Steeplechase weathervane


Clayton created this weathervane, highlighted here by the November supermoon, in the early years of the Willowdale Steeplechase. It depicts a water jump, which is one of the defining features of this particular course.  Displayed on top of the judges’ stand at the finish line, it is functional, pointing to the source of the wind direction.  Because of the height of the weathervane’s location, its size isn’t readily apparent, but it is large: 3 feet by 8 feet!  Clayton has created a couple of weathervanes over time – foxes and, interestingly, a steam locomotive. (Photo by Jim Graham.)