White Horse named Nova to celebrate the showhome opening at Bloor Homes at Shrivenham

Following a fantastic response from the public to give the White Horse sculpture a name outside the new Bloor Homes at Shrivenham development, the company has announced the winner as Jess Mason, who came up with the name ‘Nova’.

Karen Turner, Interim Head of Sales for the company’s South West region, said: “Choosing a winner was really hard because we had so many entries – the response really has been fantastic! We know people are really proud to live in the Vale of the White horse and we wanted to have a bit of fun around our showhome launch at the start of September.  

"The British public have certainly shown their sense of humour with names ranging from ‘Forest Jump’ to ‘Horsey McHorse Face’. But we chose Nova because as Jess pointed out in her entry, it translates to “new beginnings” in Latin, which is exactly what this is for us – the start of a brand-new community. Congratulations to our winner Jess who will receive a £100 e-gift card for Dobbie’s Garden Centre.”

The competition certainly captured the imagination of the public with more than 170 entries to name the 5ft high sculpture created by local artist Diccon Dadey of Dadey Fine Metal Art. The sculpture will continue stand proud at the entrance of the new development to greet customers throughout the lifetime of the development.

Karen adds: “We’re hoping Nova the White Horse will become a bit of a landmark now and that people visiting the new development will stop and have a photo with it.”

The new Hilcott and Kilburn showhomes officially open to the public on 2nd September, with a number of homes already sold ahead of the launch. 

For more information about the new Bloor Homes at Shrivenham development of 151 two, three and four bedroom homes, visit www.bloorhomes.com