STRONGID-P HORSE TRIALS & COUNTRY FAIR
June 30th, July 1st and 2nd, 2000
IMPRESSIVE BRONZE FOR CLASSIC WINNER AT ARMATHWAITE HALL STRONGID-P HORSE TRIALS
Lake District sculptor Nelson Nanson has unveiled a specially commissioned bronze trophy commissioned for presentation to the winner of the Armathwaite Hall Strongid-P Classic section (June 30 - July 2).
Artist Peter Nelson, who has realised his childhood passion for sculpture after 20 years in other careers, produces his sculptures under the name of Nelson Nanson. A Lake District resident, he says he has tried to produce a piece with lots of action in it.
I originally thought about an abstract idea, he said but then came up with the idea of a horse jumping over the letter A - which stands for Armathwaite Hall, Athleticism, Action and Achievement.
Its the first horse Ive ever produced - I normally do figurative sculptures - and it has been a difficult piece to do, as there are even more curves than the human body. Its also been a very quick commission and I really only had one chance to get it right - Im really pleased with it.
The bronze will now be mounted in a base of wood from the Armathwaite Hall estate and will be presented to the winner of the Strongid-P Classic section on Sunday afternoon.