The English roots probably explain the large number of equestrian statues in the US. Most of these commemorate the two major events in American history: the War of Independence (1775–1783) and the American Civil War (1861–1865). However, the Native Americans and the migration to the West also have their share. What is remarkable is that a wide variety of what I term the ‘new Americans’ have (and are still getting) equestrian statues; from casino owners to actors and from cattle owners to self-made millionaires.