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.
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.