LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – They’re conversation pieces, examples of pride and talent across the city. The Horse Mania sculptures are also a target for late-night mischief that can easily result in damage to the art.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time one of the Horse Mania sculptures has been vandalized. It is the first time Lex Arts has reached out to the Lexington Police Department to try and identify the person responsible.

The organization estimates damage to the horse at the corner of South Limestone and East Main Street to be $15,000.

Lexington police said they pulled surveillance video from downtown that showed a group of people walking toward the horse.

“It appears that one of those subjects actually attempts to get on the horse,” said Detective Kristyn Klingshirn with the Lexington Police Department. “And when he does so, the horse falls over and it causes $15,000 in damages.”


Crime Stoppers offers someone with information on the young man’s identity a way to come forward to police anonymously. Call the tip line at 859-253-2020 or go online to p3tips.com. Recently, the organization increased the rewards for tipsters to $1,500 for information that leads to an arrest.