This Quirky Louisville, Kentucky Home Is a Horse Lover's Paradise
Jo Cornell really loves horses. So much so, that the renowned equestrian instructor has made her Louisville, Kentucky home, a shrine to her favorite pastime. From lamps made from riding boots to top hats worn by her father in horse shows of yesteryear, the three-bedroom home in the Douglas Hills neighborhood is a veritable temple to all things equine. See inside this one-of-a-kind abode.
The Living Room
A warm setting to relax. We love Cornell's signature shutters flanking the antique Welsh dresser with ivory key holes.
Gather 'round the Fire
Take note of the many equestrian keepsakes like the 1859 engraving by G.Paterson, A Glimpse of English Homestead and the horse sculpture in front of the hearth.
Sadie Snoozing on the Couch
The horse head sculpture above the pup is a replica of Cornell 's favorite lesson horse, Pennyrile. Teaching children helped in paying off her mortgage. While the horse may no longer be with us, Pennyrile's legacy endures.
How about the horseshoe centerpiece on this handsome bar? Even cooler: The lamp base in the foreground is made from a sterling silver trophy.
Those lamps with riding boots as the base could not be more darling.
Dining Room and Kitchen
The beautiful shutters at the entrance to this room were found at a salvage yard and repurposed by Cornell herself in her garage.
A Special Display
Cornell discovered this eye-catching 100 year-old silver trophy in Wyoming.