Enesco has announced the release of the Christmas 2014 Trail of Painted Ponies ornaments. Due to ship on February 15, 2014 are five new ornaments comprising one of the two Christmas 2014 ornament sets of the Trail of Painted Ponies.
Included in the February release are:
Don’t Fence Me In Ornament
Developed in Great Britain after World War II by Gypsies who wanted to create an artistic breed of horse to pull their highly decorated and colorful caravans, Gypsy Vanners are small draft horses popularly recognized for their long and flowing manes and tails and the lush feathers on their lower legs that swish when they move. When a Vanner stallion kicks up its heels and runs across a pasture, it all but calls out, with class, presence and style, “Hey! Look at me! I am special. I can do anything. Don’t fence me in.”
Rhinestone Cowgirl Ornament
Every horse-loving girl knows the secret … it’s all about the sparkle! From bling on Western belts to dazzling earrings, bracelets and more, Cowgirls know how to ride through life in style. And, no self-respecting Cowgirl would ever head out on the trail without her favorite rhinestone purse. Bring on the bling and saddle-up for the ride of a lifetime with Rhinestone Cowgirl. Shine On!
Trail of Tears Ornament
A dramatic and moving follow-up to the bestselling “Wounded Knee,” “Trail of Tears” respectfully remembers one of the saddest episodes in American and Native American history: the forced relocation of the Cherokee Indians from their Tribal Lands to Oklahoma during the brutal winter of 1838. This Painted Pony represents the struggle of the Cherokee people who were made to march more than a thousand miles under the worst possible conditions. There were many losses during this long march, it is said that a beautiful Cherokee Rose grew wherever a tear had fallen, in remembrance of those who were lost. Somehow the Cherokee managed to survive the cold and the snow, their dignity intact, in the belief there were better days to come.
Storm Rider Ornament
The sky darkens ominously. Gusting blasts of wind kick up dust. Z-bolts of lightning flash from cloud-to-ground like jagged spears thrown by an angry mythological god. There is a sudden loud crack of thunder that sounds like the floorboards of Heaven have collapsed under the weight of the rain, snow and hail that pour down from above, as “Storm Rider” charges across the landscape, snorting, rearing and bucking like a wild stallion.
Painted Harmony Ornament
Known for its distinctive markings the American Paint Horse is a colorful naturally intelligent and a versatile Western breed. Characterized by a broad chest well-muscled hindquarters and refined head Paint Horses come in a variety of coat patterns. “Painted Harmony” was inspired by the close relationship between mare and foal, exemplified here by the seamless blending of this mare’s coat pattern into her foal’s.
Due to ship on June 15, 2014 are four new ornaments comprising the second Christmas 2014 ornament set of the Trail of Painted Ponies.
Included in the June release are:
Ornament Santa Pony
Was Santa’s sleigh really pulled by 8 tiny reindeer? Or perhaps it was his magnificent pony helping to guide the way! Santa’s pony is dressed and ready to help deliver toys to all the good little girls and boys.
Ornament in a Manger Pony
For many young people, Santa and Baby Jesus go hand in hand as far as loving us and wanting us to be happy and that’s what is expressed with this pony – the real meaning behind the season.
Ornament Christmas Canter Pony
The red cardinal is a popular symbol of Christmas, and did you know that the bird’s name, cardinal, is actually derived from the royal red vestments worn by Catholic cardinals.
Ornament English Holiday Pony
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the stables … Plaid garland was draped, from the posts and the gables. Sound the trumpet, for Santa is British today, Happy Christmas to all, it’s an English Holiday.
Both ornament sets are available for pre-order on our website.
February 2014 Ornament Set:
June 2014 Ornament Set: