Mountie and Horse
Designer: Heiko Hespe (Dapp, AB)
When Built: 1963
Dimensions (estimated based on proportion to me):
To commemorate Canada's Centennial in 1967.
Heiko Hespe also designed the Bison in Wainwright, AB.
The horse was christened "Old Bobby" because of its similarity to a horse in the musical ride during that time.
Plaque at the base of the statue reads in part: "This statue is dedicated to the pioneers and citizens of the City of North Battleford on the occasion of their Golden Jubilee 1913 - 1963."
The statue cost $4,700.
Here is a close up of the mountie. There was some minor damage to the horse's
tail in 2004.
Information Source: Handout from the North Battleford Tourism Centre
Picture Source: DMY