What is Ready Steady Gallop?
For 10 weeks during the summer of 2014 the streets and open spaces of Hamilton and South Lanarkshire will come alive with giant Clydesdale horse sculptures.
The sculptures will be designed and painted by local artists, creating an arts trail around the town and put the town of Hamilton firmly back on the map.
We welcome you to become part of this spectacular event which will attract both regional and national visitors to the town and contribute to the economic and cultural life of Hamilton.
Locals to Hamilton and the surrounding areas will be encouraged to actively take part and become a ‘Tourist in their Town’ giving businesses the opportunity to increase their profile.
Who is running the event?
READY STEADY GALLOP! is led by Hamilton BID, working in partnership with Wild in Art, the UK’s leader in the development, management and production of amazing mass appeal public art events.
At the end of the 10 week period the Clydesdale horse sculptures will be auctioned off to raise funds for the local charity The Kilbryde Hospice.
What was the inspiration for the Clydesdale horse sculpture?
The Clydesdale horse sculpture has been inspired by our heritage and proximity to the Clydesdale Valley. We wish to celebrate the role of these mighty animals in the livelihoods of the people who worked the land in Lanarkshire.
We are extremely excited to bring READY STEADY GALLOP! to Hamilton.
Time remaining until READY STEADY GALLOP comes to Hamilton!