MAKING HISTORY
A quarter century of polo and equestrian art.

Over the past 25 years, we have showcased polo and equestrian art in many different forms. Symbols of our annual themes, from victory and defeat, to romance, strength, grace, beauty and tradition, have been carefully sculpted, painted, drawn and etched by both well and lesser-known artists in a variety of styles.

Equestrian art was first depicted in early cave drawings, and evolved over the centuries, as did the relationship between humans and horses. Artists’ depictions of horses tell as much about these noble animals through the years as the history books do.

Early cave art shows horses as part of the hunt. Once domesticated, horses were modes of transportation, leading chariots and carrying warriors into battle. Later they were used for recreation in sports like polo and racing. They went on to carry equipment, drag plows and pull carriages before machines could perform these tasks. Over the past century horses have become members of the family to some and respected partners to others. What makes equestrian sports so interesting is the special relationship that develops between a horse and its rider.

History involving horses continues to be made today. This year some of our talented artists highlight some of the more recent historic moments in equestrian sports including Juli Kirk’s oil painting of Kentucky Derby winner and Triple Crown hopeful, Barbaro, the racehorse whose career and life was cut short after a tragic injury; Melinda Brewer’s portrait of Califa, the first polo pony
to be cloned; Robert Ewell’s watercolor of 2009 Eclipse Horse of the Year Award winner Rachel Alexander, record holder in several racing categories; Sheona Hamilton-Grant’s graphite sketch of Florestan I, a champion Westphalian Warmblood sire; and Kathi Peters portrait of a foal that was born on Cobra Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, the birthplace of many winning racehorses. Other artists’ renditions go back to earlier years. Rich Roenisch’s bronze immortalizes Tommy
Hitchcock, one of the best polo players in American history, who held a 10-goal rating for almost two decades; Donna Bernstein pays homage to Napoleon Bonaparte’s grey horse; and Charles Wilbourn’s Poona Light Horse is created from a 1900 black and white photo.

These are just a few of the many historic moments involving equines our artists have captured. We hope you enjoy the entire collection, depicted by numerous artists in a range of forms.

MORNING, 2008
INK AND ACRYLIC ON WATERCOLOR PAPER
22 X 15
MARIA EVANGELINA RODRIGUEZ
WWW.MARIAEVANGELINA.COM

CHASING DOWN THE BALL, 2009
WATERCOLOR GOUACHE
10 X 14
JANET GRIFFIN-SCOTT
WWW.JANETGRIFFINSCOTT.COM

CALIFA, 2010
WATERCOLOR ON PAPER
13 X 16
MELINDA BREWER
WWW.POLOART.CA

EARLY DAYS, 1984
OIL ON LINEN
11 X 14
LARRY WHEELER
WWW.BERESFORDGALLERY.COM

FIRSTBORN, 2010
OIL ON LINEN
14 X 11
LINDA SHANTZ
WWW.LINDASHANTZ.COM

BARBARO, 2006
OIL
16 X 20
JULI KIRK
WWW.BERESFORDGALLERY.COM

CALVIN’S RACE, 2010
OIL ON CANVAS
12 X 24
JOAN PORTER JANNAMAN
WWW.LAKEHILLSTUDIO.COM

MARENGO, 2010
MIXED MEDIA, ACRYLICS, METALLICS ON CANVAS
60 X 72
DONNA BERNSTEIN
WWW.DONNABFINEART.COM

HEADIN’ OUT, 2009
ACRYLIC
12 X 16
DEBBIE HUGHBANKS
WWW.HUGHBANKSART.COM

HOLDING ON, 2010
GRAPHITE
15 X 10
SHEONA HAMILTON-GRANT
WWW.SHEONAHAMILTONGRANT.COM

POONA LIGHT HORSE, 1988
MIXED MEDIA
24 X 18
CHARLES WILBOURN
WWW.PEGASUSEQUESTRIANART.COM

RACHEL WINNING AGAIN, 2009
WATERCOLOR
20 X 27
ROBERT EWELL
RCEBAE@AOL.COM

A FIGHT TO THE FINISH, 2009
OIL
12 X 16
CAROL BIERING HENDRIX
WWW.CAROLBHENDRIX.COM

JOSEFINA, 2009
COLOR PENCIL
21 X 19
LINZAY MARKS, HMARKS3@TIGERS.LSU.EDU

RENEE’S PASSION, 2009
OIL ON CANVAS
11 X 14
CHRIS BALES
WWW.ELLIGATORS.COM

LAST CHUKKAR, 2010
OIL ON CANVAS
30 X 40
KAREN SCHARER, WWW.SCHARERFINEART.COM

LLEGANDO AL DISCO, 2010
BRONZE
8 X 15 X 3
MARCELA GANLY, WWW.GANLY.NET

FRIENDS OF THE FIELD, 2010
OIL
14 X 18
LINDA JO NIELSEN
WWW.LINDAJONIELSEN.COM

BLUE GRASS BABY, 2010
CASEIN ON BOARD
18 X 18
KATHI PETERS, WWW.KATHIPETERS.COM

TO THE FIELD, 1985
OIL
18 X 24
JAN WALKER ROENISCH
WWW.RICHROENISCH.COM

THE TOTE BOARD, 2010
ACRYLIC ON PANEL
5 X 8
KIMBERLY KELLY SANTINI, WWW.TURTLEDOVEDESIGNS.COM

MAGNIFICENCE (SUPER SAVER), 2010
ACRYLIC ON LINEN
16 X 20
ADELINE HALVORSON, WWW.ADELINEHALVORSON.COM

MR. POLO, 2010
PENCIL
11 X 16
TANJA JACQUELINE KIEBACK, POLOTAKI@GMAIL.COM

TOMMY HITCHCOCK-NEARSIDE FOREHAND, 1993
BRONZE
17 X 11 X 11
RICH ROENISCH, WWW.RICHROENISCH.COM

COACHING AT SHELBURNE, VT, 2004
OIL ON CANVAS
30 X 40
BARBARA FRAKE, WWW.FRAKEFINEART.COM

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