Spring 2015 Painted Ponies


NEW Summer 2017 Collectors Choice Ornaments

Each new ornament's figurine counterpart has topped the charts, which makes our decision easy when we look for the next great design to include in the Collectors Choice Ornaments. The variety makes them great gifts for every personality, and the adorable size makes them perfect to collect!

In the Native American belief system, horses and bears have a strong spiritual connection. "Spirit Bear Pony" was intended to serve as both guardian and protector.

Parade horses magnificently attired in elaborate wester-style tack, like "American Beauty," are an important part of the magic that swirls around grand American celebrations.





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In the Native American belief system, horses and bears have a strong spiritual connection. Using traditional colors, and decorating sacred bear fetish shapes with symbols of strength, courage, power and long life, this Colorado artist, acclaimed for her artistic interpretations of spirit guide animals, has created a “Spirit Pony” intended to serve as both guardian and protector.

Parallel to Maria's business endeavors were her artistic activities and ambitions. After graduating from the Graphic Arts Preparatory School of New York, she received formal art schooling at C.W. Post College. She attended 540 workshop hours at Huntington Fine Arts School in New York, and numerous other workshops in the United States and Europe. This is not to overlook her major research trips to the Everglades, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Or her stint as an Art Specialist with the US Army in Europe.

The list of accomplishments and awards she received for her art is extensive. Her paintings have been exhibited in art galleries both here and abroad. She has designed for two major tabletop companies in England, producing hard surface placemats and coasters.

She also designed coffee mugs for a Hong Kong company, fabrics for a New York company, and greeting cards for a Baltimore company. To learm more about Maria, Click Here.

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American Beauty Ornament
by Karlynn Keyes

Along with floral floats and marching bands, Parade Horses magnificently attired in elaborate western-style tack - brightly decorated breast collars, silver-studded saddles with long tapaderos on the stirrups, and brightly colored ribbons and flowers added to the mane and tail - are an important part of the magic that swirls around such grand American celebrations as the Rose Parade on New Year's Day.

Karlynn Keyes is the former president of The Trail of Painted Ponies and today she is a wildly successful brand developer. Her new jewelry brand, titled Rocslide, is shaking up the jewelry industry.

Karlynn's love of horses and children has inspired her to design creative brands for children that include, Pretty Painted Ponies. Karlynn also continues to consult with The Trail of Painted Ponies and design many of the best-selling Painted Ponies.

 

 

 

 

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Karlynn Keyes




Winter 2017 Collectors Choice Ornaments


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Unconquered Ornament
by Artist/Sculptor Kathleen Moody


On a literal level, "Unconquered" depicts a magnificent white stallion - radiant and shimmering, mane and tail flying in the wind, a symbol of power, strength and renewal - rising Phoenix-like from the rubble of the fallen World Trade Center that was attacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001. But this only tells half the story, for there is a deeper meaning behind this stunning sculpture. “Unconquered" also stands as an inspiring and patriotic representation of the triumphant response to adversity that defines the indomitable American Spirit.

The Trail of Painted Ponies is pleased to add Kathleen Moody to its stable of contributing artists. A phenomenal equine designer and sculptor who has spent 26 years creating animal sculptures for Breyer, Hartland Collectables, DaBar Enterprises,and Safari  Ltd. as well as her own line of resin horses.

Kathleen is the designer and sculptor behind a number of Painted Ponies in the Beauty of the Breed Series, and now the "Unconquered" ornament.

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Artist/Sculptor
Kathleen Moody





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Little Big Horse Ornament
by Artist/Sculptor Kathleen Moody

Beauty of the Breed

A Tribute to the Norwegian Fjord Horse…

There’s a good reason why the Norwegian Fjord Horse was the inspiration for the horse in the animated Disney hit, “Frozen.” A reason beyond the way its expressive eyes, amiable nature, charming personality, and distinctive crescent-shaped mane made it an endearing character, as distinctive in appearance as a unicorn. Selectively bred by Vikings to be hard-working, dependable and “bomb proof,” a Fjord was perfectly cast as a little horse with a big heart.

To learn more about the NFHR please visit: www.nfhr.com

The Trail of Painted Ponies is pleased to add Kathleen Moody to its stable of contributing artists. A phenomenal equine designer and sculptor who has spent 26 years creating animal sculptures for Breyer, Hartland Collectables, DaBar Enterprises,and Safari  Ltd. as well as her own line of resin horses.

Kathleen is the designer and sculptor behind a number of Painted Ponies in the Beauty of the Breed Series, and now the "Little Big Horse" ornament.

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Artist/Sculptor
Kathleen Moody




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Arabian Splendor Ornament
by Artist/Sculptor Kathleen Moody


Beauty of the Breed

When you ride into a show ring on an Arabian horse to appear in the Costume Class, the objective is to stand out and be noticed. To catch every judge’s attention. To be the crowd favorite. So, the way you are dressed should be eye-catchingly imaginative and elegant. Dramatic with colors that dazzle, tassels that shimmy, and rhinestones that sparkle in the show ring lights. Looking like “Arabian Splendor,” the creation of an acclaimed Arizona artist, in other words.

The Trail of Painted Ponies is pleased to add Kathleen Moody to its stable of contributing artists. A phenomenal equine designer and sculptor who has spent 26 years creating animal sculptures for Breyer, Hartland Collectables, DaBar Enterprises,and Safari  Ltd. as well as her own line of resin horses.

Kathleen is the designer and sculptor behind a number of Painted Ponies in the Beauty of the Breed Series, and now the "Arabian Splendor" ornament.

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Artist/Sculptor
Kathleen Moody