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Horse Statue

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Statue of Galloping Horse Donated to HPHA

The Horsham Preservation and Historical Association (HPHA) received a cast bronze statue of a horse at gallop from the Dillon family of New Hope. The Dillon’s, long time supporters of historic preservation and HPHA, moved from a horse farm in Buckingham to a new location that made it difficult to keep the statue for themselves and decided to give it a new home here at the Penrose-Strawbridge House.

The statue has now been placed next to the grave site and headstone of River Breeze, a thoroughbred steeplechase racer owned by Welsh and Margaret Strawbridge. The Strawbridge family owned the farm from 1921 until 1997, when it became a part of the Horsham Township Park System.

River Breeze won sixteen Steeplechase races in the 20’s and was Mr. Strawbridge’s favorite horse. The horse’s companion, a dog named Pip, was buried next to him. The area has been highlighted by a landscape design of river stone.

The statue has become a favorite attraction ....

We are sad to report that Mr. Dillon passed away in 2011.

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900 Governor Road
Horsham, PA 19044 USA
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