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Paintings of Equestrian Sporting Events
Here's a sporting themed mini-gallery of fine art by various artists and their different styles. The examples shown are works we particularly like. You will probably agree.
Once you've clicked on one of these images, viewing other works by the same artist is just another click away. Towards the bottom of the page are more examples plus a Search Box if you wish to pursue a given artist or theme further.
Our Gallery of Equestrian Sports
Horse RacingWhen will we see the next Triple Crown winner? There was our love affair with Smarty Jones, followed by Barbaro's tragedy. This year it looked like Big Brown had it clinched. Every time a horse wins both the Derby and the Preakness everyone certainly starts paying attention.
Whether it's the parade to the post or rounding the final turn, horse racing paintings and photographs provide an exquisite blend of action and beauty. Munnings is superb at this. Even a jockey in his/her silks with or without their mount makes for a great subject.
At The Races by Sir Alfred Munnings
Harness RacingWhen you think horse racing you think either Thoroughbred or Quarterhorse, in harness racing it's the Standardbred. Harness racing has an enthusiastic following plus you get an added bonus - two Triple Crowns! - The Yonkers Trot, Hambletonian, and Kentucky Futurity for trotters and the Little Brown Jug, The Messenger Stake and Cane Pace for pacers. Heroes of harness racing include the great Dan Patch and Greyhound. Numerous Currier and Ives prints feature harness racing or racers.
As a high-risk, fast-action sport polo makes an ideal subject for equine art. A polo pony is probably the closest thing we have today to the war horse of past centuries. Similar to cutting competition about 75 percent of the game depends upon the horse. The thoroughbred is usually the best choice for the standard 300 x 150 yard field while arabians and quarterhorses usually do just fine in smaller arena-sized areas.
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