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Spirit Horse

The Spirit Horse project initially started as a public art project to allow the UTA community to come together to paint a fiberglass horse that would be placed around campus. The horses were painted during the MavsMeet AfterParty each year.

Now, the UTA Ambassadors allow students to submit proposals of how they would like to design/paint the horse. The UTA Ambassadors will then select the best design. The student(s) who submitted the proposal will paint the horse over the summer, and then the completed statue will be unveiled at the MavsMeet AfterParty.

Spirit Horse


Spirit Horses are located at the following locations:

Horse Name

"Lasting Imprint" On the University Center Mall, outside the windows near the Connection Cafe
"Dynamic" On the University Center Mall, outside Woolf Hall
"Triumph" On the Library Mall, outside Science Hall
"Golden Ratio" Outside of the Maverick Activities Center
"Legacy" On Greek Row
"Pride" On Spaniolo Drive, outside Gate 1 of the College Park Center
"Blaze" On the corner of Center Street and E. South Street
"And Beyond" Outside the Chemistry and Physics Building, by the Planetarium
"Blossom" Outside the West Hall main entrance
"Brilliance" Outside of the UTA Bookstore
"Harmony" Outside of Health Services 


Are you interested in painting the next spirit horse? Applications are now open for you to submit your design and paint the iconic Spirit Horse. 


  • Horse statue should be covered primarily in institutional colors of blue, white, or orange.
  • This horse will serve as a "billboard" for UT Arlington in the Arlington community. Designs should represent UTA as a University of excellence.
  • Horse statue should be completed by Summer 2020.
  • Proposals and applications should be received by April 15, 2021.
  • UT Arlington will coordinate and handle transporting the statue to an on-campus studio location.
  • The statue is a fiberglass structure that was built by Fibertstock, Inc. (
  • The final location of the statue will be determined at a later date. It will be displayed on the UTA campus in a high-traffic, visible location.
  • The installation should be suitable for outdoor conditions of sunlight, temperature, moisture, etc.
  • UT Arlington will pay for needed supplies submitted through the proposed budget.
  • The completed horse statue will be unveiled at a date to be determined.

What to Submit

  • A list of artist qualifications
  • Ideas, sketches, and concepts for the statue
  • Proposed budget for the project

Click here to submit a proposal.

For questions, please contact Seth Ressl ( or 817-272-0556.


Spirit Horse Request

Are you a campus department or external entity that would like a spirit horse near your building or off-campus? The UTA Ambassadors will help coordinate the design of a Spirit Horse for you!

Click here to learn more about this process.




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