Calling All Artists...

It's time for the 2022 Summer Inspiration Art Competition! We're looking for new designs for future Trail of Painted Ponies figurines. If you have a design in mind that you'd like to share with us, now is the time.

DEADLINE: AUGUST 15, 2022. Winners will be announced in September 2022.

Submissions: Designs may be presented on one of the Painted Ponies templates featured below >

Completed design submissions can be emailed to:

Design submissions can also be mailed to:

The Trail of Painted Ponies
Attn: Art Competition
PO Box 26553
Prescott Valley, AZ 86312

You may enter as many designs as you would like.


1st Place - $1,000 cash prize
2nd Place - $500 cash prize
3rd Place - $250 cash prize

Please note that all cash prizes paid to artists will go towards the design fee, if the winning designs are chosen to be crafted into Painted Ponies figurines in the future.

Email your questions to:, or call: 1 (928) 308-6538.


Design Category Suggestions: Native American, Western (without saddles and tack), Inspirational, Patriotic and Beauty of the Breed (or Breeds of Ponies).

Best Sellers: Below are the Top 10 Best Selling Figurines for The Trail of Painted Ponies in the last 4 years. Please review these designs, and keep them in mind as you create your competition submissions.

Storm Rider
by Rod Barker

Eagle Spirit
by Lorna Matsuda

Crossing Rainbow Bridge
by Janee Hughes

War Magic
by Rance Hood & Kathleen Moody

Wild Blue - Remembering 9/11
by Rod Barker

Forever Young
by Kathleen Moody

by Star Liana York

Homage to Bear Paw
by Cheryl A Harris

Mystic Dreamer
by Emily Overman

Dance of the Mustang
by Kathleen Moody


Paper Submissions
Artists may submit designs on paper by downloading submission forms from The Trail of Painted Ponies. Select from the 11 Pony Forms below.

Judging Criteria

Designs will be evaluated for beauty, the skill with which the design is rendered, the creative use of the horse form, the originality of the design and the concept or story behind the design.

Important Information

We assume all entries are original and are the works and property of the entrant, with all rights granted therein. We are not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant.

We regret that we cannot return any submissions. 

Questions? Please Email: or call: 1 (928) 308-6538.

Good luck to everyone, and Happy Trails!