Gallopalooza horses running around Louisville (US)

Gallopalooza horses can be seen around Louisville following their special display day last weekend at Churchill Downs.  This one pays tribute to girls and hats of the Kentucky Derby.
Gallopalooza horses can be seen around Louisville following their special display day last weekend at Churchill Downs. This one pays tribute to girls and hats of the Kentucky Derby.

(WHAS11) – The herd of colorful and ornate Gallopalooza horses is back on the streets of Louisville!

The Gallopalooza horses were on display over the weekend at Churchill Downs, but you can now see all 130 of the life size horses throughout Louisville.

Area businesses sponsor the horses and the proceeds help benefit Brightside.

Gallopalooza, Louisville’s Sidewalk Derby, is a civic pride project that combines the skills of professional and amateur artists. Artists have designed more than 130 life-size, fiberglass horses and foals that have been sponsored by local businesses.

Gallopalooza proceeds support community beautification projects done in partnership with Brightside.

Gallopalooza was created in 2003 as a sister organization to Brightside which was launched in 1986 by Mayor Abramson. Brightside also promotes civic pride by partnering with citizens to keep Louisville clean, green and environmentally aware.

That’s really nice and fun and all that, but wouldn’t it be terrific if someone would also think of helping out the people who are helping out the horses, like Michael Blowen and the great champions at Old Friends Equine.

There wouldn’t be much of a Louisville to keep clean, green or anything else if weren’t for the horse. It might be a, ahem, one horse town.

Do you live in the area? Do you have a polite and winning way? Maybe if you contacted the really nice people at Gallopalooza, and asked them if they could think of some way to help, they just might.

Lynn Huffman
Executive Director of Gallopalooza
Lynn@Gallopalooza.com
9431 Westport Rd #347
Louisville, KY 40241
502.394.0978 x1

Wouldn’t it be absolutely terrific if you did, and they did?

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