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Vantage, Washington: Wild Stallion Sculptures

Iron silhouettes of 15 wild horses galloping along a bluff above the Columbia River. Officially titled, "Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies," they were sculpted by David Govedare in 1989.

I-90, Vantage, WA
I-90 eastbound, about 1.5 miles past the Vantage Bridge. Follow the brown attraction sign "Wild Horses Monument."
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Horse sculptures.

Wild Stallion Sculptures

The sculptures are worth the trek up to view on the ridge.

[Emily, 08/30/2020]

Artist David Govedare originally planned to have the horses galloping out of a giant basket, but he died before he could complete the sculpture.

Wild Stallion Sculptures

Steep graveled kind of hill. Walking sticks and great traction shoes a must.

[Janet, 09/04/2018]

Wild ponies.

Wild Horse Monument

Amazing from the distance and also cool up close. Quite a hike up the hill. Hot, dry, and the loose gravel makes it hairy coming down. I drove around the hill hoping for an easier way up and found a trail that was a little easier -- but still a bear. Too bad vandals decided to "tag" the ponies.

[Connie from Seattle, 08/18/2013]

Wild ponies.

Wild Horses Monument

Great spot to stop and have a picnic, hike the cliffs, enjoy the scenic view of the Columbia River and the Vantage Bridge. No shade, no trash cans, no restrooms, cul-de-sac turn around for RVs and trailers.

Easy hike for an up-close greeting of the 200-foot-long line of 15 wild horse sculptures on top of a cliff recreating the Great Spirit. Titled "Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies." The creation of David Govedare of Chewelah, Washington.

[Michelle M Tucker, 07/06/2013]

Wild stallions.

Wild Stallion Sculptures

Looks real from afar. Beautiful view from up there.

[Adrienne Carlson, 06/19/2013]

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