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Collector's Guide - Carousel Ponies Theme

Here you will find invaluable information regarding The Trail of Painted Ponies figurines. To begin select the Pony you would like more information about. Then you will be taken to a page for each Pony that features the image and story of the Painted Pony along with the release date, artist's name, size, material and retirement date.

Remember to take a look at the Ponies by Theme pages where you will find all of your favorite Painted Ponies according to their style.

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Bedazzled
Bedazzled

Pony Story: To ride on a carousel is every child's dream, and most adults find that carousels bring back the joys of childhood. Bedazzled embodies all the characteristics of the Coney Island carousel style that reached its peak at the turn of the 20th century. "Her silver dapple coat, flowing gold mane and tail, and sparkling jewels would bring squeals of delight from any child," says creator J.E. Speight, who studied the various styles of the famous early carousels while serving as the head painter on several restored carousel horses in Salem, Oregon's Riverfront Park.

Item #: 12245
Release Date: Winter 2007
Artist: J.E. Speight
Material: Resin
Size: 7" Tall
Form: Walking
Retired: July 2011
Last Number at Retirement: 4E/4878


Native Dancer
Native Dancer

Pony Story: This creative interpretation of a vintage Indian Carousel Pony pays proud tribute to the artistic traditions behind the magnificent, hand-carved carousel horses that were popular in America at the turn of the century. With Native Dancer, we are commemorating this extraordinary art form and the artisans and craftsmen who elevated these elaborate Painted Ponies, as they were known, to a high art. At one time, more than 7,000 carousels ? or merry-go-rounds ? spun their magical spells in amusement parks around the world ? and many of those carousel horses were museum-quality works of art. Regrettably, only 300 carousels remain in existence today; and they are still stunning and enchanting, after all these years.

Item #: 4018387
Release Date: Winter 2010
Artist: The Trail of Painted Ponies Design Department
Material: Resin
Size: 7" Tall
Form: Walking
Retired: July 2013
Last Number at Retirement: 2/4,930


Vi's Violet Vision
Vi's Violet Vision

Pony Story: There are personal reasons why this artist prefers to be known by the moniker, Mister E. They are suggested in the poem he provided in place of a biography. "Adopted here, adopted there. So many names, not one my own. A father a day, not one there to stay." Though his identity remains a "mystery," his talent is evident and extraordinary. From award-winning oil portraits to comic book illustrations, with this tribute to Carousel Horses, this artist is making a new name for himself.

Item #: 1476
Release Date: Summer 2003
Artist: Mister E.
Material: Resin
Size: 7" Tall
Form: Running
Retired: July 2006
Last Number at Retirement: 3E/9282