City of North Battleford, Saskatchewan

Mountie and Horse

RCMP and Horse © June 2000 David YanciwRCMP and Horse © June 2000 David Yanciw

Designer: Heiko Hespe (Dapp, AB)

When Built: 1963

Dimensions (estimated based on proportion to me):
Height Hoof to Lance : 23 Feet (7 Metres)
Height Hoof to Horse's Ear : 14.5 Feet (4.4 Metres)
Height Hoof to Crown of Steston : 16 Feet (4.9 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Welded frame of pipes and rods, covered with coloured fibreglass.
Foundation is concrete.

Location:
Northeast corner of the junction of Highways 16 and 40, at the Western Development Museum.

Reason for Building:

To commemorate Canada's Centennial in 1967.

Additional Information:

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.
RCMP and Horse © May 2004 David Yanciw

Information Source: Handout from the North Battleford Tourism Centre

Picture Source: DMY

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Created By DMY on February 5, 2000
Last Updated: July 20, 2004