no two pieces are alike
Racehorse Designs is comprised of one-of-a-kind pieces of art with the love and appreciation of equine athletes at the core. We are based in Lexington, Kentucky, the Horse Capitol of the World.
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Racehorse Designs is proud to debut its new line of ornaments of thoroughbred stars featuring our signature epoxy resin finish. Made 100% in Lexington, KY - The Horse Capital of the World - each wooden horse is precision cut, hand-painted and multi-poured in epoxy resin. The result? A beautiful glass finish. Artist Sarah Padilla DVM hand paints every horse thus every piece is one-of-a-kind art.
Each ornament is arranged in its very own attractive gift box.
Don't see the horse you are looking for? Contact us as we also do commission pieces at the same price. Please note: Depending on current orders, commissioned pieces may take up to 10 to 14 days before they are ready for shipment.
Check back often. New ornaments will be added as they are created.
about racehorse designs.
Growing up on a Standardbred breeding farm in Michigan, my love for horses started at a very early age. I am now a practicing equine veterinarian based in Lexington, Kentucky and have always carried with me that same love and appreciation for horses that I felt when I was a young girl.
I am inspired by the history of thoroughbred racing and it is my love and admiration for these noble athletes that you will see in my work. I also enjoy combining both the realistic and abstract forms in the pieces I create. Each piece is hand painted with acrylics and is one-of-a-kind.
As for my artistic medium, I work with predominantly Kentucky-sourced wood to create my pieces. I particularly enjoy working with beautiful and unique Sycamore hardwood but also use many other woods including American Oak, Birch, Poplar, Cedar, Maple and Hackberry. I finish most of my pieces with epoxy resin to give a shine and depth to each piece of artwork.