Inside Rail Event Co. is the first local company to offer a real pony cart with drink taps, interior lighting and a sleek bar top.
When food trucks the high-end party was essential Andy Cochran has relied on renovated horse trailers as a charming event accessory of the current moment in the last decade. He’s riding on a trend from gin bars to equestrian that has been all the rage in the UK lately Inside Rail Event Co. IIt’s the first local company to offer a real pony cart with drink taps, interior lighting, and a sleek bar top for rent at weddings, tailgating events and VIP receptions.
Before Cochran could get the 1993 trailer (which he bought from a horse show family in rural Advance, Indiana) on the road, he had to remove some dirt. Crap that is. After gutting it, doing a barrel upgrade, and adding furniture, Cochran tapped some local artisans, including maker Casey Bigtree and furniture designer Loran Bohall, to make it the showpiece it is. The trailer made its earliest appearances in 2018 at events such as Cars and Gravy at the National and the Holler on the Hill Music Festival in Garfield Park.
Terry Kirts joined Indianapolis Monthly in 2007 as an editor. As a lecturer in creative writing at IUPUI, Terry has published his poems and creative non-fiction books in magazines and anthologies such as Gastronomica, Alimentum and Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana, the author of the 2011 To the Refrigerator Gods collection.