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The Finnish Horse

Collection Exhibition in Honor of the 110-year-old Finnish Horse on the 2nd floor showcase

The Finnish Horse, the versatile horse, has it's 110 years birthday when Finland celebrates its 100th Anniversary.

The Finnish Horse has passed alongside Finns throughout their history, adapting to the requirements set by society. Today and in the future, the horse is an athlete, a mover, a rehab, an educator, and a friend. Society changes, but the partnership between man and horse remains.

The Jyväskylä Seminar, the former College of Higher Education in Jyväskylä, and even Jyväskylä University, owned a workhorse. The name of each horse was Hupi (Joy). Hupi was the only academic horse in Finland mentioned in the State Budget. In 1968, the Minister of Education Johannes Virolainen (The Center Party), signed the decision to terminate the last Hupi. The reasons were "blast disease and viciousness".

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