Painted Ponies are once again roaming the streets of downtown Southern Pines! The second annual Painted Ponies Art Walk and Auction runs through March 30 as 12 five-foot tall fiberglass works of art line Broad Street for all to view as visitors walk the downtown area. After the display is over, the ponies will be auctioned off on Saturday, April 3 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. EST with the proceeds benefiting the Carolina Horse Park Foundation.
This year’s auction will take place both live AND online, hosted by professional auctioneers Ben Ferrell and Matt Newsom. People can register now to bid on their favorite pony! There are also several raffle options and the chance to donate to a ‘Fund A Potty’ campaign to build permanent bathroom facilities at the Park.
Carolina Horse Park is, of course, a preeminent venue on the Area II eventing calendar, with its marquee event Carolina International CCI fast approaching on March 18-21, 2021. Other events throughout the year include its War Horse Event Series, Longleaf Pine H.T. (April 17-18), and Five Points H.T (Aug. 28-29). View a full calendar of horse trials here.
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. We are grateful for their support of the eventing community, and the Painted Ponies Art Walk and Auction is an opportunity to support them in kind.
For more information about the Painted Ponies Art Walk and Auction, visit www.CarolinaHorsePark.com.