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Horse and Foal Statue
Horse and Foal Statue

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Sculpture commemorates the role horses have played in the development of Australia and identifies Scone and the Upper Hunter Valley as the horse breeding capital of Australia. 

The Mare and Foal Sculpture was an idea conceived by a local grazier in 1979 to signify the importance of horses in the area. Scone has over 65 horse studs in the region and is largely responsible for providing quality horses for both the racing and stock industries nationwide, with the Mare and Foal statue erected in 1982 to commemorate the area’s best known industry.

Location

Address:New England Highway, Elizabeth Park, Scone, 2337
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.046111
Long: 150.867778
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals
Monument Designer:Gabriel Sterk
Link: http://www.acph.nicheit.com.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 3rd March, 1982
Front Inscription

“SCONE MARE AND FOAL”
UNVEILED BY
THE HON E.L. BEDFORD, B.A., M.P..
MINISTER FOR PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT
3RD MARCH, 1982
ARTIST GABRIEL STERK

Right Side Inscription
SCONE MARE AND FOAL
THIS SCULPTURE IDENTIFIES SCONE
AND THE UPPER HUNTER VALLEY AS THE HORSE
BREEDING CENTRE OF AUSTRALIA, IT COMMEMORATES
THE ROLE HORSES HAVE PLAYED IN THE DEVELOPMENT
OF AUSTRALIA AND IS A TRIBUTE TO ONE OF
MANKINDS GREATEST FRIENDS
Source: MA,ACPH
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