was a "Sidewalk Derby" event featuring 214 life-sized
horses that were displayed throughout the Kentuckiana area
in 2004 for the Kentucky Derby. Schimpff's Confectionery of
Jeffersonville, Indiana sponsored a horse and thought it only
natural to make their horse the sweetest one of all by decorating
it with real candy from their 113 year-old store!
horse, Candy Dapple, was decorated with fourteen kinds of
candy and painted to represent caramel dripping over a green
Granny Smith apple. He sported licorice whip eye-lashes, Mexican
Hat eyes, a Modjeska bridle, and a Gummi Worm smile. Fifteen
pounds of sour Gummi Worms made up his tail and another fifteen
pounds on the mane. Of course, Schimpff's famous Cinnamon
Red Hots composed his winning blanket of roses!
Confectionery 2004 Gallopalooza Horse
Click on a section of the horse for a close up view.
Jill Hedges, was the genius who created the candy designs.
Her gallery, "Fine Arts of the Ohio" was located
next to Schimpff's Confectionery so Candy Dapple resided on
the sidewalk between both it's creator and its sponsor for
the entire Sidewalk Derby.
art horses of Gallopalooza were later auctioned off at Churchill
Downs. Proceeds from Gallopalooza benefited the Brightside
city-beautification program and charities that the horse sponsor
choose. The start of the "Sidewalk Derby" was the
Pegasus Parade which included 75 of the Gallopalooza horses.
It is part of the festivities leading up to the Kentucky Derby
on the first Saturday in May.