American Quarter Horse Art Competition
A Very Special Thank You to everyone who submitted designs. Drum roll, please...
FIRST PLACE Beaded Fire by Sarah Geis
$1,000 cash prize plus AQHA Merchandise Package
"I wanted to highlight the beauty and intricacy of the Native American beadwork, which so often accompanied the ancestors of the American Quarter Horse. This Pony has strings of beads in its mane and tail, as well as turquoise stone hooves." - Sarah Geis
SECOND PLACE Made of Fire by Caitlin Dahl
$500 cash prize plus AQHA Merchandise Package
"This piece honors the power, fire and passion of the American Quarter Horse. English or Western, barrels, hunt seat, cutting or trail, Quarter Horses can do it all with heart and spirit unlike any other." - Caitlin Dahl
THIRD PLACE Lasting Impression by Amber Stirling
$250 cash prize plus AQHA Merchandise Package
"The most beautiful American Quarter Horses certainly leave a lasting impression." - Amber Stirling
HONORABLE MENTION American Quarter Horse by Brigid Cain
"The all American Quarter Horse. As simple as that."
- Brigid Cain
The American Quarter Horse Art Competition design submissions that were selected to be featured in the online voting, that took place December 12-25, 2016, are shown below. We greatly appreciate everyone who shared their talent and imagination with us!