Two life-size horse sculptures commissioned for the launch of Bewley Homes’ Equestrian Walk development two years ago in Arborfield have been given a new lease of life at a new local school.
Bewley’s Sales and Marketing director Elaine Stratford said she was delighted to be able to donate the stunning recycled metal sculptures to Farley Hill Primary School where they are already proving a big hit with pupils.
“Our Equestrian Walk development is on the site of the former Arborfield Garrison in Briggs Lane and the horses were commissioned to commemorate the rich history of the site,” Elaine said.
“The infirmary stables looked after thousands of horses during the First World War and we wanted to pay tribute to the bravery of these animals.”
Due to popular demand, Bewley has sold out its development at Arborfield so they wanted to ensure the horse sculptures could continue to offer an insight into their rich history to a new audience.
“We have had a lot of very positive feedback from the public and we are glad we could find them a fitting new home. It was great to meet some of the children at the school and see how much they love the horses which look amazing in their new setting,” added Elaine.
Elaine added: “The development name Equestrian Walk was chosen to honour the important role the garrison played in history and we hope this will live on with the children at Farley Hill Primary School every time they look at the horses.”
Farley Hill Primary School head teacher Emma Clarke said the horses were a wonderful and generous gift from Bewley Homes.
“We are so grateful to Bewley Homes for this generous donation. The horses have proved a big success with the children, staff at the school and the parents who all love seeing them at their new home,” she said.