NEW Holiday 2022 Painted Ponies

People are always looking for new gift-giving traditions at Christmas. Gifting beautifully crafted and hand-painted, Holiday-themed Painted Pony Figurines and Ornaments has become an exciting new tradition, the way giving glass balls, tin trains and cut-and-etched crystal became holiday gift traditions. Every year we come out with completely different and unique Holiday Painted Ponies, accompanied by stocking-stuffer ornaments. Make this Christmas memorable by ordering a Holiday-themed Painted Pony early for the special people in your life.





Fire and Ice

Shipping in September 2022

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7.25 " Tall

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Special Delivery
by Rikki Carter

Santa had already departed the Island of Misfit Toys when Christmas wishes, tied to a balloon, were discovered tangled in a tree. Since it was too late to call Santa back, Rudolph and Hermey the Elf decided they had to find a way to make the holiday dreams of boys and girls come true. They saddled up a Painted Pony with the remaining misfit toys and sent it out on a special Christmas Eve delivery.

Since a very young age, Rikki has enjoyed drawing and art in various mediums. She took every available art class in school, attended college for Graphic Design, and embraces the opportunity to be creative daily. Rikki is the Director of The Trail of Painted Ponies, which includes overseeing figurine and ornament production, website updates, email campaigns and communication with artists and collectors. She currently lives in a charming little town in Arizona with her husband and two young children.

 


Rikki Carter

 

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Fire and Ice
Shipping in September 2022


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5.75" Tall

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Adoration
by Laura Robinson

A mighty angel, in the form of a horse, bows down to the Divine Infant in an act of deep love and respect. Such a special child, radiating with hope for all mankind, deserving of the adoration caught in this silent and awe-inspiring moment. The magnificent horse will spread its powerful wings and tell others of the Holy Child, but only after it has basked in the glory of His presence for just a little longer. 

In addition to her art, she works as a groom and assistant trainer at a busy boarding stable, riding hunter/jumpers and dressage. In her “spare” time she landscapes her yard, mends fences, builds her own chicken coop, rides with her daughter, tries to keep up with her sons, and helps her husband with his electrical business! She finds that a little time in the barn is the best therapy in the world. The sweet smell of a horse’s breath, and a nicker from an old friend is very soothing and inspirational.


Laura Robinson

 

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Fire and Ice
Shipping in September 2022


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7.25" Tall

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Snow Ready
by Grace McKenney

Christmas is a time of year that is enjoyed by every member of the family, including the furry ones. After a full day of snowman building and sledding, “Snow Ready” gently pulls this tired pup back to the barn for a well-deserved afternoon nap.

I've always had an interest in drawing and painting animals, especially horses, and as I grew up my maternal grandmother introduced me to The Trail of Painted Ponies with my first figurine "War Cry." Today, my career is an environmental resource management and my creative outlets have shifted to wildlife and landscape photography and digital art. Inspiration can come from anywhere, and thus you can usually find me with some type of camera and some sort of notebook to write down ideas ready for when a good photo opportunity or idea strikes.


Grace McKenney

 

 

 

 

 

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Fire and Ice
Shipping in September 2022


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7.25" Tall

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Spirit of Christmas Past
by Elizabeth Henderson

In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the Ghost of Christmas Present is described as a jovial giant clad in a green mantle trimmed with white fur, with an icicle studded wreath of holly upon his head. He carries a torch shaped like a horn, from which the Spirit spreads his blessing of hope and good cheer. He invisibly leads Ebeneezer Scrooge through the cobble-stone streets of London, blessing every celebration of the day, no matter how humble. The Trail of Painted Ponies celebrates this Christmas classic with its equestrian version titled “Spirit of Christmas Present”.

I have a BFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and have enjoyed playing around with all sorts of artistic media for my entire life. My favorite subject has always been the natural world, and horses in particular hold a special place in my heart.


Elizabeth Henderson

 

 

 

 

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Fire and Ice
Shipping in September 2022


7.75 " Tall

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Christmas Past
by Lorna Matsuda

In days gone by, pull-toys were a favorite Christmas present for children. They took delight in leading their gift by a rope or string, as if it were tamely following them on their next adventure. “Christmas Past” brings that holiday memory/tradition to the here and now.

Being a realist artist I strive to capture the true spirit and character of each subject I paint. The eyes are a very important factor when I do a painting. I work in many different mediums such as feathers, rock, leather, bone, as well as traditional canvas and acrylic based mediums, along with my beloved painted ponies. I also do commissioned work for clients. My art has been a life long journey and will be with me as long as I am able to paint, it inspires me and takes me to a place of peace and tranquility in the many hours I spend painting.


Lorna Matsuda

 

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Fire and Ice
Shipping in September 2022


7.25 " Tall

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Christmas Crystals
by Ann Yarbrough

Giving healing crystals at Christmas is the perfect way to spread positive energy at a time of year that can be stressful. This holiday season, you can bring the amazing world of crystals, and their ability to bring a boost of joy, into your home with a Painted Pony who goes by “Christmas Crystals."

Ann Yarbrough's artistic inspiration comes from her Granddad, husband, son, family and friends. She has painted 21 murals in her hometown of Cedartown, GA, designed the book cover for her county's heritage book, worked and painted on movie sets, and been part of a 3 month long exhibition of Painted Ponies called Painted Dreams. She says "being part of The Trail has been a wonderful ride and a joy to be a part of."


Ann Yarbrough

 

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Holiday 2022 Ornaments

Painted Ponies Ornaments are the perfect size for collecting and displaying year round. Shipping in September 2022.

 

Snow Queen Ornament
Adoration Ornament

2.75" Tall



O Holy Night Ornament
Snow Ready Ornament

2.6" Tall