As the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky makes final preparations for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the host city of Lexington is hoping to drum up some local enthusiasm for the event.
In addition to the horses decorated by local artists, there are four horses that were done by international artists, one from each of Lexington’s sister cities: Deauville, France; County Kildare, Ireland; Shinhidaka, Japan; and Newmarket, England. The international artists were each brought to Lexington to paint and decorate their horses which are now on display in downtown Lexington’s Dudley Square.
A companion project, Horse Play, showcases the work of elementary, middle and high school students from the area. Students decorated fiberglass foals, which are now on display at Lexington’s public libraries.
The horses will remain on display through October. In December, the horses will be sold at auction at Keeneland Race Course with the proceeds going to local charities.
For more information on the project and an interactive map of horse locations, visit horsemania2010.com
Those are so beautiful!I’ll have to go to Kentucky soon!Love em!
my favorite has to be Lady Godiva’s horse!
I like the Disciplined Horse =)
Absolutely beautiful- I love them all. The last one is the best.
What a neat project. Some of the horses are hideous, some are beautiful. I guess there’s one for each of us.
There’s a really nice one in the Lexington Airport that’s part of this, very different than any of these as a suplture.I took a picture if you’d like to add it.
I drive by these daily and am still amazed at the creativity. However, these pictures don’t do them justice. Some of the detail is very good. This is a must see in person if at all possible. There are many more than these pictures also.
My FAVORITE horse is not photographed here either. Its by an artist named Elizabeth Dryden. I found her website here with a picture of her amazing work: http://www.elizabethdryden.com/2/GalleryMain.asp?GalleryID=79099&AKey=9X679BJN.
Its located by the Lexington Opera House on Broadway.
or you can just go to http://www.elizabethdryden.com if the link I just sent did not work.