Soon, the Painted Ponies will roam the streets of downtown Southern Pines! The third annual Painted Ponies Art Walk runs from January 29 through the end of March as 15 fiberglass Ponies line Broad Street for visitors to enjoy as they stroll through downtown. The ponies include 9 large horse sculptures along with 6 smaller colts. After the Art Walk is over, the ponies will be auctioned off on Saturday, April 9, with the proceeds benefitting the Carolina Horse Park Foundation.
“The Carolina Horse Park is proud to once again bring the Painted Ponies Art Walk to downtown Southern Pines. It demonstrates our commitment to our local businesses and artists while also highlighting our equestrian heritage and community,” said Bryan Rosenberg, chairman of the board for the Carolina Horse Park. “The Art Walk has been a phenomenal community effort. We look forward to visitors and residents enjoying the Painted Ponies while they line Broad Street and generously supporting the online auction on April 9.” Local businesses coordinated to sponsor the Painted Ponies that will be placed at 15 locations in downtown Southern Pines. Artists from the region donated their time and talent to transform the ponies into exquisite works of art. Once the display ends, the Painted Ponies will be removed and auctioned off through an online auction on Saturday, April 9. The 2022 Painted Ponies Sponsors are:
Aberdeen Supply Company Ashten's Restaurant and Bar Assertive Professionals Audrey Wiggins BHGRE Lifestyle Property Partners Cabin Branch Tack Shop Casino Guitars DAHR Dreher Financial Partners Duncraig Manor & Gardens English Riding Supply FirstHealth of the Carolinas Front Runner Realty Group Glenda Kirby, The Amazing Grace Farm Moore Exposure NC State College of Veterinary Medicine NorthState Insurance & Advisors Opulence & DUXIANA of Southern Pines Phreestyle Equestrian Artwork Railhouse Brewery Southern Pines
Equine Associates Splash and Dash
Groomerie & Boutique The Neon Rooster Truist Twin Gates Farm Valkyrie Sporthorses Windy Hill Creative
Visitors viewing the Painted Ponies Art Walk are invited to use the hashtag #PaintedPoniesCHP when taking pictures and posting them to social media. The Carolina Horse Park (CHP) Foundation was established to support a 315-acre, nationally recognized premier equine competition venue and land preserve located in Hoke County, NC. Founded in 1998 as a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization by equestrian enthusiasts, CHP is dedicated to the preservation of open space for equestrian events, as well as educational and recreational purposes.