Photo Treasure Hunt Winner Announced!

The Trail of Painted Ponies began in Santa Fe, NM as a public art exhibition that invited artists to magically transform Original Life-size horse sculptures into mesmerizing works-of-art put on display across the state of New Mexico. In the end these amazing Original Painted Ponies were rounded up and auctioned to raise close to $100 million for worthy non-profit organizations. Many have wondered… Where are the Original Life-size Painted Ponies now?

Some are in private collections, but did you know many are featured across the country in Museums and special locations still on public display?

In August 2017 we invited collectors across the country to search for original life-size Painted Ponies during their Summer travels, and share the photos with us. Many wonderful photos were received, and the winners is...

Carol Stalter

Ghost Ranch Pony-scapes
Florence Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropology at Ghost Ranch
Abiquiu, New Mexico

Congratulations, Carol, you have won a $100 Gift Certificate to The Trail of Painted Ponies Official Store!

Feel free to continue the search for life-size Painted Ponies as you travel. Take a look at the map below, and share your photos with The Trail of Painted Ponies by emailing them to: [email protected]. Happy Trails and Happy Travels!

Photo Contest

Fallen Heroes Memorial Pony CowPony When We Ran With Freedom Colt of Many Colors Ghost Horse

Fallen Heroes Memorial Pony

Hall of Flame
Museum of
Phoenix, AZ



The Booth Museum
of Western Art Cartersville, GA

When They Ran
With Freedom

The Booth Museum
of Western Art Cartersville, GA

Colt of
Many Colors

Dolly Parton's
Dixie Stampede
Branson, MO

Ghost Horse

Pony Express
Saint Joseph, MO

Apple-oosa The Roswell Incident

Ghost Ranch Pony-scapes

Florence Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropolgy at Ghost Ranch
Abiquiu, NM


Heart of the Desert
at Eagle Ranch Alamogordo, NM


Caballo de Las Cruces

Government Center
Las Cruces, NM

The Roswell

International UFO Museum and
Research Center Roswell, NM

The Swiftness of
an Eagle, Strength of a Bear

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

Storyteller Lightning Bolt Colt War Pony    


The Santa Fe
Public Library
Santa Fe, NM

Lightning Bolt Colt

Fenimore Art Museum Cooperstown, NY

War Pony

Comanche Nation Visitor Center
Lawton, OK