The Equestrian

The magnificent, detailed bronze sculpture, The Equestrian, by sculptor John Sherrill Houser weighs 17 tons and took nine years to complete. Reputed to be the tallest statue of its kind, the horse and rider stand 44 feet tall and weigh 17 tons. It took six flatbed trucks to transport it here in sections for final assembly at the El Paso International Airport, where it now graces the entrance to the facility. It depicts Don Juan de Oñate, the first Spanish colonizer to cross the river into what is now El Paso in 1598, establishing the very first settlement and introducing the horse to North America.

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