The response to Painted Ponies ornaments has been overwhelming. Collectors have started their very own ornament collections in addition to the Painted Ponies figurines. These very special ornaments are not packed away until the holidays come around, but instead displayed all year long right beside their figurine counterparts.

With this in mind we are calling for new ornament designs. For the first time we are considering the release of ornaments that have not been previously crafted as figurines. These designs can be holiday, Native, Western, whimsical or any theme that inspires you. Go ahead, and let your imagination run wild!

Deadline: Competition will run from October 1 to Ocobter 31, 2014.

Submissions: Designs should be presented on a Paint Your Own Pony Ornament, or by downloading one of the outlines featured below. The Paint Your Own Pony Ornament Sets inlcude the Rearing, Running, Standing and Regal ornament forms, and are available to purchase from The Trail of Painted Ponies Official Store. To purchase Click Here.

Be sure to include your Artist Application. To download and print, Click Here.

Photos of completed Paint Your Own Pony Ornaments or paper submissions can be emailed to:

Photos and paper design submissions can also be mailed to:

The Trail of Painted Ponies, Inc.
Attn: Ornament Design Contest
31839 N 66th Street
Cave Creek, AZ 85331


You may enter as many designs as you would like.

Prizes: 1st Place will receive $200 in store credit from The Trail of Painted Ponies Official Store, 2nd Place will receive $100 in store credit, and 3rd place will receive $50 in store credit. Winners will be announced on November 3, 2014.

Questions?: Email your questions to:, or call us toll free: 1 877-459-5701, Ext. 0#

Good luck to everyone!

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

Ornament Examples

Rhinestone Cowgirl Ornament
by Karlynn Keyes

Christmas Canter Ornament
by Janet Snyder
War Cry Ornament
by Vickie Knepper-Adrian

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 1 877-459-5701, Ext. 0#

Happy Trails!