When you ride into a show ring on an Arabian horse to appear in the Costume Class, the objective is to stand out and be noticed. To catch every judge’s attention. To be the crowd favorite. So, the way you are dressed should be eye-catchingly imaginative and elegant. Dramatic with colors that dazzle, tassels that shimmy, and rhinestones that sparkle in the show ring lights. Looking like “Arabian Splendor,” the creation of an acclaimed Arizona artist, in other words.
In the Horse Show world a blue ribbon usually means first place. It is traditionally awarded in recognition of excellence. All serious riders want to add blue ribbons to their collection. In the Painted Pony world a Blue Ribbon Figurine refers to the very first twelve castings of a particular design. First Editions, Numbers 0001 through 0012. Blue Ribbon Figurines are available exclusively on the Official Trail of Painted Ponies Store.