The sculpture Horsepower: Warwick's Story of the Horse going up at Queens Park.
The sculpture Horsepower: Warwick's Story of the Horse going up at Queens Park. Gerard Walsh

Massive crane working to put huge horse scultpure in place

THE sculpture Horsepower: Warwick's Story of the Horse is taking shape this morning just off Alice St and the Cunningham Highway at Queens Park.

The highest crane in Warwick is being used to place each of the features of the sculpture in place.

The sculpture Horsepower: Warwick's Story of the Horse going up at Queens Park.
The sculpture Horsepower: Warwick's Story of the Horse going up at Queens Park. Gerard Walsh

The sculpture was the brainchild of retired teacher John Simpson who just powered on seeking community support when there were sceptics of the venture.

He had battled illness in recent years and sadly died in March but had everything in place for the project to become a reality.

The construction work was undertaken by Warwick rodeo chairman Peel Tribe through his business Condamine Steel and Rural.

Mr Simpson's family are inviting community members to the official opening at 11am Saturday when the sculpture will be handed over to the people of Warwick.

Mr Simpson secured support from government, business and many community representatives who made donations through the Warwick Credit Union.

The sculpture was designed to pay homage to the Lighthorse Troop, farmers during World War 1 and Warwick's famous horse sports.

At 7am this morning, more than half the sculptures were in place and easy to see from the highway.



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