Kiwi, the Circus Horse
Sponsored byMike and Josie Sykes of M.J.S., Inc.
Kiwi is a fancy circus horse performing for us on the outside row of the Carousel. This beautiful animal was already being carved, but in need of a sponsor, when it caught Mr. Sykes' eye. "Kiwi" is named in honor of Sykes' granddaughter Kiyona Madsen, whose nickname is Kiwi. Kiwi chose the colors that make this horse bright and cheerful.
The Sykes' wished to leave Kiwi a legacy by which to remember them in the years to come. Therefore Kiwi is personalized with a small dog tucked behind the saddle that sports a clown-style collar and holding a pair of ballet shoes. There is also a white Cockatoo on his chest plate. The name "Kiwi" is carved into the bridle cheek strap on the outside of the horse and Kiyona's birth date is on the other side.