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Meet Salem Peace Pony

Sponsored by:

Friends of Mark Hatfield



First Ride:


The first horse carried peace. As the original horse to be carved, Salem Peace Pony rode forward with an astonishing dream - the hope that a carousel could unite a community. This small, classic pony would lead the way for all others on Salem's Riverfront Carousel. With the first tentative chisel strikes, a horse finally gave form to what had once been only a heartfelt wish. 

Crafted in a simple, flowing design inspired by one of America's original carousel companies, the lithe C.W. Parker-style horse wears our nation's colors and simple symbols of peace and goodwill. 

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