We would like to thank all of the artists who submitted designs to the Honoring the Military Horse Art Competition. We are very grateful that so many talented artists shared their imagination with us.

Thousands of online votes were received, and many of the deisgns were very well liked. We appreciate everyone who took the time to vote for their favorite designs.

The top five winners are featured below. Congratulations to all of you, from The Trail of Painted Ponies, TAPS and Horses4Hereoes!

FIRST PLACE

Past & Present
by Kathy Morawski



Inspired by military memorabilia belonging to her father who served his country and this artist's love for armored horses, this Pony was designed to look like it was made from pewter, with dimensional detail and enameling added.



SECOND PLACE


Unseen Hero
by Lauren Loitsch



"Although my recognition has not been significant, I hold no grudge for I know in my heart and the hearts of my riders, that I am a hero. An Unseen Hero."



THIRD PLACE


Independent Inspiration
by Aloma Wolfington


Gathering significant events that make up our country's proud history into a colorful collage, this Pony celebrates the moments that remind us just how great our nation is.



HONORABLE MENTION

Call of Honor
by Lorna Matsuda


In the likeness of Klinger, the celebrated Caisson Platoon horse, this Pony exemplifies the pride, courage and honor of the American Army, and remembers those who paid the ultimate price for freedom.

HONORABLE MENTION

Charging Through History
by Julie Karnath



This Pony depicts the traditional cavalry horse, tacked up and ready to ride with a McClellan saddle, bridle with a military bit, a martingale and other military accessories.