The Horse Fever 20/20 committee is preparing to unveil a refurbished iconic member of the 2010 Horse Fever herd.
Clockwork Fury, by local artist Mark Hershberger, will be unveiled Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. by the Horse Fever 20/20 committee at the Marion Cultural Alliance Brick City Art Gallery, located at 23 S.W. Broadway St. in Ocala. The horse statue will be on display at Brick City Center for the Arts through January and at other locations that will be announced at a later date.
Clockwork Fury was created for the 2010 Horse Fever herd and was purchased at auction by Brent and Crystal Fernung, owners of Journeyman Stud. The life-sized horse has been standing as the ambassador for the Fernung’s Thoroughbred farm since then and has been photographed by visitors and clients from all over the world. Hershberger’s refurbished Clockwork Fury features 2021 technology.
In addition to the unveiling ceremony, Tuesday’s event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership Ambassadors, a welcome video by Crystal Fernung and remarks about the project by Laurie Zink, Horse Fever 20/20 co-chair.
In recognition of the difficulties for non-profits because of COVID-19, Journeyman Stud is offering Clockwork Fury for unique auction at the March Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s Select 2-year-old-in-training sale. Monies raised will benefit the Florida Thoroughbred Racing Foundation and youth scholarship programs.