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Three new horse statues being added to Ocala, Marion public art landscape

Three new Horse Fever statues were raffled off recently and will now move to new homes for public display across Ocala and Marion County.

The drawing was held on Friday, June 4 at the Brick City Center for the Arts, during the center’s opening of the “Art in Bloom” exhibit.

The three horses that were raffled off included “Critters” by local artist Bonnie Eades, “Home Sweet Home” by Ocala artist Carlynne Hershberger, and “Sunny Daze.”

Horse Fever The Giving Collection
Horse Fever The Giving Collection

Katherine Guida, who won “Critters,” will display her horse in the prestigious Ocala Downs community. Rick Rowan, who won “Home Sweet Home,” will display the horse at the Ocala Preserve. The final winner was lifetime Marion Cultural Alliance member Irene McCracken, who is still deciding on where the place the horse.

“It is so heart-filled to see the love this community as for Horse Fever. And it’s wonderful that these three horses will remain in Ocala,” read a press release from the Marion Cultural Alliance.

For more information on the Horse Fever 20/20 program, or other initiatives and events hosted by the center, visit the Marion Cultural Alliance website.