In ancient times, a small group of Indian people occupied remote villages along river drainages in the desert Southwest. Climate change and warfare caused them to disperse, and they effectively died out as a tribe. When Spanish explorers arrived in the New World, the only things left of the Hohokum were the elaborate irrigation canals they had dug, and pots and shards stunningly decorated with a distinct style that was defined by red geometric designs repeated in small motifs over buffware, and is remembered by this award-winning New Mexico painter.
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.