Spring 2015 Painted Ponies

Spring 2015 Painted Ponies will surprise and delight!

Painted Ponies collectors, be prepared to be pleasantly surprised! For the first time in Painted Ponies history, we are introducing a Racehorse with Rider titled, Godspeed. After many years of collectors asking for a wedding-themed Painted Pony, we unveil the long-awaited Wedding Wishes (go ahead and do your happy dance soon-to-be brides!) We also proudly introduce Children's Prayers for the World, which is a joyful and moving follow-up to the classic Children's Prayers Pony. Last but definitely not least, we give you War Paint...a powerful Native Pony that exhibits pride, courage and dominance in battle. Scroll down below to see them all!




Shipping in June 2015

Godspeed Painted Pony
 

Godspeed
by Tesha Hammond
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Created by an artist who is intimately familiar with racehorses because she owned one, Godspeed is more than a brilliant rendition of a jockey on a Thoroughbred whose tail and mane fly in the wind as they speed towards the winner's circle. Wearing checkered blinkers (symbolic of the checkered flag associated with a winner) and colorful silks (that identify the owner and carry a shamrock for good fortune), it is a lucky piece in its own right. The title comes from a term used when trainers send their riders out for a race, and wish them a safe journey and safe return. For those who believe in luck, it is a gift of hope for a prosperous journey through life.

SIGNED FIGURINES are available for pre-order directly from the artist. Please email us about your interest in a Signed Figurine, and we will forward your information to artist Tesha Hammonds. You may email us at: [email protected]

"The Breeders Cup Classic is one of the most prestigious worldwide horse racing events for Thoroughbreds in the racing industry.  When I first heard about the contest offered by The Trail of the Painted Ponies in conjunction with the Racetrack Chaplaincy Organization and read the winning entry would be auctioned off at the Chaplaincy’s “White Horse Award” ceremony to be held at Santa Anita Park during the Breeders Cup Classic in November 2013, I knew right away that I needed to submit a design. Having been personally involved as an owner of a racehorse and as an artist, having specifically studied the sporting horse under Sam Savitt, Jean Bowman, Faye Moore and James Crow, I was inspired to create a pony design worthy of the majestic and elegant race horse. I’d been waiting for the opportunity to enter a racehorse design for consideration by the Trail of the Painted Ponies. This was it!" - Tesha Hammonds

Tesha Hammonds
Artist Tesha Hammonds







Shipping in May 2015
Wedding Wishes Painted Pony
 

Wedding Wishes
by Maria Ryan

Here's a cheer for the bride and groom,
From everyone around the room.
Let's celebrate your special day,
And happiness that's here to stay!

Wishing you the joy, prosperity, togetherness and happy trails that only a marriage filled with love can bring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Ryan is an accomplished artist and designer who has been winning awards and pleasing collectors around the world for the past thirty years for her paintings and designs of all types of wildlife and its habitat. She is a graduate of the Graphic Arts Preparatory School of New York and received her formal art education at C.W. Post College in New York. Maria decided to take her wildlife art to a new medium, transcending it into the three-dimensional Trail of Painted Ponies figurines. She also creates Custom Painted Ponies for many collectors who enjoy her beautiful work.
Maria Ryan
Artist Maria Ryan





Shipping in June 2015
Children's Prayers for the World Painted Pony
 

Children's Prayers for the World
by Karlynn Keyes & Valor Lee

There could be no more important messengers of peace than children of many faiths, from all around the world. Their heartfelt prayers for compassion and caring remind us that sometimes, the biggest gifts come in the smallest packages. Children's Prayers for the World is a tribute to those small voices that can be heard in the darkness, all around the world. They quietly remind us how important it is to love and respect each other.

Watch a heartwarming video of children admiring the "Children's Prayers for the World" figurine. Click Here.

 

 

 

 

 

Karlynn Keyes –The former President of The Trail of Painted Ponies is also a talented designer who has created some of the best-selling Painted Ponies of all time, including Cowgirl Cadillac, King of Hearts & Silverado. Now, she has taken her entrepreneurial spirit and developed an exciting new design company with her daughter, Valor Lee. To learn more about their new brands, please visit: DoubleStarStudio.com.
Karlynn Keyes and Valor Lee
Artists Karlynn Keyes
and Valor Lee





Shipping in May 2015
War Paint Painted Pony
 

War Paint
by Karlynn Keyes & Valor Lee

Powerful magic was passed on to a warrior during the application of war paint to a horse in preparation for a forthcoming battle, and the handprint symbol was believed to channel strength and energy to the wearer, as well as to intimidate enemies. Also, a woman who saw hand symbols on the horse of her warrior would be filled with pride because it meant that he had shown courage and dominance in battle, and feel safe knowing that she would be able to look to such a man for protection. "War Paint" was inspired by an archival photograph of a decorated war pony.

 

 

 

 

Karlynn Keyes –The former President of The Trail of Painted Ponies is also a talented designer who has created some of the best-selling Painted Ponies of all time, including Cowgirl Cadillac, King of Hearts & Silverado. Now, she has taken her entrepreneurial spirit and developed an exciting new design company with her daughter, Valor Lee. To learn more about their new brands, please visit: DoubleStarStudio.com..
Karlynn Keyes and Valor Lee
Artists Karlynn Keyes
and Valor Lee

 



Winter 2015 Painted Ponies

Inspired by previous best-sellers, these figurines are sure to make 2015 memorable for you. Each design has been carefully chosen and hand-crafted, with special attention to detail. Read their stories, be inspired, and find your next favorite Painted Pony.



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Prince of the Wind Painted Pony
 

Prince of the Wind
by Kathleen Moody

As the story is told, when Sky and Earth gave birth to a royal son they endowed him with the power to fly without wings, the ability to dance without music, and the endurance to rule over the vast Arabian desert. Last of all, they painted his nature with beauty and grace, before enthroning him as “Prince of the Wind.”

 

 

 

 

The Trail of Painted Ponies is pleased to add Kathleen Moody to its stable of contributing artists. A phenomenal equine sculptor and painter who has created animal sculptures for DaBar Enterprises, Safari and Hartlan, and numerous horse sculptures for Breyer, Kathleen is the designer behind the Arabian "Prince of the Wind" which is the fourth design in the Beauty of the Breed Series.

Tesha Hammonds
Artist Kathleen Moody







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Squash Blossom Painted Pony
 

Squash Blossom
by Devon Archer

The inspiration for Squash Blossom comes from the artist’s admiration of the beautiful, hand-hammered silver-and-turquoise jewelry made by Navajo silversmiths, and the fine textiles created by Navajo weavers. Incorporating both of these highly sought-after trade items into this gorgeous design – a squash blossom pendant for the breast plate, a traditional, banded, Navajo Chief’s Blanket draped over the Pony’s back – she has created an iconic equestrian tribute to the Dineh, as the Navajo call themselves.

 

 

 

 

"I had first seen the Painted Ponies in a local gift shop and thought the concept very unique. A couple of my friends had begun to collect them and after studying the Ponies, I thought that it would be a great challenge to come up with designs. Shortly after seeing the figurines, I saw in Southwest Art Magazine an ad placed by The Trail of Painted Ponies announcing the "Native Art of Horse Painting National Art Competition", a call to artists to enter. That was the trigger for me to come up with a Painted Pony design. This was the beginning of my trail ride with The Trail of Painted Ponies." -Devon Archer

Tesha Hammonds
Artist Devon Archer






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Tickled Pink Painted Pony
 

Tickled Pink
by Aloma Wolfington

My heart sings, I’m in harmony with you
Joyful elation, I’ll never be blue
I’m Tickled Pink, you’ve played the right key
Loves inspiration, the whole world can see

 

 

 

 

"One of my fondest memories of Grandma is when she opened her bible up and stuck between the pages was a slip of paper with a fairly descent horse drawn on it. As she handed it to me I saw she'd written on the back of it, my age ... 3 years old when drawn. I was in my late twenties at this time and was touched that she'd kept it there all that time. Grandma told me to keep it and that there would be special things ahead for me if I used well the talents that God had
given me.  I do thank God for His gifts and the people He has surrounded me with, the encouragement from my family and friends who "think I can color inside the lines".  I have come a few steps forward in my abilities to draw since that 3 years old's dream horse and can only hope that other people who view my efforts will in some way take pleasure at what they find." -Aloma Wolfington

Tesha Hammonds
Artist Aloma Wolfington






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Pony Lover Painted Pony
 

Pony Lover
by Kim Ratigan

An avid animal lover from an early age who was always sketching horses, dogs and cats, this Canadian grew up in the city with a fantasy that someday she would wake up and run to the window, and in the front yard would be an awesome, beautiful and wonderful Pony waiting for her. Later, when she grew up to be an artist, she played with the idea that maybe, if she actually drew and painted the Pony of her dreams, what she pictured in her mind might someday become a reality. So she picked up a brush and went to work, and when she was done, the result was “Pony Lover.”

 

 

 

 

An advertising illustrator turned fine artist who specialized in pet portraiture, Kim entered into
the world of Painted Ponies in 2009 when her design won 1st place in The Trail of Painted Ponie's Art of Horse Racing Competition. To Kim's delight, her first winning design, The
Front Runner, was also made into a Trail of Painted Ponies Figurine. From Canada, Kim is proud to be welcomed as part of The Trail of Painted Ponies family of international artists.

Tesha Hammonds
Artist Kim Ratigan






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Star Spangled Rodeo Painted Pony
 

Star Spangled Rodeo
by Karlynn Keyes & Valor Lee

Created by an artist who is intimately familiar with racehorses because she owns one, Godspeed is more than a brilliant rendition of a jockey on a Thoroughbred whose tail and mane flag in the wind as they speed towards the winner's circle. Wearing checkered blinkers (symbolic of the checkered flag associated with a winner) and colorful silks (that identify the owner and carry a shamrock for good fortune), it is a lucky piece in its own right. The title comes from a term used when trainers send their riders out for a race, and wish them a safe journey and safe return. For those who believe in luck, it is a gift of hope for a prosperous journey through life.

 

 

 

 

Karlynn Keyes –The former President of The Trail of Painted Ponies is also a talented designer who has created some of the best-selling Painted Ponies of all time, including Cowgirl Cadillac, King of Hearts & Silverado. Now, she has taken her entrepreneurial spirit and developed an exciting new design company with her daughter, Valor Lee. To learn more about their new brands, please visit: DoubleStarStudio.com..
Karlynn Keyes and Valor Lee
Artists Karlynn Keyes
and Valor Lee