The Mane Event is a public arts project of Leadership Wichita Falls, a non-profit organization dedicated to the recruitment, development, and preparation of individuals for civic leadership while providing a foundation and ongoing opportunities for community involvement.

The Mane Event began as a project of the Leadership Wichita Falls (LWF) Class of 2007, raising nearly $150,000 for Faith Mission, Patsy’s House and Downtown Wichita Falls Development. Over 50 painted fiberglass horses decorated by local artists are now a part of the Wichita Falls landscape, decorating businesses, parks and facilities throughout the city.


Now is your opportunity to own one of the iconic horses and join The Mane Event! Proceeds support the Adult and Youth Programs of LWF. Learn more about Leadership Wichita Falls, Inc. at


No Name Horse

Location: 2206 Brooke Ave., Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Owner: Brooke & Kell Self Storage



Unknown Unicorn

Location: Midwestern State University: 3410 Taft Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX 76308





Location: 4712 Barnett Rd., Wichita Falls, TX 76310

Owner: McNeil Junior High School

Sponsor: (B. Tolley) Dontations

Artist: Collaborative w/ Ronda Ivy, Makayla Smith & B.Tolley

General Shep

Location: SAFB Visitors Center: Bldg. 1405, 210 Missile Rd, Sheppard AFB, TX 76311

Owner: SAFB

Sponsor: Donations

Artist: SAFB - Military personnel

Firehorse & Stormy Night (foal)

Location: 1005 Bluff St., Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Owner: WF Fire Department



A Ride to Remember & Vision (horse and foal)

Location: 813 8th St., Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Owner: Downtown WF Development


Artist: Marsha Reeves


Location: Private Collection


Sponsor: Mark and Diane Prothro & Perkins Prothro Foundation 

Artist: Pam Moller


Location: Brookdale Sikes Lake: 2649 Plaza Parkway, WF 76308

Owner: Downtown WF Development


Artist: Jane Spears


Location: 4245 Kemp blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Owner: Chase Tower Leasing


Artist: Mary Palmer & Mary Eda Laing

Boomtown Heritage

Location: 2801 Midwestern Pkwy., Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Owner: First Bank


Artist: Danny Bills

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Interested in ordering a horse or learning more about The Mane Event? 

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  • The Mane Event is both the name of the project and Leadership Wichita Falls, Inc. board designees that will manage the project.

  • A deposit of half of the purchase price of the horse statue and base must be paid by the buyer at the time the horse is ordered.

  • Delivery of the original white horse is approximately 4-6 weeks.  Can be expedited at an additional cost.

  • The Mane Event has a list of at least 15 local artists to work with the proposed buyer, you are welcome to use an artist of your choosing. He or she will have to sign an Artist Agreement before preparing a design mutually accommodating the buyer's needs and agreed upon by the buyer and artist.

  • The Mane Event will approve all design proposals at its sole discretion.

  • All designs must be original work.

  • Designs must be acceptable for family audiences in terms of content.

  • The artist honorarium is included in the cost of the horse and will be paid in full at the completion of the horse.Half of the honorarium is paid to the artist upon the Mane Event's approval of the renderings and final half is paid when the artist is finished with the painted horse.

  • The cost of the clear coat will be paid upon the Mane Event’s approval of the completed horse.

  • Leadership Wichita Falls, Inc. will retain ownership of and will be responsible for each horse until the horse is completed and approved by the Mane Event.

  • This ownership also extends to use of the finished horse design through reproducible art or likenesses in any or all merchandising and advertising associated with and supporting the Mane Event.

  • A bill of sale with the above referenced reservation will be provided upon final delivery to the buyer.

  • Leadership Wichita Falls is responsible for the delivery and installation of the horse as part of the purchase agreement. Delivery will take place when horses are completed or after February 3, 2018, whichever is applicable.

© Leadership Wichita Falls 

Name: Claude Artist: Kim Ward Sponsor: Estes in honor of Senator Craig Estes