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One Horse Tamer Done, One to Go!

Photo credit: Bob Ogrudek – RHS Class of 1964

The beautifully restored Horse Tamer in Gerry Park (above) provides a striking vision of what the other Horse Tamer, at Roslyn High School, will look like once restored.

One of the two historic statues that once stood in the gardens of the Mackay Estate has now been restored and has found a beautiful permanent home in Roslyn’s Gerry Park (formerly the Duck Pond). The second Horse Tamer, which stood in front of Roslyn High School since the 1950s, was removed for safe-keeping a few winters ago and is on the verge of also being restored.

Friends of the Horse Tamer, a grass roots organization comprised of Roslyn alumni and residents, has been working to increase awareness of the school district’s statue and is very close to meeting its goal of raising the necessary funds to get the restoration underway. Please consider making a contribution to help make this project a reality and return the Horse Tamer to its pride of place on the Roslyn High School campus.

To date, donations have been received from alumni, current students, teachers, school staff, Roslyn families and community members. Individual gifts have ranged from $10 to $10,000, and have arrived from all around the country and as far away as Australia. In addition, Nassau County has pledged $25,000 in funding for this project.

Any donation, large or small, will be gratefully accepted. Should you wish to participate in a special commemorative brick purchase program, your personalized brick will be part of the new high school circle design surrounding the Horse Tamer.

Thank you in advance for your generous support!

Friends of the Horse Tamer