Painted Ponies benefit Carolina Horse Park

Hoke County’s Carolina Horse Park’s Painted Ponies Art Walk will be on display on Broad Street in Southern Pines from January 30 through March 30.

In its second year as a fundraising event for the park, the Painted Ponies Art Walk will feature 12 life-size sculptures and will culminate in an auction of the ponies April 3. Given its success in 2020, this year’s bidding is expected to be competitive.

Designed to captivate sightseers as they shop, dine and stroll, the Painted Ponies Art Walk is anticipated to increase foot traffic in the downtown area throughout the event. Shop windows along the Art Walk will display flyers including a QR Code that participants can scan to follow the Painted Ponies Art Walk virtual map with all 12 pony locations. The Visitors Center, located at 125 SE Broad Street in Southern Pines, will also supply maps and brochures to attendees.

The Carolina Horse Park (CHP) Foundation was established to create and support a 315-acre, nationally recognized premier equine competition venue and land preserve located in Hoke County. 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.

For more information about the Painted Ponies Art Walk and Auction, visit www.carolinahorsepark.com/support/paintedponies.

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