Lexington Weathervane expected to bring $35,000 at Auction

Lexington Weathervane

A rare weathervane depicting the thoroughbred stallion Lexington, is expected to bring $35,000 at the ninth annual Sporting Art Auction in Kentucky this weekend. Check out the link to the catalog of items as there are some fabulous paintings and bronzes being auctioned off. The hollow-body Lexington copper weathervane has a cast zinc head is […]

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Gallop: A New Online Magazine Publishes its First Issue

Gallop Magazine

The first issue of Gallop, a new literary equestrian magazine edited by author and journalist Jody Jaffe, is now online. The magazine is a horse of a different color — not your nuts and bolts “how to” equine magazine. You won’t find articles on treating colic or achieving perfect lead changes. Instead, Gallop features short […]

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Too Good to Eat

Now THIS is a cake for an equestrian, even if it does look too good to eat. This cake was made by Crazy Cakes in the Czech Republic. On her Facebook page, the cake designer wrote about the stress of delivering a cake like this. I guess she won’t be shipping to Massachusetts any time […]

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Ribbon Art

Ribbon Art by Katie Wee

Imagine turning your old horse show ribbons into a picture of your horse. That’s what Katie Wee does. When I see ribbon art like this, I really regret that I no longer have my ribbons. It takes a huge amount of skill and a tremendous imagination to see the potential. Katie, of Rancine, Wisconsin, started […]

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What to do with that old saddle — Paint it!

Beezie Madden Painted saddle

Artist Lisa Curry Mair, of Canvasworks Designs, paints amazing floorcloths and murals. But she also paints saddles. She recently painted one of Beezie Madden’s saddles for an auction to benefit the Glenayre Equestrian Program. She was kind enough to post instructions on how to paint a saddle, but unfortunately, while I have an old saddle […]

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In the Field: Browse the upcoming sale at Christies

Huntsmen with hounds, Zennor Hill, Cornwall

There are few really nice paintings in next week’s sale at Christie’s, “In the Field: An Important Private Collection of Sporting Art,”  that I wouldn’t mind hanging over my fireplace. My top choices would be two by Alfred Munnings, described by Brandon Lindberg, a Christies director and senior specialist, as “the last, great British sporting […]

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That shadow is still following me

Shadow Rider

As a kid, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love horses. From clutching Breyer horses to jumping the cracks in the sidewalk, my imagination had me riding horses long before reality caught up. I was a New York City kid, so my riding was limited to weekends and summers. That’s why it was […]

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Rumors of War Stands Tall in Times Square

Rumors of War Rachel Papo for The New York Times

This is the season for new equestrian statues in New York City. I wrote recently about the three new horse sculptures (The Horses) at then entrance to Central Park, now artist Kehinde Wiley has unveiled his largest sculpture ever, Rumors War, in Times Square. The installation is a massive three stories tall and is the […]

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