Sculptures by Francis W. Eustis:

Francis W. Eustis was a talented sculptor who studied under the famous taxidermist Louis Paul Jonas. He is especially well known for his draft horse sculptures which have been used in books on Drafters to illustrate their conformation & breed type as well as in the Kentucky Horse Park Museum.

In the mid 1970's I spotted his sculptures at the Newman Gallery in Bryn Mawr, PA and finally in 1977 my parents bought the trotting Arabian for me as a "Sweet 16" present. The resulting model, *Sakr, took the model show world by STORM and became probably the first "artists resin" in the hobby.

You can see more of his work in the Model Horse Gallery.

*SAKR - Trotting Arabian stallion by Francis W. Eustis, #33/75. He was a custom order from Mr. Eustis as a portrait of the of the real stallion (Res. Nat'l Ch Park Horse, Nat'l Ch Arab Costume, also sire of famous sire Nabiel) and I received written permission from Mr. Douglas Marshall of Gleannloch Farm, the "real" *Sakr's owner to use the name. *SAKR was easily the most famous model of his day - he won over 200 Grand Championships in photo & live shows and was TWICE Grand Champion of Marney Walerius' Model Horse Congress in 1977 and 1979 (pretty much the equivilent of the NAN of its day). He also "sired" over 200 foals at $1 a pop & pretty much bought me lunch every week : ) What else can I say?