Standing proud at 6.2 feet (or 15.3 hands) tall and carefully crafted out of galvanised steel, the Horsforth Horse art installation was unveiled by Triathlon World Champion Jonny Brownlee.
Jonny Brownlee, who grew up in Horsforth, was delighted to celebrate it making its way to its new home.
In the Domesday Book of 1086, Horsforth was listed as ‘Horseford’. The connection between ‘Horse’ and ‘Ford’, refers to the transportation of woollen goods over the River Aire – at a place where a horse can cross! The horse is a key symbol in Horsforth and many schools and local sports teams feature a horse on their crest.
The Horsforth Horse is positioned on the A65 roundabout and has been funded by locally-based Tudor International Freight. Established on New Road Side in Horsforth back in 1991, they are a logistics company who are experts in road, air and sea freight. For more on Tudor International Freight see www.tudorfreight.com
The sculptor, Rupert Till, who is originally from Yorkshire, produced the sculpture for this year’s Cheltenham Festival, but the horse has now found its permanent home in Horsforth.
From the sourcing of the sculpture to the installation of the horse and the social media takeover, this has been a great project for Banana Kick to be involved in.
Check out some of the great photos taken of the horse and Jonny Brownlee below: