Did you know that in the 1880s New York and Brooklyn combined had an estimated 160,000 horses? Well, minus all the manure, many wonderful vestiges of equine life are still visible in the city as well as tributes to the horse’s role in the history of New York. There is evidence in the architecture and historical record and an incredible array of equine art throughout the five boroughs!
This tour features equine art as well as the history of Central Park, and explores the role of the horse in the City's great urban oasis. We will stroll down fashionable Madison Avenues and see where Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis shopped for her tack as well as the holiday windows of Longchamp, Hermes, and Barney's. Our walk continues down Fifth Avenue past magnificent displays of Bergdorf Goodman's and Henri Bendel. After a stop at 21 Club to see the newest jockey in tribute to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, the tour concludes at the ice rink and tree!
We meet at Central Park Artist's Gate, Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Ave) and 59th Street. Call the office if you have any questions. Prompt step-off at 10:00AM. This tour lasts approximately 2 hours covering 1.8 miles. Suitable for families.