exceptional and when ridden by Nick Skelton CBE, won the Calgary Speed Derby by five seconds.

The horse won individual bronze at the World Championships in 1986, numerous Nations Cup team wins and an appearance at the Seoul Olympics.

The auction includes a saddle worn when ridden by Geoff Glazzard at The Horse of The Year Show, a painting by Steve Williams of Apollo, a decanter bearing the name Raffles Apollo and a painting by the same artist of well-known horse Wayward Johan.

The sealed bid auction takes place on – with bidders asked to message via the website between 8am and 10am on February 1, with their highest and final offer for each item.

All proceeds go towards rehabilitation work.