Horse Portraits - Amy and Jade

 
Amy and Jade
 

"Amy and Jade"
Arabian/Quater Horse Pony
Watercolor
30x24"<

 


Story Behind the Painting

This was one of my favorite equines ever, Precious Jade. In this picture she was about 17 years old and a champion Large Pony Hunter so "push button" at that point my two younger sisters, Amy and Laura, had much success with her at local Illinois Hunter Jumper Association shows.

Jade had a beautiful trot and bascule over fences but was actually a barrel racer her first 13+ years when we got her in Great Falls, VA and I rode her ultimately settling on Eventing as our sport via the US Pony Club.

She was later purchased by the Cressey family also of Barrington Hills, IL and was beloved by their three girls. Jade enjoyed a wonderful life up until her death in mid 20s. I still miss her.