Welcome to Ready Steady Gallop!


The Ready Steady Gallop Auction on 7th October raised £67,800 for the Kilbryde Hospice.  Thank you to all who came along and congratulations to all the successful bidders.  The horses sold for the following prices:

Sparahorse – £2400

Cadzow Clydesdale – £2000

Angus Chan – 2400

Goath – £2200

The Blazing Clydesdale – £3400

Flora & Fauna – £1800

Hollywood – £2000

Fire and Earth – £2000

Air and Water – £1600

Gambit – £1800

Cosmic Dust – £2600

Elemental – £2600

WW1 – £3000

Harlequin – £2200

Mary Ellen – £1800

Regent – £2400

Carrot Crunch –  £2200

Willow – £2500

The Dukes Garden – £2000

My little Clydesdale – £2400

Horse Power – £3600

Diminuendo – £2800

Equinox – £4400 – kindly donated back to the Hospice by David Equi.

Wildlife of the Clyde Valley – £5000

Cameron – £7200

On your marks, get set, GALLOP!

Hamilton town is hosting the Ready Steady Gallop event which will see 25 life size fibreglass clydesdale horse sculptures – usually found in the Clyde Valley – popping up all over the town.

Organised by the Hamilton Business Improvement District (BID), Wild in Art and the Kilbryde Hospice – the official charity partner for the event – the horses can be seen until 6th September before being auctioned to raise money for the hospice.

The finished designs include a Cameronian solider, a Roman warrior and a design based on the gardens at Chatelherault – There is sure to be something for everyone and we would love to hear which is your favourite.

Our talented artists have taken inspiration from local landmarks in Hamilton as well as local industry, animals and hobbies.

Locations include Hamilton Town centre, Chatelherault Country Park, M&D’s, Strathclyde Park and Peacock cross.

To find out exactly where to see the horses, download our trail map here.




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 welcome READY STEADY GALLOP! to Hamilton.


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