Midnight Sun Statue Returns To The Dixie Plantation
Lewisburg, TN - The beautiful Midnight Sun statue, which had for the past decade graced the Commemorative Garden at theTennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ And Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) in Lewisburg, Tennessee, has returned to its original home at the Dixie Plantation in Greenville, Florida. Upon its arrival at the Plantation, the statue was welcomed back with levels of appreciation and enthusiasm worthy of a champion.
Perhaps the most influential sire in the history of our breed, Midnight Sun was owned for the final eight years of his life by the proprietors of the Dixie Plantation, Mrs. G.M. Livingston and her daughter Geraldine. It was Geraldine who commissioned artist Lee Burman to create the life-sized bronze statue of the great stallion. Upon its completion, she presented the statue as a gift to her mother so that she could always gaze upon her beloved Midnight Sun.
In 2003 the trustees of the Geraldine C. M. Livingston Foundation Trust generously agreed to loan the statue to TWHBEA for a period of ten years. During its tenure in the TWHBEA Commemorative Garden, the great statue of Midnight Sun has greeted visitors from around the globe. It was with a solemn heart that TWHBEA bid farewell to this iconic piece of art.
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