Lady Cinnamon the horse – carved and painted by Ronnie Hubble – is returning to the Kingsport Carousel for the holiday season.
Along with her sugar and spice and everything nice, the name Lady Cinnamon was just a natural fit for the feisty little red-maned horse. Hubble made the horse smaller in size to cater to his granddaughters.
Lady Cinnamon was originally carved and painted to be auctioned off as a fundraiser for the carousel. Thankfully, that idea was put on hold when she was called to serve as the guest horse on the carousel when other animals are being repaired.
Now, for the holiday season, Lady Cinnamon is returning for duty and the enjoyment of visitors to the Kingsport Carousel.
The Kingsport Carousel is located at 350 Clinchfield Street in downtown Kingsport. The attraction includes 32 wooden riding animals and two chariots, 24 rounding boards depicting notable sites within the city and 24 hand-carved “sweep” animals around the top.
The carousel opened to the public in 2015 and since then more than 500,000 men, women and children have taken the $1 ride on the majestic attraction.
For hours of operation or more information about the Kingsport Carousel visit www.arts.kingsporttn.gov/kingsport-carousel.